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The National Theatre
Between 13th St NW and 14th St NW 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20004
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44 events
16 reviews
1 stars
Book and pay parking ahead at the spot on 13th closest to the National
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7 reviews
1 stars
The weather was warm. I wore a skirt and short sleeves.
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"The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess"
70 ratings
4.6 average rating
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88 events
87 reviews
8 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 show for the price. A shocking bit of theatre was playing out in the audience...continued

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10 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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6 reviews
11 stars
attended Dec 26 2013

I am sorry to say I was disappointed with this production. I had trouble understanding the words which was made more difficult by having more than one person singing at the same time. This was especially true when Bess and Porgy were singing. ...continued

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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.