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‘Don Quixote’ gets a contemporary refresh in Huntington production
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‘Don Quixote’ gets a contemporary refresh in Huntington production
The Huntington Theatre Company is peeling off a whole new layer of Cervantes in “Quixote Nuevo,” running through Dec. 8. Written by Octavio Solis (one of the storytellers behind Disney’s “Coco”) and directed by KJ Sanchez, the show is a poignant exploration of the human condition and a love letter to Latinx culture and experience.
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Hub Theatre Company of Boston reexamines the Bible’s biggest betrayal in ‘The Last Days of Judas Iscariot’
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Hub Theatre Company of Boston reexamines the Bible’s biggest betrayal in ‘The Last Days of Judas Iscariot’
“The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” produced by Hub Theatre Company of Boston at First Church Boston through Nov. 23, takes place in a tiny, abandoned quarter of purgatory. And there couldn’t be a better setting for this dark, thought-provoking courtroom comedy.
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‘Marie and Rosetta’ revives legacy of musical legend Rosetta Tharpe
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‘Marie and Rosetta’ revives legacy of musical legend Rosetta Tharpe
Front Porch Arts and Greater Boston Stage Company have teamed up for another production, this time to tell the buried story of gospel star Sister Rosetta Tharpe. “Marie and Rosetta,” playing through Nov. 10 at the Greater Boston Stage Company’s Stoneham theater, specifically focuses on Tharpe’s relationship with Marie Knight, her lover and creative partner for a decade of her life.
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‘Come From Away’ lands in Boston with compassion on its wings
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‘Come From Away’ lands in Boston with compassion on its wings
On Sept. 11, 2001, 38 planes were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland in the wake of the twin towers tragedy. Seven thousand stranded travelers from all over the world were welcomed into this tiny community. With open arms, Gander residents took people into their homes and supported them in a paramount display of human compassion. This powerful story lands on the Citizens Bank Opera House stage Nov. 5 through 17 in the form of the Tony-award winning musical “Come From Away.”
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Power of the pride — ‘The Lion King’ lands back in Boston as popular as ever
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Power of the pride — ‘The Lion King’ lands back in Boston as popular as ever
There’s a reason Disney’s “The Lion King” has been running to critical acclaim on Broadway and on tour for 21 years. Brimming with infectious joy, the show has found the perfect blend of artistry and entertainment.
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‘What to Send Up When It Goes Down’ offers safe space for black Americans
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‘What to Send Up When It Goes Down’ offers safe space for black Americans
Playwright Aleshea Harris has not just written a performance in her production, “What to Send Up When It Goes Down.” She has created a space, a community ritual and the opportunity for black audience members to breathe.
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Praxis Stage gives ‘Coriolanus’ a contemporary makeover
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Praxis Stage gives ‘Coriolanus’ a contemporary makeover
Praxis Stage is yet again twisting theater on its head with a new production of “Coriolanus” by William Shakespeare, running at Little House in Dorchester Oct. 17 through Nov. 3.
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Play Reading Book Club builds bridges among Boston’s segregated neighborhoods
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Play Reading Book Club builds bridges among Boston’s segregated neighborhoods
For the past six seasons, ArtsEmerson has quietly and effectively been bringing theater and theater education into communities around Boston through its Play Reading Book Club program.
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'The Crucible'
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'The Crucible'
Through Oct. 20, The Nora Theatre Company and New York based Bedlam are reimagining Arthur Miller’s classic “The Crucible” on the Central Square Theater stage in Cambridge.
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Mount Auburn cemetery comes alive in performance of 'The America Plays'
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Mount Auburn cemetery comes alive in performance of 'The America Plays'
The deceased members of Mount Auburn Cemetery are walking, talking and performing plays through Sept. 22. Well, almost. “The America Plays,” written by Mount Auburn artist-in-residence Patrick Gabridge, explore the lives of some of the most notorious residents in the Cambridge cemetery and others who were closely linked to it.
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SpeakEasy Stage Company presents 'Choir Boy'
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SpeakEasy Stage Company presents 'Choir Boy'
In the small society of an eight-member chorus at an elite black prep school for boys, sublime vocal harmony does not conceal discord.
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Comedy takes a turn in Boston Lyric Opera’s ‘Pagliacci’
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Comedy takes a turn in Boston Lyric Opera’s ‘Pagliacci’
On Sept. 27, the DCR Steriti Memorial Rink in the North End will be transformed into an audience-immersive circus for the Boston Lyric Opera’s production of “Pagliacci,” which runs through Oct. 6.
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