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  • Shear Madness

    Until Sep 29, 2020

  • Washington National Opera: La Boheme

    May 8 - 22, 2021

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

    May 29 - Jun 12, 2021

  • Oklahoma!

    Jun 22 - 26, 2021

  • Trey Anastasio

    Jun 23, 2021

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Shear Madness

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Kennedy Center Theater Lab

Until September 29, 2020

An American theatre institution, Shear Madness is the longest running non-musical show in American history. It's been running in Boston at the Charles Playhouse for over 30 years, and has enjoyed hugely successful productions the world over. Now it continues in Washington DC for its open run at the Kennedy Center, in time for the holiday season! Part comedy farce and part murder mystery, no two shows are exactly the same!

Washington National Opera: La Boheme Poster

Washington National Opera: La Boheme

Kennedy Center Opera House

May 8 - 22, 2021

Following the lives of four young bohemians as they fight, fantasize and fall in (and out) of love in the face of poverty, La Boheme is widely regarded as one of Puccini's greatest works, spawning myriad adaptations, even becoming the basis for hit musical RENT. Although the struggle and strife (and excitement) of 1840's Paris may seem worlds away to us now, the themes have remained timeless and universal.

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Jesus Christ Superstar

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Kennedy Center Opera House

May 29 - June 12, 2021

Michelle Williams takes the role of Mary Magdalene in the new arena tour of Jesus Christ: Superstar, following the hugely successful UK tour and talent show. British winner of "Superstar" Ben Forster takes the titular role, and rock fans will be delighted to hear that he will be joined by Sex Pistols' Johnny Rotten, and Incubus' Brandon Boyd.

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Oklahoma!

Eisenhower Theater

June 22 - 26, 2021

First making its bow on the Great White Way in 1943, Rodgers and Hammerstein's evergreen classic Oklahoma! whisked early audiences away from the stark realities of World War II and offered up a song-filled optimism and unity. Reclaiming its joyous melodies, can-do spirit and classic plot, New York-based director Daniel Fish revived the song-and-dance spectacular in his home city in early 2019, earning eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Revival Of A Musical, for its stripped back, Country-western treatment of the original score and vivid, darker depiction of the Wild West reflected in its naturalistic staging and style.

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Trey Anastasio

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

June 23, 2021

Best known as the founding member and frontman of the jammiest of all jam bands Phish, Trey Anastasio has a long history of embarking on other projects. Formed in 1998, he now tours extensively with the Trey Anastasio Band (TAB for short), with whom he plays both new materials alongside Phish classics and favorites. Don't miss Trey and the TAB when they bring the show to you this year!

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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Built in 1971 to realize the late President Kennedy's ambitions to bring culture to the American public, the Center has seen over 300 productions across ballet, theater and concerts created and stage at the complex. December 2014 saw the start of an ambitious expansion project that would reopen access from the Center to the Potomac River, as well as easier access to lower Georgetown and provide more space for visitors and performers to engage with.

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