Kennedy Center Season to Include Side Show Plus Patti LuPone, Mandy Patinkin, Patina Miller and More

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced its 2013–14 theatrical season, which will include a new production of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell's Side Show, featuring direction by Academy Award winner Bill Condon.

Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone (Photo by Ethan Hill)

The Center will also present national touring productions of Disney's The Lion King, Peter and the Starcatcher, Elf, Sister Act, Flashdance – the Musical and a return of Million Dollar Quartet.

Tony winners Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin will bring their acclaimed Broadway concert, An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, to the famed venue, and the seventh season of Barbara Cook’s Spotlight will feature cabaret-style performances by Lucie Arnaz, Brian d’Arcy James, Megan Hilty, Patina Miller and Tommy Tune.

Side Show, a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, will run June 14, 2014-July 13, 2014 in the Eisenhower Theater. Based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression, the musical, according to press notes, is a "moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love."

Calendar highlights follow:

Sept. 24-Oct. 6: Million Dollar Quartet in the Eisenhower Theater
Oct. 29-Nov. 10: Sister Act in the Opera House
Nov. 1: Tommy Tune in the Terrace Theater
Nov. 8: Lucie Arnaz in the Terrace Theater
Dec. 6: Patina Miller in the Terrace Theater
Dec. 17-Jan. 5, 2014: Elf in the Opera House
Dec. 25-Jan. 19, 2014: Flashdance — The Musical in the Eisenhower Theater
Jan. 28-Feb. 16: Peter and the Starcatcher in the Eisenhower Theater
Feb. 18-23: An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin in the Eisenhower Theater
March 7: Brian d'Arcy James in the Terrace Theater
May 2: Megan Hilty in the Terrace Theater
June 14-July 13: Side Show in the Eisenhower Theater
June 17-Aug. 17: The Lion King in the Opera House

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