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An ordinary job interview at a local bookstore becomes much more as store-owner Linda and aspiring writer Daniel realize that their connections go far deeper than a shared love of literature. Together they will have have to face the trauma of their past — but can they find forgiveness? Artistic Director Peter DuBois directs this deeply felt and intimate new play about bullying and second chances.
Award-winning duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas share a passion for taking the infectious melodies and driving rhythms of Scottish/Celtic music on an exciting new journey. Fraser, one of the world's finest fiddle players, has a deep understanding that spans centuries of Scottish music. Haas, a consummate cellist, is known for transforming the role of the cello in traditional music.
The world-renowned Alloy Orchestra presents the Boston premiere of its live musical score to the 1926 classic silent film The Son of the Sheik, directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, and George Fawcett. Valentino died suddenly just as the film was being released, unleashing an outpouring of love and support for the deceased actor along with his last and perhaps finest film. This wonderful swashbuckling romance is being presented in a beautifully restored print along with one of Alloy Orchestra's best original scores.
Michael Frayn's award-winning comedy Alphabetical Order.
Altan is regarded by many as the world's finest traditional Irish band. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh sings ballads with seemingly effortless beauty and grace, and her duets with fellow fiddler Ciaran Tourish are the centerpiece of the group's sound. Their complementary styles are anchored by one of the best rhythm sections in the business, with Dáithí Sproule on guitar, Ciarán Curran on bouzouki, and newest member Martin Tourish on accordion. They are touring in support of a new album recorded in Nashville and due to be released on Compass Records this winter.
Called "a remarkable piece of writing" by The New York Times and "unique, uplifting, and unforgettable" by Chicago Theatre Beat, this powerful and poetic piece is inspired by the 2006 killing of five girls in a hostage-taking at an Amish school in Pennsylvania. This one-woman exploration of the Nickel Mines shooting conjures seven characters, from gunman to victims, and delves into the stories that tie these characters together, as well as the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in the wake of tragedy. "It's my private prayer," writer Jessica Dickey says, "that this play, should they ever know about it, would not hurt them further, but somehow honor the goodness they forged in the face of such tragedy."
Barbara Cook's silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Considered "Broadway's favorite ingenue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, Miss Cook then launched a second career as a concert and recording artist soaring from one professional peak to another.
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.
Set in a quintessential American restaurant, entire lives whiz by for a modern family whose life and loves are short-order fare. From birth to that inevitable last course – and every corndog, calamari and Cadillac margarita in-between – a multi-generational potluck of characters live life's major and minor moments around the dinner table. Expect humor and heartache as eight actors portraying 26 characters and five generations serve up a veritable theatrical feast. Food and family, laughter, love & loss, it's The Big Meal.
The Land of Lola comes to the Crown and Anchor when Broadway sensation Billy Porter makes his Provincetown debut. Best known for his Tony Award winning portrayal in Kinky Boots, this Grammy Award winning singer and composer brings his extraordinarily gifted and soulful voice to The Paramount. A great way to end the summer! Don't miss it!!
Success, meticulous planning, and an eye for detail have in no way prepared Vivienne for the news inside that little white envelope. Even with the aid of a creation myth of her own imagination and her insomnia-driven baking, apprehension takes hold as she grapples with the frightening thought of her mother fading away from advancing Alzheimer's Disease. A National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere, Blackberry Winter is a humorous and touching new work.
Christopher Grace is a world touring mentalist and mind reader. Coming this February, Christopher brings his incredible show to the Boston Center for the Arts!
In this seventy-five minute intense mind reading performance he will read your minds, describe your thoughts and tell you your inner most dreams & desires!
While answering private questions you never even spoke out loud, or showing you how your own phone number is connected to the money in your purse or wallet, you will sit in awe of the onion-like climaxes that go deeper and deeper into a world of complete disbelief.
You will never forget the mind-boggling impossibilities Christopher Grace will unveil in The Blindfolded Madman!
This inspirational, one-night-only performance demonstrates the progression of Boston Ballet School's curriculum at its highest level. Program highlights include George Balanchine's timeless Divertimento No. 15 and Peter Martins' Les Gentilhommes, an elegant ballet for male dancers.
Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. Brian's non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005 and continues through 2015. It is the quality of his material, relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, which continues to grow Brian's fan base. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian Regan consistently fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.
Brit Floyd returns in 2015 to launch its most ambitious tour to date, with a spectacular new light show, an even bigger stage production and over 100 concerts planned throughout the United States and Canada between March and August 2015.
Celebrating five decades of Pink Floyd, from their creation in 1965 right through to the release of their brand new album, 'The Endless River', this amazing show includes performances from all Pink Floyd's biggest selling albums, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Division Bell, plus a host of other Pink Floyd musical surprises.
Paying attention to every musical detail and faithfully recreating the 'true' live Pink Floyd concert experience, Brit Floyd brings together all the best moments from the timeless Pink Floyd back catalog, and combining the latest state-of-the-art sound and light technology, to create a performance that is both sonically perfect and visually awesome.
This powerful, Olivier Award-winning, and Tony-nominated drama is presented as part of a national celebration of the centennial of the birth of playwright Arthur Miller. It is November 11, 1938, the day after Kristallnacht, when Sylvia Gellburg loses the ability to walk. Her husband Phillip desperately seeks to find the cause. After consulting Dr. Harry Hyman, it's determined that her paralysis may have been psychosomatically induced. Hyman's obsession with curing Sylvia uncovers a complex tangle of egos, resentment, and guilt, as well as Phillip's own paralyzing struggle with his Jewish identity.
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.
American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Cassandra Wilson performs the Boston premiere of Coming Forth By Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday, celebrating Billie Holiday's 100th birthday and applying her smoky-smooth delivery to the late master's jazz hits. The winner of two Grammy awards, three DownBeat Magazine Vocalist of the Year awards, and the first Pulitzer Prize to be given for jazz, Wilson is a musical chameleon, moving from different genres with ease, while reinterpreting much-loved standards with her own unique style.
Global music sensation Celtic Woman brings its 10th Anniversary Celebration to Worcester. This enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, in the group's distinctive signature style. The 10th Anniversary Tour features four sublimely gifted Irish women - three angelic vocalists and a dazzling Celtic violinist - with a full band, plus the Anotas Choir, bagpipers, and Irish dancers all under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes. A true celebration of an incredible 10-year journey that has already captivated millions, don't miss Celtic Woman live in concert!
The live children's show, based on the popular Disney Junior TV program, will give young fans and their parents the opportunity to experience first-hand the traintastic adventures of the Chuggington trainees.
In Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure, it's the first day of Ad-vanced Training for the trainees. They are eager to impress their mentors by master-ing new roles that test their courage, speed, and determination. When Koko finds herself in trouble at Rocky Ridge Mine, it's up to her friends to help her. Do the trainees have what it takes to put their newly learnt skills into practice? Can Wilson come to Koko's rescue and fulfill his dream of becoming a hero in Chug Patrol?
Climb aboard for a madcap and stinging journey through 11 hilarious looks at African-American culture — from the depths of the Celebrity Slaveship to the spinning heights of Harlem. Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe's landmark comedy has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, skewering stereotypes and redefining what it means to be black in contemporary America.
From Dancing with the Stars Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo, an unforgettable live show that features pros from Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and dance champions from around the globe dancing off against each other- & YOU choose the winner.
A live Debbie & Friends show is fun for the whole family. Kids become the Big Bad Wolf and blow the house down, fix Rosie's wrong rhymes, and test their skills with the Simon Says Song. Like everyone's favorite teacher, Debbie connects with her audience and respects kids for the people they are, and her warmth is sincere and her radiance downright contagious.
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!
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.
Hailed by The New Yorker as "one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today," Michelle Dorrance and her award-winning company perform the Boston premiere of The Blues Project, an unforgettable evening combining nine astonishing tap artists with live music by world-renowned musician and composer Toshi Reagon and her band, BIGLovely.
As World War II comes to a close, a small town in Illinois desperately waits for news from a young soldier. Buddy, the younger brother, glamorizes the battlefield and refuses to believe his brother lost when all signs point that way. A town at a standstill, the characters of Ware are forced to reckon with a troubling past and an unsettled future.
Over thirty years in the making – Suzan Zeder's richly lyrical Ware Trilogy is inspired by the oral traditions gathered by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Set against the stark mid-west backdrop of Ware, Illinois, we are introduced to complicated themes of loss, identity, and family through the lives of three outsiders: Tuc, a young Deaf man; Girl, a foundling child; and Mother Hicks, a mysterious recluse, who is often suspected of being a witch. An ensemble of Deaf and hearing actors explore the cultural complexities of Deafness with humor and compassion.
The Edge of Peace is the final play in the Trilogy; the first two plays are being produced in collaboration with Wheelock Family Theatre and Emerson Stage. This play is in both spoken English and American Sign Language.
When The Priests released their eponymously-titled album in 2008, they could have had little inkling of what was about to happen to them. As it transpired, plenty did - huge record sales, record-breaking triumphs and global fame.
Which means that now, four years on, Frs Martin O'Hagan, Eugene O'Hagan and David Delargy are amongst the most recognized and successful acts in both the religious and secular worlds. Their debut album, sold at such a pace, it secured them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest-selling classical debut ever .
Winner of the Best Documentary Prize at the Haifa International Film Festival, director Yael Reuveny's Farewell Herr Schwarz is a cinematic journey about buried family secrets, the Holocaust (from a third generation perspective) and how it is never too late to reclaim your heritage.
Set during the Civil War, this explosively powerful new drama by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks follows a slave, Hero, from West Texas to the Confederate battlefield. Inspired in part by the stories and scope of Greek tragedy, this trilogy examines the mess of war and the cost of freedom and is a coproduction with the Public Theater.
On the brink of war in Europe, author and former atheist C.S. Lewis visits the London home of Dr. Sigmund Freud. Lewis's recent embrace of Christianity stands in stark contrast to Dr. Freud, whose beliefs are influenced by his life's work in science. Amidst evacuations and air raid sirens these two legendary scholars debate religion, sex, love, the existence of God, and the meaning of life itself. Filled with humanity, humor, and razor-sharp dialogue, Freud's Last Session imagines the meeting of two of the 20th century's greatest academics.
Beautiful, mesmerizing, and profoundly musical, Ghazal brings together world-renowned Persian and Indian musicians to create an exquisite and harmonious dialogue between the two traditions. Iran's kamancheh (spiked fiddle) master Kayhan Kalhor and India's sitar virtuoso Shujaat Hussain Khan have toured the world over to critical acclaim. They will be joined by the superb tabla player Sandeep Das.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre's Giselle returns to our stage with lavish sets, beautiful costumes, gifted principal dancers, and a corps de ballet of beauty and grace. Created in 1841 by legendary Parisian composer Adolphe Adam and choreographers, Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli, the first production of Giselle, the acknowledged masterpiece of Adam, was at the Paris Opera in 1841. The National Ballet brings a sweeping grace and beauty to this classic story, and is now coming to The Hanover Theatre direct from Moscow, Russia, presented by Music Worcester.
When her daughter dies, Gloria Adelman discovers the unthinkable—that her daughter wasn't a practicing Jew! Amid Buddhas and Bibles, Gloria searches for clues to her daughter's religious beliefs in order to give her an appropriate funeral. God Box is a hilarious and poignant tale of how faith is passed on, and what happens when it isn't.
Cirque Zíva is sure to entertain, delight, and keep audiences of all ages on the edge of their seats. Performed by the internationally celebrated Golden Dragon Acrobats from Hebei Province, China, this fast-paced, technically innovative performance showcases traditional Chinese acrobatics, dance, and costumes; ancient and contemporary music; and modern theatrical techniques. The renowned acrobats dazzle with amazing feats of athleticism, heart-stopping stunts, and the grace of their centuries-old art form.
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.
A hot-shot fighter pilot's career in the skies, "alone in the blue," is ended by an unexpected pregnancy. Reassigned to a windowless trailer in the desert outside Las Vegas, by day, she hunts down terrorists, her face lit by the dull grey glow of a drone's monitor. At night, she returns to her domestic life with husband and daughter. As she tracks a high-profile target half a world away, the pressure mounts. Named a Top 10 Play of 2013 by The Guardian and the London Evening Standard, Grounded was nominated for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.
Recently listed as one of the 12 Great Children's Theaters Across the US by Backstage Magazine, Arlington Children's Theatre is proud to present "Hairspray, The Broadway Musical" from March 12-15 at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA.
Based upon the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters, Hairspray is a fun musical production that is suitable for children of all ages.
This inspiring story, set in Baltimore in 1962, follows lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad as she pursues her dream of dancing on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!
Heritage Blues Orchestra (HBO) combines the grit of lowdown country and urban blues with the bold brass of New Orleans. The nine-piece band displays the hand-clapping fervor of gospel punctuated with fiery horn arrangements, and echoes the haunting cries of work songs and pulsating drums that reach back to the real roots of it all. HBO's music is an inspiring testament to the enduring power, possibilities, and beauty of the blues.
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.
American Classics is delighted to present acclaimed song duo Valerie Anastasio & Tim Harbold in their new show, In the Mood – A Time Capsule of Classics from 1939. Valerie & Tim showcase a remarkable year in film and song with songs from the classic MGM film The Wizard of Oz, along with beloved song hits of the year including "In the Mood", "All the Things You Are", "Good Morning", "And the Angels Sing", "Sunrise Serenade", "Beer Barrel Polka", and "Lydia the Tattooed Lady".
American Classics is delighted to present acclaimed song duo Valerie Anastasio & Tim Harbold in their new show, In the Mood – A Time Capsule of Classics from 1939. Valerie & Tim showcase a remarkable year in film and song with songs from the classic MGM film The Wizard of Oz, along with beloved song hits of the year including "In the Mood", "All the Things You Are", "Good Morning", "And the Angels Sing", "Sunrise Serenade", "Beer Barrel Polka", and "Lydia the Tattooed Lady".
From the author of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Intimate Apparel is a loving and evocative portrait of Esther, an independent but lonely African American seamstress in early 20th-century Manhattan who earns a living sewing exquisite lingerie for wealthy socialites uptown, and women of ill repute downtown. When Esther receives a letter from a stranger who is laboring on the Panama Canal, she begins an epistolary courtship with him, only to discover that he is not all that he seems. Disillusioned but unbroken, Esther reluctantly returns to her sewing machine to refashion her dreams from the cloth of her life's experiences.
Come join us for this beloved Stephen Sondheim piece. Set in a clock tower with steampunk flair, the adaptation of the well known classic is sure to stir up your emotions about parenting, relationships, wishes and wants.
From the team that brought you Godspell, come see some of the best local talent in the North Shore and Boston portray these beloved "fairy-tale" characters in a creative black box setting.
Featuring an intimate orchestra led by Ben DiScipio, Direction and Choreography by Sarah Ernst, lighting and set design by Jim and Sarah Ernst and produced by Andrea Giangreco and Jim Ernst, this show is certain to bring you something outside of the usual "woods" box.
Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children's book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…it's no wonder that Jay Leno has always been widely characterized as "the hardest working man in show business."
Jay Leno's late night television ratings domination included more than two decades of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, winning every consecutive quarter of his hosting over the past 19 years. After resuming hosting the 11:35PM program following a one-time brief interruption of these duties, Leno once again took the show to the top, leading all of the ensuing quarters handily for another three years. Under his helm, the show was honored by the Television Academy with an Emmy for "Outstanding Comedy, Variety or Music Series."
Thirty years ago, Miss Holliday's show-stopping, heart-wrenching performance of the torch ballad "And I'm Telling You, I'm Not Going" in the smash hit Broadway musical, Dreamgirls, made her a household name and introduced her big soulful voice to the world. Her portrayal of Effie "Melody" White, a role which she co-created, not only brought theatergoers to their feet for 8 performances a week, but also garnered her a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and her first Grammy Award for Best R&B Female Vocalist.
Jeremy Jordan was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was always a singer, but at the age of 17, he accidentally fell in love with acting when cast as The Mute in the musical, The Fantasticks. After high school, Jeremy went on to study drama at Ithaca College and moved to New York City after graduating in 2007.
With 20 stunning albums, three Grammy nominations, and scores of awards, Joan Armatrading's subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people all over the world. Her career has seen the birth of classics- "Love and Affection," "Down to Zero," "Me Myself and I," and many more. Touring solo for the first time after 42 years, Joan Armatrading says she wanted to do something special for her last major tour. "For the first time these concerts will be me solo on stage playing the guitar and piano and singing. I have absolutely enjoyed the last 42 years of performances but now, with my final major tour, I want to capture a unique memory for both myself and the audience."-Joan Armatrading
Robert Brustein's The King of Second Avenue is a new musical with a lively klezmer score by composer Hankus Netsky. This world premiere comedy features a Romeo and Juliet love story set against the background of antagonistic Jewish sects in the Lower East Side of 1960s Manhattan. A wily Sephardic actor named Da Costa, now down on his luck, dupes Joseph E. Lapidus, a wealthy Hollywood producer, out of his clothes, money, groceries, and self-respect. All the while Da Costa's lovely daughter Dolores is courted by both one of her father's beggar companions and Lapidus' ill-mannered son. The King of Second Avenue is a hilarious sequence of con-games, swindlings, and the search for true love.
In Honor of Black History Month, The Regent Theatre will host a special screening of the 1970 Oscar nominated documentary, King: A Filmed Record - From Montgomery to Memphis. Film is the the landmark documentary that chronicles the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—and his non-violent campaign for civil rights and social justice—from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968.
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...
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."
A group of New York theatre-types gather in the Ritz-Carlton Boston hotel room of a grand, charismatic leading lady. The hopeful young playwright and a cynical old one, the high-strung director and the boorish producer, and, of course, the leading lady's mother are all in seventh heaven expecting a smash out-of-town triumph. But after a disastrous reception from the Boston audience, everyone wishes they had opened in Oklahoma. Light Up the Sky is an affectionate and hilarious look at the backstage foibles and frailties of that uniquely fascinating microcosm of the world: the THEATRE!
Linda Lavin won a Tony Award, as well as Drama Desk, Outer Critics¹ and Helen Hayes Awards, for her performance in Broadway Bound in 1987. She is a six-time Tony nominee for her roles in The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Tale of the Allergist¹s Wife, Collected Stories and most recently, The Lyons. She was a twice-again winner of the Drama Desk Award and two-time Golden Globe winner for her role as Alice on the TV show.
Come celebrate St. Pat's with us during the 17th Anniversary edition of A Little Bit of Ireland, Reagle's heartfelt homage to the Emerald Isle. A Little Bit of Ireland is one of the largest Irish shows in New England featuring a pinch of Irish tenors, a touch of Riverdance and a rousing visit to an Irish pub.
Arlington, Massachusetts Hometown Favorite Margot Fox Returns with Some Special Friends!
Discover easy, practical ways to downsize your stress, and increase your ability to live a longer more fulfilling existence. Loretta LaRoche is a Motivational & Keynote Speaker, International Stress Management & Humor Consultant, Author and PBS television star. She is a thought leader who has pioneered the use of humor as a coping mechanism for stress management, engaging this concept as an educational tool and enthralling audiences across the globe.
From the wild and whimsical imagination of Moses Pendleton comes Alchemia, Momix's dazzling new multimedia spectacle full of invention, beauty, and playful humor. A fantastical exploration of the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, the show bursts with aesthetic thrills, surprising metamorphoses, and the sensuality of nature itself. It's Momix at its most magical.
The name, legendary. The music, timeless. The Moody Blues have sold in excess of 70 million albums worldwide and have been awarded an astonishing 14 platinum and gold discs. Their incredible roster of hits includes: "Nights In White Satin," "Tuesday Afternoon," "Ride My See Saw," "The Story In Your Eyes," "Isn't Life Strange," "Question," "I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)," "Your Wildest Dreams," and "I Know You're Out There Somewhere," to name a few. The Moody Blues' No. 1, Top 5, Top 10, Top 20, Top 40, Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold albums and singles, have generated sold-out tours on a consistent basis over the course of several decades, making them one of the top-grossing album and touring bands in existence.
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.
"As I remember, I had just woken up from a nap when I decided to create the universe."
Mr g creates time, space, matter, a few basic laws of physics. These give birth to stars, planets… but intelligent life? The Creator's plans go awry when a mysterious rival questions the nature of free will. Together, we experience the birth and fate of Mr g's favorite universe: ours. Adapted by Wesley Savick, mr g is "…witty, erudite, alive with Lightman's playful genius."-Junot Díaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao)
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.
Where will Flat Stanley travel next? From Hollywood to Paris to Hawaii and back, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley will take audiences on a whirlwind journey filled with infectious songs, laughter and fun! With a book by Timothy Allen McDonald, writer of Willy Wonka and James and the Giant Peach, Flat Stanley is one adventure you won't want to miss! Bring your own Flat Stanley to the theater and join our BCT cast for this rollicking musical journey!
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 Nile Project brings together artists from 11 countries along the Nile basin to create one unified sound. With the lilting melodies and deep grooves of Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, and beyond, the music is produced by a stunning variety of instruments, including the masenko from Ethiopia, the ney and oud from Egypt, and the adungu from Uganda, in addition to violin, saxophone, bass guitar, and six vocalists singing in 11 languages. The Nile Project's 2013 recording Aswan was named a Must-Hear International Album by NPR.
Norway, Sweden, and the Shetland Islands have some of the richest fiddling traditions in the world. Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden), and Kevin Henderson (the Shetland Islands) are three of the finest fiddlers on the international folk circuit. Performing reels, polskas, and ballads with mesmerizing fervor and graceful bowing, the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc brilliantly integrates old traditions with innovative ideas to create a sound that is distinct, expressive, and invigorating.
A nationally beloved star in Mauritania, Noura Mint Seymali creates a mesmerizing tension between ancient traditions and contemporary idioms. She merges her powerful griot voice with the desert-blues guitar lines created by her husband, Jeiche Ould Chighaly. They are backed by a declarative, funk-driven rhythm section with traditional instruments at its core—ardine (harp), tidinit (lute), and tíbeul (bowl drum), along with western bass and drums.
In this stark and startling drama a son confronts his emotionally distant father, learning a horrifying truth about his past. As anger and abandonment issues emerge, a mystery is exposed, revealing a disturbing incident involving a number of "others." A Number is an illuminating and provocative work by internationally acclaimed playwright Caryl Churchill in which she examines individuality and the theory of and nature versus nurture.
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 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.
Boston's First Lady of Jazz Returns for an Evening of Romantic Jazz to Celebrate the Coming of Spring!
Patrick is a warm open twenty - six year old virgin schizophrenic. Pills and his mother's protection mean he is no threat to himself or anyone else. Until he falls in love. The object of his desire, Karen, a suicidal flight attendant, has no idea the intimacy might reintroduce her to living. Patrick's obsessive mother Maura doesn't realize her own misguided love may be more dangerous to pull Karen and Patrick apart, she enlists the help of dysfunctional detective Freeman, who will use his position to help her for a price.
A provocative and heart-breaking love story about the right to intimacy for everyone. Patrick's Day proves, when it comes to love we're all a little crazy.
The Pedrito Martinez Group has emerged as the tightest Afro-Cuban band in New York. Utterly joyful and completely irresistible, the ensemble has its roots planted firmly in the rumba tradition and revels in the batá rhythms and vocal chants of Yoruban and Santerian music. Members of the Pedrito Martinez Group include percussionist Jhair Sala from Peru, bassist Alvaro Benavides from Venezuela, and newest member Edgar Pantoja from Cuba on piano, trumpet and vocals.
Over their 40-plus year history, Pilobolus has appeared at the Olympics, the Oscars, and around the world. This unique and wildly creative dance ensemble continues to amuse, innovate and astonish audiences.
Full program includes:
On the Nature of Things *
Performed by three dancers balanced on a column, On The Nature Of Things explores the power desire and its connection to shame and revenge.
All Is Not Lost 
The live companion to Pilobolus' video collaboration with the Grammy-winning band OK Go changes the way we look at dance through a kaleidoscopic view.
Automation takes place in a world that allows us to view multiple angles at the same time and questions the difference between human and machine.
Masters of trickery, Penn & Teller, team with Pilobolus to create the ultimate piece of gripping, do-not-try-this-at-home choreography.
Sweet Purgatory 
Commissioned for Pilobolus' 20th anniversary, this remarkable piece traces a path from Hades, through Purgatory, to Hope.
"It's as if we're being given a fleeting glimpse of the inner workings of the universe."—The New York
Celebrity Society Professionals Event
The Dance Series is sponsored by The Little Family Foundation and the John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation.
Student Rush tickets are available in advance in person at the box office for the Friday and Saturday performances. $20.00 per ticket, 2 tickets per ID, Cash only.
*Contains partial nudity
Tickets: $35.00 - $75.00
The Post-Meridian Radio Players are bringing two exciting classic tales of adventure to the stage this spring as part of our Spring Adventure Spectacular. We treat audiences to adaptations of The Scarlett Pimpernell and Maurice LeBlanc's The Mysterious Traveler!
The Price is Right Live! is the hit interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled right from the audience the chance to "come on down" to win appliances, vacations and even new cars by playing classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show. From Plinko to cliffhangers to the big wheel, and even the fabulous showcase, all the favorite games are played just like the TV show.
Playing to near sold out audiences for nearly ten years, The Price is Right Live! has given away more than 10 million dollars in cash and prizes and sold more than 1.2 million tickets.
If you enjoy the rush of emotions experienced while watching the show on television, just imagine the possibilities if you were actually in the audience watching it live.
By Len Jenkins based on the Newbery Medal-winning books by Beverly Clearly. Hold onto your hats! Ramona's life is a mess! But with the help of her loving and patient family and friends, Ramona faces these challenges -- as audiences laugh and cheer her on.
Founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops Rhiannon Giddens is touring with her own band to support her solo debut, Tomorrow Is My Turn, a collaboration with T Bone Burnett that deftly incorporates folk, jazz, gospel, and the blues.
With the freshness and spontaneity of street dance, the rigor of ballet, and the inventiveness of contemporary dance, RUBBERBANDance Group defies gravity with humor and humanity as well as power and grace. Choreographer Victor Quijada, who was a b-boy in Los Angeles before signing on with Twyla Tharp and later Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montrèal, codirects the Montreal-based company with Anne Plamondon. Their latest production, Empirical Quotient, explores human relationships with six exceptional dancers whose backgrounds range from classical, contemporary, and urban dance to circus arts.
Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show is the international touring tribute show to the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This Billboard & Pollstar highly rated show are entering their 14th year in production with over 2000 performances listed to their credit.
Local playwright Ronan Noone takes the traditional British drawing room comedy of manners and turns it on its side in the hilariously bawdy new play, Scenes From An Adultery. During one of their weekly sessions at the local pub, Gasper spills the news to Tony that a mutual friend might be having an affair. Tony's wife Lisa is caught up in it but doesn't know, Gasper's on the case, and all Tony wants is to forget it all happened. Scenes From An Adultery examines our unions and what it takes for them to endure in this culture clash comedy of miscommunication, miscalculations, and the boundaries of true love and friendship.
Neverland Theatre invites you to enter the fun world of Dr. Seuss as they present Seussical the Musical! Join the Cat in the Hat and follow Horton the Elephant on his adventures through the stories of Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches an Egg, Gertrude McFuzz and many others! All told through music with a talented cast! Fun for the whole family!
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.
Widely regarded as one of the most visually inventive silent comedies ever made, Sherlock Jr. offers fast-paced slapstick as well as a brilliant deconstruction of the filmmaking process. Keaton stars as a movie theatre projectionist who dreams of becoming a super-sleuth to bring his fantasies to life.
America's favorite singing Mom makes her Provincetown debut at The Crown and Anchor this summer! An Academy Award winner best known for her leading roles in The Music Man, Oklahoma! and of course in the cult TV classic The Partridge Family, Shirley Jones and Grammy Award winning accompanist John McDaniel will play the Paramount for two performances only! Don't miss seeing this iconic legend up close and in person!
In an effort to scientifically prove the existence of the soul after death, Professor Williston (Ken Baltin) has spent more than a decade studying James (Anthony J. Goes), a young psychic. James achieves his extrasensory ability by channeling Simon, an all-knowing being, offering wisdom from beyond. When Annie (Brianne Beatrice),a recent widow, comes to their home for a reading, events that took place two thousand years ago culminate, achieving reunion, redemption and resolution in the present day.
An exciting new pop/rock musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, The Snow Queen is a coming-of-age adventure that follows a young woman on a journey of self-discovery in a magical, wintry landscape. When her best friend Kai is put under a magic spell, Gerda must follow him to the palace of the Snow Queen. Along the way, she battles witches, encounters fantastical characters, and flies through the frozen air on a steampunk odyssey. Co-written and directed by former New Rep Artistic Director, Rick Lombardo, The Snow Queen is sure to enchant the entire family this holiday season.
An award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality, Stephen J. Dubner is best-known as co-author of the books Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, and Think Like a Freak. Originally published in the U.S. in 2005, Freakonomics instantly became a cultural phenomenon. Hailed by critics and readers alike, it went on to spend eight years on The New York Times bestseller list, having sold more than 5 million copies around the world, in more than 35 languages. The Freakonomics enterprise also includes an award-winning blog, a high-profile documentary film, and a public-radio project called Freakonomics Radio, which Dubner hosts.
After giving birth to her twin boys, Alice Manning finally has everything she wants. But a twist of fate and a hospital error leaves her newborn son, Aidan, fighting for his life. Through anger, humor, and tears, Alice fights to keep her family afloat in the midst of unspeakable trauma and fear. On this personal rollercoaster ride, she discovers the power of laughter and how to choose love during even the darkest times. A true story of Alice's family struggle with ongoing medical trauma and special needs, Carl Reiner describes it as on of the handful of shows that he couldn't stop talking about.
The most popular live act in the West African nation of Niger, Tal National is beloved for its epic live performances. With a large, rotating lineup of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, the incredibly tight band features lightning-fast rhythms, shredding electric guitars, and percussion-driven grooves.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott, famed English explorer, has driven his team to the bottom of the earth. Patriotism and confidence urge them achingly forward through nature's coldest, most inhospitable environment in a harrowing race to be the first in history to step foot on the South Pole. Crestfallen to discover that a rival expedition has preceded them there, the British team retreats into Antarctica's bone-chilling world of suffering and sacrifice. Scott's tragic quest of pride and folly tells a human story of those who brave the elements, the lives they leave behind, and the hubris that drives them to catastrophe.
Years after her son's death, Mary, mother of Jesus, is visited by the Gospel writers seeking the truth. In an honest, insightful, and moving first-person narrative, Mary recounts her son's final days. Based on the novella by author and playwright Colm Tóibín, this Tony-nominated play provides a stunning glimpse into the heart and mind of a grieving mother as she's left with the question: was it worth it?
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.
Band In Boston! In celebration of the heroes and victims of the 2013 attack on the Boston Marathon. The URO will perform the music of local rock legends, Aerosmith, Boston, and The Cars, with special guests and more. Partial proceeds will benefit the Krystle Campbell Memorial Fund.
Winner of Israel Theater Prize's Best Original Play in 2012, Gilad Evron's poetic and poignant examination of lives in conflict receives its North American premiere from Boston's own Israeli Stage, featuring the acting talents of local favorites Jeremiah Kissel, Will Lyman and Karen MacDonald. With surprising humor and powerful insight, Ulysses on Bottles tells the story of two unlikely companions who meet in prison: an Israeli-Arab literature teacher nicknamed Ulysses and a successful Israeli-Jewish attorney who takes on his case pro bono. Combined, the perspectives of the two men explore the different reactions to Gaza: the collisions of the personal and the political, morality and ambition. Evron wrestles with people living in separate realities where a life of privilege is pitted against a life of deprivation, and the story of Ulysses raises profound questions about absolute morality and personal freedom.
A comedy of Chekhovian proportions! In this modern-day retelling of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, Uncle Jack, his niece Sonya, and his British brother-in-law Derek struggle to save their small summer theatre company in the Berkshires . . . and the company's looming demise causes old wounds to bleed afresh. Jack fires a keepsake pistol, Derek runs for cover, and hearts are broken. Featuring Nancy E. Carroll, Michael Kaye, JohnKooi, and Will Lyman.
In 1997, Olivier Award-winning playwright David Hare visited Israel and Palestine to better understand the complex conflicts of the region and to write a play based on his travels. Via Dolorosa is the illuminating result, combining interviews and conversations with artists, politicians, historians, and settlers with the author's own experiences in an extraordinary narrative that examines ideologies and issues of faith from those living in "The Holy Land."
Based upon the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, the new musical follows the story of Jenna, an inventive waitress trapped in a small-town diner and a loveless marriage. Pregnant and lonely, Jenna finds relief in making creatively-titled pies — and in a budding romance with an unlikely newcomer.
An award-winning quartet from Galway, We Banjo 3 (plus one) delivers a rousing mix of Irish, old- time American, and bluegrass music with remarkable virtuosity and passion. Brothers Enda and Fergal Scahill and brothers Martin and David Howley are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today. Martin holds seven All-Ireland titles and Enda four, while Fergal and David hold All-Ireland titles on banjo, fiddle, bodhran, and guitar.
Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, "come to real life" in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off "To the Creature Rescue!" the Emmy nominated Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite creature power suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal 'wow facts' the Wild Kratts team rescues a helpless animal friend and returns her home "Living Free and in the Wild!"
At times playful, sexy, funny, and wistful, X Dance is 90 minutes of experimental choreography and dance.
Tabla master Zakir Hussain has long explored cross-cultural music fusions with the likes of Mickey Hart, Bela Fleck, John McLaughlin, and Yo-Yo Ma. His newest project, Celtic Connections, pairs the beautiful and flowing melodies of Celtic instruments including bodhran, violin, pipes, flutes, and whistles with Indian tabla, bamboo flute, and Carnatic (south Indian) violin. This groundbreaking ensemble tours North America performing The Pulse of the World for the first time with a stellar lineup of Indian and Celtic musicians.