Venue Details

240 Star Starred
Ford's Theatre
at E Street NW 511 Tenth Street NW Washington, DC 20004
202-347-4833
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Marcia Taylor
Parking is always an adventure downtown. We parked very easily in the adjacent parking garage, but had a little trouble getting into it to leave...beautiful evening, folks on street getting parking tickets... all's well that ends well.
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On weekends it costs $15 to park in the garage adjacent to the Theater
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4.2 average rating
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61 reviews
8 stars
attended Apr 01 2007

It was first rate. The singing was Broadway-style first class.

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7 stars
attended Mar 25 2007

Heidi Blickenstaff superb in excellent new musical. Schaeffer's direction thoroughtly on the mark. 4 stars.

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Website

http://www.fordstheatre.org/Pages/performance/performances_MjD.htm

Description

Based on the film by Frank Capra, this musical adaptation set during the Great Depression has as its hero a fictitious character, John Doe, created out of one reporter’s desperate desire to remain employed. John Doe’s story resonates powerfully with people across the country, and so his creator must find a real man to embody the idea of this growing icon. As powerful forces attempt to use him for their own political gain, the fake John Doe finds his voice by appealing to the best in human nature.

Music by Andrew Gerle, lyrics by Eddie Sugarman

Book by Andrew Gerle and Eddie Sugarman

Additional story by Matt August

Directed by Eric Schaeffer