Mar
8
Fri
Into the Woods @ Ford's Theatre
Mar 8 – May 22 all-day
Into the Woods @ Ford's Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Into the Woods is a darkly funny reimagining of several beloved fairy tales from the minds of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. The play follows a baker and his wife on a quest to break a witch’s curse, which leads them into the woods where they cross paths with timeless characters like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and his beanstalk, Rapunzel and a pair of lovelorn princes. The play has won Tony Awards for score and script, and this Peter Flynn directed rendition promises to inspire both laughs and introspection.    

Performance times vary.

Mar
27
Wed
Mosaic Theater Company ‘s Native Son @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Mar 27 – Apr 28 all-day

The infamous streets of Southside Chicago set the scene in this dramatic, gripping production of Native Son. Adapted from Richard Wright’s legendary novel, Native Son tells the story of Bigger Thomas. When Bigger gets a well-paying job as a wealthy businessman’s driver, a series of unfortunate episodes lead to tragic consequences. With the original version set in the 1930s, this modern adaptation incidentally reveals the deep-rooted history of poverty in Chicago. Various dates and times. Tickets $20-$35. Atlas Performing Arts Center: 1333 H St. NE, DC; www.atlasarts.org

Apr
24
Wed
The Who’s Tommy at Kennedy Center @ Kennedy Center
Apr 24 – Apr 29 all-day

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Who’s legendary debut album, The Kennedy Center’s Broadway Center Stage presents rock musical The Who’s Tommy. Starring Riverdale’s Casey Cott, Tony Award winner Christian Borle and Hamilton’s Mandy Gonzalez, the incredibly talented cast is not likely to disappoint. This semi-staged concert production boasts music and lyrics by The Who’s own Pete Townshend. Various dates and times. Tickets $69-$219. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: 2700 F St. NW, DC; www.kennedy-center.org

Apr
26
Fri
Jubilee at Arena Stage @ Arena Stage
Apr 26 – Jun 2 all-day

From acclaimed playwright and director Tazewell Thompson comes an inspirational tribute performance based on the world-famous Fisk Jubilee Singers. The renowned African American acapella group broke enormous racial barriers in the late 19th century, funding the education of newly freed slaves and performing across the globe. The performance includes popular spirituals like “Wade in the Water,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen.” Various dates and times. Tickets $76-$125. Arena Stage: 1101 6th St. SW, DC; www.arenastage.org

Apr
30
Tue
Spunk at Signature Theatre @ Signature Theatre
Apr 30 – Jun 26 all-day

Based on three short stories by Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston and adapted by Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe, Spunk combines elements of storytelling, music and dance. This lively production promises to entertain audiences with spirited characters and tales of love, jealousy and revenge. Set in the countryside, Spunk also depicts the African American experience in the early 20th century. Various dates and times. Tickets $40-$85. Signature Theatre: 4200 Campbell Ave. Arlington, VA; www.sigtheatre.org

Jun
3
Mon
Soldiers of the Cross @ Signature Theatre
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm
Soldiers of the Cross @ Signature Theatre | Arlington | Virginia | United States

When black activist Asha Brown’s brothers marry outside of their race, she experiences the pain, compromises and joys of a new kind of family in a serio-comedy about intermarriage in Trump’s America.