The hottest ticket in town right now is Tina Fey’s bound-for-Broadway musical Mean Girls, at the National only through December 3. According to the National’s online box office today, fans have already scooped up the majority of tickets with fewer than 30 seats remaining for many performances.
“Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by Regina George?” If this line resonates with you, there’s a good chance you are among the many anxiously awaiting the musical version of the smash 2004 movie, Mean Girls, which will stage its pre-Broadway run at the National Theatre in D.C., with a five-week […]
The National Theatre is giving up its hemp and sand rigging system. Rebecca Cooper, writing for Washington Business Journal, posted the fascinating backstage story today.
On January 25, 1996, a new musical by an unknown writer who had tragically died the night before, opened Off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop, and the landscape of theater changed forever.
The first national tour of the Tony-Award winning, Broadway hit Fun Home is on stage at the National Theatre through May 13. Adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, the musical is based on an auto-biographical graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. The story jumps back-and-forth throughout Alison’s life from childhood to adulthood, exploring her discovery of her sexuality […]
Broadway past and future is on the agenda for National Theatre during the 2017-2018 theater season — plus, for an extra fee, a ticket to Hamilton at the Kennedy Center.
In the spirit of whimsy, my small gift to you, I have wrapped up my thoughts in a Seuss-like review. I arrived at the National in a whirlwind of traffic And was greeted forthwith by a colorful graphic: The playhouse was there, with marquee a-glow Heralding a furred one, the star of the show. The […]
If you loved the terrific 1997 film Love Jones, you may want to cue up that DVD again. Before the opening night show at The National Theatre, an announcement was made that this production of Love Jones: The Musical, was “inspired by” the film but without any of the original dialogue, poetry, or songs. If you can overcome […]
When announcing their upcoming season, Washington’s National Theatre also announced a Hamilton tie-in. As with The Kennedy Center’s offer, subscribers to the National Theatre’s 2016-2017 season get first choice of seats to the National’s 2017-2018 season. Those subscribers will have priority access to tickets for Hamilton’s 14 week run at The Kennedy Center mid-June to mid-September, 2018 before single […]
We all know that The Wizard of Oz is the story of a girl and her dog. And home. Right? So, does the 2011 musical, featuring new compositions and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice, succeed in spreading joy—overwhelming, warm, and kinetic—deep in your heart? Unequivocally, yes. It’s a polished show heavy on […]