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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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Onstage sensation
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Onstage sensation
Eartha Kitt’s spirit is alive and well and currently in residence at Cambridge’s Multicultural Center for the Arts during the Bridge Repertory Theater’s run of “Who is Eartha Mae?” The one-woman show, created and performed by powerhouse triple threat Jade Wheeler, explores the many layers of Kitt, from the persona she wore on stage to the childhood trauma she kept buried inside.
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#HellaBlack Performance celebrates unapologetic black art
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#HellaBlack Performance celebrates unapologetic black art
On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Boston Center for the Arts’ Mills Gallery came alive with the sights and sounds of black talent. “#HellaBlack: BCA Mixtape Vol. 1” was a one-night pop-up celebration of Boston’s wide-ranging artists of color.
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In The News: Anna Deavere Smith
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In The News: Anna Deavere Smith
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ArtsEmerson’s acrobatic ‘When Angels Fall’ explores a dark future
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ArtsEmerson’s acrobatic ‘When Angels Fall’ explores a dark future
On Feb. 20, the Cutler Majestic Theatre will be transformed into a startling, beautiful and sterile vision of the future. “When Angels Fall,” a play by director and former circus performer Raphaëlle Boitel, explores a technology-driven futuristic world. Boitel created the show in collaboration with Tristan Baudoin, who designed the set and lighting to work in tandem with the actors.
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Arts & Culture
‘Suitcase Stories’ shares immigrant, refugee experiences live
At the Somerville Theater on Feb. 1, Reem Niyazi sits on stage in front of a microphone. She tells the audience about her work as a journalist in Iraq, where she was targeted and attacked while reporting on women’s rights and humanitarian issues. This is her first time telling this story in English. Niyazi is one of many immigrants and refugees who take the stage to bare their souls during “Suitcase Stories,” a traveling live performance series telling foreign and U.S.-born immigrant stories.
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Boston Latin School tackles bold, important theater with 'Da Kink In My Hair'
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Boston Latin School tackles bold, important theater with 'Da Kink In My Hair'
This term, the Boston Latin School theater department tackled “Da Kink in My Hair,” a 2001 play by Trey Anthony about black womanhood. Student directors Samantha Lee and Azhani Duncan-Reese say the show was part of an ongoing effort to perform plays that tackle social justice issues. The play will be performed at the Massachusetts Thespian Festival at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School on Feb. 9.
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Dorrance mesmerizes with ‘Myelination’
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Dorrance mesmerizes with ‘Myelination’
Myelination is a biological process crucial to brain function. It is also the title of a sensational work by choreographer Michelle Dorrance. Dorrance and her company, Dorrance Dance, performed the Boston premier of “Myelination” last Friday night at Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, in the first of two shows presented by World Music/CRASHarts.
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