John Cameron Mitchell & Adam Trent Coming To The National Theatre
Two very special events bring two dynamic performers to the National Theatre's historic stage in February 2019 - THE MAGIC OF Adam Trent on Saturday, February 2 and THE ORIGIN OF LOVE: THE SONGS AND STORIES OF HEDWIG with John Cameron Mitchell on Friday, February 8.
Tickets may be purchased at TheNationalDC.com, in person at the National Theatre box office (weekdays, noon to 6:00 PM), or by calling 800-514-3849. The National Theatre is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in downtown Washington, D.C.
The Magic of Adam Trent
SaturDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Direct from Broadway - "the next big thing in magic...a genius headed straight to stardom" (Huffington Post). One of the original stars of the Broadway hit The Illusionists has teamed up with that show's producers to present an illusion show with a scale and mass appeal not seen since the touring days of David Copperfield. Returning to his roots as a solo performer, breakout star Adam Trent brings his signature brand of magic and illusion to a spectacle featuring hits from the Broadway show along with never before seen material. The Illusionists Present The Magic of Adam Trent is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy, and music perfect for the entire family. "Seeing is disbelieving" - The New York Times.
The Origin of Love: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Put on some makeup and turn on your tape deck - it's time to experience the original Hedwig! John Cameron Mitchell, the double Tony Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated co-creator and original star of Hedwig & the Angry Inch, performs songs from his groundbreaking rock musical and regales the audience with stories from 20 years of Hedwig's history. He'll also preview songs from his upcoming musical Anthem. John directed, starred and, with songwriter Stephen Trask, wrote the multi-award winning musical and film Hedwig & the Angry Inch. John also directed Shortbus and the film of the Pultizer Prize-winning play Rabbit Hole. He appeared in the original Broadway productions of The Secret Garden, Big River, and Six Degrees of Separation. Recent recurring TV roles include HBO's Girls and Vinyl, CBS's The Good Fight, and Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle.
Tickets for THE MAGIC OF Adam Trent and THE ORIGIN OF LOVE: THE SONGS AND STORIES OF HEDWIG with John Cameron Mitchell may be purchased online at TheNationalDC.com, in person at the National Theatre box office (weekdays, noon to 6:00 PM), or by calling 800-514-3849.
Managed and programmed by JAM Theatricals since 2012, the National Theatre is located on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House. The National Theatre opened in 1835 and is the oldest touring theater in the country. JAM Theatricals, under the direction of Steve Traxler and Arny Granat, introduced "Broadway at the National," a new and exciting subscription series. In addition to the world premieres of IF/THEN, MEAN GIRLS and BEETLEJUICE recent theatrical presentations include BLITHE Spirit starring Angela Lansbury, Jersey Boys, LES MISÉRABLES and the Washington premieres of Motown The Musical, American Idiot, FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and Newsies. In addition, the National has recently presented many special events and concerts, including Kacey Musgraves, Dave Koz, Bryan Adams, Bill Burr, Eddie Izzard, Savion Glover, The Irish Tenors and ThePianoGuys.
The 2018-2019 "Broadway at the National" season includes BEAUTIFUL - the Carole King Musical (Now thru Dec. 30, 2018), SCHOOL OF ROCK (Jan. 16 - 27, 2019), FINDING NEVERLAND (Feb. 26 - Mar. 3, 2019), A BRONX TALE (Mar. 26 - 31, 2019), STOMP (Apr. 23 - 28, 2019) and Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL (July 10 - 27, 2019).