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Events for September 19, 2018

$40 to $103.

Passion

September 19 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA 22206 United States

Though less well known than the likes of Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park With George, this 1994 Stephen Sondheim musical—about a romance between a handsome army captain and his superior’s sickly cousin, Fosca—has its fans. This new staging is Signature’s 29th Sondheim show; expect the production to get the most out of highlights […]

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$40 to $102

“Turn Me Loose”

September 19 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arena Stage, United States

Comedian, activist, and local hero Dick Gregory died last year, two months before an eagerly awaited appearance at the Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival. His much-missed voice returns to DC, in a fashion, with this staging of the off-Broadway hit Turn Me Loose, a play about his life. Gregory is portrayed by Edwin Lee Gibson, an […]

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$66 to $129

Childish Gambino and Rae Sremmurd

September 19 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Capital One Arena, 601 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States

In July, Childish Gambino—otherwise known as actor Donald Glover—followed up his devastatingly topical “This Is America” with the two-song Summer Pack: a laid-back warm-weather jam called “Summertime Magic” paired with a flip-side (in both senses) track that quietly captures the humid tension of the moment. Invigorating openers Rae Sremmurd, two brothers from Mississippi, offer plenty […]

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$20 to $90

“If I Forget”

September 19 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States

If I Forget finds a Tenleytown family arguing over whether to sell a 14th Street property amid a rapidly changing city. Set in 2000, the play explores complex subjects such as family dynamics, Jewish-American identity, and gentrification.

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$20 to $69

“Gloria”

September 19 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gloria is a sharp satire that takes place among the cubicles of low-level employees at a highbrow magazine. Jacobs-Jenkins knows the turf, having once worked in a similar position at the New Yorker. But this isn’t just a send-up of office politics; the play takes a sudden dark turn that feels even more relevant now […]

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Marie and Rosetta
$20-$68

Marie and Rosetta

September 19 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This rousing play with songs chronicles the unlikely first rehearsal between Rosetta Tharpe (inducted into the Rock n’ Roll hall of Fame in Spring 2018) and the young Marie Knight, as they prepare for a tour that would establish them as one of the greatest duos in musical history.

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$39.50

Residente

September 19 at 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Puerto Rican rapper Residente learned via a DNA test that he has roots in Siberia, China, and Eastern Europe. So for his solo debut, the former Calle 13 frontman recorded in those locations, resulting in a fascinating album with Siberian throat singing and a Serbian brass band. Live, he’s likely to emphasize his boisterous reggaetonero […]

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