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When Joseph Gordon-Levitt first hosted Saturday Night Live, his monologue was a performance of “Make ’Em Laugh.” He sang, danced, flipped, and generally beat himself up. Clearly, he is a showman, and he wants our attention. Fortunately, plenty of us are still willing to give him what he wants. Tonight, JGL stops by the Warner Theatre on his tour with hitRECord, the “open-collaborative production company” he helped found. Gordon-Levitt will serve as MC, introducing the acts and collaborating with the performers. The only problem? It’s difficult to tell what, precisely, the performance is. The tour only has six dates, and Washington is the first stop. To give us an idea of what’s in store, the “hit reel” from hitRECord’s website includes a clip of Gary Oldman narrating for the company a cartoon called “The Man With a Turnip for a Head.” While it’s doubtful that the English character actor will make an appearance, there is no reason for expectations not to run high when the guy in charge began his second Saturday Night Live monologue with a shameless Magic Mike routine.
“HitRECord on the Road with Joseph Gordon-Levitt” begins at 8 p.m. at the Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. $24.50–$48.50. (202) 783-4000. warnertheatredc.com.