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Maurice Hines and the John and Leo Manzari Brothers, from the 2010 production of "Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies," will reunite in "Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life" this fall.

Pictured: Maurice Hines and John and Leo Manzari perform at Arena Stage

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Theater & Performing Arts

Take a bow, DC. The nation’s capital is second only to New York City when it comes to theater options. Whether you want to see a show at the world-famous John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts or a cutting-edge performance at a hole-in-the-wall playhouse, we've got you covered.

The Concert Hall is largest performance space in the Kennedy Center, with more than 2,400 seats. Annual events hosted here include the Kennedy Center Honors and the Mark Twain Awards.
On any given night, curtains are rising on upwards of 200 performances at theaters in and around the District. Take your pick.
Shakespeare Theatre Company's Harman Center for the Arts in Penn Quarter hosts classic Shakespeare plays and cutting-edge classics in the making.
From April 14-20, theatreWashington will host theatreWeek, a unique event spread across numerous live theaters in the DC area.
Adjacent to the Supreme Court and the U.S. Capitol, the Folger Shakespeare Library was a gift to the nation by Standard Oil president Henry Clay Folger who collected materials: books, prints, paintings, relating to the playwrite.
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