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FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY PRESENTS ANNUAL GALA, SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012

Morgan Freeman and Elie Wiesel
To Receive Lincoln Medals

Event Will Honor Courageous Achievement through Performance

Hosted by Scott Bakula

Appearances by
Anna Christy, The Civil Wars,
Bettye LaVette, Matthew Morrison and
cast members from the Ford’s Theatre revival of 1776

"1776" BREAKS REVENUE RECORDS AT FORD’S THEATRE

PRODUCATION MUST CLOSE MAY 19, 2012

Washington, D.C. – The Ford’s Theatre Society announced that the Tony Award-winning musical 1776, directed by Peter Flynn, has surpassed revenue records to become the highest grossing theatrical production since the historic theatre reopened as a working playhouse in 1968. Due to previous commitments by the actors and Ford’s Theatre, 1776 must close May 19, 2012.

FORD’S PRESENTS DISCUSSION OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION LED BY DR. EDNA MEDFORD

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Ford’s Theatre Society presents a discussion with Howard University’s Dr. Edna Medford at the Center for Education and Leadership (514 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.) on May 7, at 5 p.m. The discussion focuses on the African-American experience during the American Revolution, including the role of black soldiers in both the British and Continental armies and the promises of emancipation made by both sides. Tickets to the discussion are $25 ($20 for Ford’s Theatre Members) and include sandwiches and drinks. Space is limited.

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY COMMEMORATES ANNIVERSARY OF LINCOLN ASSASSINATION APRIL 14 and 15, 2012

Washington, D.C.—The Ford’s Theatre Society commemorates the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 14 and 15, 2012. Events include an 8:45 a.m. wreath-laying ceremony on April 14 and interpretive talks by the National Park Service, as well as performances of the Society’s one-act play One Destiny and History on Foot walking tour, both of which chronicle the events leading up to the Lincoln assassination.

Visiting the Ford’s Theatre Campus

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 SEASON

Highlights Include Co-Production with Signature Theatre
Second Year of The Lincoln Legacy Project

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY ANNOUNCES SPRING 2012 DAYTIME PROGRAMMING

One Destiny performances resume March 20

History on Foot Walking Tours begin March 21

Lincoln Historian Michael Burlingame signs books March 23

Author Anthony Pitch discusses Lincoln’s assassination April 18

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY PRESENTS 1776 MARCH 9-MAY 19, 2012

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY SHERMAN EDWARDS
BOOK BY PETER STONE
BASED ON A CONCEPT BY SHERMAN EDWARDS
MUSIC DIRECTION BY JAY CROWDER
CHOREOGRAPHED BY MICHAEL BOBBITT
DIRECTED BY PETER FLYNN

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY PRESENTS D.C.-AREA STUDENTS IN THE FOURTH ANNUAL TARGET ORATORY FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 10 AND 17, 2012

Washington, D.C. — More than 350 Washington-area school students will perform a selection of President Abraham Lincoln’s speeches on the historic Ford’s Theatre stage on two Fridays, February 10 and 17, at 9:30 a.m., as part of Ford’s Theatre Society’s fourth annual Target Oratory Festival. The Target Oratory Festival showcases local students who have benefitted from the integration of historical speeches and letters into History and English classes to help strengthen their understanding of history and improve their public-speaking skills.

FREE OPEN HOUSE PROGRAMMING FOR LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY ON FEBRUARY 12 AND PRESIDENTS’ DAY ON FEBRUARY 20

PART OF THE OPENING CELEBRATION FOR THE NEW CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP