Venue Details

137 Star Starred
The National Theatre
Between 13th St NW and 14th St NW 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20004
202-628-6161
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Member Tips

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Casual
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Take public transit
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Parking is a breeze
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John
Parking was a challenge. Cheapest I could find during a weekday performance in the afternoon was 18 dollars.
info Dec 27 2013 star this tip starred
Clarence Robert Carter
I wore Cords, sweater and button down shirt..
dress Dec 27 2013 star this tip starred
spdavis5
Metro Central is short walk from the national Theater
travel Dec 30 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
The weather was windy, cold.
dress Dec 31 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
parked on 13th street, just around corner from the theater. 2 minutes and we were in the theater
travel Dec 31 2013 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

67 ratings
4.6 average rating
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67 events
63 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 26 2013

This was a good show. The singing was very good but a bit old fashioned sung mostly in operetta style. The staging was a bit bland and monochromatic, but overall a good... continued

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7 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 29 2013

I attended with some hesitancy about the revisions to the original, but was very nicely surprised at what was done to make the show so enjoyable. It was great!!

Johnny Young

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35 events
4 reviews
29 stars
attended Dec 29 2013

Awesome interpretation of a Gershwin classic. It took a minute to adjust to the updating done to appeal to contemporary audiences ( I lean towards maintaining the... continued

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Website

http://thenationaldc.org/events/the-gershwins-porgy-and-bess

About the Ticket Supplier: The National Theatre Group

For almost 200 years, Washington’s historic National Theatre has occupied a prominent position on Pennsylvania Avenue – “America’s Main Street”. Located a stone’s throw from the White House and bordering the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site, The National Theatre is the historic cultural center for the performing arts in our nation’s capital and the oldest enterprise on Pennsylvania Avenue continuously operating in its original designated capacity.