Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 1/19/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 1/19/2014 SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR
AMERICAN EMBASSY SCHOOL NEW DELHI
1/23-1/24/2014
The Emmy® Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series is now the basis for one of the most fun, energetic, and easily mounted musicals ever to hit the stage! A loose, revue-like structure allows for a great deal of flexibility in staging and cast size. Set and costume design can be as simple or complex as your budget or imagination allow. And because most of the songs are so familiar and easy to learn, rehearsals are bound to be a snap. Perfect for young performers of all ages and experience levels, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR. will be a hit for actors and audiences alike!
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 1/19/2014 HONK! JR
MARET SCHOOL
1/24-1/25/2014
In the London season featuring the appearance of THE LION KING, HONK! became a stand-out by winning the 2000 Olivier Award (the British equivalent of the Tony® Award) for Best New Musical. HONK! JR. is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling with a JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT-esque score that everyone will enjoy. HONK! JR. can be performed with simple sets and costumes. No feathers or fur necessary--making it the perfect Broadway Junior musical!
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THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
1/10-2/16/2014
Tectonic Theater Project's World Premiere Presentation January 10-February 16, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater Bursting with soulful music and poetic storytelling, The Tallest Tree in the Forest combines the theatrical talents of award-winning artist Daniel Beaty (Emergence-See!) with acclaimed director Moises Kaufman (33 Variations, The Laramie Project). Discover the true story of Paul Robeson, hailed as the 'best known black man in the world' for his incomparable singing and acting, brought low by accusations of disloyalty to America. Backed by a live band, Beaty brings "his signature wit, grit and piercing lyricism" (New York Times) to more than 20 characters, asking the question, how does a man remain an artist when his soul cries out to be an activist?
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THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST
Arena Stage
1/10-2/16/2014
The Kreeger Theater:Daniel Beaty; dir: Mois
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TRIBES
The Studio Theatre
1/8-2/16/2014
Mead Theatre:Nina Raine; dir: David Muse.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 1/19/2014 PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
Kennedy Center [Eisenhower Theatre]
1/28-2/16/2014
In this innovative and imaginative new play, based on The New York Times best selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, a company of twelve actors plays more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of one of popular culture's most enduring and beloved characters proves that an audience's imagination can be the most captivating place in the world. The Broadway premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher opened to rave reviews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street) on April 15, 2012. The production has garnered nine Tony Award« nominations, including Best New Play, Best Original Score, Best Director of a Play and many more. Peter and the Starcatcher, will embark on a national tour, opening in August 2013 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 1/19/2014 VIOLET
FORDS THEATRE
1/24-2/23/2014
Set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, VIOLETfollows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young womanaccidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist cancure her, she embarks on a journey by bus from her sleepy NorthCarolina town to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets a young blacksoldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it meansto be an outsider. One of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the '90s, VIOLETastounded critics and audiences with its powerful story, its energetic,toe-tapping Gospel, Rock, Country, and Rhythm and Blues score by Jeanine Tesori, and its well-crafted book and lyrics by Brian Crawleythat are not afraid to deal with important, sensitive issues. Itssimple set and modest cast and orchestra requirements adjust to anyscale production. VIOLET features a strong ensemble cast with bravura roles for the two leads.
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VIOLET
Ford's Theatre
1/24-2/23/2014
Ford's Theatre:Brian Crawley; lyrics: Brian Crawley; music: Jeanine Tesori; dir: Jeff Calhoun.
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RICHARD III
Folger Theatre
1/28-3/9/2014
Folger Theatre:William Shakespeare; dir: Robert Richmond.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
The Shakespeare Theatre Company
1/16-3/9/2014
Lansburgh Theatre:Oscar Wilde; dir: Keith Baxter.
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