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Video: Playwright James Still on "The Widow Lincoln"

“Obviously if you see a play at Ford’s Theatre it’s impossible not to think about Abraham Lincoln,” playwright James Still said. However, Lincoln won’t be the central character of Still’s emotional world-premiere drama that opens at Ford’s Theatre in January 2015. 216 more words

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Destination Wednesday: D.C. It Like A Pro

By Sharyn Alden

Of all the many, many things Washington, D.C.., is, the one thing it’s not is boring.

The capital is hands-down one of the chicest cities on the Eastern seaboard. 1,132 more words

Destinations

Learning to Perform without a Live Audience: A Student Docent’s Experience

Editor’s Note: For the inauguration of our new Student Tour of the Ford’s Theatre Museum, Nadia Duncan, 17, tells us about her experience as a student docent leading a tour—in front of a camera. 888 more words

Civil War

"Driving Miss Daisy" Theatrical Trailer

Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace star as Daisy and Hoke in the Ford’s Theatre production of Driving Miss Daisy. Watch our new theatrical trailer and get of glimpse of why BroadwayWorld.com called the show “perfectly cast!” … 151 more words

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Photos from the Archives: John Wilkes Booth Comes Back to Ford’s Theatre

Following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, powerful public reactions caused the War Department to seize Ford’s Theatre from John T. Ford (eventually offering him compensation) and gut the building. 465 more words

Lincoln

Video Interview: Daisy Director Jennifer L. Nelson

Director Jennifer L. Nelson returns to the Ford’s Theatre for the first time since 2012 to direct this season’s production of Driving Miss Daisy. Jennifer sat down with us to talk about the unlikely relationship that evolves between an older Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 192 more words

Behind-the-Scenes