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Inspired by the 2004 biography "Alexander Hamilton" by historian Ron Chernow, Hamilton incorporates hip-hop, rhythm and blues, pop music, soul music and traditional show tunes. (Image: Joan Marcus)
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Theater Tuesday: June's must-see theatrics in D.C.

There is SO much buzz about the Broadway smash hit HAMILTON coming to the Kennedy Center later month. If you don't have tickets yet, there are a small number of limited view tickets available per Kennedy Center's website. There will also be a $10 digital lottery so all hope is not lost. BUT if you don't get to see Hamilton this month, there are plenty of good shows to see in and around the DMV, with ticket prices that are a little easier on the eyes and the wallets!

HAMILTON

  • Book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
  • Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street NW
  • June 12 - September 16, 2018
  • Tickets: $99 -$625

Lin Manuel Miranda's Broadway sensation about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton comes to D.C. Inspired by the 2004 biography "Alexander Hamilton" by historian Ron Chernow, the show incorporates hip-hop, rhythm and blues, pop music, soul music and traditional show tunes.

BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE

  • Written by Jordan Tannahill and directed by Marti Lyons
  • Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D Street, NW
  • Runs now to June 24, 2018
  • Tickets: $31 - $69

Sandro Botticelli is devoted to beauty, sensuality and pleasure. While painting The Birth of Venus, however, the limits of his dedication are put to the test by the arrival of a conservative priest leading a populist revolution in Lorenzo de' Medici’s Florence. When his full-throttle, decadent ways catch up to him, will the famed artist sacrifice his work, or the life of his young apprentice, Leonardo Da Vinci? Contains nudity and very adult sexual themes.

SWIMMING WITH WHALES

  • Written by Bob Bartlett and directed by Alex Levy
  • 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean, VA
  • Runs now to June 24, 2018
  • Tickets: $15-$33

This world premiere production invites audiences into a world of healing, compassion and renewal. While visiting his family’s secluded cottage on the lower Outer Banks of North Carolina, Owen, a typically urban 14-year-old boy, and his fisherman father clash until an unlikely and healing communion with an injured whale awakens in Owen a forgotten boyhood and connection with the sea.

THE REMAINS

  • Written by Ken Urban and directed by David Muse
  • Studio Theatre, 1501 14th Street, NW
  • Runs now to June 24, 2018
  • Tickets: $20 - $85

Ten years after their historic wedding, Kevin and Theo host a dinner for their families. In their gorgeously renovated condo, they talk philosophy, overcook lasagna and reveal the truth of their seemingly perfect relationship, in this comedy about the tragedy of loving, starring Maulik Pancholy (Weeds, 30 Rock, Star Trek: Discovery).

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE

  • Written by Matthew Lopez and directed by Tom Story
  • Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD
  • Runs June 6 - July 1, 2018
  • Tickets: $36 - $65

When the owner of a run-down bar in the Florida Panhandle hires his cousin’s drag show to attract more customers, Elvis impersonator Casey is out of a job. Or is he? While trying to pay the rent and prepare for his first child, Casey meets Miss Tracy Mills and finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business, and himself. Beneath the witty repartee and ostentatious musical performances in full drag lies a heartwarming story about finding your own voice and singing your own song.

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