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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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African American talent shines in 'Twelfth Night' at Lyric Stage
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African American talent shines in 'Twelfth Night' at Lyric Stage
African American actors Hayley Spivy and Dominic Carter star in the production of “Twelfth Night” jointly produced by Lyric Stage Company and Actors’ Shakespeare Project. Running through April 28 at the Lyric Stage theater on Clarendon Street, the classic comedy of disguise and mistaken identity gets a twist, told through the lens of the 1920s, complete with occasional song and dance.
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Les Miserables’ part is dream role for Paige Smallwood
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Les Miserables’ part is dream role for Paige Smallwood
Paige Smallwood’s childhood memories are filled with the soundtrack of musicals which left a lasting impression on the actress. A recent graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music, where she earned an MA in Musical Theatre Performance, Smallwood currently stars as Éponine in Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning “Les Misérables.”
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A contemporary ‘Romeo and Juliet’ arrives at the Huntington this week
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A contemporary ‘Romeo and Juliet’ arrives at the Huntington this week
Shakespeare’s classic love story, “Romeo and Juliet,” gets a modern makeover on the Huntington Theatre Company stage March 1 through 31. Featuring the original text and a diverse cast, this production examines important and relevant questions to the present day without pushing an overtly political agenda.
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Musical production spoofs, celebrates ‘Hamilton’
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Musical production spoofs, celebrates ‘Hamilton’
Huntington Theatre Company is presenting a touring production of Alessandrini’s “Spamilton: An American Parody,” on stage through April 7 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End.
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