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We invite you to learn more about the history, vision, leadership and programming of Ford’s Theatre below. If you would like to cover events or productions at Ford’s Theatre, or film at the historic site, contact us at press@fords.org

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Latest News and Press Releases

Full Casting for Musical "Ragtime" Announced

Production plays March 10 to May 20, 2017

Ford’s Theatre Society announced full casting and design team for the musical Ragtime directed by Peter Flynn, choreographed by Michael Bobbitt and with Music Direction by Christopher Youstra. The production features an all-star D.C. cast including Kevin McAllister as Coalhouse Walker, Jr., Tracy Lynn Olivera as Mother, Nova Y. Payton as Sarah and Jonathan Atkinson as Tateh. Ragtime plays March 10 to May 20, 2017, at historic Ford’s Theatre.

ONE NIGHT PERFORMANCE OF "The Accidental Hero" April 2, 2017

Presented in partnership with the American Friends of the Czech Republic

"The Accidental Hero" is written and performed by Patrick Dewane, telling the true story of his grandfather, a World War II officer who miraculously liberated his own grandparents’ native villages in Czechoslovakia. Dewane brings archival material found in his grandfather’s basement to life in this “enthralling, humorous and heartwarming tale of miraculous escapes and astonishing coincidences” (Minneapolis Star Tribune).

ABRAHAM LINCOLN SYMPOSIUM: MARCH 18, 2017

Event presented by Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society

Noted authors and historians Daniel W. Crofts, Stephen D. Engle, Allen C. Guelzo, Jason Silverman and Douglas L. Wilson will discuss aspects of our 16th president’s legacy, leadership, relationship with immigrants, and his vision for Emancipation and Reconstruction in a free full day symposium Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Ford’s Theatre.

Spring Daytime Programming Announced

"One Destiny" Performances and "History on Foot" Tours Resume

Spring 2017 programming includes morning performances of the popular one-act play “One Destiny”, and the continuation of “History on Foot” walking tours, “Investigation: Detective McDevitt.” Tickets for both programs now are available for purchase at www.fords.org or in person at the Ford’s Theatre box office (511 Tenth Street NW).

FORD'S THEATRE 2017-2018 SEASON ANNOUNCED

Featuring "Death of a Salesman," "Jefferson's Garden," "The Wiz" and "A Christmas Carol"

The Ford’s Theatre 2017-2018 season will include Arthur Miller’s"Death of a Salesman"; the American premiere of "Jefferson’s Garden" by Timberlake Wertenbaker and directed by Nataki Garrett; the fantastical musical "The Wiz" directed by Kent Gash; and "A Christmas Carol" with Craig Wallace reprising the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Performances of the Society’s actor-led History on Foot walking tours of downtown Washington, D.C., and daytime one-act play performances of "One Destiny" also continue in the spring of 2018. Ford’s also continues its commitment to offering more than 1,400 Free First Preview tickets to the company’s mainstage productions during the 2017-2018 season.

9TH ANNUAL ORATORY FESTIVAL FEB. 7 & 8, 2017

More than 400 Area Students Honor President Lincoln's Birthday

Nearly 500 Washington-area elementary and middle school students will perform a selection of President Abraham Lincoln’s speeches to honor his birthday on the Ford’s Theatre stage, February 7 and 8, at 10:30 a.m. as part of the ninth-annual Oratory Festival. This year’s oratory program, "Through Lincoln’s Words," features students who work together to learn historical speeches and how to share them in public to help strengthen their understanding of history and improve their public-speaking skills.

CHRISTMAS CAROL COMPANY COLLECTS MORE THAN $88,000 FOR FOOD & FRIENDS DURING PERFORMANCES

Including this year’s campaign, A Christmas Carol audiences and company have raised more than $639,000 for D.C.-area charities

Free First Preview Initiative

Ford’s Theatre partners with TodayTix to offer free performance tickets on select dates.