By Andrew Gans
06 Mar 2012
|Photo by Chris Cassidy|
Performances of the 1920s Broadway comedy smash are scheduled for May 25-June 23, 2013.
Tony Award–winning Druid Theatre Company will present the story of Irish emigration through a three-play cycle of works by Irish dramatist Tom Murphy: Famine, A Whistle in the Dark and Conversations on a Homecoming. Directed by Garry Hynes, performances of DruidMurphy are scheduled for Oct. 17-20. Audiences are invited to experience each of the three plays individually or all three together in a single day.
Songs of Migration, which was created by South African trumpeter, composer and lyricist Hugh Masekela, is described as a "musical tribute to the great songs of migrants across the African continent." The musical evenings will be presented Oct. 17-20.
The Center will also present national touring productions of The Book of Mormon, War Horse, Jekyll & Hyde, Million Dollar Quartet and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.
Washington National Opera’s season will offer a new co-production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein’s Show Boat, directed by Francesca Zambello. Performances are scheduled for May 4-26, 2013.
The National Symphony Orchestra pops season will include The Wizard and I: The Musical Journey of Stephen Schwartz, May 16-18, 2013. Steven Reineke is the conductor.
For more information, call (202) 467-4600 or visit kennedy-center.org.