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Ford's Theatre
at E Street NW 511 Tenth Street NW Washington, DC 20004
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The Spy Museum is close by. We did both and had a perfect day.
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Get there early as your ticket allows you to visit the museum downstairs....
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8 stars
attended Apr 01 2007

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

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8 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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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