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Ford's Theatre
at E Street NW 511 Tenth Street NW Washington, DC 20004
202-347-4833
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 118 members
Review from MattD
100 events 61 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 01 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Ann Kidwell Kurzius
62 events 32 reviews

A fun afternoon!

reviewed Apr 22 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Bruce Arneson
56 events 12 reviews

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

reviewed Mar 25 2007 report as inappropriate
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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

<em>The Magic Play</em> Cherry Blossom/Springtime Harbor Cruise <em>The Fillmore Flashback</em> <em>The Sweet Spot DC</em> <em>Fun Home</em> Actor-Author Stephen Tobolowsky