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


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.

For more information visit

NSO In Your Neighborhood

Join the National Symphony Orchestra for a special free concert at Columbia Heights Educational Campus, Fri., Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. Free tickets are required. To reserve, call (202) 416-8112. Additionally, members of the NSO will perform at your favorite spots around Columbia Heights from Jan. 4 through 9. Go to for more information and a full performance listing, or visit the Tumblr Page at

Ballet 360: What Ballet Does Best II - Exotic Dreams

Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses video of well-known ballets to take us beyond the steps and into the fine craft of making a ballet. The performance is on Jan. 14 at the Terrace Gallery. Tickets are $15. For tickets and more information visit

Fortas Chamber Music: Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio

The Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio, a piano trio brings a program with classic trios by Beethoven and Schubert, as well as contemporary works by Higdon and Newman. The performance is Jan. 18 at the Terrace Theater. Tickets are $32. For tickets and more information visit

Bridging the Centuries: Mozart and Schubert

Lecturer Saul Lilienstein brings his expert musical insights to a discussion of two late masterful compositions by the young geniuses Mozart and Schubert on Jan. 21 at the Atrium. Tickets are $15. For tickets and more information visit

KC Jazz Club: Antonio Hart Organ Group featuring Bobby Floyd

Alto saxophonist Antonio Hart--usually seen in the Center's larger theaters with the likes of the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band--returns in a more intimate setting with Hammond B-3 organist Bobby Floyd on Jan. 28 at the Terrace Gallery. Tickets are from $26. For tickets and more information visit

Theater Look-in: La Cage aux Folles

Join company members for a Theater Look-in, complete with lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists on Jan. 31 at the Eisenhower Theater. Tickets are $12. For tickets and more info visit

Family: The Wings of Ikarus Jackson

Ikarus Jackson can fly. Some think it's strange. But when one girl sticks up for him, Ikarus learns to let his spirit soar in this inspiring Kennedy Center dance/theater adaptation of Christopher Myers's colorful children's book. Age 8+ Feb. 4–19 at the Family Theater. Tickets are $18. For tickets and more information visit

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

America's cultural ambassador to the world, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns for its annual engagement with electrifying new works and a compilation of classics, including the iconic Revelations on every program. Performances are Feb. 7–12 at the Opera House. Tickets are from $30. For tickets and more information visit

NSO Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie

Conductor Michael Krajewski and the NSO Pops welcome Cirque de la Symphonie, a new production that brings "the Magic of Cirque to the Concert Hall!" Performances are Feb. 23–25 at the Concert Hall. Tickets are from $20. For tickets and more information visit

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566. For more information call 800-444-1324 or 202-467-4600 or visit

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