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20 Jan 2005

Ghosts of Performances Past

Washington DC (PRWEB) January 20, 2005—The National Theatre is a plethora of stars of the past, the present, and the future of the great American theatre. Almost every great stage performer over the past century has graced the stage of this historic theatre. The oldest cultural institution in the Nation’s capital, the National Theatre is one of the oldest continuously operating theatres in America. The National Theatre, managed by the Shubert Organization, has presented numerous North American and World premieres of professional Broadway Class-A Legitimate Productions throughout its history. The National Theatre over looks the International Trade Center and Freedom Plaza on “The Avenue of the Presidents”. Since its inception, the National Theatre has been crowned “The Theatre of the Presidents” having performed for every American President and First Lady.

Concert Memorializes the Ghost of the National Theatre in Washington DC

In the Helen Hayes Gallery, as part of Monday Night at the National Theatre, Opera Music Theater International (OMTI) under the direction of James K. McCully conducted a memorial concert in honor of actor John McCullough. John McCullough, a distinquished actor who performed Shakespearean and other roles at the National Theatre, and according to the Washington Post was reputedly shot and killed in the theatre by a fellow thespian. His remains are rumored to lie in earth beneath the stage of the National Theatre in Washington DC.

Washington DC (PRWEB) January 20, 2005 -- The National Theatre is a plethora of stars of the past, the present, and the future of the great American theatre. Almost every great stage performer over the past century has graced the stage of this historic theatre. The oldest cultural institution in the Nation's capital, the National Theatre is one of the oldest continuously operating theatres in America.

The National Theatre, managed by the Shubert Organization, has presented numerous North American and World premieres of professional Broadway Class-A Legitimate Productions throughout its history. The National Theatre over looks the International Trade Center and Freedom Plaza on "The Avenue of the Presidents". Since its inception, the National Theatre has been crowned "The Theatre of the Presidents" having performed for every American President and First Lady.

"The First Lady of the American Theatre" and legendary actress Helen Hayes saw her first stage performance from the balcony of the National Theatre. Miss Hayes returned many times since that time to perform on the stage of the National Theatre throughout her career. The Nation's official portrait of Helen Hayes is on permanent loan from the National Portrait Gallery, and is prominently display at the National Theatre in the Helen Hayes Gallery.

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