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Latest News and Press Releases

August 23 and 24, 2019: Auditions for Children’s Roles in "A Christmas Carol"

Children Ages 7 to 13 Encouraged to Attend

Washington, D.C. –Ford’s Theatre Society announced that auditions for children’s roles in the company’s productions of A Christmas Carol will be held August 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and August 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership (514 Tenth Street NW). Those interested in auditioning should pre-register for a specific day via the website (https://www.fords.org/work-with-us/auditions). All auditionees will be seen in the order they arrive on site on August 23 or 24. Families will be notified if their child is requested for a callback. Callbacks will be held August 25.

Ford's Theatre 2019-2020 Season Announced

Season Includes August Wilson’s "Fences," "A Christmas Carol," "Silent Sky" and "Guys and Dolls"

Washington, D.C.—Ford’s Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced the upcoming 2019-2020 theatrical season will include August Wilson’s "Fences," directed by Timothy Douglas and starring Craig Wallace and Erika Rose; "Silent Sky," an inspiring drama about trail-blazing female astronomers, directed by Seema Sueko; the classic musical comedy "Guys and Dolls," directed by Peter Flynn; and "A Christmas Carol" featuring Craig Wallace reprising the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Free First Preview Ticket Initiative Continues Daytime One-Act One Destiny Runs March-June 2020 History on Foot Walking Tours Continue March-October 2020

Ford's Theatre Summer Programming Announced

"One Destiny" Performances and "Investigation: Detective McDevitt" Walking Tours Continue

Washington, D.C. – Ford’s Theatre Society announced that summer 2019 programming will include performances of the popular one-act play "One Destiny" and the continuation of History on Foot walking tours, "Investigation: Detective McDevitt," led by costumed actors. Tickets for both events are available for purchase at www.fords.org or in person at the Ford’s Theatre box office (511 Tenth Street NW). "One Destiny" and "Investigation: Detective McDevitt" are long-standing staples in Ford’s Theatre programming. "One Destiny" celebrates 1,400 performances on June 4, 2019. During its 13-year run, the play has also been performed in local schools and at the White House. "Investigation: Detective McDevitt" celebrates 1,000 performances in fall of 2019. Both programs were honored with The Washington Post Award for Innovative Leadership in the Theatre Community in 2011.

Ford's Theatre Annual Gala Celebrates Lincoln's Legacy

GEN. COLIN L. POWELL AND MRS. ALMA J. POWELL, AND MARK RUSSELL RECEIVE THE LINCOLN MEDAL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ford’s Theatre Society celebrated the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln at its Annual Gala on Sunday evening, June 2, 2019, at Ford’s Theatre (511 10th Street NW). For more than 40 years, the Society has hosted this bipartisan event, which provides crucial support to the non-profit’s theatrical and educational programs