Planning a funeral is a difficult task under normal circumstances. Planning the funeral of a recently assassinated U.S. president brings that task to another level of complexity. That responsibility fell to 50-year-old George R. Harrington, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
Want to see photos from backstage at Ford’s? Learn about artifact restoration from our collections manager? Find out what happens during a Ford’s Theatre photo shoot? Discover this and more on several new staff Twitter handles.
In August 2015, Ford’s Theatre Society was fortunate enough to receive a donation of an original Ford’s Theatre playbill from the 1864 production of a play called Three Guardsmen. When thinking about how to best preserve your heirloom or artifact for future generations, there are several important elements of professional framing to consider with your professional framer.
Vinnette Carroll, the first African-American woman to direct on Broadway and the only Tony-nominated African-American woman in the Directing category, was behind several productions that went to Broadway.
Jennie Berman Eng and Cynthia Gertsen from the Ford’s Education staff, recently sat down to discuss the Ford’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, and how it transforms the play with musical moments.
On December 26, 2015, Michael Baron’s production of A Christmas Carol played its 400th performance on the Ford’s stage. Since its premiere in 2009, this company has three actors who have been with this particular incarnation of the show since it began and have never missed a performance
There’s plenty to be thankful for on Thanksgiving, but one person is rarely thanked around the dinner table. That person is Abraham Lincoln, and his connection to this American holiday may surprise you.
Have you ever noticed the “Family Circle, 25 cents” sign that is posted on the façade of Ford’s Theatre? Its history tells us a great deal about the atmosphere of theatres in the 1860s and how Fords wanted their theatre to be different.
Written in 1843, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol quickly gained popularity in England, and it has never been out of print since. The story has proven to be a lasting tradition worldwide, including here at Ford’s Theatre, where this Christmas classic has been presented for 34 years.
Have you ever seen Abraham Lincoln pictured with Latin American liberators Benito Juárez, Simón Bolivar and Antonio Maceo? A Cuban postage stamp from 1942 depicts these four men with the tagline, “Todas las razas caben en America."