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Leonard Bernstein Lovers Rejoice ~ The Kennedy Center

Jordan Wright
September 15, 2017
Special to The Alexandria Times 

For one night only, some of Broadway’s leading lights will captivate audiences with the iconic American composer’s greatest hits.  Bernstein on Broadway launches the year-long international centennial celebration of Leonard Bernstein with the opening weekend of Leonard Bernstein at 100, a celebration of the Leonard Bernstein’s musical contributions to American theatre.

(l-r) Mikaela Bennett - Santino Fontana - Matthew Hydzik - Photo credit Kennedy Center

(l-r) Mikaela Bennett – Santino Fontana – Matthew Hydzik – Photo credit Kennedy Center

Three-time Tony Award-winning Director Kathleen Marshall and Music Director Musical Rob Fisher, will lead Mikaela Bennett (The Golden Apple at Encores!), Santino Fontana (CinderellaAct One), Matthew Hydzik (the Kennedy Center production of Side Show), Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess), Beth Malone (Fun Home), and Laura Osnes (BandstandCinderella) in an extraordinary evening of Bernstein’s music for the theater. Joining them will be an ensemble of Broadway triple-threats including Max ClaytonKim Fauré, Keven QuillonShina Ann MorrisBrandon RubendallSamantha SturmErica Sweany, and Anthony Wayne. 

(l-r) Norm Lewis - Beth Malone - Laura Osnes - Photo Credit Kennedy Center

(l-r) Norm Lewis – Beth Malone – Laura Osnes – Photo Credit Kennedy Center

The sensational production will feature a lush 40-piece orchestra and the acclaimed Choral Arts Society of Washington as more than 75 performers fill the Eisenhower Theater with the unforgettable music of West Side StoryWonderful Town, and Candide. The performance will also include the irresistibly tuneful score and dancing from On the Town, as well as selections from Bernstein’s Mass, originally commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for the opening of the Kennedy Center in 1971.

Don’t miss it!

This Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:00pm in the Eisenhower Theater at 2700 F St., NW, Washington, DC.  For tickets and information call 202 467-4600 or visit www.Kennedy-Center.org.

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