With a powerhouse creative team featuring Susan Stroman, Lynn Ahrens, and Stephen Flaherty, and starring Boyd Gaines, Rebecca Luker, and New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Tiler Peck, this world premiere Kennedy Center musical is inspired by the story of a young ballerina immortalized by Edgar Degas in his famous sculpture.
The Kennedy Center Theater 2014-2015 season features Broadway blockbuster musicals "Evita," "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Once," and the return of "The Book of Mormon" as well as debuts of the new Kennedy Center musical "Little Dancer" and the pre-Broadway revival of "Gigi."
The Kennedy Center's 2014--2015 Contemporary Dance season features American and international companies with works that are sure to please Washington audiences: Martha Clarke's "Chéri," Carmen de Lavallade's "As I Remember It," Beijing Dance Theater's "Wild Grass," and Batsheva Dance Company's "Sadeh21," as well as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and companies from the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world as part of the Kennedy Center's international festival "Iberian Suite: arts remix across continents."
The NSO Pops 2014-2015 season, under the direction of Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke, features returning Kennedy Center favorites Pink Martini, Cirque de la Symphonie, and Sutton Foster as well as exciting new concerts such as "Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton," "Do You Hear the People Sing" celebrating the musicals of Boublil & Schönberg, and "Let's Be Frank: The Songs of Frank Sinatra."
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. presented "YouTube OnStage Live from the Kennedy Center" on May 28, 2014—a free celebration of art and technology bringing talented stars from the digital world to the stage of the Kennedy Center Opera House. The one-night-only concert featured John Legend, Lindsey Stirling, Les Twins, a "Clouds" tribute to Zach Sobiech, Playing For Change, Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox, Mike Relm, and others. Hosted by: Sal Masekela Produced by: Sunset Lane Entertainment, TrickySquid@mOcean, Obscura
The Kennedy Center presents a free performance daily at 6 p.m. on its Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer. Featuring a wide range of art forms, the program includes artists and groups from all 50 states, international artists, an Artist-in-Residence program, and a Local Dance Commissioning Project. Performances are streamed live online at kennedy-center.org/millennium where an extensive performance archive is also available for viewing.
For more than 80 years the National Symphony Orchestra has been filling concert halls with unparalleled music, thrilling audiences with Brahms to Bach to Broadway. But our music isn't only in concert halls....it's where you are. In Your Neighborhood provides free events in schools, community centers, churches, businesses, and performing arts venues throughout DC.