Digging In

A Musical That Holds True--Then & Now

October 24, 2019

RENT, the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning masterpiece, returns to the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 12 through Sunday November 17. 

The musical follows, for a year, the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. Now doesn’t that sounds familiar – for yesteryear and nowadays.

The shows at National are:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Friday and Saturday at 8 pm.

Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm.

Sunday evening at 7:30 pm.

The shows run about 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission.

Tickets may be purchased at TheNationalDC.com, by calling1-800-514-3849, or in person at the box office open Monday-Friday from noon til 6 pm., and two hours prior to every performance. The theatre is at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW in downtown D.C.

The show had its world premiere off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop in February of 1996 then transferred to Broadway in April of the same year.

RENT won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This RENT 20th Anniversary Tour is produced by Work Light Productions.

 


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NSO Pops Celebrates 'Nat King Cole at 100'

September 25, 2019

Celebrate the centennial of the late, great American music legend, Nat King Cole at the Kennedy Center with NSO Pops Thursday, October 17, 2019 through Saturday, October 19, 2019.  Nat King Cole at 100 concert showcases his seminal talents as a vocalist, pianist, and trailblazing icon.

 

 Conductor Michael Butterman leads the NSO in such timeless songs as “Unforgettable,” “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66,” “Mona Lisa,” “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” “Smile,” “L-O-V-E,” and more.

 

The NSO Pops is joined by a stellar cast including Patti AustinEric Benét, Freddy Cole, Dulé Hill, and BeBe Winans, as well as an all-star band including Eric Reed (piano), Ben Williams (bass), and Mark Whitfield (guitar). Music direction by Grammy® Award-winning drummer, composer, and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington.

 

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Taste of Georgetown Sept. 22

September 16, 2019

The 2019 Taste of Georgetown is Sunday, September 22 from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Each fall, thousands flock to Georgetown to Eat, Drink & Play at the annual Washingtonian Taste of Georgetown. 

 

Attendees eat their way through some of the neighborhood's best restaurants while supporting the important homeless services work of the Georgetown Ministry Center.

 

The event features more than 60 creative dishes from more than 30 of the neighborhood's best restaurants.

Visit Taste of Georgetown for more details & tickets.


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