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FORD'S THEATRE ANNOUNCES BETSY O'BRIEN ANDERSON AS DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Washington, D.C.— Ford’s Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault announced today that Betsy O’Brien Anderson will join the company as Director of Development in June 2013. As Director of Development, Anderson will provide strategic organizational and administrative leadership for the fund development efforts of the historic theatre, museum and Center for Education and Leadership.

FORD’S THEATRE HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL NATIONAL ORATORY RETREAT AND PERFORMANCE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. MAY 3-5, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Twelve Students from five states and the District participate in the second-annual Ford’s Theatre National Oratory Retreat, May 3 through 5 in Washington, D.C. During the weekend, teachers and their select students from Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and the District, will visit local historic sites, connect with their peers and perform speeches on the Ford’s Theatre stage in a culminating performance on Sunday, May 5, at 12:30 p.m.

Ford's Theatre Sequestration Update

Ford's Theatre Society programming (including the musical Hello, Dolly!, the Investigation: Detective McDevitt walking tours and the one-act play One Destiny) is not affected by sequestration and will continue as scheduled. We do not expect any changes to operating hours or National Park Service ranger programming at the Ford’s Theatre National Historic site for spring 2013. The National Park Service is exploring a number of plans to satisfy the automatic spending cuts caused by sequestration.

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASON

Season Opens with The Lincoln Legacy Project Production of
The Laramie Project

Production marks the 15th Anniversary of
Matthew Shepard’s death

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY AND SIGNATURE THEATRE PRESENT "HELLO, DOLLY!"

HELLO, DOLLY!
BOOK BY MICHAEL STEWART
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY JERRY HERMAN
MUSIC DIRECTION BY JAMES MOORE
CHOREOGRAPHED BY KARMA CAMP
DIRECTED BY ERIC SCHAEFFER

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ford’s Theatre Society and Signature Theatre co-present the Tony-winning musical Hello, Dolly!, directed by Eric Schaeffer, March 15 through May 18, 2013, at Ford’s Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.). The production features Broadway’s Nancy Opel in the title role and Edward Gero as Horace Vandergelder.

FORD'S THEATRE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT PRESENTS FIFTH-ANNUAL TARGET ORATORY FESTIVAL: FEB. 5 & 8, 2013

THROUGH LINCOLN’S WORDS:
TARGET ORATORY RESIDENCY AND FESTIVAL

FEBRUARY 5 AND 8, 2013

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY ANNOUNCES PRESIDENTS' DAY PROGRAMMING FOR FEB. 18, 2013

Events include student oratory performances, ranger programs, Tales of the Lincoln with storyteller Jon Spelman and performances of One Destiny

FORD’S AUDIENCES RAISE MORE THAN $88,000 FOR MARTHA’S TABLE DURING PERFORMANCES OF "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"

Washington, D.C. —Ford’s Theatre Society announced that a donation drive during performances of A Christmas Carol has raised $88,040.67 for the Washington-based charity Martha’s Table. Donations were collected November 18-December 26, 2012. In addition to the curtain call collection, patrons also were encouraged to make donations through the Ford’s Theatre Box Office and members of the Ford’s Theatre Society staff donated money to the campaign. On December 12, members of the cast of A Christmas Carol volunteered by preparing meals at Martha’s Table.