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From penthouse to poorhouse: ‘Fabulation’ tells riches to rags story
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From penthouse to poorhouse: ‘Fabulation’ tells riches to rags story
The classic rags-to-riches trope gets spun on its head in “Fabulation, or, The Re-Education of Undine,” playing at Lyric Stage Company of Boston through Oct. 9.
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Musical ‘Sing Street’ channels retro pop music into a love story
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Musical ‘Sing Street’ channels retro pop music into a love story
Sing Street” is tapping, swishing and singing its way onto The Huntington stage August 26 through October 2. The lively musical, set in Dublin in the 1980s, tells a coming-of-age love story through danceable music that references the sounds of beloved ’80s bands such as Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and The Cure.
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Anna Deavere Smith's ‘Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992’ at A.R.T.
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Anna Deavere Smith's ‘Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992’ at A.R.T.
Starting Aug. 28, the words of more than 40 Los Angeles community members impacted by the brutal police beating of Rodney King in 1992 will echo through the American Repertory Theater.
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Malcolm X takes the stage at The Strand
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Malcolm X takes the stage at The Strand
On June 17, Malcolm X’s bold and booming speeches will ring out at the Strand Theatre during the New England premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Anthony Davis’ opera, “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X.”
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Four actors and a DJ take on The Bard in 'The Bomb-itty of Errors'
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Four actors and a DJ take on The Bard in 'The Bomb-itty of Errors'
Shakespeare’s themes of love, loyalty and identity have resonated with audiences for centuries. Now, Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) is remixing those themes with hip-hop beats and rap battles in “The Bomb-itty of Errors.” This contemporary rendition of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” runs at The Charlestown Working Theatre in Chelsea through June 26.
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A.R.T.'s ‘1776’ musical reimagines Founding Fathers with diverse cast
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A.R.T.'s ‘1776’ musical reimagines Founding Fathers with diverse cast
United States history is getting a long overdue rewrite in “1776,” running at the American Repertory Theater through July 24. The humorous musical about the Founding Fathers, written originally in the 1960s, has been reimagined with a cast of diverse female, non-binary and transgender actors, the people excluded most from history.
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First Black female step dancer joins ‘Riverdance’ tour
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First Black female step dancer joins ‘Riverdance’ tour
The “Riverdance” 25th anniversary show comes to Boston May 10–15, and it features a very important cast member. Morgan Bullock is the first Black female dancer to grace the stage in the production, ushering in a new, more diverse chapter celebrating traditional Irish dance.
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‘Ain’t Misbehavin’’ musical celebrates Fats Waller
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‘Ain’t Misbehavin’’ musical celebrates Fats Waller
The croons of the Harlem Renaissance will soon be drifting across Cambridge’s Central Square Theater stage in a new production of “Ain’t Misbehavin’ — The Fats Waller Musical.” Produced by The Nora@Central Square Theater in collaboration with The Front Porch Arts Collective and Greater Boston Stage Company, the show celebrates the sound and soul of the period.
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'To Kill a Mockingbird'
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'To Kill a Mockingbird'
The first national tour of Broadway’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” opens at Boston’s Citizens Bank Opera House on April 5. Based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, Academy Award®-winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation approaches the narrative with the sensibility of contemporary racial dialogues.
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‘The Just and the Blind’ has Boston premiere
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‘The Just and the Blind’ has Boston premiere
On April 1–2, poet and writer Marc Bamuthi Joseph will perform a stirring multimedia performance exploring policing, inequity and Black fatherhood.
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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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Powerful musical ‘Once on This Island’ comes to Speakeasy Stage
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Powerful musical ‘Once on This Island’ comes to Speakeasy Stage
This week Speakeasy Stage opens “Once on This Island,” a powerful musical of love, loss and purpose. Running March 11 through April 16, the show follows the journey of Ti Moune, a girl guided by island gods on a fearless journey that changes the course of history.
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