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Set ten years later, 91-year-old grandmother Vera Joseph takes center stage when, after a tragic loss on a cross country bike trip, her 21-year-old grandson Leo shows up at her apartment. As a one-night stopover turns into an extended stay, these unlikely roommates frustrate, bewilder, and—eventually—connect with each other. In ways funny, raw, and heart-wrenching, grandmother and grandson find the common identity each needs to move forward.
"Mamma Mia" here they go again! Take a chance on this ultimate tribute band that recreates the look and sound of the world's most phenomenal pop ensemble.
In Abominable, Sam is dealing with a lot, but so do all teenagers. His bones are growing so fast that sometimes he feels inhuman. Meanwhile, a mysterious and beastly footprint is discovered in the middle of town. While his mother tries to find out what is happening to Sam, more footprints appear and terrify the community as gossip and mayhem abound. A play that walks the brink between boy and man, and man and beast.
Emma Joseph is young, ambitious, talented, and about to put the ideals of her politically leftist, New York family into action. But a long-buried secret about her much-loved blacklisted grandfather threatens her work and throws her principles—and loyalties—into question. As the family, including grandmother Vera, wrestle with their legacy, Emma must chart her own course forward.
In 18th century Vienna, music is the currency of power. And Court Composer Antonio Salieri is the toast of the town. That is, until a young prodigy by the name of Mozart comes on the scene. Reeling from the realization of his own mediocrity in the face of true genius, Salieri swears vengeance on the God that gifted Mozart's breathtaking talent. Swells of music and madness stir through Center Stage's epic new revival of the Tony Award-winning drama that begs the question: how far would you go to secure your legacy?
Odets' 1935 play follows the Bergers, a Jewish family from the Bronx trying to make ends meet during the Depression. The family's matriarch Bessie – one of the most spectacular roles in the American canon – will stop at nothing to keep her family together… even if it means ripping her children's dreams apart. Widely recognized as a classic of the American theater, Awake and Sing! is directed by Kimberly Senior, fresh off her success with Pulitzer-winner "Distracted" at Lincoln Center.
Country-pop trio with a fiery rock 'n' roll edge whose streak of No. 1 singles includes "If I Die Young" and "Better Dig Two."
Get your deerstalker cap on— the play's afoot! From the Tony Award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone's favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 25 characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.
Welcome to the Jernigan Gals' Quilting Corner. Gathering at their childhood island home off the coast of Georgia, four disconnected sisters meet to create a family quilt to honor their recently deceased mother. When their reunion turns into a reading of their mother's will, everyone must grapple with a troubling inheritance. Stitched with history and ritual, laughter and tears, will their "blood quilt" bind the family together or tear them apart forever? Inaugural resident playwright Katori Hall (The Mountaintop) is once again "fearlessly redefining theater" (Washington Post) with this funny and fierce world premiere.
Smooth, soulful hits from genre-busting saxophonist Boney James and sensual R&B crooner Eric Benét.
'The greatest time of a Mormon kid's life is his mission,' sings Elder Kevin Price before finding out where and who with, his journey starts. But things are not as the handsome and pious Elder Price predicted, when he's paired up with the hapless Elder Cunningham and sent to...UGANDA! The adventure unfolds as Elder Price and Elder Cunningham try to preach The Book Of Mormon to a community blighted by disease and ruled by an evil War Lord, they learn about themselves, the true meaning of friendship and what religion ultimately means to them.
Extraordinary "Rock and Roll Band" with enduring guitar-driven anthems and "Smokin'" harmonies that spark "More Than a Feeling."
In a world of female belters and ingénue sopranos, two talented musical theater "brothers," Stephen Gregory Smith and Chris Sizemore, try to find common ground based on beer, high notes and pure male testosterone.
Willkommen to the Kit Kat Club, the hottest nightclub in seedy, prewar Berlin; here, life is beautiful.
American writer Cliff Bradshaw travels to Berlin searching for inspiration. He finds it in English club performer Sally Bowles and they begin a torrid affair. However, outside their door, the nazis' impending rise to power heralds a brutal end to their decadent way of life.
Featuring the treasured songs "Maybe This Time," "Willkommen," "Don't Tell Mama" and the title song, Kander and Ebb's Tony Award®-winning masterpiece graces the Signature stage for the first time in twenty years.
Carrie is lonely. Carrie is angry. Carrie will fit in. Whatever it costs. New blood courses through this contemporary rock musical, based on Stephen King's haunting story of teen angst, religious fervor, and the complicated relationship between a mother and daughter. As Carrie navigates the harsh realities of high school bullying and her overprotective mother, a new and violent power is unleashed inside her—and she'll use it.
Velma Kelly is glamorous cabaret dancer and acrobat awaiting her trial for the murder of her philandering husband in Cook County Jail. Used to being the talk of the town, she is surprised on being upstaged by the new girl, chorus girl Roxie Hart, a timid but ambitious murderess who's in danger of stealing Velma's carefully cultivated limelight.
On murdering her lover, Roxie first convinces her dim-witted husband to take the fall, but when he puts two and two together, she's all on her own, until she meets charming, media savvy lawyer Billy Flynn. There's just one problem, Billy Flynn is also Velma?s lawyer. This starts a battle over the charismatic Flynn, which Velma and Roxie must go against each other to get themselves out of prison and onto the stage!
Animalistic acrobatics abound in a musical jungle adventure hailed as "the grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas."—New York Magazine
When a group of small town residents enrolled in a community center drama class begin to experiment with seemingly harmless theatre games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. Love triangles, family troubles, and personal triumphs abound in Baker's critically acclaimed play hailed by the New York Times as "absorbing, unblinking, and sharply funny."
Cirque Du Soleil: Amaluna invites you to a mysterious island ruled by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.
Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter's coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.
In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men seek refuge on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera's daughter and a brave young suitor. But their love will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.
World-class musicians take one giant leap through the entirety of Pink Floyd's concept album and other hits from the seminal band.
Grammy Award-winning "Bubbly" pop star charms with carefree tunes such as "Realize" and "Brighter Than the Sun." Don't miss Caillat's June EP release, Gypsy Heart – Side A, including "Try," co-written with R&B legend Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.
Sure to be the "must-see" new play of 2014, Colossal is an extraordinary story of emotional and physical endurance, love, and family. Structured like a football game (performed in four quarters with a pre-show training session and half-time show), Colossal tells in vivid, physical flashback the story of Young Mike, a college football player who took a hit in a game that left him in a wheelchair. Broken emotionally and physically, Mike now relives the memory of his accident with the help of a live nine-person football squad onstage, finally confronting his demons in the play's extremely moving and uplifting conclusion. Winner of the Kennedy Center's Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award.
With a "fanatical attention to detail" (Rolling Stone), this ultimate Grateful Dead tribute band has been "Truckin'" on a long, strange trip to resurrect the spirit and sound of psychedelic rockers
Nine-time Grammy Award Winner Sheryl Crow and Academy Award-winning original screenwriter Barry Levinson makes a stunning debut with the world premiere musical adaptation of the landmark movie Diner.
Christmas, Baltimore: 1959. A circle of childhood friends reunite for the upcoming wedding of one of them. Well, only if his fiancée passes a football trivia test. From the comfort of their all-night diner, the men, now in their early-twenties, confront the realities of adulthood: marriage, careers, money and the ever-mysterious opposite sex. But no matter where life takes them, they know they're welcome back at the diner, the one place they'll always belong.
Infused with swinging 1950s rock and roll sound, three-time Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall joins Crow and Levinson to transform Diner's groundbreaking evocation of burgeoning adulthood and friendship for the stage.
Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the coming-of-age drama of Francis (aka Baby) and dance instructor Johnny.
Two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what will be the most challenging and ultimately triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do you Love Me and the legendary (I've Had) The Time of My Life.
Differing from the popular stock character-sung musical, this dance-heavy production tells its story with the help of live singers who reside outside the main action.Break out your leotards and dance socks for this experience of a lifetime!
The charismatic, but completely broke, salesman elmer Gantry stumbles upon a struggling religious tour, led by pious evangelist Sister Sharon Falconer. Falling for Falconer, Gantry joins the troupe as a preacher and, with a little showmanship and theatrics, transforms the revival into the hottest ticket in town. However, inspired by Falconer's earnestness and his reawakened spirit, Gantry inserts one spectacle too many and risks blowing up the entire operation.
Fiery and passionate, with a rich blues, folk and gospel-infused score, Elmer Gantry brings the evangelical charlatan of Sinclair Lewis's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to life in an adventurous new re-imagining.
Evita concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows Evita's early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death.Its the 1979 winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of an American classic! More than just a poor milkman, Tevye is a humble Jewish father who finds his devotion to God severely tested by his headstrong daughters who want to be their own matchmakers and the increasingly ruthless government forcing him from his land. With a jubilant and masterful score including "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "Tradition," Fiddler on the Roof is a celebration of family, community and life's unexpected miracles, large and small.
Need to chase the blues away? Pull up a seat at the Funky Butt Club to celebrate the fresh, feel-good music of "The King of the Jukebox" Louis Jordan. Suffering from a severe case of the blues, a young man gets the surprise of his life when "the greatest band around" pops out of his radio to cure what ails him. With joyful swing and bouncing be-bop tunes like "Let the Good Times Roll," "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby" and "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie," you'll be leaping out of your seat and dancing in the aisles with Big Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe and Little Moe, better known as Five Guys Named Moe!
It's a "Great Day" to sing and dance "Just Like a Rockstar" with Kiki, Marina, Twist, and Shout from Nick Jr.'s sensational TV band!
Irresistibly catchy and chart-topping jams by three princes of pop rock.
"On Broadway" icon, jazz guitarist, and silky-smooth singer jams on funky favorites ranging from pop to bebop.
Over the course of a tense parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed fifth-grade teacher engage in a fraught conversation about the recent suspension and subsequent tragedy involving Gidion. The boy may have been the victim of bullying -- or he may have been the bully. The note he left gives no clues. As the women challenge each other, they earn our compassion and a few much-needed laughs, but can they untangle the knot of questions that Gidion left behind? The enthralling discussion develops into a dramatically charged study of what happens when freedom of expression, the failure of our school systems and personal responsibility collide.
Get ready to rumba to the explosive guitar rhythms of flamenco's reigning royal family!
Beat the summer heat by joining us for an indoor tropical adventure! When a package bound for Good Good Island is mistakenly delivered to Bad Bad Island, the Bad Bads find something frighteningly horrible inside: a little girl named Rosa! Unable to decide what to do with her, the leader of the Bad Bads challenges Rosa with a series of impossible tasks — but what happens when she starts doing the impossible? This wildly inventive, original story shows that sometimes family and goodness can be found in the most unlikely of places.
Revisit Bedford Falls, fall in love again with George and Mary, and discover the magic of an angel named Clarence. It's Christmas Eve in 1946, and somewhere in small-town America a live radio broadcast brings to life Frank Capra's timeless film in all of its feel-good glory. Be a part of the live studio audience, and join the cast and crew as they take you on a journey through the most important evening in one man's life. It's the perfect holiday outing for the entire family and, who knows, an angel might even get his wings.
Hilarious observational riffs on food, fatherhood, and everything in between from "the king of (clean) comedy."—The Wall Street Journal
Joseph is the 12th and favourite son of Jacob, a poor farmer who dotes on the sensitive and clever boy. To show his devotion, Jacob bestows him with a marvellous coat of many colors, which enrages his other brothers. Incredibly jealous, they hatch a plot to get rid of him, taking his coat and selling him as a slave to some passing Ishmaelites. Enduring more trouble, Joseph finds himself in jail. When all hope seems lost, he discovers something extraordinary; he can interpret dreams! Suddenly, he finds himself in the service of the Pharaoh, who's heard about his talents, and wants his help?
Multiplatinum vocalist charms with inspirational pop ballads and lush arias including "You Raise Me Up," "You're Still You," and "You Are Loved."
The highly anticipated and chilling world premiere musical from legendary composer John Kander and acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (The Landing).
Seventeen-year-old Luke returns home after vanishing a year ago. Profoundly changed, Luke and his parents struggle to adjust to life following his disappearance. Only finding solace with Emily, the quirky proprietor of an offbeat garden shop, Luke grapples with a past undone and a coming of age that came too late to a boy who just wants to fade away.
The second collaboration between Kander (Chicago, Cabaret) and Pierce (Slowgirl), Kid Victory is a hauntingly mesmerizing original musical about what it means to disappear.
King Hedley has returned, but to reign for how long? With an angry scar down the length of his face and seven years of prison haunting him, King has a chance to lock away his past and achieve an entrepreneurial dream. But Pittsburgh's Hill District is an unforgiving place, and the return of Elmore, a scheming conman armed with a derringer and family secrets, could strike a fatal blow to King's second coming. The eighth installment of August Wilson's acclaimed play cycle examining Black America, King Hedley II is one of his most stirring and ferocious explorations of fate, honor and the daily struggles of American life.
Bring the kids and join in the fun as the talented Helen Hayes Award winning actress/singer Lauren Williams leads an evening of Disney song favorites (including the smash hit Frozen!), familiar summer camp and popular songs that the whole family will enjoy, and some that you can even get up and dance to!
Grammy-winning jazz master Wynton Marsalis and an all-star orchestra hailed as the "finest big band in the world today."—The Daily Telegraph
Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you've ever heard.
Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. See the Tony® Award-winning Broadway sensation that Newsweek calls "a landmark event in entertainment." The New York Times says, "There is simply nothing else like it."
Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Wonder at the inspiration of award-winning director Julie Taymor, who created visual images for this show that you'll remember forever.
Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar®-winning song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life."
With direction and choreography by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman, this brand-new Kennedy Center musical is inspired by the story of a young ballerina immortalized by Edgar Degas in his famous sculpture at the National Gallery of Art.
In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking. Disney's The Little Mermaid comes to life in this fresh, child friendly musical
Texas's beloved "Cowboy Man" and his all-star band blend wry humor with blues, gospel, and swing for an eclectic alt-country songbook.
Spellbinding orchestral arrangements from an intimate country/rock Grammy winner's new album, Songs From The Movie.
Orphaned and homeless, New York's newsboys live, urchin like, day by day, dreaming of a better life. In the meantime, the popular and charismatic Jack and friends have got more than just dodging juvenile detention centre on his mind. The newspaper editors are inflating their prices, meaning the newsies can't afford to sell them. Now is the time to pull together, create strength in numbers and protest! Join Jack on the adventure of his life as he finds the courage and the hope to change his destiny!
Get up close and personal with the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that changed everything, as Next to Normal gets a blistering new production in Center Stage's intimate Head Theater. The story of one family's struggle with mental illness, Next to Normal dives boldly into the gaps and crevices of our modern fragmented lives. Set to an electric score, this "brave, breathtaking musical" (The New York Times) gets right to the heart of what it means to truly miss someone.
"Hard-charging bluegrass with sweetly sung acoustic pop" (The New York Times) by a Grammy-winning trio and a singer/songwriter's heartfelt Americana.
Spellbinding live music with song and dance reveal the essence of flamenco at its most authentic.
Miramar brings nostalgic love songs to a new generation. They revive the bolero, a traditional Latin American song form, by following in the footsteps of the great Puerto Rican troubadours of the 1950's and 60's. They perform a mix of original and classic tunes drawing upon such great artist as Sylvia Rexach, Felipe 'La Voz' Rodriguez and duo Irizarry de Cordova. A portion of Miramar's repertoire also includes Portuguese and Greek pieces that emerged from similar international song movements that paralleled the Latin American bolero revolution.
Yeni Nostalji is a music group based in Richmond, Virginia. Their mission is to share timeless music and performances inspired by Turkish pop of the 1960's and 70's. Founded by singer Christina Marie, who initially joined forces with Turkish American guitarist Evrim Doğu and keyboardist Jeff London. "I believe that we were brought together for a reason," Christina says. "This is my calling. To help preserve the spirit of the music coming from Turkey during these decades."
A passive busker named Guy is playing guitar when he meets Girl, with whom he shares a connection through a mutual love of music. The shy kindred spirits start to make music together, mixing their complementary style to create a melancholic folk-rock sound that explores the themes of love and loss.
Over the course of a week their lives change forever, there is poignancy and where there is a joyous celebration of love, there is also a bitter-sweet feeling that will stick with you long after you've left the theatre. This will not disappoint fans of the original movie and new theatre.
February 25, 1964. Twenty-two-year-old Cassius Clay has just won the world heavyweight boxing title. Instead of hitting the town, Clay chooses to celebrate in a Miami hotel room with three close friends—activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and football star Jim Brown. This fictional account of a real night imagines what might have happened in that tiny hotel room. As the civil rights movement stirs outside, and the melody of "A Change is Gonna Come" hangs in the air, four men will emerge from that one night ready to define a new world.
Four-time Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero (Red) returns to Arena Stage as one of America's most brilliant and polarizing figures: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. When a bright, liberal, Harvard Law School graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Scalia she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. How will their relationship affect one of the most incendiary cases ever to reach the nation's highest court? From Charles MacArthur Award winner John Strand (Lovers and Executioners) comes this daring new work about passionate people risking heart and soul to defend their version of the truth.
An esteemed collection of some of America's finest playwrights, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Olivier Award, has been assembled to create a dynamic new theatrical event reflecting on the repercussions of the U.S. Civil War. Through a rich tapestry of short monologues, a core ensemble of gifted actors, accompanied by notable Washingtonians, give voice to far-reaching questions about the war, its aftermath and its reverberations in our lives today. Our War, commissioned by Arena Stage for the National Civil War Project, uses the power of live theater to bring new understanding to the shades of Blue and Gray that define one of the most significant periods of American history.
Contemporary ballet, indie rock, and stunning film from Pacific Northwest Ballet, Band of Horses, and Oregon Ballet Theatre.
Boundary-pushing jazz quintet meets genre-hopping pop pianist and songwriter behind '80s hit "The Way It Is"
Audiences will be treated to a tempest of talent when Sherri Edelen Simpson, Rachel Zampelli and Felicia Curry present an evening of iconic musical theater featuring songs that brought together just the right singer, with just the right songwriter to create a "perfect storm."
Told by a mysterious troupe of performers, a young and dreamy prince, Pippin is unhappy with his lot. Overlooked by his errant father King Charles, and mocked by his family, he wants to learn the meaning of life, and takes on a series of thrilling challenges, including becoming involved in war, switching sides to become a revolutionary, whilst leaving a trail of broken hearts over the land. But perhaps excitement and freedom isn't the key to living, and maybe its modesty that will fill the void.
Sizzling bilingual bachata and pop combine in "the most successful breakout Latin act in recent years."—Billboard magazine
Supercharged pop vocalist won't be dancing on her own when she's joined by a hypnotic synth duo for an electric evening of hard-hitting beats.
Nimble-fingered Mexican guitar duo presents rhythmically supercharged instrumentals, with influences ranging from heavy metal to salsa.
A raging snowstorm traps strangers Olivia, an unsuccessful, yet gifted, thirty-nine-year-old writer, and Ethan, a tech-addicted and wildly successful young blogger, in a secluded cabin. opposites instantly attract, undeniable chemistry ignites and sex is imminent. As the dawn rises, however, what could have just been a one-night-stand transforms into something more complicated when online exploits interfere with their real-life connection.
Starring Holly Twyford (The Little Dog Laughed), Sex with Strangers is a sexy, provocative and intimate exposé that playfully explores what happens when private lives become public domain.
It's a day like any other at the Shear Madness salon, when the lady upstairs gets knocked off. WHOdunit? Join the fun as the audience matches wits with the suspects to catch the killer at this wildly popular comedy whodunit.
Meet Alma, a career shoplifter who prefers the "five-finger discount" over some lousy senior citizen deal, whose elaborate life of petty crime is halted by an overzealous rookie security guard and his affable mentor who's seen it all. With an expertly drawn cast of oddball characters, The Shoplifters is full of surprises and sparks with a surprisingly high-stakes battle of wills over increasingly thought-provoking issues. Don't miss Morris Panych's biting, world premiere comedy about society's haves and have-nots and how much they might actually have in common.
An original tribute celebrating Stephen Sondheim and Signature Theatre's special partnership over the last 25 years. With special permission from Sondheim himself, this completely new revue created by Artistic director Eric Schaeffer and David Loud plays only at Signature and will never be seen again.
Whether you'd like to race "Into the Woods" with "Sweeney Todd" and a few "Assassins", enjoy "A Little Night Music" at the "Follies" on a "Saturday Night", or simply relish a "Sunday in the Park with George", you'll be in good Company when six Signature favorites and a gorgeous 16-piece orchestra take the stage to honor the genius himself, Stephen Sondheim.
Maria, the Von Trapp family, and even the lonely goatherd are back to bring you a few of your favorite things: the classic film shown on huge screens with lyrics and an unforgettable costume contest.
It is the hottest summer in human history and, in a few short months, all water on earth will evaporate. In response, twenty-something Charlie has taken to her couch with only her beloved possessions: peanut butter, Wolf Blitzer and Herschel, the fish. Her mother, roommate and sometimes-boyfriend all attempt to persuade her to leave her apartment and enjoy life. However, as Charlie's memories take over, more complicated reasons for her self-inflicted hibernation emerge as she confronts her deferred dreams and considers the possibility of life and love just outside her door.
Filled with Blaemire's (Glory Days) trademark quirky style and reminiscent of past Signature contemporary musicals [title of show] and The Last Five Years , Soon's youthful humor, energy and wit deliver a searing and sardonic commentary on what to do with the time you have left.
In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov's The Seagull, award-winning playwright Aaron Posner wages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother's generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be.
Inspired by the painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat, Sunday in the Park with George brings art to vibrant life. In the intimate MAX Theatre, Sondheim and Lapine's stunning masterpiece merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art.
Written by the team behind Into the Woods and Passion, and featuring the songs "Finishing the Hat," "Children and Art" and "Putting it Together," Sunday in the Park with George is a special 25th Anniversary celebration of Sondheim – Signature's signature.
When a former black revolutionary and political prisoner decides to reunite with his daughter, he discovers that fatherhood might be the most challenging revolution of all. The Huffington Post names Morisseau as a "direct heir to the magical wordsmiths named Lorraine Hansberry, Tennessee Williams, and August Wilson" for her vibrant exploration of the point where the personal and political collide. Morriseau is a 2014 recipient of the Kennedy Prize for Drama.
Shakespeare's glorious tale of magical creatures, love and forgiveness on a faraway island is sure to captivate in our outdoor space, the Root Family Stage. In celebration of their 65th consecutive year of touring, we'll be returning to an old format we've used in the past, in which National Players veterans compose half of the cast of this professional show, mentoring current National Players who take the younger roles.
Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play (and the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama League and the Drama Desk), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a "sunny new play about gloomy people" (New York Times). Siblings Vanya and Sonia live out their days in an endless, bleak tableau in Bucks County, PA. All seems numbingly mundane until in sweeps hurricane Masha, their fading movie star sister, with her shiny new boy toy and a big announcement. Satirizing characters and themes from Chekhov's classics, Christopher Durang's latest madcap masterpiece serves up family drama with comic savagery and poses the question: if you could choose your family, would you necessarily choose your family?
When a young actress arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a nineteenth-century erotic novel, the playwright-director is less than impressed. But the actress's masterful performance flips the script on the demanding creator's expectations and turns the session into an electrifying battle of the sexes. Hailed as "seriously smart and very funny" by The New York Times, the award- winning Venus in Fur is a laugh-out-loud game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines of fantasy and reality.
Since the death of his partner, a morbidly obese man confines himself to his small apartment on the outskirts of Mormon Country, eating himself into oblivion. Desperate to re-connect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Championed by the Associated Press as "compelling, funny, and unexpectedly impactful," The Whale tells the story of a man's last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places.
Globally acclaimed composer whose epic orchestrations fuse otherworldly synthesized sound with gorgeous instrumentation.
World's most famous cellist stirs the imagination with expressive performances that have earned him more than 15 Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom