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"The history of passports, smuggling Kentucky Fried Chicken into other countries, and the peculiarities of airline security — it's all covered in this miraculous, one-man saga that unpacks how the mundane details that govern global travel become the actual journey.
17 Border Crossings is a surreal sojourn that transports us to very real places: Hungary, Serbia, Morocco, Colombia, Holland and Mexico, to name a few. In the deft, mischievous manner of the trickster, Phillips manages to float huge questions that surround the fraught migrations of our era.
With all the childlike curiosity and adult skepticism of monologist Spalding Gray, and the theatrical wizardry of a Robert Lepage, Thaddeus Phillips takes audiences by the hand on a trip around the world and shows us that when we cross the imaginary lines that divide up the world, the real borders come to light."
In The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, an eclectic group of six adolescents, all played by adults, vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is one of the funniest musicals ever written.
Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, An American in Paris is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.
A new tango-infused dance theater piece, Arrabal follows one woman's quest to understand the violence that took her father and disrupted a nation. Told through dance and the propulsive music of the band Bajofondo, the show features an ensemble and band direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (choreography, Invisible Thread, Memphis, Jersey Boys, On Your Feet!, Next To Normal) with music by Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel, The Motorcycle Diaries) and book by Tony Award nominee John Weidman (Contact, Assassins) Arrabal invites audiences into the underground world of Buenos Aires' tango clubs for a dance between the present and the past.
How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc's best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It's about five feet by four, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn't have the proper standard to judge the work. This critically acclaimed comedy earned the Tony award for Best Play and has gone on to receive rave reviews across the world.
Augustine Early, a crooked journalist, has made an art of clawing her way up the professional ladder. When she turns a politician's tawdry predilections into front-page news, the scandal threatens to undo the one person she thought was immune. A searing and hilarious play about the perfect headline, whatever the cost.
A viciously funny new take on family drama that skewers the stories we celebrate.
In a small house in the mountains of Ireland, a lonely spinster locks horns with her house-bound, manipulative mother in a rage-filled battle of the wills. Ireland's most important contemporary playwright, Martin McDonagh's (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan) The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a subversive thriller that takes audiences through the twists and turns of the ultimate dysfunctional relationship, revealing what can happen when family ties go too far…way too far.Twenty years ago, the Druid Theatre Company's production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane, rocked America and Broadway and was nominated for six Tony awards and won four. Druid returns with Tony Award® winning director, Garry Hynes remount of this spectacular production. Marie Mullen, who won the Tony for her performance as the daughter, returns this time in the role of the mother, while Aisling O'Sullivan takes the role of the daughter. Once again, audiences will have the opportunity to experience this masterful play.
4 couples. 3 bedrooms. One hilarious night. Trevor and Susannah, with their marriage on the rocks, invade three bedrooms of their family and friends over the course of an evening, spreading chaos in their wake. Director Maria Aitken (The 39 Steps, Private Lives) returns for this rollicking comedy of marital misunderstandings.
Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one.
This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multi-sensory experience. It's an outrageous evening of entertainment you'll never forget.
Don't miss the show that has captivated 35 million people worldwide.
Blue Man Group - enemy of monotony, remedy for boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation.
A comedy about politics and the power of female persuasion, Born Yesterday itells the timeless and timely story of a not-so-honest businessman and a not-so-dumb blonde out to "capitalize".
One of the great veteran exponents of African blues, Boubacar Traoré has been a legend in Mali since his groundbreaking hits of the 1960s. He's still in impressive form, matching his thoughtful, soulful voice with an acoustic guitar style that mixes blues riffs with West African influences. His easygoing, gently rhythmic playing is backed by a trio of ngoni, calabash, and balafon.
Brecht on Brecht celebrates one of the 20th century's greatest dramatists in a stunning revue of his life's work. Featuring songs and scenes from Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, and Bertolt Brecht's most famous collaborations, as well as first-hand accounts from Brecht himself, Brecht on Brecht explores the political and social issues he faced as an artist fleeing Nazism and his eventual exile in America.
A chance meeting between an Italian-American farm wife and a world weary photographer leads to a soul-stirring affair in this lush, lyrical musical by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning team of Marsha Norman ('night, Mother) and Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World). Winner of two Tony Awards, this sweeping saga combines thrilling intimacy with near-operatic grandeur for a heart-rending reflection on love, loss, and acceptance.
Celebrate GAP Week and all things women with the critically acclaimed Broad Comedy! Nothing is off limits with the troupe led by Katie Goodman who Time Out New York calls "a sharply political comedian who brings smarts and bold delivery."
Vanessa Williams with Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host
Saturday, July 9 at 8:00 PM
Megan Hilty with Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host
Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 PM
Andrea Martin with Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host
Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 PM
Kristin Chenoweth with Mary-Mitchell Campbell at the piano
Sunday, August 14 at 6:00 PM & 8:30 PM
Audra McDonald with special guest Will Swenson with Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host
Monday, August 22 at 8:00 PM
Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, Summer of 69: No Apostrophe Monday, August 29 at 8:00 PM
Patti LuPone, Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda with music director Joseph Thalken
Friday, September 2 at 7:30 PM
Join us for the 26th annual production of A Christmas Carol, New England's brightest holiday tradition! This brilliant musical, based on the Charles Dickens classic, is an original adaptation written specifically for North Shore Music Theatre by former Artistic Director, Jon Kimbell. A Christmas Carol is a musical ghost story that follows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season. With dazzling special effects that have grown even more exciting over time, traditional and original songs, and colorful costumes, this award-winning production of A Christmas Carol has been seen by more than one million people since its debut in 1989.
Claudia Rankine's brilliant, lyrical examination of the state of race in America, which she now translates to the stage, raises an urgent flag of emergency in our country. Citizen challenges audiences to rumble with the devastating and accumulating impact of the most intimate indifferences and aggressions of daily life in these United States. Winner of the National Book Award for 2014, Citizen: An American Lyric has been heralded as one of the best books of the past decade and is the only book of poetry ever to land on The New York Times list of Best Sellers. Working with her longtime collaborator, video artist John Lucas, the piece is visually stunning and emotionally moving as it brings us face to face with ourselves at a time when we're looking elsewhere for answers.
Nora loves her husband above everything. But when she risks her reputation in order to save him, the consequences test the limits of her devotion, and she finds herself struggling for her own life. In an acclaimed new translation by Bryony Lavery, Ibsen's powerful, groundbreaking classic remains as fresh as ever with an unfading capacity to shock. "An undoubted masterpiece. Lavery's subtly modern version gets to the heart of the matter," says The London Telegraph.
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.
It's 1964, and things are changing, to the chagrin of rigid principal Sister Aloysius. However, when an unconscionable accusation is leveled against the Father, Sister Aloysius realizes that the only way to get justice is to create it herself.
Founded in Buenos Aires in 1997 by the distinguished dancer and choreographer Carolina Soler, Estampas Porteñas Tango Company presents the Boston premiere of its thrilling new production, Deseos . . . Stories of Longing and Desire Told Through Argentine Tango and Music. Performed by a dozen exquisitely skilled dancers and accompanied by ardent, soul-filled live music, Deseos celebrates the greatest artistic elements of Argentina, including the indomitable tango, the athletic malambo of the gauchos, and the country's wide range of musical styles.
When Aine returns home to Ireland to introduce her American fiancé to her family, she finds her younger sister pregnant, her mother still over-controlling, and her father suffering from a bad heart. Her departure might have been the cause, but some wounds never heal. A play about guilt, mercy, and the power of love.
Two generations of an Irish-American family gather in a hospital waiting room while awaiting the passing of their family matriarch. But when black sheep Skip unexpectedly returns, decades of baggage surface. A funny and moving look at family, faith, and forgiveness.
A spirited revival of the beloved musical, Fiddler on the Roof features Jeremiah Kissel (Broken Glass, The King of Second Avenue, Imagining Madoff) as Tevye, leading a cast of Boston-area favorites in this Tony Award-winning play. Rendered with striking intimacy and simplicity by Tony-nominated director Austin Pendleton, who originated the role of Motel the Tailor on Broadway, this energetic production puts the classic story's fierce heart at the center of the audience experience with its timeless warmth, humor, and honesty.
The job seems simple at first: all pickpocket Sue Trinder has to do is help a con man cheat a gullible young heiress out of her fortune. But nothing is quite what it seems in this mystery set in the shadows of Victorian England. Spiraling through London streets, madhouses, and a stifling mansion with a shocking secret, Sue finds herself in the most dangerous landscape of all: awakening sexuality, love, and betrayal. Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Bill Rauch (All the Way) directs this adaptation of Sarah Waters' best-selling novel, a finalist for the Man Booker Prize.
Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon is a story of recovery, resilience, and determination that focuses on how a community came together to heal and grow stronger, rather than on the act of violence itself. The script is created verbatim from dozens of interviews. Among those interviewed are survivors, runners, doctors, police officers, journalists, clergy, students, and many others. Notable interviewees who contributed their stories include Police Commissioner William Evans, news anchor Maria Stephanos, Life is Good founder John Jacobs, Boston Strong co-author Dave Wedge, 1976 Marathon winner Jack Fultz, and Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki.
A sidesplitting and heart-warming comedy brimming with misunderstanding and mischief, The Foreigner may be one of the funniest American plays ever written. Based on what the NY Post describes as a "devilishly clever idea", the play demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English.
The Franklin expedition to the Arctic in 1845 sought the Northwest Passage and instead found ice, starvation, and insanity. The ship was never found. Modern-day underwater archeologist Caroline has been searching for three years, but time is running out. Two crews, two ships, and one 200-year-old mystery.
A humorous and introspective Boston-area premiere, The Gift Horse follows Ruth, a successful teacher and artist, whose quick and easy wit masks a painful childhood. With the support of her best friend Ernesto and therapist Brian she finally confronts her tumultuous past in a play infused with nationally-acclaimed playwright Lydia R. Diamond's distinctive voice.
Featuring Bobbie Steinbach (Collected Stories, The Clean House), Golda's Balcony follows Golda Meir from her humble beginnings as a Wisconsin school teacher to her meteoric rise through Israel's early political system, becoming one of the world's first elected female heads of state and one of the most influential women in Jewish history.
How does a good man turn toward the unthinkable? In 1930s Germany, Professor John Halder, played by Michael Kaye (Broken Glass, Amadeus), writes a novel about compassionate euthanasia, drawing the attention of the Nazi Party. Despite his own misgivings and the pleadings of his Jewish friend Maurice, John is tempted by the changing world around him. In this expressionistic play with music, CP Taylor poses questions that remain all too familiar in today's political landscape.
Called to a life of religious service, Shelley now struggles to find meaning in her work as the manager of a Bronx soup kitchen. The arrival of Emma, a college dropout looking for a sense of purpose, is at first a welcome addition, but the girl's erratic behavior soon pushes Shelley to the breaking point, in this compelling drama about the mysteries of faith, forgiveness, and compassion.
Regarded by many as one of the greatest musical ever created, Gypsy is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success…while secretly yearning for her own. Set all across America in the 1920's, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, Arthur Laurents' landmark show explores the world of two-bit show business with artful humor, heart, and sophistication. The celebrated score, by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, boasts one glorious hit after another, including: "Let Me Entertain You," "Some People," "You'll Never Get Away from Me," "All I Need Is the Girl," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "You Gotta Get A Gimmick," and "Together Wherever We Go."
"The readiness is all." A brilliant young man discovers himself at the intersection of devastating betrayals. If he acts, when? Hamlet straddles a fault line of family treachery, a chasm stretching out before his conscience. Love is the victim. "The rest is silence."
Tyrone causes trouble. Tyrone breaks things. Tyrone wants to hurt people, which is bad news for Jason, because Tyrone is Jason's sock puppet, and he's refusing to go away. Created as a coping mechanism for a shy and introverted teen, Tyrone now battles Jason for the body that they share, and the church's after-school activities program will never be the same. Robert Askins explodes notions of morality, family and possession of all kinds in this vicious and oddly heart-warming comedy about a boy and his right hand.
When two off-duty British soldiers go for a drink on the outskirts of Belfast in 1979, they meet two local girls. What seems like a typical night at the pub turns into something much darker. Decades later, reliving that night for an oral history project, Dave reopens old wounds that send him back to Belfast in search of answers and revenge. An Irish tragedy.
"In a living room strewn with vinyl records, beer bottles and drug paraphernalia, a mustached man begins railing about his missing copy of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks album, and it seems he won't back down until the universe bestows upon him some elusive state of grace. Part Gonzo rock performance, part mental breakdown — all thrillingly theatrical— How To Be A Rock Critic pulls the greatest hits from Bangs' own legendary words to imagine a single night of his turbulent life.
Inside his wild, all-night typewriter sessions, Lester Bangs embraced mistakes as strokes of genius, popularized now ubiquitous terms like "Heavy Metal" and "Punk Rock," and died of an overdose at the Biblical age of 33. Join us for an evening with music's great, lost critical voice."
While this Tony Award winning play debuted in 1955, its story is as relevant today as it was then. One of the most outstanding dramas of our time, Inherit the Wind is a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial. The controversial subject of evolution versus creation causes two polar opposites to engage in one explosive battle of beliefs. Attorney Henry Drummond faces off against fundamentalist leader Matthew Harrison Brady in a small Tennessee town where teacher Bertram Cates has been brought to trial for teaching Darwinism.
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas.
Trained at the Accademia di Brera and as an architect, Turin-based Ezio Gribaudo brings to his visionary art a distinctive sense of chromatic precision and historical determination that derive from his work as a painter, sculptor, and graphic artist. Gribaudo is also one of the most established art publishers of his generation, having promoted many of the greatest figures in modern art since the 1950s including: Francis Bacon, Giorgio de Chirico, Willem De Kooning, Marcel Duchamp, Peggy Guggenheim, Joan Miró, and Henry Moore.
James Trotter, an orphan, lives with his two abominable aunts in a house by the sea. James' life is lonely and sad until, one day, he receives a mysterious gift. His aunts' old peach tree starts to creak and groan, and a peach grows bigger and bigger and bigger. James finds his way inside, where he meets a troupe of chatty (and enormous) bugs. When the peach rolls down the hill and out to sea, James and his new friends find themselves on a fantastic transatlantic adventure. A.R.T.'s family programming continues with this adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved tale.
In this staged reading, two climbers confront a disaster that tests their notions of friendship, loyalty, and mortality.
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, The King and I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as "Getting To Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance," and "Something Wonderful." Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
Born in the streets of Los Angeles, Las Cafeteras has taken the music scene by storm with its infectious live performances that remix Latin roots music in what the LA Times has called a "uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia, and rock. . . . Live, they're magnetic."
Silvia Westermann (Castillo's widow) will discuss Chilean artist Sergio Castillo (1925-2010) who was the first Chilean artist to create large-scale metal sculptures. Castillo studied in Paris at the Ecole de Beaux Arts and the Academie Jullian de Paris, in Chile at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Chile, and at the Art Student League in New York. Castillo was in residence at Boston University in 1985 and BU is home to three of his works, Explosion in front of the Metcalf Science Center, Earth Orbit in the Questrom School of Business, and Free at Last in the Marsh Chapel Plaza. His sculptures can also be found in Beijing, Madrid, New York, and Santiago. He won numerous awards for his work, including a Fulbright Scholarship.
Written by Lillian Hellman, one of the 20th century's greatest playwrights, Little Foxes revolves around a scheming Southern family.
This timeless captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love. Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women, follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested - her friend Professor Bhaer tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.
"'Mala' means 'bad.' Not that you have done something bad, but that you are, in your core, bad."
Funny, brutally honest, and ultimately cathartic, Mala puts a sharp focus on what it means to put our loved ones first, right to the very end, and what happens when we strive to be good, but don't always succeed. A world premiere production by ArtsEmerson, this powerful one-woman show by Melinda Lopez transports us into a world which is uniquely Cuban-American in its specifics, and universal in its power.
An utterly unsentimental journey to the end of life and straight out the other side, Mala is an irreverent exploration of how we live, cope, and survive right now.
Grounded in Lopez's distinctive emotional language and sharp humor, Mala dances between doctors, work, a mother's growing frailty, a daughter's quest for grace, an epic Boston winter, Arctic icebergs and 911 calls. Built from notes frantically tapped out on an iPhone, Mala forces us to confront the inevitable finality of our
In 2008, National Public Radio asked Gregory Maguire (Wicked) to compose an original story with a Christmas theme. Thus was born Matchless, a rekindling of Anderson's classic tale of the Little Match Girl from a surprising point of view. A story for all ages about being open to life's magic transformations: how love can make a family, and how imagination can find beauty in the most unexpected places.
A hilarious and theatrical murder mystery musical where two performers play everything and everyone.
Murder For Two, the perfect comedic blend of music, mayhem and murder, comes to us from a smash hit off-Broadway run. In this hilarious show, two performers play thirteen roles—not to mention the piano—in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries.
Join Neverland Theatre for this frightfully fun-filled family Halloween comedy musical revue in Salem! Sing along to old Halloween classics, as well as new songs that are sure to become favorites! Family friendly spooks and dancing zombies! Come dressed in costume! Don't miss this brand new annual musical comedy revue! Playing only on Halloween weekend!
On the edge of the Mexican jungle, a group of troubled travelers seek shelter from a storm. Directed by Michael Wilson (The Trip to Bountiful, The Best Man), Williams' feverishly poetic 1961 drama follows a hotel proprietress and the scandal-soaked Southern preacher who turns up on her veranda. A Nantucket portrait artist traveling with her ancient grandfather, a bus full of fuming Texan college administrators, and a party of vacationers round out the roster of misfits in this drama about how far we travel to outrun the demons within.
A genre-defying work of political theatre, Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower brings to rousing musical life Butler's acclaimed science fiction novel of the same name. Written by Toshi Reagon, who Vibe Magazine called "one helluva rock'n'roller-coaster ride," in collaboration with her mother, Bernice Johnson Reagon, the iconic singer and founder of the vocal group Sweet Honey in the Rock, Parable of the Sower becomes a mesmerizing theatrical work of rare power and beauty that reveals deep insights on gender, race and the future of human civilization.
Parable of the Sower harnesses 200 years of African-American song traditions to tell the story of young Lauren Olamina, who lives in a not-so-distant America, where climate change has driven society to violence and the brink of extinction.
- Communist Budapest. In a dance hall, a musician confesses his private sexual desire for his seven-year-old step-daughter. And his government is taping his every word. Under threat of being exposed as a pedophile, the musician is pressured into becoming a government informant leading to the arrest and murder of his best friend who had been running an anti-Communism underground newspaper.Under Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's increasingly nationalist government, Hungary's cultural scene has been rocked by a rapid return to government control of artistic choice. Béla Pintér and Company is dedicated to creating contemporary productions based on critical and ironic observations of Hungarian society. Employing the company's signature theatrical style, combining folk music, dance, staggering ensemble work, and no-holds-barred theatricality to tell a story of what it is to live between a rock and a hard place in a world where there is no such thing as a right to privacy.
Cuban singer and percussionist Pedrito Martinez and his band have been a huge hit in Manhattan for nearly a decade. A master of Cuban music, Martinez goes beyond the traditional form, drawing on complex rhythms, jazz, and pop. Martinez's musical talent and onstage charisma have garnered numerous awards, including a Grammy nomination, Modern Drummer's Percussionist of the Year, and a Thelonious Monk award. The group's second album, Habana Dreams, was released in the spring of 2016 with special guests that included Rubén Blades, Issac Delgado, Wynton Marsalis, Angélique Kidjo, and more.
This raucous, creative comedy with music is theatrical storytelling at its best, a prequel to Peter Pan for grown ups (okay, for children too) that explains how an orphan boy becomes Peter Pan and how an egomaniacal pirate fop became one of theater's most delightful villains. You don't want to miss this 5-time Tony Winner and Cape Cod premiere, filled with shtick, mermaids, a love story and maybe even a guy in a dress.
Intergalactic adventurer K'Tharr, a powerful warrior-bunny, and his old friend Krista, a skilled human psychic, return to K'Tharr's home planet to find its honor under threat. A calculating demagogue named The Champion has hatched a scheme to launch an unjust war against the Earth—making herself Emperor in the process. As civil war looms and friendships are tested, K'tharr and Krista must figure out who to trust if they have any hope of holding the Empire together--and saving the Earth. A sci-fi adventure comedy.
"What do you see?" Famed abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko asks his young assistant, Ken, the loaded question. What's art? And who gets to decide anyway? It's 1958, and Rothko has just been offered the biggest commission in the history of modern art. He and Ken work feverishly in his New York studio—until Ken begins to realize his answers to those fundamental questions about art are very different than his mentor's. Winner of six Tony Awards, this sizzling drama is one of the most intellectually riveting shows to recently hit Broadway.
When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room in assisted living with endlessly chipper Marilyn, the two women make a seemingly harmless bet that quickly escalates into a dangerous and hilarious game of one-upmanship, revealing hidden truths that neither wants exposed. Ripcord is a deliciously inappropriate new comedy from Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire.
In this, their final collaboration, legendary songwriting team John Kander and Fred Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago) bring to light one of the most infamous events in American history: the shocking true story of nine African American boys jailed in Alabama in 1931 for a crime they did not commit. Featuring a period-specific mix of gospel, jazz, and vaudeville, this audacious musical uses the construct of a minstrel show to tell the harrowing true story that provoked a national outrage and helped launch the American Civil Rights Movement.
A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne after their fathers sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Sense & Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?
Seen by over ten million people worldwide, this wildly popular comedy keeps every audience laughing as they try to outwit the suspects and catch the killer. New clues and up to the minute improvisation deliver a different show every night.
Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) has crafted a wonderfully varied and theatrical song cycle reminiscent of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris. Artfully blending pop, jazz, and gospel in powerful solo and ensemble styles, this musical takes you on multiple journeys that result in that 'moment of decision' we inevitably face in our own lives. Featuring Broadway Tony nominee, Barbara Walsh (Falsettos, Company) and directed by Artistic Director, Robert Walsh.
Sarah Ruhl's backstage comedy about the perilous nature of love, on-stage and off.
A sexy, funny, romantic play written by Greg Hovanesian and directed by Haris Lefteri tells the story of Jeremy, an awkward young man who tries online dating, but ends up finding total chaos.
Featuring Johnny Lee Davenport (The Whipping Man) as Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court, Thurgood spans Marshall's impressive career as a lawyer, arguing such landmark cases as Brown v. Board of Education. Presented during the final month of the Obama Administration, Thurgood is a tribute to Marshall's enduring legacy.
Squabbling siblings Albert and Jennifer Chen reached the pinnacle of academic achievement. But as adults, they're epic failures: he's just been passed up for promotion and she's been dumped by her loser boyfriend. So, naturally, they confront their parents and launch an Asian Freedom Tour! From California to China, this hilarious new comedy examines race, parenting, and success with wit and sharp humor.
Winner of four Grammys, José Fernández Torres, known as Tomatito, is a guitarist of major significance within the realm of flamenco. His unique approach and elegant style highlight his unprecedented musical sensitivity and interpretive power. He will be accompanied by a full ensemble and guest dancer José Maya.
Lincoln and Booth are brothers: best friends and bitter rivals. Lincoln, a former 3-card monte hustler, works as a Lincoln impersonator in a shooting gallery; Booth is an aspiring grifter. He tempts his brother to get back in the game, but the consequences could be deadly. Suzan-Lori Parks made history as the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama with this darkly comic, deeply theatrical fable about family wounds and healing bonds. The New York Times calls it a "thrilling comic drama. Dazzlingly written!"
Drawn from dozens of interviews conducted around the world, Trans Scripts uses the real words of women to shed light on the rich and diverse experiences within the transgender community. Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)) directs a cast of seven in the US premiere of this moving, humorous, and timely work that received a Fringe First Award for new writing at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Zombies abound in this gory, uproarious romp through Illyria. Oh, they're still in love with love--and twins are still separated at sea--but this inventive take on Shakespeare's finest comedy is an even bloodier good time than the original, and it's just in time for Halloween!
An absorbing drama set in the rooms where politics really happen. Just in time for the election season!
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the 'American' Jets and the 'Puerto Rican' Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world filled with hate, violence and prejudice is one of this country's most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the greatest love stories of all time.
No director. No set. No rehearsals.
A metaphorical work by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour, White Rabbit Red Rabbit has been performed in many cities, but is always unique, thanks to Soleimanpour's rules: Each night of the performance, the audience arrives to a stage set with only a script in a sealed envelope. Every night, a different actor takes the stage, opens the envelope, and reads the script aloud for the first—and last—time.
Join us in discovering the play no one is allowed to talk about.
11/14 - Carissa Halston 11/15 - Jennifer Taschereau 11/16 - Sam Cha
Brilliant novelist Zarina is writing about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gap between her modern life and traditional heritage. When her conservative father discovers her controversial manuscript, they all must confront the beliefs that define them. A fierce and funny new play about relationships, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the blockbuster hit Disgraced.