Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House) and the Center for Education and Leadership will be closed to the public on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014.

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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.

FORD’S THEATRE PRESENTS 75TH ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION OF "OUR TOWN"

OUR TOWN
BY THORNTON WILDER
DIRECTED BY STEPHEN RAYNE


Several commemorative events scheduled for February 2013

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY RECIEVES 2012 MOMENTUM AWARD FROM THE DOWNTOWN DC BID

Washington, D.C.— The Downtown BID presented the Ford’s Theatre Society with a 2012 Momentum Award for its Center for Education and Leadership on December 12, 2012. The evening awards celebration at the Carnegie Library (801 K Street) paid tribute to 11 honorees, all of whom brought innovation and excitement to Downtown DC during 2012.

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY PRESENTS BOOK DISCUSSION & SIGNING WITH AUTHOR DAN VAN HAFTEN DECEMBER 28, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ford’s Theatre Society hosts a book discussion and signing with author Dan Van Haften on December 28, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., at Ford’s Theatre (511 Tenth Street, NW). Van Haften and David Hirsch co-authored Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason, a compelling study of the structure of Lincoln’s communications and how he applied his analytical and persuasive talents to his speeches. Following the discussion in the theatre, Van Haften will sign copies of the book in the Ford’s Theatre lobby.

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH MARK RUSSELL, FEBRUARY 18, 2013, at 7 p.m.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Piano-playing political satirist Mark Russell returns to Ford’s Theatre February 18, 2013, at 7 p.m. for a show packed with material ripped from the headlines. Known for skewering Democrats and Republicans alike, Russell’s unique brand of comedy earned him the Mark Twain Award for political comedy and has made him a popular favorite on PBS. See the man TV Guide calls “the funniest man on television” on the historic Ford’s Theatre stage.

MARK RUSSELL

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY PARTNERS WITH MARTHA’S TABLE ON DONATION DRIVE THROUGH PERFORMANCES OF "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"

Washington, D.C.—The Ford’s Theatre Society announced that the cast of the 2012 production of A Christmas Carol is partnering with Martha’s Table to create a donation drive inspired by the themes of charity in Dickens’s holiday classic. During the curtain calls for performances of A Christmas Carol, the cast will collect monetary donations on behalf of the Washington-based non-profit Martha’s Table. Patrons can also make donations through the Ford’s Theatre Box Office.

FORD’S THEATRE 2012-2013 SEASON CONTINUES WITH "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"

BY CHARLES DICKENS
ADAPTED BY MICHAEL WILSON
DIRECTED BY MICHAEL BARON

FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY AND SIGNATURE THEATRE ANNOUNCE CASTING FOR "HELLO, DOLLY!"

Production features Nancy Opel as Dolly and Edward Gero as Horace Vandergelder

FORD’S THEATRE PRESENTS WASHINGTON PREMIERE OF "FLY" SEPT. 21-OCT. 21

Second featured production for
The Lincoln Legacy Project:
Multi-year effort to create dialogue around the issues of tolerance, equality and acceptance