Ned Newley doesn’t even want to be governor. He’s terrified of public speaking, and his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of Staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for… the worst candidate to ever run for office. THE OUTSIDER is a timely and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy.
Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award®, Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. NBC Nightly News calls Dear Evan Hansen “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.” Recommended for age 12 and up.
Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors. Performance Timing: Act One - 74 min.; Intermission - 18 min.; Act Two - 74 min. Hamilton is recommended for ages 10+. There is some strong language and non-graphic adult situations.
More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is Blue Man Group, and now it’s your turn! It’s everything you know and love about Blue Man Group—signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity, and quirky comedy—the men are still blue but the rest is all new! Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction, and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.
Join Broadway and television actress and singer Lea Michele for an intimate evening of songs and stories. “I really want to create a show that gives guests the feeling of sharing stories and singing songs together at a friend’s home,” Lea says. Lea will take us back to the beginning, performing a variety of songs from the iconic Broadway shows that started her career to fan favorites from the hit show “Glee” while sharing personal and memorable stories along the way.
From ballet to Broadway, Shakespeare’s most romantic and tragic love story has been interpreted by some of the greatest composers in history. Experience the exquisite Fantasy Overture from Romeo and Julietby Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, a passion piece for National Philharmonic Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski, followed by Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story Suite, arranged by David Newman. Violinist Sarah Chang, a favorite of NatPhil audiences, lends her captivating tone and energizing spirit as the featured soloist for the Bernstein classic. Finally, Gajewski will conduct a performance from Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Bring your loved one and make of your hands one hand while you listen to three distinct yet equally emotional musical interpretations of the bard’s most beloved tragedy. This event is not presented by Strathmore.
After months of dimmed marquees and ghost-lit theaters, Broadway’s Brightest Lights puts the spotlight on some of the best and brightest talents working today under the direction of NatPhil Principal Pops Conductor Luke Frazier. Tony-Award winning Broadway diva Stephanie J. Block (Wicked, The Cher Show, The Boy From Oz) is joined by Michael Maliakel (Disney’s Aladdin, The Phantom of the Opera, Monsoon Wedding) and Luke Hawkins (Annie Live, Xanadu, Singin’ in the Rain) to perform some of the greatest hits straight from Broadway. From Gershwin to Lerner and Loewe, Kander and Ebb to Sondheim, this program has something for every Broadway baby to love, and will have you dancing in your seat and singing all the way home. This event is not presented by Strathmore.
In a northwest DC neighborhood, two families – one a young Latino couple new to the neighborhood, the other a pair of older conservatives – clash over a garden dispute that soon turns into much more. This new interpretation of the play places the cultural and generational conflict in the context of the Latinx community, creating an experience that is equally enlightening and entertaining.
Experience José Almarcha’s masterful guitar playing in Alejandra, an intimate composition that pays tribute to his late mother. A “great and lucid composer” (El País), memories reverberate within each note and theme that he develops, providing glimpses into his personal history, his roots, and his identity. Almarcha’s partnership with soloist Lucía Ruibal, an unmistakably powerful performer, brings new depth to this genre.
Flamenco Men explores the masculine energy and style of flamenco, featuring the unique qualities and stylistic range of four accomplished male flamenco artists led by legendary DC artist and GALA’s Fuego Flamenco Festival curator Edwin Aparicio. The show features dancer Gabriel Matías, who won the 2021 Fuego Flamenco GALA Award at the prestigious Competition of Flamenco and Spanish Dance in Madrid. With their fiery footwork and muscular grace, this company promises to raise the roof.
Ignite your senses with high octane flamenco performances by Antonio Granjero + Entreflamenco, making their GALA debut in Fuego Flamenco! Led by Antonio Granjero, Cerrando el círculo, showcases dancers Angel Muñoz and Estefanía Ramírez; singers Manuel Gago and Trini de la Isla; and guitarist Juan José Alba.
Can an eight-year-old girl make a difference? Learn how at that age Sylvia Mendez became the face of the landmark case to desegregate California schools to Latinx children in the 1940s and inspired people of all ages to fight for change. La llamada de Sylvia Méndez mixes powerful poetry, charming music, and a moving story in a testament to integrity, inclusion, and friendship.
Revoltosa is at its heart a simple love story about men and women, two different perspectives on the world, married couples who stop loving each other, and young lovers exploring their first flirtation. Brimming with secret jealousies and desires, the zarzuela Revoltosa is so popular, so Spanish… and yet so universal. With its unforgettable music hearts will burst in joyful celebration.