Photo by Scott Suchman

The cast of Ford's Theatre's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Photo by Scott Suchman

Stacy Keach and Edward Gero in Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2.

Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Paul Scanlan and Josh Sticklin in The Keegan Theatre's production of Hair.

Photo by Teresa Wood

Zachary Fine and Noah Brody in Folger Theatre's production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Photo by Tony Powell

Nova Y. Payton, Levi Kreis, and E. Faye Butler in Arena Stage's production of Smokey Joe’s Café—The Songs of Leiber and Stoller

  • On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:30pm, GALA Hispanic Theatre will host its annual Noche de Estrellas benefit event honoring arts, community, and philanthropic leaders from the Washington region and celebrating GALA’s rich artistic vision and youth education programs.

  • The American Century Theater is pleased to announce that the Arlington Community Foundation has awarded them a Community Enhancement Grant of $2,500 for their upcoming production of Judgment at Nuremburg, by Abby Mann. Judgment at Nuremberg will be directed by Helen Hayes recipient, Joe Banno, and will run May 30 – June 29 at Gunston Arts Center, Theatre Two, in Arlington.

  • Arena Stage will host the Voices of Now Festival, a four-day event featuring original works of theater written and performed by nine different youth ensembles from the internationally renowned Community Engagement program. The festival will bring together more than 100 artists, ages 11-24, from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia who have been working with professional theater artists from Arena Stage for the past year to devise original one-act plays. The 2014 ensembles will come together May 14-17, 2014 to perform and discuss their work.

  • During the Sunday, May 18th performance of Three Men in a Boat (To say nothing of the Dog), Synetic Theater will provide childcare at its Studio just down the hall from the theater. For $5 per child, parents can drop their children off to play theatre games while they enjoy the show. Drop off begins at noon and all children must be picked up by 4pm. Click here for more details.

  • For their April Irish Popcorn!, Solas Nua will be screening Silence at RíRá Georgetown on Monday, April 28th, at 7pm.

  • To close out their inaugural season of concert readings, The Rainbow Theatre Project has secured the rights to perform a concert reading of the much-touted Off Broadway musical Yank! by brothers David and Joseph Zellnik. Co-directed by Factory 449 Producing Artistic Director Rick Hammerly and the Director of Artistic Programming at Ford’s Theatre, Patrick Pearson, Yank! plays at Source in D.C. on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm, and will be preceded by a reading of Jon Heron’s short play, Me and My Gun, directed by Christopher Janson.


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Webcast of the 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards

On Monday, April 21, over 1,800 members of Washington theatre -- from audiences to supporters to theatre professionals and artists -- came together to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2013 season. 

Whether you were there with us...


Live Blog from the 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards


Good evening! The party is already underway here at the 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards. A Nominee Reception, hosted by Craig Pascal and Victor Shargai, started things off at 6:00 this evening, paying tribute...

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What to Know Before You Go

This year’s Helen Hayes Awards is a party and awards in one and unlike anything we’ve done before.  We want you to know everything you need to know to feel comfortable about how the evening will work.