Actor Ben Platt performs at 54 Below on September 1, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Ben Platt to Star in New Musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ in D.C.

Ben Platt will star in the new musical “Dear Evan Hansen” debuting this summer at Washington’s Arena Stage.


Dancers perform during the media preview of the musical production "Little Dancer" in New York on October 6, ahead of its world premiere to be held at the Kennedy Center.  (Photo Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Little Dancer’ Musical Readies for Opening in D.C.

“Little Dancer Aged Fourteen,” a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical exploring the story of a mysterious 14-year-old dancer and the artist who portrayed her.


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Kennedy Center Opens Revived ‘Side Show’ Musical

A revival of the musical “Side Show” is opening at the Kennedy Center, featuring a collection of misfits from the carnival world.


National Symphony Orchestra. Credit: Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect

Kennedy Center Plans Its First Musical

Artists from Spain and Portugal will be a centerpiece of the Kennedy Center’s next season, along with a first for the performing arts giant: its own new musical.


Audra McDonald performs with cast of "Porgy and Bess" onstage at the 66th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

‘Porgy and Bess’ Returns to D.C.’s National Theatre

One of 2012’s celebrated musicals from Broadway that also has a unique role in American theater history is opening this week at the National Theatre in Washington.