English singer Morrissey has announced an April 5th show at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre. While a local appearance from Morrissey is always reason to celebrate, this particular show will be historic as this will be the first time that The National Theatre hosts an alternative rock musician in its 175-year history.
Known for mostly hosting touring productions of Broadway shows, virtually every great stage performer including Helen Hayes, Ethel Merman, John Barrymore, Joan Rivers, Carol Channing, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Cab Calloway, Pearl Bailey, Sarah Bernhardt, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn has appeared on The National Theatre's stage.
In a statement, Seth Hurwitz, chairman of I.M.P., the producer for the show said, “We all grew up going to plays at The National Theatre, so it makes sense to bring cool shows there. It’s basically Morrissey on Broadway. It’s an honor to be able to do this kind of stuff, and certainly historic.”
Morrissey's critically acclaimed appearance at the Music Center at Strathmore this past January sold out within minutes.
Tickets to Morrissey's show at National Theatre go on sale this Friday, March 8th at 10 AM through Ticketmaster and at the 9:30 Club, Merriweather Post Pavilion and The National Theatre box offices.
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