All posts tagged "kennedy center"

  • Joshua Bell at the Kennedy Center

    After helping kick off the National Symphony Orchestra’s season last fall, the classical music superstar Joshua Bell returns to the Kennedy Center for a Washington...

  • Billy Elliot at the Kennedy Center

    Writer Lee Hall, director Stephen Daldry and choreographer Peter Darling reprise their responsibilities adapting the popular 2000 film Billy Elliot, with Hall also penning the...

  • Stand-Up Ann

      Politics as theater? Oh, sure. We see that all the time. But politics as stand-up comedy? Ah, now that is much trickier territory –...

  • Dance Fever

    Even if you've never been a motherless 11-year-old boy taking ballet class in secret, using the money your father gave you for boxing lessons despite...

  • Holland Taylor stars as Ann Richards at the Kennedy Center

    On seeing Holland Taylor’s portrayal of former Texas governor Ann Richards for the first time, Don Temples cried. “It was as if someone I love...

  • Last Train Home’s free concert at the Kennedy Center

    Named Washington’s “Artist of the Year” in 2003, this roots-rock band — part rock, part blues, part bluegrass — has since relocated to Nashville, but...

  • American Ballet Theatre brings its new Nutcracker to the KenCen

    ‘Tis the season for ballet companies to perform versions of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The American Ballet Theatre offers a new version by the company’s Alexei...

  • Searching for the real “Messiah”

    No, this ain’t about Jesus — it’s about Handel’s Messiah. Specifically the various versions of the more 260-year-old classical classic, as ubiquitous this time of...

  • Midori plays with the NSO

    The National Symphony Orchestra conductor Christoph Eschenbach reunites with renowned violinist Midori for Britten’s Violin Concerto in D Minor. Also on the program is is...

  • Alexandra Silber at the Kennedy Center

    Alexandra Silber is Barbara Cook’s latest performer in the Spotlight cabaret series, highlighting those singers Cook considers among Broadway’s best today. Silber, with her sweet...

  • Victorian Nightmare

    A stylized Victorian nightmare with lashes of Sam Peckinpah realism and the odd sporran, David Alden's rendering of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor isn't for everyone....

  • The People Sing

    ''Oh, I don't know if this is something my parents would want to come see me in,'' Eric Van Tielen remembers thinking when he auditioned...

  • French Twist

    Mon Dieu! If Les Misérables is 25 and I've been a fan since the beginning, then I must be -- well, I guess I'm no...

  • Marriage Singer

    ''I want my child to be able to marry whoever she wants to marry when she grows up, and have the same rights as everyone...

  • Triumphant Tosca

    A perfect balance between elegant austerity and a swiftly-rendered, passionate tale of hearts, pure and not so pure, the Washington National Opera's Tosca is everything...

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