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Please be over by June 16th, please be over by June 16th…

From the Kennedy Center:

“As we continue to prioritize the health and well-being of our patrons, artists, staff, volunteers, and community at large, the Kennedy Center has canceled all public performances and events scheduled through Sunday, May 10, 2020, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Until further notice, the Kennedy Center campus and its facilities, including the restaurant, café, and other food service, will be closed to visitors. However, staff will be on hand to continue basic business operations. Kennedy Center programmers are exploring options for rescheduling artists and productions for a future date where possible.

[Editor’s note: On March 12, the Kennedy Center announced cancellations through March 31. With today’s updated announcement, performances and events are now canceled through May 10.]

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From the Kennedy Center:

“The Kennedy Center’s highest priority is the health and well-being of all our patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff. In conformance with the specific public health recommendations issued by D.C. Health and Mayor Bowser, and due to the increasing threat of COVID-19, all public performances and events scheduled at the Kennedy Center through March 31 will be canceled effective Friday, March 13.

Until further notice, the Kennedy Center campus and its facilities will be closed to visitors, however, administrative staff will be on hand to continue basic business operations. The restaurant, café, and other food service will also be closed due to canceled performances. Kennedy Center programmers are exploring options for rescheduling artists and productions for a future date where possible.

The following events on Thursday, March 12, will continue as scheduled: Read More

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1501 14th Street, NW. rendering courtesy Studio Theatre

From a press release:

“Studio Theatre is embarking on the $20 million Open Studio capital campaign, which includes a $14.5 million renovation of its multi-theatre complex in Washington, DC. The aim of Open Studio is to enhance artistic innovation at the Theatre, forge more robust community connections, and increase operational efficiency. The focal point of the renovations will be a completely transformed Metheny Theatre capable of flexible, fully immersive staging environments and outfitted with state-of-the-art production technology. Plans also include more public gathering space throughout the building, including a first floor café with outdoor seating, and Studio’s first dedicated rehearsal space. Renovations will occur in phases beginning in July 2020 and will be completed in spring 2021. Studio will continue to operate out of its complex at 1501 14th Street NW during the renovation process. Read More

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UPDATE from the Howard Theatre:

“I would like to bring to your attention the simple fact that the liquor license at the Howard Theatre was never actually suspended. The suspension notice was a clerical error made by ABRA. Please see attached letter from ABRA explaining such events (above.)

Upcoming shows include:

8/25 – Sheila E
9/7 – Wyclef Jean
9/12 – The Wonder Years
9/15 – Stanley Clarke
9/20 – Black Uhuru
9/21 – Roc Marciano & Friends
9/26 – Pete Yorn
9/28 – White Ford Bronco
9/29 – Ginuwine
10/10 – Buika
10/11 – Kool Keith
10/12 – Kranium
10/31 – George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic”

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From an email:

“The SAPAN Institute is a non-profit South Asian performing arts group here in DC. We are made up young professionals who volunteer our time to hone our love for South Asian arts, often combining it with Western and American art forms and influences.

We have a major original production coming up on August 12. The show, FRACTURE, uses music, dance, AND theatre to portray a theme that is almost always relevant—War, and the way it affects all parties (citizens, soldiers, leaders) from both sides in similar ways. You can find more information about us and the show itself at our website.”

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From a press release:

“The Round World is excited to present Tales from the Round World: Calls to the Alien Crime Hotline in response to Donald Trump’s ICE alien crime hotline. Some of the area’s top writers, actors and variety artists are coming together to produce a show about extraterrestrial crime to benefit Many Languages, One Voice (www.mlovdc.org) who foster leadership and provide tools for greater civic participation of immigrants in DC. The show will be Friday, July 7, 2017 at 9:30 PM at the Black Cat. Read More

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Jenny Minich is a DC native, theatre reviewer and arts blogger. She has a degree in Vocal Performance from Hood College and although she no longer performs, she’s happy to have the chance to contribute to the arts scene in DC.

Hello All! Check out this list of cheap theatre deals January in DC. It’s a bit light but rest easy; February is shaping up to be a busy month.

Arena Stage (Washington, DC)

ROEJan. 12 – Feb. 19

FREE Post Show Discussions (with ticket): Jan. 25, Feb. 1 & 14 at 12pm; Jan. 31 & Feb. 16 at 8pm

SW Nights: Jan. 23 at 8pm

Pay Your Age – Under 30 Program: Reserve in advance!

Student Discounts: 35% off

Rose Theatre Company (Arlington, VA)

FREE EVENTS:

FIRST DRAFT New Play Reading Series: RIPE/ROTTEN by Jennie Berman Eng, Jan. 30 at 7:30pm

Folger Theatre (Washington, DC)  – As You Like It, Jan. 24-Mar. 5

Under 12 YO: Half Priced Tickets

PWYC:  Jan. 24 at 7:30pm

College Night: Feb 3 at 8pm Read More

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