Chess at the Kennedy Center is a checkmate. In other words, this formerly troubled musical with a beloved score, is taking the Eisenhower Theatre stage by storm in a staged, semi-concert format that may prove to be the definitive version of this rock-tinged, Cold War love story. Does this mean the cult musical has finally […]
Laura Schellhardt’s Digging Up Dessa tell the story of a troubled teenager who copes with a family tragedy through her interest in fossils. This world premiere production, commissioned by the Kennedy Center as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, stretches the boundaries of family theater to offer a powerful and educational story.
The Nunes memo, election tampering by Russia, the refugee crisis, mass shootings, harassment and molestation, Olympic doping, North Korean nukes, climate change, fascism, nationalism, racism, terrorism… We interrupt our regularly scheduled dread for Alexei Ratmansky’s Whipped Cream, a ballet about pastries.
“Home is the place where, when you go there,” Robert Frost wrote, “they have to let you in.” And so it is for the hapless Blake family, strivers and dreamers like all of us, who are celebrating Thanksgiving not in the family home in Scranton, Pa. but in the New York Chinatown apartment of younger […]
What better way to ring in the New Year than with a little magic? The Illusionists unites five unique magicians in a spectacle that, while cheesy at times, still has the power to truly dazzle audience members of all ages.
’Tis the season when many a pair of tiny eyes are concentrated northward, preoccupied with the denizens of the arctic and their yearly trek. Ears listen to that London-based tale that is the most famous story of the holiday season.
“Life is not like your American movies,” says Lise, a ballerina who has captured the hearts of three men. “Why not?” asks one of those men, Jerry, an American soldier turned painter in Paris at war’s end in 1945. That question is the emotional core of the utterly charming, Tony winning musical An American in […]
Picture this: Jacob Marley taking part in a bro handshake, Tiny Tim gabbing with his sickly friends, and Ebenezer Scrooge snagging a giant TV on Black Friday.
As part of the Bergman 100 Celebration, an event marking the centenary of the iconic Swedish filmmaker and stage director Ingmar Bergman, The Kennedy Center is presenting a stage version of one of his later movies.
Fans of the Glee TV show and the Pitch Perfect films were thrilled by the performances of GOBSMACKED! at the Kennedy Center. The show earns the all caps, the exclamation mark, and the subtitle The Amazing A Cappella and Beatboxing Show.