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Arena Stage to Host Free Live Simulcast of TONI STONE at Nationals Park Photo Arena Stage to Host Free Live Simulcast of TONI STONE at Nationals Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2021

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is proud to partner with Nationals Park to host a free live simulcast of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Toni Stone on Sunday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Arena Stage Announces Cast and Creative for A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Photo Arena Stage Announces Cast and Creative for A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the company for A Thousand Splendid Suns, adapted for the stage by Ursula Rani Sarma and based on the 2007 New York Times bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini (Kite Runner). Set in 1992 in war-torn Afghanistan, this gripping story centers around a friendship that develops between two Afghan women following a tragedy. While facing insurmountable odds of a brutal and oppressive way of life, the two form an unlikely bond in a heart-rending fight for survival. Directed by Carey Perloff, A Thousand Splendid Suns runs January 17 - March 1, 2020 in the Kreeger Theater.

Heather Headley Will Headline Arena Stage 70th Anniversary Gala Photo Heather Headley Will Headline Arena Stage 70th Anniversary Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 31, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will host the 70th Anniversary Gala, presented by Ourisman Automotive Group, on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at The Anthem (901 Wharf Street, SW) with Tony and Grammy Award-winning actress Heather Headley headlining the event. The evening includes a cocktail reception, three-course seated dinner and a one-night-only performance featuring a variety of Headley's beloved Broadway songs and personal selections.

Photo Flash: Inside Arena Stage's Reading of the Mueller Report Volume II Photo Photo Flash: Inside Arena Stage's Reading of the Mueller Report Volume II
by Julie Musbach - Jul 12, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, in association with activist and actress Jjana Valentiner, recently held a public, nonpartisan 11-hour marathon reading of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Report. 

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's 2019 Gala Honors Nina Totenberg Featuring Kathleen Turner Photo Photo Flash: Arena Stage's 2019 Gala Honors Nina Totenberg Featuring Kathleen Turner
by A.A. Cristi - May 22, 2019

Actor and performer Kathleen Turner headlined the Gala, with her one-woman cabaret. Arena Stage is excited to present the Beth Newburger Schwartz Award to Nina Totenberg, in recognition of her ground-breaking reporting in the broadcast world and her continual support of the arts.

Arena Stage Gala To Recognize Lindsey Brittain Collins As Emerging Leader Photo Arena Stage Gala To Recognize Lindsey Brittain Collins As Emerging Leader
by Julie Musbach - Feb 22, 2019

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie are pleased to recognize Lindsey Brittain Collins as an Emerging Leader at the 2019 Arena Stage Annual Gala. The Gala will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth Street, SW).

Lavern Chatman And Annie Simonia Totah To Lead Arena Stage's Gala Photo Lavern Chatman And Annie Simonia Totah To Lead Arena Stage's Gala
by Julie Musbach - Dec 14, 2018

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie are pleased to announce Lavern Chatman, vice president of business development at EDJ Associates and Arena Board of Trustees member as the chairwoman, and Annie Simonian Totah, Armenian Assembly of America's Board of Trustees member and recipient of their 2018 Distinguished Humanitarian Award, as the honorary chairwoman of the 2019 Arena Stage Annual Gala

Arena Stage Gala To Honor NPR's Nina Totenberg; Kathleen Turner Headlines Photo Arena Stage Gala To Honor NPR's Nina Totenberg; Kathleen Turner Headlines
by Julie Musbach - Oct 26, 2018

Arena Stage announces the presentation of the fourth annual Beth Newburger Schwartz Award to National Public Radio's Nina Totenberg, with actor and performer Kathleen Turner headlining the 2019 Arena Stage Annual Gala. The Gala will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Mead Center for American Theater

Arena Stage's TURN ME LOOSE Extends Through October 21 Photo Arena Stage's TURN ME LOOSE Extends Through October 21
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2018

The D.C.-area premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's intimate, no-holds-barred drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, will receive an additional six performances during its run at Arena Stage. Under the direction of John Gould Rubin, Turn Me Loose now plays through October 21, 2018 in the Kreeger Theater.

Arena Stage To Host Exclusive Wine Auction And Wine Dinner Photo Arena Stage To Host Exclusive Wine Auction And Wine Dinner
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2018

Arena Stage will host a silent and live wine auction on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW). The event is helmed by Arena Stage Trustees Judith N. Batty, Gene Samburg and Beth Newburger Schwartz.

BWW Review: THE ORIGINALIST at 59E59 Theaters Must Be Seen and Appreciated Photo BWW Review: THE ORIGINALIST at 59E59 Theaters Must Be Seen and Appreciated
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 21, 2018

The NYC premiere of 'The Originalist,' written by John Strand and directed by Molly Smith, is now on stage at 59E59 theaters. This is a vital story for our times. It contrasts political and social perspectives while still proving that people can maintain a sense of civility. This enthralling theatrical piece features the finest staging and stellar acting. See it while you can on the Upper East Side stage.

Photo Flash: THE ORIGINALIST Celebrates Opening Night at 59E59 Photo Photo Flash: THE ORIGINALIST Celebrates Opening Night at 59E59
by Julie Musbach - Jul 20, 2018

Continuing its cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, is playing at 59E59 Theaters under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith July 14-August 19, 2018. The production recently celebrated opening night, check out the photos below!

Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST Traveling to Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters Photo Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST Traveling to Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018

Continuing its cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, will play at 59E59 Theaters under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Participate in Talkback for THE ORI Photo U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Participate in Talkback for THE ORIGINALIST
by Julie Musbach - Jun 7, 2018

59E59 Theaters announces that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will join directorMolly Smith for a special post-show conversation immediately following the matinee performance onSunday, July 29 of THE ORIGINALIST. The conversation will surround Justice Ginsburg's former colleague, the late Justice Antonin Scalia, and themes related to the production.

Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST Comes to 59E59 Theaters Photo Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST Comes to 59E59 Theaters
by Julie Musbach - May 29, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome the NYC premiere of THE ORIGINALIST written by John Strand and directed by Molly Smith. Produced by Middle Finger Production, LLC [Beth Newburger, Executive Producer] and Arena Stage and part of 59E59's Subscription Series, THE ORIGINALIST begins performances on Saturday, July 14 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 19. 

Photo Flash: Arena Stage Honors Mayor Muriel Bowser at Annual Gala Photo Photo Flash: Arena Stage Honors Mayor Muriel Bowser at Annual Gala
by Julie Musbach - May 11, 2018

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie recently presented the third annual Beth Newburger Schwartz Award to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, as well as recognizing Jessica Stafford Davis as an Emerging Leader at the 2018 Arena Stage Annual Gala.

Maurice Hines to Emcee 2018 Arena Stage Gala with Mary McBride as Headliner Photo Maurice Hines to Emcee 2018 Arena Stage Gala with Mary McBride as Headliner
by Julie Musbach - Feb 13, 2018

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie are pleased to announce that Broadway legend Maurice Hines will serve as the Master of Ceremonies and international touring artist and global humanitarian Mary McBride will headline the 2018 Arena Stage Gala honoring Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW). As previously announced, the Gala features the presentation of the third annual Beth Newburger Schwartz Award to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and will recognize Jessica Stafford Davis as an Emerging Leader. The Gala is helmed by event chairs and Arena Stage Trustees Lavern Chatman and Maggie FitzPatrick.

Arena Stage Gala to Honor D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Jessica Stafford Davis Photo Arena Stage Gala to Honor D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Jessica Stafford Davis
by Julie Musbach - Jan 31, 2018

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie are pleased to announce the presentation of the third annual Beth Newburger Schwartz Award to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, as well as recognize Jessica Stafford Davis as an Emerging Leader at the 2018 Arena Stage Annual Gala. The Gala is helmed by event chairs and Arena Stage Trustees Lavern Chatman and Maggie FitzPatrick, and will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW).

Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST Traveling to Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters Photo Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST Traveling to Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Continuing its cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, will play at 59E59 Theaters under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith.

Bid for Tickets to DEAR EVAN HANSEN and More at Arena Stage's Live Wine Auction Photo Bid for Tickets to DEAR EVAN HANSEN and More at Arena Stage's Live Wine Auction
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Arena Stage will host a live wine auction today, October 3, 2017 at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW). The wine auction is helmed by event co-chairs Judith N. Batty, Arena Stage board chair, and board member Sandra E. Taylor.

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