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Ballet West: The Nutcracker

Kennedy Center Opera House

Opens Dec 10

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The world-loved 150 year-old tale comes to life with Ballet West

A Christmas Carol

Fords Theater

Booking until Jan 01

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A must-see holiday tradition!

Pippin

National Theater

Opens Dec 16

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We've got magic to do!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Kennedy Center Opera House

Opens Dec 16

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Endearingly popular for over 35 years, this new production stars American Idol contestants Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young!

The Book of Mormon

Kennedy Center Opera House

Opens Jun 19, 2015

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Winner of NINE Tony Awards including Best Musical

Disney's Beauty And The Beast

Warner Theater

Opens Jan 06, 2015

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It's the musical that invited the world to "Be Our Guest"

Gigi

Eisenhower Theater

Opens Jan 16, 2015

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Vanssa Hudgens stars in this world premiere revival of Lerner and Loewe's classic musical!

Nice Work if You Can Get It

Warner Theater

Opens Jan 30, 2015

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The immortal Gershwin score is done luscious justice

Anything Goes

Warner Theater

Opens Feb 25, 2015

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All aboard for this rip-roaring nautical adventure, straight from Broadway...

Chicago - The Musical

National Theater

Opens Feb 10, 2015

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Chicago still glitters hypnotically!

Blithe Spirit

National Theater

Opens Mar 17, 2015

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Retirement is not in Angela Lansbury's vocabulary!

Newsies

National Theater

Opens Jun 09, 2015

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Read all about it! This Tony Award-winning Broadway show is on tour!

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Washington Favorite

A Christmas Carol

Penny pinching and bad tempered old miser Ebenezer Scrooge goes on the adventure of his life, from his past to his present and beyond and learns that the value of gold will never equal that of genuine love for his fellow men. The classic holiday tale returns with it's beloved characters and message of compassion, love and kindness and of course, Christmas spirit! Read more Buy Tickets.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat hits Washington

Opens December 16th

Endearingly popular for over 35 years, this new production stars American Idol contestants Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young! Read more Buy Tickets.

Opening Soon

Ballet West: The Nutcracker hits Washington

Opening December 10th

The world-loved 150 year-old tale comes to life with Ballet West Read more Buy Tickets.

Opening Soon

Pippin hits Washington

First night December 16th

We've got magic to do! Read more Buy Tickets.

Upcoming Highlight

Disney's Beauty And The Beast

Booking from January 6th

It's the musical that invited the world to "Be Our Guest" Read more Buy Tickets.

Upcoming Highlight

Chicago - The Musical

Dates from February 10th

Chicago still glitters hypnotically! Read more Buy Tickets.

Upcoming Highlight

Gigi

Dates from January 16th

Vanssa Hudgens stars in this world premiere revival of Lerner and Loewe's classic musical! Read more Buy Tickets.

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Musicals

Anything Goes

Opens Feb 25, 2015 at Warner Theater

Chicago - The Musical

Opens Feb 10, 2015 at National Theater

Disney's Beauty And The Beast

Opens Jan 06, 2015 at Warner Theater

Gigi

Opens Jan 16, 2015 at Eisenhower Theater

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Opens Dec 16 at Kennedy Center Opera House

Little Dancer

Booking until Nov 30 at Eisenhower Theater

Newsies

Opens Jun 09, 2015 at National Theater

Nice Work if You Can Get It

Opens Jan 30, 2015 at Warner Theater

Once

Opens Jul 07, 2015 at Eisenhower Theater

Pippin

Opens Dec 16 at National Theater

The Book of Mormon

Opens Jun 19, 2015 at Kennedy Center Opera House

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Plays

A Christmas Carol

Booking until Jan 01 at Fords Theater

Blithe Spirit

Opens Mar 17, 2015 at National Theater

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Family Shows

A Christmas Carol

Booking until Jan 01 at Fords Theater

Ballet West: The Nutcracker

Opens Dec 10 at Kennedy Center Opera House

Disney On Ice: Worlds of Fantasy

Opens Feb 11, 2015 at Verizon Center

Disney's Beauty And The Beast

Opens Jan 06, 2015 at Warner Theater

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Opens Dec 16 at Kennedy Center Opera House

Mythbusters: Behind The Myths

Opens Nov 23 at Warner Theater

Newsies

Opens Jun 09, 2015 at National Theater

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus

Opens Mar 19, 2015 at Verizon Center

Shen Yun Performing Arts

Opens Apr 17, 2015 at Kennedy Center Opera House

The Illusionists

Opens Jan 06, 2015 at Kennedy Center Opera House

The Washington Ballet: The Nutcracker

Opens Dec 04 at Warner Theater

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Comedy & Stand-up

A John Waters Christmas

Opens Dec 22 at Birchmere

Capitol Steps

Booking until Jan 31 at Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

Dame Edna & Barry Humphries's Final Farewell Tour

Opens Apr 21, 2015 at National Theater

Jane Lynch

Opens Mar 24, 2015 at Birchmere

Jay Leno

Opens Apr 08, 2015 at Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Kathleen Madigan

Opens Apr 17, 2015 at Warner Theater

Kathy Griffin

Opens Jun 20, 2015 at Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Maz Jobrani

Opens Mar 06, 2015 at Warner Theater

Rickey Smiley

Opens Nov 22 at Warner Theater

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Concerts

2Cellos

Opens Apr 24, 2015 at Warner Theater

5 Seconds of Summer

Opens Sep 06, 2015 at Jiffy Lube Live

A Peter White Christmas

Opens Dec 08 at Birchmere

Above And Beyond

Opens Feb 26, 2015 at Echostage

Aimee Mann

Opens Dec 15 at Birchmere

Anthony Hamilton

Opens Dec 18 at DAR Constitution Hall

Arlo Guthrie

Opens Feb 07, 2015 at Birchmere

Barry Manilow

Opens Feb 27, 2015 at Verizon Center

Ben Howard

Opens Jan 25, 2015 at 9:30 Club

Bette Midler

Opens Jun 22, 2015 at Verizon Center

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Opens Dec 17 at Birchmere

Billy Idol

Opens Jan 25, 2015 at Lincoln Theater

Bob Dylan

Opens Nov 25 at DAR Constitution Hall

Celtic Woman

Opens Jun 20, 2015 at Wolf Trap

Chris Brown, Trey Songz & Tyga

Opens Feb 22, 2015 at Verizon Center

Dark Star Orchestra

Opens Jan 02, 2015 at 9:30 Club

Donny And Marie: Christmas at The National

Opens Dec 02 at National Theater

Electric Hot Tuna

Opens Dec 10 at Sixth & I Synagogue

Fleetwood Mac

Opens Jan 30, 2015 at Verizon Center

Flosstradamus

Opens Dec 16 at 9:30 Club

Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea

Opens Apr 10, 2015 at Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Hot Tuna

Opens Dec 10 at Sixth & I Synagogue

Hozier

Opens Mar 09, 2015 at Lincoln Theater

Interpol

Opens Nov 29 at 9:30 Club

Jason Isbell & Damien Jurado

Opens Feb 04, 2015 at Lincoln Theater

Joe Bonamassa

Opens Nov 29 at DAR Constitution Hall

John Mellencamp

Opens Apr 26, 2015 at DAR Constitution Hall

Joshua Bell

Opens Mar 31, 2015 at Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Judy Collins

Opens Dec 13 at Birchmere

Keb Mo

Opens Feb 25, 2015 at Birchmere

Lila Downs

Opens May 01, 2015 at Lisner Auditorium

Maroon 5, Magic! & Rozzi Crane

Opens Mar 02, 2015 at Verizon Center

Milky Chance

Opens Mar 25, 2015 at 9:30 Club

Natalie Merchant

Opens Dec 10 at Lincoln Theater

National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah

Opens Dec 18 at Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Neil Diamond

Opens Apr 04, 2015 at Verizon Center

Nickelback

Opens Aug 25, 2015 at Jiffy Lube Live

REO Speedwagon

Opens Apr 12, 2015 at Warner Theater

Sleater-Kinney

Opens Feb 24, 2015 at 9:30 Club

Spandau Ballet

Opens Feb 09, 2015 at 9:30 Club

Taking Back Sunday

Opens Mar 29, 2015 at 9:30 Club

Taylor Swift

Opens Jul 13, 2015 at Nationals Park

The 1975

Opens Dec 02 at Echostage

The Head and The Heart

Opens Dec 09 at DAR Constitution Hall

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Wynton Marsalis

Opens Apr 19, 2015 at Kennedy Center Concert Hall

The Tragically Hip

Opens Jan 21, 2015 at Lincoln Theater

The Who

Opens Nov 01, 2015 at Verizon Center

Thievery Corporation

Opens Dec 20 at Lincoln Theater

Tommy Emmanuel

Opens Mar 15, 2015 at Birchmere

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Christmas Attic

Opens Dec 17 at Verizon Center

Travis Tritt

Opens Feb 11, 2015 at Birchmere

Trey Anastasio

Opens Dec 02 at 9:30 Club

Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise

Opens Jan 15, 2015 at Birchmere

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Holiday Shows

A Christmas Carol

Booking until Jan 01 at Fords Theater

A John Waters Christmas

Opens Dec 22 at Birchmere

Anthony Hamilton

Opens Dec 18 at DAR Constitution Hall

Ballet West: The Nutcracker

Opens Dec 10 at Kennedy Center Opera House

Donny And Marie: Christmas at The National

Opens Dec 02 at National Theater

National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah

Opens Dec 18 at Kennedy Center Concert Hall

The Washington Ballet: The Nutcracker

Opens Dec 04 at Warner Theater

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Christmas Attic

Opens Dec 17 at Verizon Center

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Dance & Ballet

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Opens Feb 02, 2015 at Kennedy Center Rehearsal Room

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Opens Feb 03, 2015 at Kennedy Center Opera House

American Ballet Theatre

Opens Mar 24, 2015 at Kennedy Center Opera House

Ballet West: The Nutcracker

Opens Dec 10 at Kennedy Center Opera House

Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire

Opens May 28, 2015 at Kennedy Center Opera House

The Washington Ballet: Sleepy Hollow

Opens Feb 18, 2015 at Eisenhower Theater

The Washington Ballet: The Nutcracker

Opens Dec 04 at Warner Theater

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Classical & Opera

Joshua Bell

Opens Mar 31, 2015 at Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Washington National Opera: Cinderella

Opens May 09, 2015 at Kennedy Center Opera House

Washington National Opera: The Flying Dutchman

Opens Mar 07, 2015 at Kennedy Center Opera House

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Cirque

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus

Opens Mar 19, 2015 at Verizon Center

Shen Yun Performing Arts

Opens Apr 17, 2015 at Kennedy Center Opera House

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