Before a Broadway show becomes a Manhattan blockbuster, the production will often have a “try-out” at a theatre in a smaller city, the most famous of which is The National Theatre in Washington, D.C. The most dedicated Broadway music fans will want to book The National Theatre parking in advance with BestParking to ensure a convenient space before showtime. This historic venue is the most long-lived cultural institution in Washington, and it has counted every president as a guest since it opened in 1835. In addition to hosting existing Broadway productions, one of the venue’s signature roles is to act as a stage for potentially popular Broadway musicals to try out in front of an audience. Some of the musicals that have had try-outs at the theatre include Fiddler on the Roof, M. Butterfly, Amadeus, Mean Girls, West Side Story, Hello Dolly!, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Show Boat, among many others. Over the years the venue has hosted a wide variety of artists and historical figures, which include Will Rogers, Carol Channing, Ian McKellen, Annie Oakley, Robert Redford, Ronald Reagan, Laurence Olivier, Jerry Lewis, Ethel Barrymore, Helen Hayes, George M. Cohan, Eartha Kitt, Todd Duncan, Rosie O’Donnell, Rip Torn, Winston Churchill, Sting, Ethel Merman, Audrey Hepburn, Lily Tomlin and Idina Menzel. The National Theatre offers concerts, seminars, opera and lectures in addition to Broadway-style musical shows while still only being blocks from the White House. Since it has such a prime location and hosts up-and-coming Broadway shows, the theatre is quite popular, so it is important to book The National Theatre parking ahead of time with BestParking.
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