Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Donny & Marie: Christmas at the National on Sale, Monday, August 11th

From our friends at the National Theatre...

Donny & Marie Announce Premiere Washington, DC Engagement for Celebrated Christmas Show

America’s beloved sibling entertainers will bring holiday cheer to the National Theatre in Washington this year. Tickets for Donny & Marie: Christmas at the National, playing the National for one week only beginning December 2, go on sale Monday, August 11.

Ticket prices start at $53 plus applicable service charges, and will be available at the National Theatre box office, online at, or by calling (800) 514-3849. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (855) 486-2516. For more information, call (202) 628-6161.

Donny and Marie mix the holiday songs and spirit of their early television specials and recordings with a nostalgic look back on their storied career in a dynamic stage show showcasing fan favorites including “A Little Bit of Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll,” “Paper Roses,” “Puppy Love” and “It Takes Two.”

Donny and Marie brought Christmas cheer to Broadway and the road the past three seasons while continuing an extraordinary run at the legendary Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. They were named Best Show by the Las Vegas Review Journal 2014, making this three years in a row.

Donny & Marie Christmas was a holiday hit seen by more than 125,000 fans in cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit and New York City. With a dash of Christmas spirit and their trademark show-stopping production numbers, Donny & Marie: Christmas at the National features Christmas songs and cheer plus hits from their illustrious careers, all mixed with the irresistible chemistry that made them international stars leading into “Osmond-Mania” topping the charts.

Donny Osmond began his illustrious career in entertainment at the age of five, and over the course of five decades earned 33 gold records, with sales of more than 100 million albums. He is currently working on his 60th album, with a scheduled release of January 13, 2015.

During his extensive career, Donny has been a singer, actor, television host, best-selling author, commercial spokesman, motivational speaker, and in 2014 he added designer to that list launching Donny Osmond Home with his wife of 36 years, Debbie. The distinct line of home furnishings and home accents are available at retailers nationwide. One of his most notable appearances was his starring role as Joseph in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which broke records during its six-year run with more than 2,000 performances in the U.S, and Canada.

Reflecting his multi-generational worldwide fan base, his website, (and official social media sites), receives a staggering 120 million plus hits annually. Donny was the Dancing with the Stars champion in the fall of 2009, where 37 million viewers watched each week. He hosted two daily-syndicated radio shows to international audiences in the US, Canada, UK and Australia. In 2011 he and Marie released their first studio album Donny and Marie in over two decades. The single “A Beautiful Life” became #1 on the US Country Charts.

Beginning with her national debut at age three on The Andy Williams Show, Marie Osmond has proven to be a resilient talent with a magnetic presence recognized across generations.

Marie recorded “Paper Roses” at age 12, making history as the youngest female artist to have her debut record go to #1 on the charts, followed by a Grammy nomination. She has recorded over 35 albums and has numerous gold records and hit songs, including a Country Music Association’s “Vocal Duo of the Year” Award for “Meet Me In Montana.” Marie's 2010 inspirational album titled I Can Do This, was an iTunes top ten listing after she performed “Pie Jesu” on Oprah. Her hit single duet “A Beautiful Life” reached #1 in 2012.

Beckoned to the Broadway stage in the mid-1990s, Marie starred in The Sound of Music and The King and I, which garnered rave reviews on national and international tours.

Marie was the first-ever celebrity to publish a book about her experience with postpartum depression, Behind the Smile (2001), followed in 2009 by Might As Well Laugh About it Now. In 2013, Marie's latest book, The Key is Love, became her third New York Times Best Seller in a row.

As co-founder of Children’s Miracle Network, the largest and top-rated children's charity in North America, Marie celebrates this 30th anniversary year of nearly five billion dollars raised - 100% going to the hospitals for the kids.

2008 marked the Osmonds' 50th anniversary as a performing family. After a historic appearance on Oprah which set a daytime ratings record, PBS broadcasted a pledge drive concert special celebrating the milestone and the seven performing Osmonds toured the UK, Australia, and Asia for the first time in 27 years, to sellout crowds.

In May 2008, Donny and Marie announced they were reuniting for what was intended to be a six-week run headlining at the legendary Flamingo Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.  “Donny & Marie” opened in September 2008 and the smash engagement was soon extended for two years due to unprecedented demand from around the world; it has since been extended yet again through the end of 2014. They have been voted by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal as the Best Overall Show, Best Performers, and Best Singers in Las Vegas, and in 2013 The Flamingo renamed its iconic showroom the “Donny & Marie Showroom.”

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Located at 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, the National Theatre opened in 1835 and is one of the oldest continuously operating theaters in the nation. Over the years, the National has hosted a multitude of memorable events, including the pre-Broadway presentations of the musicals Show Boat; Hello, Dolly!; and West Side Story. Many of the world’s greatest performers have graced the National Theatre stage including Robert Redford, George C. Scott, Will Rogers, Helen Hayes, James Earl Jones, Eartha Kitt, Sir Laurence Olivier, Chita Rivera, Rita Moreno, Katherine Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Ian McKellen, Debbie Reynolds, and Audrey Hepburn. National Theatre Group, a partnership between JAM Theatricals, Ltd. and SMG, oversees the programming for and management of the theater.