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Kennedy Center Announces 2018-19 Theater Season

The lineup will include a new production of Evan Linder’s ”Byhalia, Mississippi” and Betty Buckley in ”Hello, Dolly!”

The touring production of Hello, Dolly! starring Betty Buckley will make a stop at the Kennedy Center during its 2018-19 season.
The touring production of Hello, Dolly!, starring Betty Buckley, will make a stop at the Kennedy Center.
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The Kennedy Center has announced its 2018-19 theater season, and the offerings include world and US premieres, regional premieres of Broadway hits, and new self-produced productions.

Among the world and US premieres this season are Love, Factually, a holiday show from Chicago's The Second City, inspired by characters and stories from the popular film Love, Actually, making its world premiere at the Theater Lab December 5-31; NeoArctic, a collaboration between Denmark's Hotel Pro Forma and the Latvia Radio Choir making its US premiere at the Terrance Theater February 13-16, 2019; and Egyptian playwright-director Ahmed El Attar's The Last Supper, making its US premiere at the Family Theater March 14-16, 2019.

Many Broadway musicals will stop by the Kennedy Center in 2018-19, including Anastasia, Miss Saigon, The Play That Goes Wrong, Hello, Dolly! (with Betty Buckley in the title role), Falsettos, The Band's Visit, Aladdin, and Dear Evan Hansen.

The Kennedy Center will present a new production of Evan Linder's Byhalia, Mississippi at the Terrace Theater June 11-30. The theater will also continue its Broadway Center Stage series of semistaged productions with presentations of Little Shop of Horrors, The Music Man (with Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis starring), and The Who's Tommy. Broadway Center Stage will also expand into productions of plays, all of which will be announced at a later date.

For more information on the Kennedy Center's 2018-19 theater season, click here.