The National Theatre is proud to present…

Tickets for the National Theatre’s 2019-2020 Broadway at the National season opener MIKE BIRBIGLIA’S THE NEW ONE (September 24-29, 2019), as well as JIMMY BUFFETT’S ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE (October 8-13, 2019) and the RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR (November 12-17, 2019) are now on sale. Direct from Broadway, both THE NEW ONE and ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE will kick off their tours at the National Theatre, while the RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR returns to D.C. by popular demand.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 1-800-514-3849. The National Theatre Box Office is closed to walk-up patrons for the summer, and will reopen for in-person service on Tuesday, September 3. The National Theatre is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in downtown Washington, D.C.


SEPTEMBER 24-29, 2019

He’s made you laugh in Sleepwalk With Me (it was a play presented by Nathan Lane, then a movie, THEN a book), My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, and “Thank God for Jokes.” (He was also really funny in that one season of “Orange is the New Black.” And in “Billions.” And “Broad City.”) Now he’s direct from Broadway, telling a new story in a new way with the same heart and humor we’ve come to expect. Lin-Manuel Miranda called THE NEW ONE “as perfect a night as you’re gonna get.” Do not miss THE NEW ONE. Some people say it’s his best one. (It was John Mulaney. Also Vogue.)


OCTOBER 8-13, 2019

Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all — and stay to find something they never expected. With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy Award nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivors Remorse,” “Shameless”) ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and many more. USA Today calls it “A little slice of paradise!” and Entertainment Weekly raves, “It will knock your flip-flops off!” So don’t let the party start without you.


NOVEMBER 12-17, 2019

Back by popular demand! In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. Now, this Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A reimagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters — love.



Located on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House, the National Theatre opened in 1835 and is the oldest touring theatre in the country. Managed and programmed by Jam Theatricals since 2012, the National is home to the new and exciting subscription series Broadway at the National, and has featured the world premieres of IF/THEN, MEAN GIRLS, and BEETLEJUICE. Other significant recent theatrical presentations include BLITHE Spirit starring Angela Lansbury and LES MISÉRABLES, as well as numerous Washington, D.C. premieres, notably Motown The Musical, American Idiot, FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Newsies, and more. In addition, the National has presented many special events and concerts, including Kacey Musgraves, Dave Koz, Bryan Adams, Bill Burr, Eddie Izzard, Savion Glover, The Irish Tenors, ThePianoGuys, Amanda Palmer, and John Cameron Mitchell.