Kennedy Center Cancels Programs Through April 2021

Kennedy Center Opera House photo. Credit: Ron Blunt

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced that it will cancel all previously scheduled programs through April 25, 2021, due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Washington National Opera’s spring productions and much of the late spring and early summer touring theater programs have been canceled as well.

On the bright side, the Center will offer an extremely limited number (20 or fewer) of in-person performances, as conditions allow, and expand its online offerings with a new platform called Digital Stage+

Beyond April 25, the Broadway national tours of Jesus Christ Superstar (May 25 – June 13), Freestyle Love Supreme (June 8 – 13), Oklahoma! (June 22 – 27), Dear Evan Hansen (June 29 – July 18), and The Band’s Visit (July 28 – August 8) have canceled their upcoming engagements at the Kennedy Center. Plans to bring these productions to the Center in future seasons will be announced at a later date. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances, originally scheduled for February 2–7, will shift to June 22–27, 2021.