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Latest News and Press Releases

In Response to COVID-19 Surge, Ford's Theatre Cancels Full Performance Run of "The Mountaintop" January 21-February 13, 2022

Ford’s Theatre and Museum Open for Daytime Visitation Wednesdays-Mondays; Petersen House and Aftermath Exhibits Remain Closed

Washington, D.C. – Due to the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases in the D.C. region, all performances of "The Mountaintop" are canceled, January 21 through February 13, 2022. Directed by Nicole A. Watson, the production was to feature KenYatta Rogers as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Shannon Dorsey as Camae. The next scheduled Ford’s Theatre production is the world-premiere musical "Grace," celebrating African-American food, family and tradition, March 18 through May 14, 2022.

Company of "A Christmas Carol" Collects More than $22,000 for Theatre Washington’s Taking Care Fund During Performances at Ford’s Theatre

Yearly fundraising drive has raised more than $‭900,000 for Washington-area charities since 2009

Washington, D.C. — Ford’s Theatre Society announced that audiences and the company of "A Christmas Carol" raised $22,109.83 for Theatre Washington’s Taking Care Fund during performances of this season’s "A Christmas Carol." Since 2009, the company has raised more than $‭900,000 for Washington-area charities, aiding thousands within the D.C.-area who experience homelessness and hunger.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Donations were collected for the Taking Care Fund following curtain calls for performances from November 24 to December 22, 2021. Patrons could make a gift in person, by mail or online at Members of the company and crew for "A Christmas Carol" and Ford’s Theatre Society staff also contributed to the campaign.

Ford’s Theatre Society Partners with Theatre Washington on Donation Drive Through Performances of "A Christmas Carol"

Since 2009, company of A Christmas Carol has collected more than $919,988 for local charities

Washington, D.C. — Ford’s Theatre Society announced that the company of the 2021 production of A Christmas Carol has selected Theatre Washington’s Taking Care Fund as recipient of this year’s donation drive inspired by the themes of charity in Dickens’s holiday classic. The Taking Care Fund provides financial assistance to D.C.-area theatre professionals in times of unforeseen hardship. During the curtain calls for performances, the A Christmas Carol company will encourage monetary donations on behalf of the Washington-based non-profit. Patrons may make donations in person, by mailing a check made payable to “Taking Care Fund, Theatre Washington” to the Ford’s Theatre offices (514 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004) or give online at

Ford’s Theatre Society Announces Dec. 12 Sensory-Friendly Performance of "A Christmas Carol"

Designed for those with sensory sensitivities who might benefit from an adjusted theatrical environment, including those with autism

Washington, D.C. – Ford’s Theatre Society will host a sensory-friendly performance for A Christmas Carol, Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. This performance is designed for those with sensory sensitivities who might benefit from an adjusted theatrical environment, including those with autism. Theatrical adjustments for this performance of A Christmas Carol may include: lessening of lighting focused on the audience; lower stage sound levels, especially for sudden or loud sounds; allowances for audience talking, movement and use of tablets and smartphones for communication; as well as designated areas outside the auditorium for anyone needing a break. Printed materials to prepare attendees for their visit to Ford’s Theatre and the performance itself will be made available to patrons.

Craig Wallace Plays Ebenezer Scrooge in Newly Reimagined Ford’s Theatre Production of "A Christmas Carol" By Charles Dickens; Adapted by Michael Wilson; Directed by José Carrasquillo

In-Person Performances are November 24-December 27, 2021; "A Christmas Carol" Radio Play Available to the Public on December 3-27, 2021

Acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace will reprise the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in a newly reimagined stage production of A Christmas Carol, with script based on the popular 2020 radio play adaption by Michael Wilson. This season’s in-person production is directed by Ford’s Theatre Director of Artistic Programming José Carrasquillo who, with the Ford’s Theatre artistic staff, has deliberately and thoughtfully adapted the production to provide both a healthy and safe working environment for the company and a joyful experience for all who attend this holiday season. In-person performances begin November 24, 2021, and continue for a five-week engagement through December 27, 2021. Tickets for in-person performances of A Christmas Carol are now on sale and range from $32 to $124. The performance runs approximately 75 minutes with no intermission. It is appropriate for ages 5 and older.

Ford’s Theatre Hires Erica Lauren Ortiz as Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion & Leah Yoon Frelinghuysen as Director of External Communications and Marketing

Ford’s Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced the hiring of Erica Lauren Ortiz as Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Leah Yoon Frelinghuysen as Director, External Communications and Marketing. Both joined the senior leadership of Ford’s Theatre on September 8. “I am thrilled to have Erica and Leah on the Ford’s Theatre leadership team,” said Ford’s Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault. “The acumen and talent that each possesses will strengthen the already dynamic leadership we have. And in adding to our senior leadership, they bring invaluable perspectives that will enhance Ford's mission, outreach, programming, and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion."