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March 14, 2002|By J. Wynn Rousuck

`Hot Mikado' returns to Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre in Washington brings back its 1994 hit musical, Hot Mikado, for a three-month run, opening Monday.

A 1940s-period swing- and gospel-infused update of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, the show was first produced at Ford's in 1986 and returned in a revised version eight years later.

David H. Bell, who adapted the book and lyrics, will re-create his 1994 direction and choreography. Also returning is Ross Lehman in the lead role of Ko-Ko. Bell and Lehman both won Helen Hayes Awards for their work on the show.

Show times at Ford's, 511 Tenth St. N.W., Washington, are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, with matinees at 1 p.m. Thursdays and 2:30 p.m. most Sundays, through June 16. Tickets are $27-$43. Call 202-347-4833.

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