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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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BIPOC scientists explore barriers, equity in ‘Young Nerds of Color’
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BIPOC scientists explore barriers, equity in ‘Young Nerds of Color’
Science takes the stage at Central Square Theater in Cambridge this month, with “Young Nerds of Color,” an Underground Railway production arranged by playwright Melinda Lopez and directed by Dawn M. Simmons.
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‘People, Places & Things’ examines addiction, on and off stage
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‘People, Places & Things’ examines addiction, on and off stage
Duncan Macmillan’s powerful show about addiction, “People, Places & Things,” opens Feb. 11 at Speakeasy Stage. The play follows the journey of a young actress grappling with addiction in a recovery program.
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Love to love Donna Summer
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Love to love Donna Summer
Boston’s beloved disco daughter Donna Summer is soon to be honored on the Broadway in Boston stage in “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.”
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‘The Bluest Eye’ opens at The Huntington
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‘The Bluest Eye’ opens at The Huntington
The Huntington launches its 2022 theater season with a powerful adaptation of Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye,” running Jan. 28–March 13.
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Science on stage
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Science on stage
Boston’s Museum of Science has debuted a robust schedule of after-hours programs for adults in the winter/spring 2022 season, including a conversation with award-winning actress and mental health advocate Taraji P. Henson.
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Open enrollment at Lyric Stage
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Open enrollment at Lyric Stage
Maurice Emmanuel Parent has become a beloved fixture of the Boston theater scene since his arrival in the city in 2006. But his rise to theatrical success wasn’t always the well-choreographed dance it is now. In his early years in Boston, Parent worked a day job in the Boston Public School system and performed on nights and weekends.
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