Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/23/2012

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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/23/2012C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> C.S. Lewis' THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS
Shakespeare Theatre Company, Lansburgh Theatre
12/19-12/30/2012
C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters, reveals spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view. This funny, provocative and wickedly-witty theatrical adaptation, starring Max McLean as Screwtape, will change the way you think about how demons influence your everyday life.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/23/2012 MY FAIR LADY
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
11/2-1/6/2013
based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner music by Frederick Loewe directed by Molly Smith in the Fichandler NOVEMBER 2, 2012 – JANUARY 6, 2013 Just as Molly Smith's record-breaking production of Oklahoma! was enthralling audiences at Arena, her fresh reinterpretation of My Fair Lady set the all-time box office record at the prestigious Shaw Festival in Canada. And now Molly is reassembling her creative team to bring this breathtaking musical to Arena Stage. When Professor Henry Higgins wagers he can transform a Cockney flower girl into an aristocratic lady, he never guesses that Eliza Doolittle will in turn transform him. Lerner and Loewe's sparkling score includes such enduring favorites as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "The Rain in Spain," "On the Street Where You live," and "Get Me to the Church on Time." Based on Shaw's most incisive social satire, My Fair Lady is a joyful, crowd-pleasing celebration for the entire family.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/23/2012 THE PAJAMA MEN: IN THE MIDDLE OF NO ONE
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
12/11-1/6/2013
Created and Performed by The Pajama Men AKA Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez Music by Kevin Hume Following sell-out runs in London's West End, Albuquerque duo The Pajama Men come to Woolly with their stand-up/sketch comedy/physical theatre extravaganza, In The Middle of No One. A delightfully silly comedy thriller about love, alien abduction, and the spirit of adventure, the show captures The Pajama Men's trademark style of blink-of-an-eye character switches and plot twists, underscored with unflinching joke telling.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/23/2012 DREAMGIRLS
Signature Theater
11/13-1/6/2013
First a smash Broadway musical then an award-winning motion picture, Dreamgirls captures the spirit and hope of Motown when a girl group from Chicago makes it big. In a business controlled by men, the female trio fights for recognition, fellowship and love as superstardom challenges their musical and cultural identity. A rich, glowing spectacle about the price of show-biz success, Dreamgirls sizzles with sparkling dance and R&B soul. Starring Hairspray's Nova Y. Payton as Effie. Featuring the hit songs "Dreamgirls," "And I am Telling You I'm Not Going" and "One Night Only".
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/23/2012Irving Berlin's White Christmas in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Opera House
12/11-1/6/2013
Direct from Broadway, the classic holiday movie White Christmas comes to the stage at last! This brand new musical shines with classic Irving Berlin hits like "Blue Skies," "How Deep is the Ocean?," and, of course, the unforgettable title song.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/23/2012 MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Theater
12/18-1/6/2013
Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Who Do You Love?," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and more.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/23/2012 MY FAIR LADY
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
11/2-1/6/2013
Just as Molly Smith's record-breaking production of Oklahoma! was enthralling audiences at Arena Stage, her fresh reinterpretation of My Fair Lady set the all-time box office record at the prestigious Shaw Festival in Canada. Now Smith is reassembling her creative team to bring this breathtaking musical to Arena Stage. When Professor Henry Higgins wagers he can transform a Cockney flower girl into an aristocratic lady, he never guesses that Eliza Doolittle will in turn transform him. Lerner and Loewe's sparkling score includes such enduring favorites as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "The Rain in Spain," "On the Street Where You Live" and "Get Me to the Church on Time." Based on Shaw's most incisive social satire, My Fair Lady is a joyful, crowd-pleasing celebration for the entire family.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 12/23/2012 PULLMAN PORTER BLUES
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
11/23-1/6/2013
Pullman Porter Blues A world-premiere co-production with Seattle Repertory Theatre By Cheryl L. West Directed by Lisa Peterson In the Kreeger Theater November 23, 2012 – January 6, 2013 Jam-packed with 14 original and classic blues songs, including "Sweet Home Chicago," Pullman Porter Blues is the world-premiere production that reveals the true hero hidden within every man. It's June 1937 and the Panama Limited, bound from Chicago to New Orleans, is bouncing to the beat of the rollicking Midwest blues. Most folks are tuned in to the Joe Louis/James Braddock championship bout, but the men of the Sykes family—three generations of porters—know there's more at stake than just a boxing title, as they battle each other, racial tensions and an uncertain future. Will the hope they get from the Brown Bomber be the fuel this family needs to make a better life, or will progress tear them apart?
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