Zoe Caldwell, Who Played Medea and Callas, Has Died

February 20, 2020

Caldwell was one of those actresses uniquely suited for the stage, the kind of actress that could overpower a part and disappear in it.

The Washington Ballet’s ‘Balanchine + Ashton’

February 18, 2020

From Feb. 19 to 23, the Washington Ballet will present two works by George Balanchine and two by Frederick Ashton in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater.

‘Silent Sky’ at Ford’s Theatre

February 13, 2020

Running through Feb. 23, the play, about pioneering woman astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, is about something much simpler: the timeless struggle between career and family.

A Long Night at the Oscars

February 10, 2020

The 92nd Academy Awards show, on Feb. 9, spread itself like a big pillow on a small bed, but it had its moments.

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company Premiers ‘A Tribute to Marian Anderson’ (photos)

February 7, 2020

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s choreographer in residence, Dana Tai Soon Burgess, premiered a new performance in response to the museum’s exhibition “One Life: Marian Anderson” on Feb. 3 and […]

Kirk Douglas, Superstar

February 6, 2020

The man of many parts, but always one part, too, died yesterday, Feb. 5, at the age of 103 in Beverly Hills, surrounded by family and friends.

A Beethoven Tribute by Mutter and Orkis

January 29, 2020

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and pianist Lambert Orkis will perform three Beethoven sonatas on Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’: For the Fun of It

January 23, 2020

In Aaron Posner’s ’70s sitcom production at the Folger, the two wives dance the Hustle briefly. Later on, we heard the intro to a Led Zeppelin song.

Bourne’s ‘Swan Lake’ at the Kennedy Center


With six performances between Thursday, Jan. 23, and Sunday, Jan. 26, this is the first Kennedy Center visit of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures production.

The Golden Globes: First Out of the Gate

January 6, 2020

Host Ricky Gervais managed to get off cheap and bleeped jokes about “Cats,” including one so inappropriate that it seemed to offend even him.