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When in debt, panic. Then sing.
Virginia Carpolotti is a devoted widow with loving memories for her recently-deceased husband. Though her love endures, her confidence in him flounders as one shady character after another comes calling for the debt that Ed put in her name, and things really heat up when a mysterious $1million ransom note appears. A delightful comic musical featuring Tony Award-nominee Penny Fuller.
The play looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world. After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment in New York City. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other.
Love turns everything upside down and leads everyone down paths they couldn't have imagined. A modern Romeo and Juliet story, driven by a pop-rock score that transcends the vast cultural differences of warring nations to inspire peace.
Paris, 1912. The Dupont family is thrilled that their naïve daughter Paulette has married Count Robert de Trivelin. Upon return from their honeymoon, it's learned that the young bridegroom has yet to consummate the marriage. He suffers from a psychological block brought on by a train guard yelling out a phrase at an, uh…inopportune moment. Since that disruption, the Count has been unable to perform his marital duty. With only three days left to meet his mother-in-law's demand for a grandson, the Count seeks the assistance of Zeze, a courtesan passing herself off to her clientele as a prominent artist. Dupont family members manage to parade through Zeze's salon and back to the Dupont home, along with a sobbing ex-suitor of the bride, a camel dealer of unknown origin, and a maid desperate to break ties with Zeze and start a career of her own. The clock ticks, identities are mistaken, and all hell breaks loose as a chaotic race to consummate the marriage catapults the action to….a climax!
Two cousins wage war over a coveted family heirloom in this biting comedy about religion and culture. At odds are the annoyingly devout Daphna Feygenbaum, a young woman who wears her Jewishness like a righteous badge of honor, and her equally self-centered cousin Liam Haber, an entitled young man who has spent much of his life distancing himself from his cultural traditions. When the combatants are forced to spend the night in close quarters, the result is a viciously funny brawl over family, faith, and legacy.
When the dog is mom's best friend.
When Kyle and Hamilton Best's mother dies in a bizarre accident involving a Filipino drag queen, the two brothers try to find common ground – often failing with hilarious results. They bicker over the details of the obituary, Kyle's unfortunate taste in men, and whom Mom loved best – only to find it may very well have been the dog.
Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman whose larger-than-life stories of epic adventures delight everyone around him, except his pragmatic son Will. Just as Edward's health begins to decline, Will learns that he is about to become a father, and sets out to discover his family's real story by seeking the truth behind his father's tall tales.
Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert. Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of New England, the Boston Pops will perform their signature Sleigh Ride, as well as other Holiday classics, and new arrangements of seasonal favorites. The magnificence of hearing these pieces performed by America's Orchestra is not to be missed! Santa Claus himself will make a guest appearance during the concert's finale followed by the traditional Boston Pops Holiday Sing-a-long to bring this special performance to a close.
From the author of Emergency and Knock Knock comes a musical tale of faith, hope and family. Before Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson, there was Roland Hayes—the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalist. Born the son of a slave in rural Georgia, Mr. Hayes built a career in Boston that blossomed around the world. This play chronicles his journey from a child singing in church to a master musician singing before the crowned heads of Europe. Written by celebrated poet and author Daniel Beaty, Breath & Imagination explores the life of an American pioneer through words, movement, spirituals and classical music.
Featuring a major Broadway star and a dozen Good Theater favorites these concerts always sell-out and patrons are urged to get their tickets early.
The story as you've never seen it before! Experience Camelot's "one brief shining moment" as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it in one of theatre's most legendary musicals. Recount the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty, and brotherhood in this four-time Tony Award® winning show.
Camelot tells the story of the legend of King Arthur who rules his kingdom with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. But when his beautiful new Queen Guinevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight, give in to their passion for one another, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues. When Mordred, King Arthur's illegitimate son, catches on and sees a kingdom in chaos, he attempts to destroy all that is Camelot!
Intimate and fresh, never has this story of passion, pageantry and betrayal been more captivating.
Cheyenne Jackson was most recently seen in Steven Soderbergh's "Behind The Candelabra" with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. And will next be seen starring opposite Gena Rowlands in the feature film "Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks" releasing in theaters in early 2014. On & Off Broadway, Cheyenne has starred in "The Performers," "8," "Finian's Rainbow" (Drama Desk nomination), "Damn Yankees," "Xanadu" (Drama League , Drama Desk nominations) "The Agony & the Agony," "All Shook Up" (Theater World Award, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nomination) the premiere cast of "Altar Boyz," "Aida," "Thoroughly Modern Millie," "On the 20th Century," and "The 24 Hour Plays."
Murder. Greed. Corruption. Violence. Exploitation. Adultery. Treachery. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.
With dazzling special effects that have grown even more exciting over time, traditional and original songs, and colorful costumes, A Christmas Carol has become a holiday favorite throughout New England. Based on the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol tells the tale of curmudgeonly miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future hoping to change his destiny and save his soul. This brilliant musical, an original adaptation written by former NSMT Artistic Director, Jon Kimbell, follows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season.
"God Bless us, everyone!" Continue our family holiday tradition and start getting in the holiday spirit with Troy Siebels' adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale. You know the story, you love the message of Christmas redemption, and the love for mankind that the season brings. Join us for our 6th annual spectacular production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
The washing and waxing and scrubbing have been finished, but Cinderella's gown is ruined and her Stepmother and stepsisters have already left for the ball! Will the Fairy Godmother arrive in time? The mice seem to think so.... Join us and find out!
Ballybeg, County Donegal, Ireland. During the summer of 1936, the five Mundy sisters welcome home their mentally and physically frail elder brother, returning from a life as a missionary in Africa. Love briefly seems possible for some of them, but their world and family are rapidly being changed and challenged as summer, dreams and hopes fade away. As the now-grown Michael shares the story of his mother and her sisters, the women join together to celebrate the Celtic harvest festival of Lughnasa and allow themselves one last joyous dance before reaping their bitter harvest. Vivid, layered characters and language combine in this elegant and rueful memory play that is widely regarded as Brian Friel's masterpiece, and his tribute to the spirit and valor of the past.
Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the coming-of-age drama of Francis (aka Baby) and dance instructor Johnny.
Two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what will be the most challenging and ultimately triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do you Love Me and the legendary (I've Had) The Time of My Life.
Differing from the popular stock character-sung musical, this dance-heavy production tells its story with the help of live singers who reside outside the main action. Break out your leotards and dance socks for this experience of a lifetime!
Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin" and Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story" in their new touring show Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more! The irresistible lineup of performers, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy; Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie; and Woody, Buzz and Jessie; are among the more than 25 Disney stars featured in this jam session fit for the entire family! You can't resist dancing, singing, playing your air-guitar and laughing with this band of characters. Come join them at Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival for a lively concert experience guaranteed to deliver enough rockin' memories to last a lifetime.
The Donkey Show is the intoxicating international sensation that takes you behind the velvet ropes into a glittered wonderland of decadence, divas, and disco, inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Come party on the dance floor to all the disco hits you know by heart as The Donkey Show unfolds all around you. It's a show . . . it's a party . . . it's the ultimate disco experience.
Must be 18 to enter, 21 to drink.
What's more powerful – a kiss or a crime?
Molly and Ray unexpectedly meet 25 years after their teenage romance. Though their kiss has had a lasting effect on both of them, the memory of their youthful fling is overshadowed by tragic revelations about what has happened in the intervening years.
Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf.
A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris' contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists' recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
Harris is known as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. Admired through her career for her talent as an artist and song connoisseur, Harris shook up country radio in the 1970s, and established herself as the premiere songwriter of a generation selling more than 15 million records and garnering 13 Grammy Awards (this year she and Rodney Crowell won the Grammy for "Best Americana album"), three CMA Awards, and two Americana Awards.
David Sedaris's first bestseller, Me Talk Pretty One Day, a book of essays, signaled the arrival of a new and inventive voice in non-fiction. Sedaris is a humorist, a master of satire, and a wry observer of the human condition. With wit and care, sometimes in print, or as a regular contributor to NPR's, This American Life, Sedaris peels back the outer layer of humanity and reveals the absurdity underneath. Sedaris has written many bestsellers, including Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. David's laughter filled evening will also feature a question and answer period. Book signing and meet & greet to follow show.
Singer, songwriter, and actor, Paul Anka became famous in the late 1950s, 60s, and 70s with hit songs like "Diana," "Lonely Boy," and "Put Your Head on My Shoulder." In addition to his illustrious singing career, Anka wrote the theme music for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Tom Jones' "She's a Lady," the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra's signature song "My Way," and Michael Jackson's posthumous hit "This Is It." Anka is the only artist in history to have a record on Billboard's Top 50 chart for seven consecutive decades, and has cemented his places as one of the most prolific and versatile singer/songwriters of any generation.
A benefit concert to establish a wellness center and living community, in MA, for combat veterans and their families suffering from the invisible wounds of war. Post Traumatic Stress (PTS); Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); Military Sexual Trauma (MST). A magnificent evening of patriotic entertainment and multi-media exposing the truth of war beyond the war; on the front lines of home.
A night filled with professional performances from Justin Waithe, Clyde Wheatley, Reverend Will Bard and Bard Family Experience and a variety of vocal and instrumental music, dance, and media awareness, all centered on the cost of selfless service to those we call the ... 'Faces of Freedom.'
From the creators of the musical Grey Gardens and Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out) comes a lush musical adaptation of Todd Haynes' acclaimed romantic melodrama of private longings and social taboos. A 1950s Connecticut housewife's perfect life is shattered when she discovers her husband's shocking secret and then seeks comfort in a forbidden relationship that dramatically alters her view of herself and the world.
This sensational drama about Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball.
Based on the Miramax film by David Magee, Finding Neverland follows the real-life relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, one of the most beloved stories of all time. Staged by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus with music by U.K. pop sensation Gary Barlow (Take That) and choreography by Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels ("So You Think You Can Dance"), this new musical explores the power of imagination to open up new worlds, and the pressures put upon those worlds by the inevitability of growing up. Finding Neverland is presented by the A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein.
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance: The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.
Flashdance: The Musical features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Manhunt" and "I Love Rock & Roll."
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.
Set in New York in the early 1900s, this is the story of vaudeville, radio, film and theater comedienne, Fanny Brice, from her Brooklyn beginnings as a star-struck Jewish teenager who fast-talked and wisecracked her way into show business, to her turn as the toast of New York, to the unraveling of her personal life. This American classic features the great music of Jule Styne, including the hits "People" and "Don't Rain on My Parade."
Claire and Max find their values put to the test when best friends Alex and Elena announce they are having a baby. Claire is climbing the corporate ladder in advertising, while her husband Max is a puppeteer for PBS. With friends entering into parenthood, they ask: What happened to the indie-rock kids that hated everything their parents believed in? A dark comedy about friendship, babies, and defining success.
Gershwin/Porter - Who Could Ask For Anything More? The show is written and directed by Anne Lucas, with musical direction by Betty Lautner.
Girls Night: The Musical has been thrilling audiences and earning raves from critics throughout North America since it began touring after its sensational Off-Broadway debut. This touching and hilarious 'tell-it-like-it-is' musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends. Audience members can't help but laugh, cry and even sing and dance in the aisles to some the most popular hit songs of the 80s and 90s! Follow five friends as they re-live their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out ... and you'll recognize a bit of yourselves in each one of them! It is described as "Desperate Housewives meets Mamma Mia" (Applause Magazine) and "As funny and outrageous as Sex & the City!" (The Advocate). Girls Night: The Musical is packed with hits "Lady Marmalade," "It's Raining Men," "Man I Feel Like A Woman," "I Will Survive," "We are Family" and many more!
Angered by the news that members of the hate-mongering Westboro Baptist Church had plans to protest the funerals of victims of violence, director and playwright Joe Creedon had the idea for God Hates Musicals. And the very thought of it immediately turned his grimace into a grin. Proof that laughter sometimes really is the best medicine, this parody aims to counteract the Westboro mantra of hatred with humor -- in a musical that is human, compassionate and (perhaps most importantly) funny. God Hates Musicals finds David Phelps beginning to question his hate-driven beliefs when an outsider joins the church with plans to save him. But with the ever-present rapture looming just around the corner, the stakes are certainly high. Featuring a cast filled with talented local actors, comedians and improvisers, God Hates Musicals aims to be both an entertaining show and a message of empathy masked in absurdity.
Pulitzer prize winning playwright, David Lindsay Abaire, employs his brilliant humor and understanding of the human condition to take a look at class in America through the lens of his boyhood home, Southie, Boston. Margaret Walsh is a smart, wisecracking, single mom surviving on low pay and hard work. In an attempt to get ahead, she risks pride and reputation and approaches an old boyfriend, now a successful doctor, to help her. Margaret Walsh's "family" in Southie-Jean, Dottie and Stevie, are funny, endearing, loyal and unforgettable.
The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century) depicts major events of the 20th century in a theatrical style inspired by famed artist Marc Chagall's kaleidoscopic vision of humanity at play, at war and at rest. Trapeze, circus, dance, projections and popular culture fill the height and breadth of the stage in a spectacle of history populated by people and animals in acts of grace and destruction. History is recounted with a variety of iconic images from film, television and photography. It's a glorious work of memory, memorial and celebration that shows us to ourselves and makes us consider where we are now by examining where we have come from.
Get out your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and take a trip to the fabulous fifties with the original rock 'n roll high school musical, Grease! Bad boy Danny and good girl Sandy meet and fall in love in this all-new production featuring all of the irresistible songs from the Broadway show and hit movie you love! Get ready to hand-jive the night away with this high-energy, electrifyin' musical that will make you want to stand up and shout, "A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop A-wop-bam-boom!" Be there or be square!
Iconic actress Isabella Rossellini teams up with legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière to present Green Porno, Live On Stage, a hysterical and eye-opening zoology lesson on the kinky and confounding mating rituals of insects and marine life. Rossellini has adapted The Sundance Channel series of the same name into an intimate lecture using cheeky theatrics to delightfully discuss this bizzare world of seductions and deadly enigmas.
Joanna surprises her liberal, white parents when she brings home John, her African-American fiancé, to meet them. Both sets of parents must confront their own unexpected reactions and concerns for their children as their beliefs are put to the test. Set in the 1960s, this funny and poignant new stage adaptation offers a fresh interpretation of the beloved Academy Award-winning film.
Peregrine Theatre Ensemble is excited to play with some of the greatest words ever written by arguably the greatest playwright and sculptor of the English language. Peregrine's coming production of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" promises to be a fast paced, modern, pulls-no-punches meditation on madness, paranoia, truth and politics. Oh yes, and love. Suspicion and dark humor reign as an unstable nation teeters on the brink of war and a vengeful heir toys with murder and madness. In love, as in the politics of war, no truth can be trusted. We know how it ends, but we can't wait to see what happens.
Peregrine Theatre Ensemble is presenting a special one-hour adaptation of Hamlet designed specifically for families and youth under their education initiative, Whale of a Tale Theatre for Young Audiences. Staying true to the text but supplemented with narration, their adaptation will come complete with a pre and post-show talk-back, in which the audience will be challenged to dig deeper into the story, breaking down some of the joys and curiosities of one of Shakespeare's greatest texts.
Passion. Riding Crops. Nuns.
Harriet and Molly just happen to be reading the same pulpy romance novel - Her Aching Heart. Transported by their imaginations into the Victorian world of the trashy tale, they embody the willful aristocrat, haughty Harriet Hellstone and the sweetly pure country maiden Molly Penhallow. A bodice-ripping affair ensues, filled with imaginatively absurd characters, swept up by passion and romance of historic proportions. With two actresses portraying every character - including the men who long for them - Bryony Lavery has crafted a satirical romantic potboiler, complete with songs and miracles, spoofing gender clichés and stereotypes with hysterical results.
I Love Lucy: Live On Stage is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America's favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – is live on stage and in color for the very first time!
It's 1952 and you are a member of the studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I Love Lucy® episodes. Imagine stepping back in time onto the Desilu Playhouse soundstage where a charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process, the 1950s hi-fidelity technology and this brand-new thing called "television." The episodes begin and you witness, firsthand, the side-splitting antics of that crazy redhead in the Ricardo's New York apartment and thrill to the Cuban sounds of "The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra" at the famed Tropicana Nightclub.
Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of Country music's brightest stars. His many talents have helped shape his long career, as Black has transcended genres to become one of the most successful artists in all the music industry.
Black's continued success can be attributed in part to his deep sense of Country music history, and his humble gratitude in being an important part of it. The 1989 debut of his critically acclaimed fan favorite, the Triple Platinum Killin' Time, marked a shift in the industry, with a return to the more traditional sounds of the genre. CMT lists this album as one of the 100 Greatest Albums in Country Music.
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son.
Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production will feature Broadway/television star Diana DeGarmo (Hairspray, Hair) as The Narrator and Broadway star Ace Young (Grease, Hair) as Joseph.
Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including "Those Canaan Days," "Any Dream Will Do" and "Close Every Door."
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat tells the Biblical saga of a boy blessed with prophetic dreams, his jealous brothers, a paranoid Pharoah, famine, forgiveness and reconciliation. Brought to vibrant life by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this enduring musical has charmed audiences around the world with its excitement, energy and engaging mix of musical styles!
Kevin James, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and Here Comes The Boom (2012) is returning to the stage to perform the kind of stand-up that got him discovered back in 1996.
Shakespeare's Globe returns to ArtsEmerson after their well received Hamlet with a striking production of King Lear. Joseph Marcell (celebrated classical actor also known for his role as Geoffrey in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") gives a commanding performance as Lear, a king suspicious of his daughters' loyalty after he has divided his realm among them. With an ensemble of eight actors creating all the characters and music, this production reinvigorates this classic story with extraordinary theatricality.
Set in the provincial Northampton, England, London-bound Charlie Price is surprised to suddenly inherit his beloved father's shoe factory and even more surprised to find that handmade men's dress shoes are no longer quite as in vogue as they used to be. Facing closure, a dejected Charlie chances upon Lola, the charismatic, brassy and fabulous drag queen and finds himself forming an unlikely business partnership, creating custom shoes for drag queens, which will change their lives forever...
Cole Porter's most successful musical and a true American masterpiece, Kiss Me, Kate has been enchanting audiences for over 65 years.
Revel in the backstage/onstage antics of two feuding romantic couples during a touring production of Taming of the Shrew, and savor such irresistible classics as "Brush Up Your Shakespeare", "So In Love", and "Another Openin', Another Show".
The Emmy-nominated laugh-fest Last Comic Standing returned to NBC in late May with an all-new group of the world's funniest comics. Watch the series this summer on NBC, then see the finalists perform live as the comics appear onstage at The Hanover Theatre this September.
Focusing on the early years of Barbra and her rise to fame, the show will feature such tunes as "Cry Me a River," "My Man," "Second Hand Rose," "People," "Don't Rain on My Parade," and "Happy Days Are Here Again."
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling epic story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. The world's most popular musical examines the metamorphosis of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean who agrees to care for a dying factory worker's young daughter, all the while being hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert. The Tony Award-winning masterpiece has thrilled audiences around the world and will now be presented in a unique in-the-round production.
It is 1953 and Margaret Johnson is touring Tuscany with her beautiful daughter, Clara. Clara's hat, taken in a gust of wind, falls at the feet of handsome young Florentine, Fabrizio. As this fateful, romantic encounter grows into love, Margaret must decide whether revealing the truth will rob her daughter of happiness. This fresh, romantic score is critically acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in musical theater and won seven Tony Awards in 2005.
Presented to great acclaim last season, this adaptation of George MacDonald's classic fairy tale follows a young princess cursed to live without gravity. Floating through life unburdened by cares or sorrow, the princess is always just out of reach of everyone around her. If her parents, the King and Queen, don't help her get back to earth by her 16th birthday, the curse will become permanent. Featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2015, this playful production combines wit and humor, music and movement, to delight both children and their families.
Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you've ever heard.
Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. See the Tony® Award-winning Broadway sensation that Newsweek calls "a landmark event in entertainment." The New York Times says, "There is simply nothing else like it."
Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Wonder at the inspiration of award-winning director Julie Taymor, who created visual images for this show that you'll remember forever.
Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar®-winning song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life."
Starring Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross. Love Letters, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, charts the love affair of a star-crossed couple through their notes, letters and cards in which they reveal their hopes and dreams, victories and defeats over 50 years as they lead separate lives.
This special one-night-only benefit performance for the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance is only the second time that Sam and Katharine have appeared together on stage for what will surely be a magical night to remember.
When the Primms move into their home on East 88th Street in New York City, they find Lyle the Crocodile in their bathtub. He wins everyone's heart with his bravery and generosity not to mention his extraordinary dancing talent.
Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.
South Africa's Award-winning Isango Ensemble gloriously bursts on the scene with The Magic Flute, Mozart's classic opera, completely reimagined, transformed and transported. The enchanting story tells of a man's quest to rescue his wrongly captured love, and the trials they must endure to be together. Drawing its artists mostly from the townships surrounding Cape Town, this energetic ensemble has traveled all over the world, and with the help of some magical musical instruments, they are able to bring an old story new joy and pleasure.
On the sunny Greek Island of Kalokairi, Sophie is dreaming of her forthcoming wedding to Sky, but is saddened that her mother Donna has never told her about her father. Reading Donna?s diary, she identifies three suspects from her past, adventurer Bill, successful Sam and ex-rocker Harry and secretly invites them to the island, hoping to quiz them.
As Donna struggles to confront her past, her and two best friends take a trip down memory lane, recalling their glory days as glam rockers Donna and the Dynamos. But will seeing her ex-lovers rekindle old flames? And who is Sophie's father anyway? Find out in this crowd-pleasing juggernaut!
Mario Frangoulis, the world renowned powerhouse Greek tenor, will be appearing at The Hanover Theatre with his electrifying voice and stunning charisma. As 2011's "Best Male Classical Crossover Artist," he is recognized on Billboard's Classical Crossover charts alongside Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. Frangoulis wows audiences around the globe with his unique ability to belt out everything from an operatic aria to a booming rock anthem. Fresh off a dazzling performance with the legendary Boston Pops that has gripped millions of public television viewers across the nation, Frangoulis will be performing songs from several of his albums, an emotional repertoire of inspirational songs in five languages. Audiences will marvel at his remarkable vocal talent, and passionate performances.
This performance is in support and celebration of the centennial anniversary of St. Spyridon Cathedral in Worcester.
She's practically perfect in every way! Get ready for Mary Poppins to fly over the rooftops of London and into Theatre By The Sea! This family musical is the winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe! Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations, and now the enchanting story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking production numbers will dazzle and delight theatergoers of all ages. Believe in the magic and discover a world where anything can happen if you let it!
Believe the Impossible! Nothing beats the experience of seeing a magic show in person. You'll see grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers…everything you could possibly imagine and performances that you never dreamed possible – all rolled up into a live show!
Only the best, most unique, amusing, astounding and amazing performers have been chosen to perform in Masters of Illusion. Masters of Illusion is a huge stage phenomenon born from the multi-award winning television series "Masters of Illusion" and from the World Magic Awards, which is recognized as the International Academy Awards of Magic.
One of the exciting features of this magical experience is that the entire audience participates in a mind-boggling illusion and some lucky individuals even get picked to assist with illusions on stage!
Wry, acerbic, funny, profound and heartbreaking, Middletown takes place in a small American town, where a wide array of characters' lives intersect - a cop, a librarian, a tourist, a doctor in a library, the town square, outer space, a hospital bed. There is an uncanny honesty in the characters and the dialogue. Hidden fears, anxieties, dashed hopes and dreams are expressed underneath the small-town social pleasantries. Described as a cross between Thornton Wilder's Our Town and Samuel Beckett, it won the Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play. It is filled with distinct, foibled, funny and well-written character roles with dramatic arcs for women and men.
Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony® award-‐winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll," at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, humorous banter and celebrations featuring timeless hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Ring of Fire," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "See Ya Later, Alligator," "Fever," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and more.
A new musical about a young girl who disappears without a trace, her father's struggle to find her, and ultimately, himself. A heart wrenching story of love, hope, and living.
Southern Illinois 1935. This evocative Depression-era story, part one of a trilogy, explores three outsiders - a foundling girl known only as Girl; a deaf boy eloquent in the language of his silence, and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch. Told with poetry and sign language, Mother Hicks chronicles the journeys of these three characters as they find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time.
A 2014 Tony Nominee for Best Play, Mothers and Sons is a timely and touching new play that explores our evolving understanding of what it means to be a family. Funny, provocative, and poignant, this acclaimed drama follows Dallas matriarch Katharine Gerard on an unexpected visit to New York to meet with her late son's former partner, who is now married to another man and raising a young son. Forced to consider the life her own son might have led, Katharine must now come to terms with her own life choices and how society has changed around her.
More than just a Broadway show, Motown: The Musical is an incredible look back at the country's most loved genre and the music that transformed America.
Filled with the back stories of legends such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and a whole host of the motor city's favourite stars, and featuring billboard busting classics like 'My Girl' and 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', this is an uplifting show about how Motown broke down barriers and got us all dancing to the same rhythm!
Motown: The Musical follows writing impresario and founder of the Motown label, Berry Gordy as he fights against the odds to turn his improbable dream into all singing, all dancing reality. Adapted from Berry's own 1994 autobiography, 'To Be Loved', this is an incredible walk down memory lane, as we see how Smokey got his honey toned voice and how Diana found fame, amongst 50 classic songs that are guaranteed to keep you dancing all night long.
The Maine premiere of Mrs. Mannerly, a wacky comedy by Jeffrey Hatcher about an actress, with a past, who now teaches manners classes in Steubenville, Ohio.
Murder Ballad is a 360-degree immersive theatrical experience where the action happens everywhere you look. With a pulse-pounding, electric rock score, this dangerously steamy and razor-sharp new musical will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first forbidden kiss to the last untimely breath.
Murder Ballad is the dramatic story of a love triangle gone wrong centering on Sara, an uptown girl who seems to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her. The musical explores the complications of love, the compromises we make, and the betrayals that can ultimately undo us forever.
The three-man comic hurricane that is Culture Clash returns to Boston to celebrate their 30th anniversary as the most prominent Latino performance troupe in the country. Keep Culture and Clash On: 30 Years of Revolutionary Comedy Remastered remixes iconic moments from their signature satirical and political works into an evening as fresh and unhinged as ever.
Based on the popular Emmy-nominated series, co-hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will be presenting demonstrations that take the audience behind the myths and explain how they decide which myths to bust.
Hailing from Indiana farm country, Jamie Hyneman has been a wilderness survival expert, boat captain, diver, linguist, animal wrangler, machinist and cook, to name but a few.
The son of a filmmaker/painter and a psychotherapist, Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what's in his brain and make it real. He's built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate.
Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour is comprised of 4 audience participation sections and a finale "contest". Interspersed with the interactive segments, Adam and Jamie will take questions from the audience with storytelling about the show and questions answered augmented by pictures and video.
Sex, murder, and terrible danger lurk just around the corner in Necessary Monsters, the new reality-bending comedy from John Kuntz, author of the award-winning plays The Salt Girl and The Hotel Nepenthe. Through a series of intricately connected stories, Kuntz pulls us into the labyrinth of the human psyche for this dream-like and darkly hilarious look at the ways that we do violence and the stories we create to keep us up at night.
Legendary artist Robert Lepage is back with a new production of his acclaimed Needles and Opium. Presented as a hypnotic series of vignettes, this fascinating, introspective performance tracks the intersection and creative drive of Parisian poet/filmmaker Jean Cocteau on his way to New York, and American jazz legend Miles Davis during his stay in Paris in 1949. Startling technical wizardry serves true emotional depth on a journey into the night that puts us under a spell and leads us into the light - as much magic as it is theatre.
Orphaned and homeless, New York's newsboys live, urchin like, day by day, dreaming of a better life. In the meantime, the popular and charismatic Jack and friends have got more than just dodging juvenile detention centre on his mind. The newspaper editors are inflating their prices, meaning the newsies can?t afford to sell them. Now is the time to pull together, create strength in numbers and protest! Join Jack on the adventure of his life as he finds the courage and the hope to change his destiny!
The past never lets go.
Gwen thought she had successfully walked away from her troubled past. But then her ex-husband returns with news of their grown daughter's disappearance and with him come the demons that she sought to erase from her idyllic new life. A powerful drama that explores complex family dynamics.
The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. comes to Boston with a luminously lo-fi spectacle that elevates traditional storytelling to high art. Their fantastical, song-filled tale takes us to the end of the world when an old man abandons his duty of filling the moon with liquid light to search for his missing wife. With a rollicking array of ever-changing characters, inventive theatrical effects and an infectious contemporary folk sound, these seven young actor-musicians transform the seemingly ordinary into sheer wonder.
The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) is America's largest and longest running short form theatre company in the country, founded by Producing Artistic Director Dominic D'Andrea. #1MPF is a barometer project that investigates the zeitgeist of different communities through dialogue and consensus building sessions and a performance of many moments. For the third year #1MPF continues a dynamic partnership with Boston Playwrights' Theatre, with part of the proceeds benefiting BPT's artist residency programming.
The Maine premiere of the recent Broadway hit The Other Place by Sharr White. This psychological thriller wowed NYC audiences in 2013, and an all-star cast will bring the show to life for Good Theater patrons. If audiences like Clybourne Park and Good People, then they will love The Other Place.
Everyone loves a birthday surprise.
When two middle-aged married couples take a weekend trip to celebrate a milestone birthday, they find themselves pondering elusive romance and contemplating what comes next. This unorthodox love story proves that rejuvenation can be found at any age.
Who gets to decide?
Tormented by the menacing grip of an aging mind and with an uncertain future ahead, one man has a plan – but it is not what his family had in mind. A touching family drama sprinkled with surprising humor that asks what it means to truly love someone.
On the morning of his wedding, Bill wakes up in his honeymoon suite with a dreadful hangover... and an unknown woman in his bed. It's a race against time as he has to make up a plausible story before his fiancée and future mother-in-law arrive. Enter his Best Man and the chambermaid, as everyone is pulled into action. Desperate times call for desperate measures in this hysterical romp!
Pirates of Penzance, the frothy, fanciful Gilbert & Sullivan musical produced by Opera Providence; stage director, Nathaniel Merchant; and Artistic Director, Rene de la Garza. There will be moments here and there of tenderness, poignant romance and wry humor.
For the most part this farce is a madcap ballet of Victorian characters, props and set pieces zipping on, around and off the stage, keeping your eyes open in delight and giving a relentless momentum to the playfully jabbing social satire. The demanding score will have our conductor's baton looking almost like another blade thrusting and parrying amid the shipboard swordplay.
Puppeteer Mary Wilson's wildly popular puppet shows are interactive, inventive and extremely funny.
This riveting play explores the struggles, endurance, and hope of the first actresses on the stage in the English Restoration. It explores the lives they lived and the trials they overcame, gracing the stage as the first women permitted to perform Shakespeare's heroines in the 1660s. This heartfelt, sometimes bawdy, portrayal features famous figures of the 17th century, including Doll Common, Mary Betterton, and the Earl of Rochester.
warning some frontal nudity
This historically accurate tale follows the life of Pocahontas from when she meets John Smith and the English colonists, to her marriage to John Rolfe, and her journey to England.
This classic piece will be given a whole new look making the show sexy, exciting and fresh. Allen plans to employ colorblind casting to create a modern take on this charming romantic tale.
Regrets Only by Paul Rudnick is a big over-the-top comedy that is a perfect way to chase off the winter blues. Set in an elegant NYC penthouse apartment among Manhattan's super elite, this comedy explores the latest topics of love, marriage, friendships and squandered riches.
RENT, making its Outer Cape premier, tells the story of a group of friends, musicians,and artists, who struggle to find a life for themselves in New York City's Lower East Sideduring the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City in the early 90s. Facing a world atthe end of a millennium that includes HIV/AIDS, sexual identity, gentrification,exploitation and love, these friends find that living "no day but today" is the ultimate wayto experience life.
Nearly one year after the Red Sox's inspiring World Series win at Fenway, CSC will bring a starting line-up of local and national celebrities to the iconic ballpark for an evening of famous scenes from William Shakespeare's plays. Directed by CSC's Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler.
"All the ballpark's a stage, and all the men and women merely players," said Red Sox President/CEO Larry Lucchino. "We look forward to welcoming the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company to Fenway Park as they perform scenes from one of the world's pre-eminent dramatists. We hope our 'lyric little bandbox of a ballpark' will be the perfect backdrop to the plays of the Bard and the performances of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's talented artists."
After a sold-out 13-city tour, Shaping Sound returns to the stage. Shaping Sound is an electrifying new show originally seen on the reality television series "All the Right Moves" that features Emmy Award Nominees and Stars of "So You Think You Can Dance" Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson with a dynamic company of contemporary dancers. Experience the exhilarating collaboration of the newest dance visionaries as they mash-up music genres and dance styles in one explosive, commercial dance theater experience for all ages.
It's a day like any other at the Shear Madness salon, when the lady upstairs gets knocked off. WHOdunit? Join the fun as the audience matches wits with the suspects to catch the killer at this wildly popular comedy whodunit.
All your fairy tale dreams come true as we bring you an all new musical adventure set in uncircumcised Germany! Here we go! Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, get ready for a twisted trip through the sick yet sparkling world of Boston's foremost comedic troupe, The Gold Dust Orphans, as we bring you yet another fabulous offering, "Snow White and the 7 Bottoms". Featuring all new songs and dances, buttloads of fabulous costumes and positively gorgeous sets, "Snow White" is ready to take on all comers in our brand new musical that debuts April 18th and runs thru May 18th only!Look out, Provincetown! The Orphans are BACK!
The funniest show on earth is coming to spread laughter and merriment throughout the kingdom of Matunuck! Monty Python's Spamalot, the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences are eating up Spamalot.
Summer Starlight guests will enjoy a traditional Cape Cod garden party complete with jazz music by the Alan Clinger Trio, freshly shucked oysters by Impudent Oyster, hearty hors d'oeuvres by PB Boulangerie Bistro and flowing beverages provided by Friends' Marketplace. A silent auction will feature some rare and amazing items for bid.
Boston favorites and circus icons les 7 doigts de la main return to ArtsEmerson by popular demand with their signature work, Traces. The company gathers to piece together the life events that brought them to this moment; what follows is an explosion of music, storytelling and amazing acrobatic feats that surprises, awes and delights at every turn. After a successful run on Broadway and world tour, the celebrated Quebecois troupe brings this newly reimagined collection of skills and scenes that consider the footprints we leave behind.
Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony-Award winning performance as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote's classic The Trip To Bountiful for a limited engagement in Boston. Living in a cramped apartment with her son and daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams), Carrie dreams of making one final journey to her hometown of Bountiful. What follows is Foote's masterpiece of memory, mortality and the undeniable, universal yearning for home.
Due to a prior commitment, Vanessa Williams will not appear in performances on Saturday, DEC 06.
Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult elevates this classic love triangle to epic proportions – complete with forbidden desires, broken hearts and tender truths. This innovative tale finds King Mark of Cornwall at war – ruling with his head, not his heart. But he hasn't counted on falling head over heels for his enemy's sister Yseult, or on the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. Using music from Irving Berlin to Bob Marley, Kneehigh's thrill-ride of a production blends comedy, live music and jaw-dropping theatricality for a night of theatre as hilarious as it is moving.
Six years after graduation, seven women meet for an reunion lunch and relive their college days in the early 1970's at Mount Holyoke College, measuring their youthful dreams for the future against the anguish they face living in the "real" world. Wendy Wasserstein (1950-2006) changed the way contemporary women's lives were presented onstage. She celebrated the complexity of the "New York woman" long before Sex and the City arrived on the scene. Her heritage can be seen in the post-1970's "boom" of activity from women playwrights, many writing "serious" plays in Wendy's preferred genre of comedy, from Paula Vogel to Teresa Rebeck, on through toSarah Ruhl. Wasserstein was one of a handful of women who have achieved pre-eminence as a professional playwright. She won a Pulitzer Prize and was the first woman to win an unshared Tony Award for The Heidi Chronicles (1988). Further, she was our most successful commercial female playwright in the last half of the 20th century.
At times playful, sexy, funny, and wistful, X Dance is 90 minutes of experimental choreography and dance.
Divided between two worlds.
All teenagers need someone to talk to. Vuthy has chosen a skull. He is a young Cambodian-American struggling to find his place – in a community that doesn't truly accept him and in a family that seems to be disappearing. A comedic drama about finding a direction and a home.
Join Snoopy and the whole Peanuts gang in this musical romp through an average day in the life of Charlie Brown. The musical features wonderful songs like "Suppertime," "My New Philosophy," & "Happiness."