Theatre is one of the most popular forms of entertainment in Washington, DC. Many shows are being performed at different theaters and venues throughout the city. The theatre scene in Washington, DC is alive and well. From Broadway shows to local productions, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the most popular shows that you should see. I’ve also included venues like The Anthem, Capital One Arena, and the Kennedy Center – because live music is back!
June 6 – 18, 2023
1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show from celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today… and always.
HADESTOWN intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.
If you’re in DC and looking for something to do, don’t miss out on seeing a show!