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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.

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.

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.

Casting Announced for Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Production Plays Jan. 21-Feb. 19, 2017

The production features Holly Twyford as Martha, Gregory Linington as George, Danny Gavigan as Nick and Maggie Wilder as Honey. Filled with acerbic wit, Albee’s play is both wildly funny and heart-wrenching, exposing fears and secrets as the lines between reality and illusion blur.

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.

2016-2017 Season Programming

The Ford’s Theatre 2016-2017 theatrical season includes “Come From Away”, “A Christmas Carol”, “Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” and “Ragtime”.