A favorite tradition for the company of A Christmas Carol is the annual donation collection for a D.C.-based charitable organization. Over the past seven years, the cast has raised more than $550,000 for different local charities. Learn more about how the acting company gives back each season.
The Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership features a winding staircase and 34-foot tower of books about Abraham Lincoln, symbolizing that the last word about this great man will never be written.
Ever wondered who designs the posters, street banners, lobby signage, playbills and more at Ford’s Theatre? Gary Erskine, Art Director and staff photographer, leads our design team. Take a behind-the-scenes peek at his work on Twitter as part of our Social Media Ambassadors program.
The Broadway-bound musical Come From Away tells the stories of the townspeople of Gander, Newfoundland, and the unexpected 6,579 airline passengers who waited in the Canadian town for American airspace to reopen after September 11, 2001. Three “come from aways” share their experiences in the following post.
The characters in the musical Come From Away are composite characters based on the experiences of real people and actual events of September 11 through September 15, 2001. Learn more about them here.
Ford’s Theatre celebrates 35 years of A Christmas Carol performances in 2016, and acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace steps into the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the first time.
We’re kicking off a new initiative called Free First Preview where we give away tickets to the first preview performance for all of our mainstage productions. The initiative is presented in an effort to broaden access to Ford’s Theatre programming.
Few people know our Ford’s Theatre exhibits as well as Heather Hoagland, Exhibitions and Collections Manager. Whether she’s cleaning Lincoln’s clothes from the evening of his assassination or preserving light-damaged photos, Heather shares her museum adventures on Twitter as part of our Social Media Ambassadors program.
The artistic team and cast for the new musical Come From Away gathered for the first time this week in D.C. Among those in attendance were the show’s creators, Irene Sankoff and David Hein. Take a look at behind-the-scenes photos from the first read through of the show in rehearsal.
The walking tour Investigation: Detective McDevitt visitors on an interactive journey through the crime that changed America: Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Hear from one of our guides, Matthew Dewberry, about portraying an 1865 detective on this unique tour of D.C.