Did you know that Ford's Theatre reopened as a working theatre just three months prior to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Discover what the reaction to King's assassination meant for the immediate neighborhood around Ford's Theatre and D.C. as a whole.
In this discussion with National Museum of African American History and Culture Curator Dr. Dwandalyn Reece, we learn the importance of strong female characters like Dorothy, and how her story, reimagined in The Wiz, is a beautiful example of the African-American experience.
In this exclusive interview, Charlie and Rusty (the pups playing Toto in The Wiz) reveal their favorite D.C. hot spots, their dream roles and how they got started in show-biz.
Don’t live in D.C.? Not a student? Never fear, Ford’s Theatre programming is accessible to those near and far! Learn about four of our virtual programs that bring history to life via an internet connection.
Go backstage with the cast and crew of The Wiz (even Toto!) with these recent Instagram photo highlights.
In our latest prototyping sprint on the Ford’s campus we tested out a concept Ford’s has long-considered: character cards representing historical figures whose stories patrons follow through the exhibit. While the cards were highly successful in terms of engagement, the D.R.A.F.T. team continues to debate what counts as success and whether these cards achieved it.
Take a look at our findings from our process of digitizing our Ford's Theatre stage production image archive.
Staff observed reactions to staff-distributed ballots and interactive flip doors in the Ford's Museum on March 12, 2018. Discover our main takeaways from this prototyping experiment.
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