LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, BILLY ELLIOT et al. Play Kennedy Center this Winter, 1/17-2/12

January 17
5:00 2012


The Kennedy Center announced January shows:

La Cage aux Folles - Jan. 17-Feb. 12 at the Eisenhower Theater

Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this hilarious new production starring George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber was on the most "Top 10" lists of any musical in 2010. It's a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay together…stay fabulous…and above all else, stay true to themselves! Tickets are $65.00 - $130.00. For tickets and more information visit

Violinist Leila Josefowicz conducted by Hannu Lintu- Jan. 12-14 at the Concert Hall

Tickets are $20.00 - $85.00. For tickets and more information visit

Pianist Ingrid Fliter conducted by James Gaffigan- Jan. 19-21 at the Concert Hall

Tickets are $20.00 - $85.00. For tickets and more information visit

Christoph Eschenbach conducts Jörg Widmann in Mozart's Clarinet Concerto- Jan. 26-29 at the Concert Hall

Program also includes Schubert's Symphony No. 9. Tickets are $20.00 - $85.00. For tickets and more information visit

Mariinsky Ballet- Jan. 17–22 at the Opera House

Boasting an artistic legacy that spans more than 200 years, St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Ballet returns with Les Saisons Russes ("The Russian Seasons"), featuring three masterworks by Michel Fokine: Chopiniana, Scheherazade, and The Firebird. More Info

Ann- Must close Jan. 15 at the Eisenhower Theater 

She was tough as nails and funny as hell. Now, no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the unforgettable Governor of Texas, Emmy Award–winning stage and screen actress Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men) brings audiences a hilarious and inspiring look at the lady who embodied the bigger-than-life persona of the Lone Star State.

Tickets are from $54. For tickets and more information visit

Billy Elliot the Musical- Must close Jan. 15 at the Opera House 

Heart and humor earned Billy Elliot the Musical the 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical. Experience this joyous celebration of one boy's journey to make his dreams come true.

Tickets are from $45. For tickets and more information visit

Mark Morris Dance Group- Jan. 26–28 at the Opera House 

The innovative Mark Morris Dance Group performs Morris's masterwork L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato to music by Handel with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, The Washington Bach Consort, and four vocalists.

Learn more about this work from MMDG dancers themselves on the Behind the Curtain Tumblr page at

Tickets are from $19. For tickets and more information visit

American Ballet Theatre- Jan. 31–Feb. 5 at the Opera House 

Making their second appearance in the season after sold-out performances of The Nutcracker, American Ballet Theatre returns to the Opera House with La Bayadère and a mixed repertory program of new works and classics.

Tickets are from $25. For tickets and more information visit

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Coming Soon:

Let Freedom Ring- at the Millennium Stage

Hit up the Millennium Stage at 6 p.m., 365 days a year for 100% free performances. This month, celebrate the life of DR. Martin Luther King Jr. with Let Freedom Ring, featuring Grammy Award–winning vocalist Bobby McFerrin and the Let Freedom Ring Choir with Music Director, Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. Note: Free tickets will be given away two (2) per person in line in the Hall of Nations at 5 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 16 on a first-come, first-served basis.

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