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Latest News and Press Releases


Generation Abe: Museum Night, August 1, 2019; Generation Abe: History on Foot Happy Hour, August 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. — Young professionals ages 21-35 can enjoy after-hours access to Ford’s Theatre at "Generation Abe: Museum Night" on August 1, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On August 28, 2019, Ford’s Theatre hosts "Generation Abe: History on Foot Happy Hour" from 6:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Both events are part of Ford’s Theatre Society’s Generation Abe programming. Tickets for Generation Abe programming should be reserved in advance at https://www.fords.org/performances/discounts/generation-abe-events. A valid ID must be presented at check-in in the Ford’s Theatre lobby (511 Tenth Street NW).

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.

22 Teachers from Across America selected to participate in The Seat of War and Peace summer institute July 21-26


Washington, D.C. – On July 21-26, Ford’s Theatre will welcome participants of The Seat of War and Peace summer teacher institute to Washington, D.C. The Seat of War and Peace is a week-long summer teacher professional development program offered by Ford’s Theatre education staff in collaboration with the National Park Service. The 2019 program includes 22 educators from 15 states and the District of Columbia. The Seat of War and Peace is designed to help educators better understand and teach about the different ways America has remembered and forgotten aspects of the Civil War. Throughout the week, teachers visit and examine different monuments and memorials in Washington, D.C., and learn how to study these sites as primary sources. Teachers will return to their classrooms better prepared to engage students in nuanced discussions about the roles of monuments and memorials in their own communities.

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


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