Kennedy Center Season Will Include The Guardsman, Donna Murphy, Adam Pascal, Terri White, Judy Kuhn

By Andrew Gans
March 6, 2012

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' 2012-13 theatrical season will include a new production of Ferenc Molnár’s The Guardsman, featuring a new adaptation by Richard Nelson and direction by Gregory Mosher.



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 sixth season of Barbara Cook’s Spotlight series will feature cabaret-style performances by Maureen McGovern (Oct. 12), Donna Murphy (Nov. 9), Judy Kuhn (Dec. 7), Adam Pascal (May 10, 2013) and Terri White (Jan. 25, 2013).

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.