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‘Tina: The Tina Turner Musical’  takes the Boston stage
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‘Tina: The Tina Turner Musical’ takes the Boston stage
Tina Turner’s bold vocals and tumultuous life story take the stage in “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” running at the Citizens Bank Opera House Sept. 20 through Oct. 2, presented by Broadway in Boston. The uplifting comeback story is saturated with powerful performances of Turner’s greatest hits.
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Boston Lyric Opera brings free performance of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to Boston Common Aug. 11 and 13
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Boston Lyric Opera brings free performance of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to Boston Common Aug. 11 and 13
One of the Western canon’s most famous romances, and tragedies, “Romeo and Juliet” takes the stage on Boston Common August 11 and 13. The free, public performances produced by Boston Lyric Opera in partnership with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) and the City of Boston aim to bring the city together under the stars to celebrate the art of drama.
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Black ‘Anastasia’ takes the stage at Opera House
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Black ‘Anastasia’ takes the stage at Opera House
The Broadway tour of “Anastasia” opens at the Citizens Bank Opera House on Aug. 17, featuring Black actresses as the title character for the first time. The show opens in Boston with Kyla Stone in the role; Veronica Stern takes over in the second week of performances.
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Movement director plays vital role in Commonwealth Shakespeare Co. production of 'Much Ado About Nothing'
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Movement director plays vital role in Commonwealth Shakespeare Co. production of 'Much Ado About Nothing'
Levi Philip Marsman, choreographer and movement director for “The Tempest” and now for “Much Ado About Nothing,” CSC’s 2022 Free Shakespeare on the Common production, is coaching its cast of 21 in using their bodies to express characters. 
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Gentrification and Black hair politics take stage in 'can i touch it?' at The Strand
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Gentrification and Black hair politics take stage in 'can i touch it?' at The Strand
Playwright Francisca Da Silveira grew up in Roxbury and Dorchester and has watched both neighborhoods change and develop, for better or worse, over the years. In her new play “can i touch it?” Da Silveira explores gentrification in Boston through the lens of Black hair politics.
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Actor Linda Powell reflects on role in 'A Beautiful Noise'
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Actor Linda Powell reflects on role in 'A Beautiful Noise'
The strains of “Sweet Caroline” can now be heard from the Emerson Colonial Theatre as well as from Fenway Park. Running through July 31, “A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical,” tells the life story of the musician and composer who crafted Boston’s unofficial anthem.
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Front Porch Arts Collective announces new season lineup
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Front Porch Arts Collective announces new season lineup
The Front Porch Arts Collective, Boston’s Black theatre company, has announced its two-play 2022-2023 season, which will include the company’s first solo-produced production. As always, the collective works to uplift Black voices and stories and advance racial equity in Boston’s theater community.
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Company One production of 'Black Super Hero Magic Mama' explores grief with compassion and levity
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Company One production of 'Black Super Hero Magic Mama' explores grief with compassion and levity
This week, Company One Theatre (C1) launches its first in-person production since 2020, Inda Craig-Galván’s “Black Super Hero Magic Mama,” directed by Monica White Ndounou.
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‘Our Daughters, Like Pillars’ delves into Black family dynamics and sisterhood
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‘Our Daughters, Like Pillars’ delves into Black family dynamics and sisterhood
Female family dynamics take center stage in “Our Daughters, Like Pillars,” a new play by local Obie-award winning playwright Kirsten Greenidge opening for its world premiere on April 8 and running through May 8 at The Huntington’s Wimberly Theatre.
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The harmony, brotherhood and life of The Tempations
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The harmony, brotherhood and life of The Tempations
Before there were hits like “My Girl” and “Get Ready,” The Temptations were five young Black men who wanted to share their love of music with the world. “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations,” running at the Citizens Bank Opera House April 19–May 1, tells the story of the famous Detroit-born quintet.
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The spontaneous joy of ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’
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The spontaneous joy of ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’
“Freestyle Love Supreme,” the Broadway improvisational hip-hop sensation, brings beats and rhymes to Boston’s stage this week. Running March 18 through April 2 at Emerson’s Colonial Theatre, the show celebrates Black artistry with joy and spontaneity.
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Kelvin Dinkins Jr. appointed A.R.T. executive director
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Kelvin Dinkins Jr. appointed A.R.T. executive director
After a rigorous 11-month search, Kelvin Dinkins, Jr. has been appointed American Repertory Theater’s new executive director.
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