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A Christmas Carol

Fords Theater

Opens Nov 20

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A must-see holiday tradition!

Africa Umoja

National Theater

Opens Nov 04

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This show delivers the goods, no matter how many times one sees it

The Book of Mormon

Kennedy Center Opera House

Opens Jul 16, 2015

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Winner of NINE Tony Awards including Best Musical

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!

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

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!

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!

Once

Eisenhower Theater

Opens Jul 07, 2015

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Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical!

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Opening Soon

Washington welcomes A Christmas Carol

First night November 20th

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.

Opening Soon

Washington welcomes Africa Umoja

Opening November 4th

This show delivers the goods, no matter how many times one sees it Read more Buy Tickets.

Upcoming Highlight

Disney's Beauty And The Beast

Dates from January 6th

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

Upcoming Highlight

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Booking from December 16th

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

Upcoming Highlight

Pippin

Booking from December 16th

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

Upcoming Highlight

Gigi

Booking from January 16th

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

Upcoming Highlight

Ballet West: The Nutcracker

Dates from December 10th

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

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Musicals

Africa Umoja

Opens Nov 04 at National Theater

Chicago - The Musical

Opens Feb 10, 2015 at National Theater

Disney's Beauty And The Beast

Opens Jan 06, 2015 at Warner Theater

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Opens Nov 15 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

Once

Opens Jul 07, 2015 at Eisenhower Theater

Pippin

Opens Dec 16 at National Theater

The Book of Mormon

Opens Jul 16, 2015 at Kennedy Center Opera House

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Plays

A Christmas Carol

Opens Nov 20 at Fords Theater

Blithe Spirit

Opens Mar 17, 2015 at National Theater

Driving Miss Daisy

Booking until Oct 26 at Fords Theater

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Family Shows

A Christmas Carol

Opens Nov 20 at Fords Theater

Africa Umoja

Opens Nov 04 at National Theater

Alton Brown - The Edible Inevitable Tour

Opens Nov 09 at Warner 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

So You Think You Can Dance?

Opens Nov 09 at Lisner Auditorium

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

Alton Brown - The Edible Inevitable Tour

Opens Nov 09 at Warner Theater

Capitol Steps

Booking until Dec 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

Mike Birbiglia

Opens Nov 07 at Warner Theater

Paula Poundstone

Opens Nov 21 at Birchmere

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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

Alt-J

Opens Nov 19 at Echostage

Arlo Guthrie

Opens Feb 07, 2015 at Birchmere

Ben Howard

Opens Jan 25, 2015 at 9:30 Club

Billy Idol

Opens Jan 25, 2015 at Lincoln Theater

Bob Dylan

Opens Nov 25 at DAR Constitution Hall

Buddy Guy

Opens Nov 10 at Birchmere

Celtic Woman

Opens Jun 20, 2015 at Wolf Trap

Cher

Opens Dec 06 at Verizon Center

Chrissie Hynde

Opens Nov 07 at Lincoln Theater

Donny And Marie: Christmas at The National

Opens Dec 02 at National Theater

FKA Twigs

Opens Nov 06 at 9:30 Club

Fleetwood Mac

Opens Oct 31 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

Hozier

Opens Nov 04 at 9:30 Club

Ian Anderson: The Best of Jethro Tull

Opens Nov 06 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

Lucinda Williams

Opens Nov 12 at Lincoln Theater

Maroon 5, Magic! & Rozzi Crane

Opens Mar 02, 2015 at Verizon Center

Melissa Etheridge

Opens Nov 18 at Lincoln Theater

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

Patrick Bruel

Opens Nov 05 at Warner Theater

Robin Trower

Opens Nov 01 at Howard Theatre

Stevie Wonder

Opens Nov 09 at Verizon Center

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 String Cheese Incident

Opens Nov 04 at Lincoln Theater

The Who

Opens Nov 01, 2015 at Verizon Center

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

Usher, August Alsina & DJ Cassidy

Opens Nov 10 at Verizon Center

Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise

Opens Jan 15, 2015 at Birchmere

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Holiday Shows

A Christmas Carol

Opens Nov 20 at Fords Theater

A John Waters Christmas

Opens Dec 22 at Birchmere

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

Africa Umoja

Opens Nov 04 at National Theater

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

So You Think You Can Dance?

Opens Nov 09 at Lisner Auditorium

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: La Boheme

Opens Nov 01 at Kennedy Center Opera House

Washington National Opera: The Flying Dutchman

Opens Mar 07, 2015 at Kennedy Center Opera House

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