Hear from the cast of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?-- a wildly funny and heart-wrenching stage play about what happens when two 1960s couples gather for a late-night drink after a faculty party.
You will likely read many tributes about Edward Albee the genius, the three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and the multiple Tony Award winner. For me, Edward was my colleague and friend, and I was fortunate to get to see sides of him the public often wasn’t privy to. I want to tell you about Edward Albee, the man.
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 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.
Editor’s Note: In conjunction with with the musical Come From Away, Kenneth Foote, Professor of Geography at the University of Connecticut and author of Shadowed Ground, discusses the context of places that have been involved in tragedies like the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
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.
When we think about the September 11 attacks, even 15 years later, the conversation often turns to recollections of our fear, questions surrounding our safety, and the positive and negative effects of our nation’s response. But Come From Away tells the story of how people came together to provide friendship, supplies and support when we needed it most.
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