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Behind the Curtain: Disney's The Lion King

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Go behind the curtain of Disney's The Lion King with Head Carpenter Billy Kimbley and learn about Pride Rock, the centerpiece of the show.

Disney's The Lion King returns to the Kennedy Center after a sold-out nine-week engagement in June 2008! With direction and costumes by Julie Taymor, Elton John and Tim Rice's score brings the rhythms of the African Pridelands to life with songs that include "Circle of Life," the Academy Award--winning "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," and much more.

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Disney's The Lion King Play

Winner of six Tonys including Best Musical, Disney's The Lion King returns to the Kennedy Center June 17-August 17! With direction and costumes by Julie Taymor, Elton John and Tim Rice's score brings the African Pridelands to life with "Circle of Life" and many more great songs.

Side Show at the Kennedy Center Play

Step right up to this thrilling reimagining of "Side Show," the acclaimed 1997 Broadway musical inspired by the true life story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. The new Kennedy Center production, developed in association with the La Jolla Playhouse, features new songs as well as new characters. Chronicling their rise from side show attractions to famous vaudeville entertainers, "Side Show" follows the Hilton sisters' heartwarming search for love and normalcy amidst the spectacle of fame and the scrutiny of the spotlight.

Featuring music by Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Bill Russell, the original production of "Side Show" went on to earn four Tony Award nominations including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. Directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon ("Chicago," "Dreamgirls," the final two "Twilight" films), this exciting new staging of "Side Show" joins a long roster of celebrated Kennedy Center musical revivals that include "Ragtime" (2009) and "Follies" (2011).

June 14-July 13, 2014
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

YouTube OnStage Live from The Kennedy Center Play

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

Millennium Stage Play

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.

NSO In Your Neighborhood Play

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.

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