Results tagged “Fords Theatre” from Spotlight

It's final days for the Ford’s Theatre exhibition Not Alone: The Power of Response. Subtitled Letters of Support to the Parents of Matthew Shepard Following His Murder, this special exhibition features a selection of the nearly 10,000 cards and letters sent to Judy and Dennis Shepard after their gay son was murdered in 1998, most never previously available to the public. The ... [Read]

3 Gay-Related Plays to See This Weekend

By Doug Rule
October 24, 2013 12:08 PM |
This weekend is your last chance to see two of the biggest -- and best -- gay-themed plays staged in D.C. in a long time. It’s also your last chance to see a community theater production of one gay-popular campy comedy. 1. The Laramie Project Thanks to Congressional inaction, the best known of the bunch is Ford’s Theatre’s production of The ... [Read]

Nothing Passé about National Coming Out Day

By Doug Rule
October 11, 2013 1:42 PM |
In last week’s Metro Weekly cover story, Dan Savage, the Savage Love sex columnist and It Gets Better Project co-founder, discussed coming out. This founding principle of today’s LGBT community has expanded in the decades since it came into prominent usage after the influential Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, held on Oct. 11, 1987. “We ... [Read]

Springing to full-blooded life onstage at Ford's under the assured direction of Peter Flynn, the Founding Fathers of 1776 can be a horny, harried lot, yearning for their faraway wives as much as they yearn for liberation from a faraway tyrant. By the time the president of Congress, John Hancock, and his cohorts have agreed on a statement they can ... [Read]

Ford's turns back the clocks to 1776

Posted by Randy Shulman
March 14, 2012 9:00 AM |
A buoyant musical that fits Ford's Theatre to a T, 1776 dramatizes the impassioned debates that forged America's democracy. Sherman Edwards wrote the music and lyrics and Peter Stone handled the book. Peter Flynn directs and Michael Bobbitt provides the choreography for this production starring Peter Boyer, Floyd King, Rick Hammerly, Christopher Bloch, William Diggle and Tom Story. To May ... [Read]

In a work commissioned by Ford's Theatre, playwright Richard Hellesen explores the two documented encounters between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln during a period of national crisis. As Lincoln searches for a way to end slavery in the summers of 1863 and 1864, Douglass's rhetoric and conviction challenges the president to envision a post-emancipation world. Together, the men imagine not ... [Read]

Ford's Theatre has cancelled preview performances of Necessary Sacrifices. The following dates are affected: Jan. 20-24. Ticket exchanges are available and an updated performance schedule will be announced. From the Ford's press release: Due to a private health matter, David Emerson Toney has withdrawn from the cast of the Ford's Theatre Society production of Necessary Sacrifices. Ford's Theatre is currently ... [Read]

Ford's Theatre remounts its music-filled production of the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, adapted by Michael Wilson and directed by Michael Baron. Edward Gero returns as Ebenezer Scrooge, and the production features imaginative special effects, familiar carols and themes of giving back and living with grace. To Dec. 31. Ford's Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. Tickets are $41 to $65. ... [Read]