Signature Theatre is a Tony Award®-winning, non-profit professional theater company located in Arlington's Shirlington neighborhood. Called a “musical theater powerhouse” by The Washington Post, Signature combines Broadway-caliber productions with intimate playing spaces. Since its inception, the Theatre has produced 56 world premiere works, including 19 new musical commissions, and is home to the single largest musical theater commissioning project in the United States, The American Musical Voices Project.
Signature Theatre was founded in Arlington, Virginia in 1989 and performed out of the Arlington County Gunston Arts Center. In 1993, the company began operating out of a defunct auto-bumper plating garage, and in 2007 Signature moved into a dramatic new building that serves as a cultural anchor of the vibrant Arlington neighborhood, the Village at Shirlington. Today, attracting talent from the D.C. metropolitan region and New York, Signature has grown to reach more than 100,000 people annually from Washington, D.C. and beyond. It garners praise from local and national press including The Washington Post, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, BroadwayWorld.com, Playbill, Time, Variety, USA Today and American Theatre. Signature has won 107 Helen Hayes Awards for excellence in the Washington, D.C. region’s professional theater community, and has been honored with 431 nominations.
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Last Updated: 02/20/2020