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Bill Barclay brings pioneering black composer back into the limelight in ‘The Black Mozart’
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Bill Barclay brings pioneering black composer back into the limelight in ‘The Black Mozart’
On Monday, Aug. 19, Bill Barclay, former director of music at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, debuted his new concert theater piece, “The Black Mozart,” on the Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood stage. “The Black Mozart” is one of the early productions in Barclay’s Concert Theatre Works organization, which aims to make concert music more accessible to a contemporary audience.
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‘This is Not a Bill’: Immersive production explores Salem’s abolitionist history
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‘This is Not a Bill’: Immersive production explores Salem’s abolitionist history
History Alive, Inc. has turned Salem’s attention from the ever-popular witch trials to the town’s rich Underground Railroad history in the company’s new, immersive production “This is Not a Bill.” The limited-run show premiered on July 20 and will finish its performances with two shows on Aug. 17 and 18.
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New Kirsten Greenidge play explores access, equality in education
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New Kirsten Greenidge play explores access, equality in education
On July 17, Company One and American Repertory Theater debut a new play by Obie Award-winning playwright Kirsten Greenidge. Set in a Boston school, “Greater Good” explores access, power and the path to change in the education sphere.
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Life comes full circle for
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Life comes full circle for "Dear Evan Hansen" actor Phoebe Koyabe
Phoebe Koyabe’s is performing in the first national touring production of “Dear Evan Hansen.” The Tony Award-winning musical, from the same songwriting team as the Oscar-winning “La La Land,” plays at the Citizens Bank Opera House in Boston July 10 through August 4.
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Missing motherhood
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Missing motherhood
Through June 30, the Huntington Theatre Company debuts an updated version of “Yerma” translated and adapted for the contemporary audience by Melinda Lopez.
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‘School Girls’ explores colorism through a comedic lens
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‘School Girls’ explores colorism through a comedic lens
The 1980s is alive and well at Speakeasy Stage where New Edition blasts from the speakers in their production of “School Girls: Or, The African Mean Girls Play.” Running through May 25, the show uses comedy and heart to confront issues of colorism and racism in black communities.
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‘Caroline, or Change:’ Musical production examines race, workers’ rights in the 1960s
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‘Caroline, or Change:’ Musical production examines race, workers’ rights in the 1960s
“Caroline, or Change,” produced by Moonbox Productions and playing at the Boston Center for the Arts Calderwood Pavilion through May 11, is set in the 1960s. But its themes of immigrant barriers, economic inequity and race relations feel extremely relevant in 2019.
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‘black odyssey boston’ reimagines a classic tale through a black lens
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‘black odyssey boston’ reimagines a classic tale through a black lens
“black odyssey boston,” a co-production of The Front Porch Arts Collective and Underground Railway Theater, is a who’s who of black talent in the Boston theater scene.
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Two local teens head to August Wilson Monologue Competition in NYC
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Two local teens head to August Wilson Monologue Competition in NYC
On May 6, two Boston area students will compete in the National August Wilson Monologue Competition.
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The game of soccer becomes the game of life in “/peh-LO-tah/”
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The game of soccer becomes the game of life in “/peh-LO-tah/”
For a brief five-day engagement, poet and playwright Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s vibrant, physical tale “/peh-LO-tah/” takes the stage at ArtsEmerson.
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What's Going On? D.C. choreographer finds inspiration in words and music of Marvin Gaye
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What's Going On? D.C. choreographer finds inspiration in words and music of Marvin Gaye
On April 27 and 28, “What’s Going On” makes its Boston premiere at the Roxbury Community College Mainstage.
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Michael J. Bobbitt joins New Repertory Theatre as artistic director
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Michael J. Bobbitt joins New Repertory Theatre as artistic director
On August 1, 2019, arts leader, director, choreographer and playwright Michael J. Bobbitt will join the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown as artistic director.
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