Albert Einstein and Marian Anderson's Friendship of Happenstance

5 min. Read

Set in the 1930s, My Lord, What a Night is a new drama based on the real-life friendship between contralto Marian Anderson and physicist Albert Einstein. It may be hard to imagine that one of the most celebrated singers of the 20th century and the German-Jewish genius who developed the theory of relativity would have much in common at all. This story based on true events encourages us to think otherwise.

Celebrating Juneteenth: A Day of Remembrance

6 min. Read

Happy Juneteenth from Ford’s Theatre! The year 2021 marks the 41st anniversary of the first official Juneteenth day of observance and is the first year that Juneteenth is recognized as a federal holiday.  Development Associate Erin Smith explains.

The Power of Place at Ford's Theatre

4 min. Read

Ford’s Theatre is a space that lives in the collective imagination, but one that Ford’s artists are intimately acquainted with. Writer and BIPOC Critics Lab Fellow Rishi Mutalik spoke with Ford’s actors, designers, directors and staff to discover what makes the historic theatre and site of President Lincoln’s assassination so very special.