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Thursday, July 21, 2022

George Clooney, U2, Gladys Knight among next Kennedy Center honorees by Peggy McGlone

The 45th annual celebration of the performing arts will also salute Amy Grant and Tania León on Dec. 4 at the national arts center in Washington.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:42AM
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Kennedy Center cancels first 15 performances of ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ because of covid outbreak among company by Peggy McGlone

The Broadway tour will begin shows Dec. 28 to give company members time to recover.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:03PM
Sunday, October 10, 2021

Kennedy Center stagehands reach agreement with the performing arts venue, sparing ‘Hadestown’ from cancellation by Peggy McGlone and Kelsey Ables

Two days after authorizing a strike, the stagehands union reached a deal Saturday with the Kennedy Center, ensuring the run of “Hadestown” and a slate of other dance, theater and music p…

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:28PM
Thursday, March 11, 2021

Broadway shows plan to get back on the road this fall by Peggy McGlone

Performing arts centers are already selling Broadway tour subscriptions, some starting as soon as September.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:32AM
Friday, July 24, 2020

Kennedy Center cuts nearly 30 percent of its administrative staff by Peggy McGlone

Deborah Rutter says action is needed to close $23 million budget gap from pandemic-related shutdown.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 03:48PM
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Kennedy Center plans return to large-scale performances in January by Peggy McGlone

The revised schedule includes Broadway, dance, opera and orchestra events built around hope for a new phase of the pandemic.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:24PM
Monday, May 4, 2020

‘Hamilton’ run postponed as Kennedy Center extends closure through Aug. 8 by Peggy McGlone

The 14-week return of the blockbuster musical may be rescheduled.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:18PM
Monday, April 20, 2020

In ‘Homebound,’ 10 playwrights write a Web series as unpredictable as the life we’re living by Peggy McGlone

Round House Theatre presents ‘Homebound,’ a weekly series about life in isolation.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:24PM
Friday, April 3, 2020

Congress gave $25 million to help the Kennedy Center weather the coronavirus. Now some politicians want it back. by Peggy McGlone

Criticism continues over the arts center’s decision to furlough hundreds of employees after receiving the federal funds.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 04:06PM
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Performers are among the most vulnerable victims of our newly shuttered world by Peggy McGlone

“This came out of nowhere and it came quickly,” says local actor Evan Casey.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:32AM
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Across the arts, there’s concern about the long-term effects of the coronavirus by Peggy McGlone

As audiences are told to stay home, performing arts groups struggle to navigate a way forward.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:54PM
Friday, February 14, 2020

If that audiobook narrator sounds familiar, check your theater program by Peggy McGlone

When not onstage, some local actors are putting their dramatic skills to work making “talking books” at the Library of Congress.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:18AM
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

A second shot for ‘Hamilton’ at the Kennedy Center: Tickets go on sale in March by Peggy McGlone

The megahit hip-hop musical will run June 16-Sept. 20 in the Opera House.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:24PM
Monday, February 3, 2020

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ leads Helen Hayes nominations by Peggy McGlone

Constellation Theatre musical scores 11 nods for Washington-area theater honors.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:54PM
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

George W. Bush’s ‘Courage’ paintings to be the first exhibition in Kennedy Center’s new space by Peggy McGlone

The Reach will host the traveling show of 66 works from Oct. 7 to Nov. 15.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:18PM
Thursday, July 18, 2019

‘Sesame Street,’ Sally Field and Linda Ronstadt are among this year’s recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors by Peggy McGlone

WASHINGTON – Weather aside, it will be a sunny day in December at the Kennedy Center Honors, when Big Bird, Elmo and the rest of “Sesame Street” make history as the first television pr…

SOURCE: at 12:20PM
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Trump appoints Jon Voight, Mike Huckabee and 8 others to Kennedy Center board by Peggy McGlone

New trustees will serve remainder of six-year terms of those stepping down.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:50PM
Monday, March 18, 2019

For third year in a row, Trump’s budget plan eliminates arts, public TV and library funding by Peggy McGlone

The $4.7 trillion spending plan aims to eliminate NEA, NEH and PBS.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 04:34PM
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Kennedy Center canceled Tuesday performance of ‘Hamilton’ because of air-conditioning malfunction by Peggy McGlone

A building-wide air-conditioning problem caused the cancellation of the hit-show.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:42AM
Friday, June 1, 2018

'Hamilton' is offering $10 lottery tickets for every D.C. performance. Here's how to get them. by Peggy McGlone

The Kennedy Center announces details for a ticket lottery that will allow 40 lucky fans to see the hit musical for $10.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 04:18PM
Friday, May 25, 2018

Couldn't get tickets to 'Hamilton' at the Kennedy Center? More are now available. by Peggy McGlone

The arts center has placed tickets for sale to just about every performance of the run, despite selling out all but the high-end premium seats on March 26.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:24AM
Thursday, May 3, 2018

The can’t-miss shows of the Kennedy Center’s unprecedented Cuba festival by Peggy McGlone

400 artists will be taking part in “Artes de Cuba: From the Island to the World.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:54PM
Monday, March 26, 2018

The dedicated, and the lucky, score tickets to ‘Hamilton’ at the Kennedy Center by Peggy McGlone

Hundreds waited in the cold at the arts center and tens of thousands waited online for seats to the blockbuster musical.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:36PM
Monday, March 19, 2018

Tickets for ‘Hamilton’ at Kennedy Center go on sale to public March 26 by Peggy McGlone

Computer problems plagued the arts center’s pre-sale for members.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:12PM

What you need to know to buy a ‘Hamilton’ ticket by Peggy McGlone

The Kennedy Center offers rules and guidelines.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:12PM
Friday, March 2, 2018

Kennedy Center charges 'Hamilton' ticket buyers more than advertised; computer blamed by Peggy McGlone

The Kennedy Center said customers would be charged the amount cited during the transaction, not the higher amount.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:18PM
Thursday, September 7, 2017

When presenting a bouquet to a ballerina, don’t trip! by Peggy McGlone

Kennedy Center ushers share the secrets of giving flowers after a performance.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:12PM
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kennedy Center president lures high-priced stars yet sparks an exodus among senior staff by Peggy McGlone

Deborah Rutter brings in Yo-Yo Ma, Q-Tip and Renée Fleming as advisers while 11 executives leave.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:12PM
Friday, May 27, 2016

Before his final bow, a Kennedy Center veteran hands out one last backstage pass by Peggy McGlone

Mickey Berra tells of drinking Scotch with Princess Margaret, smoking a stogy with George Burns, placing a football bet for Elizabeth Taylor, and shooting the breeze with James Brown. He rem…

SOURCE: Washington Post at 04:50PM

by Peggy McGlone

Anticipation over “Hamilton” coming to the Kennedy Center in 2018 fueled a flood of sales for next season – the one before the season that includes the current Broadway smash. The arts…

SOURCE: Washington Post at 03:02PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

McCarter Theatre Center wants to hear from audiences about their experiences by Peggy McGlone

The Princeton theater will host three public conversations and an online survey to gain audience reaction that could lead to new or improved programs.

SOURCE: at 02:29PM

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