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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

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION FOR THE CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP: FEBRUARY 8, 2012

Special Evening Dedication Ceremony Will Honor Lincoln’s Legacy

Wayne R. Reynolds and Rex W. Tillerson To Receive Lincoln Medals

FORD’S ANNOUNCES NEW CASTING AND SCHEDULE FOR "NECESSARY SACRIFICES"

CRAIG WALLACE TO PLAY FREDERICK DOUGLASS

PERFORMANCES RESUME JANUARY 26, 2012; PRODUCTION EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 18, 2012

Media Performance Rescheduled for February 1, 2012

FORD’S CANCELS PREVIEW PERFORMANCES OF "NECESSARY SACRIFICES" JANUARY 20-24, 2012

Ticket exchanges available
Updated performance schedule to be announced

FORD'S THEATRE SITE CLOSURE JANUARY 23, 2012

Washington, D.C. – The National Park Service (NPS) and Ford’s Theatre Society (FTS) announce Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, located at 511 10th Street, N.W., will be closed to the public for routine maintenance on January 23, 2012. The Petersen House (the House where President Abraham Lincoln died) located at 516 10th Street, N.W., will also be closed that day.

During this closure, visitors may visit www.nps.gov/foth and www.fords.org to experience Ford’s Theatre on an interactive level.

FORD’S THEATRE ANNOUNCES NICHOLAS STIMLER AS LITERARY AND CASTING DIRECTOR

Washington, D.C.—Ford’s Theatre Society announced that Nicholas Stimler has been appointed to the position of Literary and Casting Director. Stimler was previously the Assistant to Broadway Director and Choreographer Jeff Calhoun, who is a Ford’s Theatre Associate Artist. Stimler will manage literary submissions, develop the Society’s theatrical programming in conjunction with the Ford's programming staff and supervise casting for all productions.

ABOUT NICHOLAS STIMLER

FORD'S PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE OF "NECESSARY SACRIFICES"

BY RICHARD HELLESEN
DIRECTED BY JENNIFER L. NELSON

Production features David Selby as Abraham Lincoln

"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" AUDIENCES RAISE MORE THAN $83,000 FOR MIRIAM’S KITCHEN

Washington, D.C. —Ford’s Theatre Society announced that a donation drive during performances of A Christmas Carol has raised $83,007 for the Washington-based charity Miriam’s Kitchen. Donations were collected November 18-December 29, 2011. 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.