View from the stage of the President’s Box at Ford’s Theatre, following an 18-month renovation. Photo by Maxwell MacKenzie.

First Free Preview Dates Announced

Tomorrow we open the lottery for a new First Free Preview initiative where we are giving away tickets to the first preview performance for all of our mainstage productions. The initiative is presented in an effort to broaden access to Ford’s Theatre programming. We hope that by removing price barriers we can invite those in…

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Social Ambassador Stories: Caring for the Ford’s Theatre Museum

Few people know our Ford’s Theatre exhibits as well as Heather Hoagland, Exhibitions and Collections Manager. Whether she’s cleaning Lincoln’s clothes from the evening of his assassination or preserving light-damaged photos, Heather shares her museum adventures on Twitter as part of our Social Media Ambassadors program. We asked about what she’s been working on this…

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Five Ways to Give Back on 9/11: Organizations Making a Difference

Editor’s Note: This essay also appears in the playbill for Come From Away at Ford’s Theatre. When we think about the September 11 attacks, even 15 years later, the conversation often turns to recollections of our fear, questions surrounding our safety, and the positive and negative effects of our nation’s response. These discussions and concerns…

Set model for "Come From Away" in Washington, D.C., by Beowulf Boritt. Photo by Gary Erskine.

First Rehearsal for “Come From Away” [Photos]

The artistic team and cast for the new musical Come From Away gathered for the first time this week in D.C.  Among those in attendance were the show’s creators, Irene Sankoff and David Hein. Take a look at behind-the-scenes photos from the first read through of the show in rehearsal.  We can’t wait for audiences…

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Summer in the City: Teachers-in-Residence Share their Expertise

Summertime with Ford’s Education means welcoming our new Teachers-in-Residence. This year, we have the good fortune of working with not one, but two incredible educators! This year’s powerful duo will help us better understand teachers’ needs and steer us toward developing and implementing more useful resources and programs. One will focus on Ford’s Theatre digital…