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BWW Review: BARBECUE: A Dysfunctional Family Roast BWW Review: BARBECUE: A Dysfunctional Family Roast
by Nancy Grossman on April 26, 2017 in Boston

BARBECUE is a play about which one cannot say too much without ruining its considerable effect. Here's the minimalist FYI, things you need to know but that won't give anything away. It is written by Robert O'Hara, directed by Summer L. Williams, and features an ensemble cast of ten actors who all give great performances and disappear into their richly drawn characters. Taking place on a raised pavilion in a pastoral park, the lovely setting belies the serious nature of the subjects (substance abuse, family dysfunction, race) that BARBECUE serves up on a platter. And one more thing - it's a comedy. (more...)
Eight New Cities Added to NCAR's Top Artistically Vibrant Cities in the U.S. Eight New Cities Added to NCAR's Top Artistically Vibrant Cities in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in Boston

SMU's National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) today released its third annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand, and government support for the arts in each city. This year, 20% of the communities on the most-vibrant list appear for the first time - a total of eight new communities, including one new state, Alaska. (more...)
Cristin Milioti, Thomas Sadoski, and More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Season; Additional Programming Announced Cristin Milioti, Thomas Sadoski, and More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Season; Additional Programming Announced
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in Boston

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced additional details in casting for the 2017 summer season including, Cristin Milioti, Thomas Sadoski, Steven Pasquale, Cynthia Erivo, Alexandra Socha and many more to join.  Additional details on the popular Fridays@3 Reading Series have also been announced.   (more...)
Huntington's SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULAR Raises Over $1,000,000 Huntington's SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULAR Raises Over $1,000,000
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in Boston

Over 500 guests honored Wimberly Award recipients Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter, while raising over $1,000,000 (with additional gifts still coming in) to support the Huntington and its programs, including its renowned education and community initiatives at the Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 24. "Thousands of young people come to the Huntington to see productions each year through our student matinee program either at no charge or for a nominal fee," said Managing Director Michael Maso. "This program is the centerpiece of all our education programs, the place where opportunity begins and lives are changed." (more...)
BWW Review: EVERY PIECE OF ME: Irish Family Drama at Boston Playwrights' Theatre BWW Review: EVERY PIECE OF ME: Irish Family Drama at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by Nancy Grossman on April 25, 2017 in Boston

Boston Playwrights' Theatre closes season with EVERY PIECE OF ME, a drama about a family in Ireland whose daughter is coming home after nearly five years living in America. Her departure was marked by high dudgeon, but she is returning with hopes of reconciliation. Will they let her in? (more...)
2017 IRNE Awards Winners Announced - Shoshana Bean, Mark Rylance, SCOTTSBORO BOYS and More! 2017 IRNE Awards Winners Announced - Shoshana Bean, Mark Rylance, SCOTTSBORO BOYS and More!
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in Boston

The 21st Annual IRNE Awards ceremony was held last night in the Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Brookline/Boston.  (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Playhouse Productions' WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL! VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Playhouse Productions' WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL!
by Stage Tube on April 25, 2017 in Boston

Playhouse Productions' producers Dana Matthow and Philip Roger Roy will bring Alan Jacobson's WaistWatchers The Musical! with music by Vince Di Mura to the historic Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA just minutes from downtown Boston for ten weeks this spring. The perennially popular musical will run from April 21 - June 25. (more...)
FSPA All Access Pass For Prospective Students To Feature Complimentary Spring Concert Tickets And May Open Houses FSPA All Access Pass For Prospective Students To Feature Complimentary Spring Concert Tickets And May Open Houses
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in Boston

Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) is pleased to provide prospective students with complimentary tickets to FSPA Spring Concert performances as part of the school's All Access Pass program. Families are invited to learn more about FSPA programs in music, dance and drama. (more...)
MIT Gilbert And Sullivan Players Announces Spring Production Of THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD MIT Gilbert And Sullivan Players Announces Spring Production Of THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in Boston

September 1940. Under the relentless blitzkrieg of German bombers, everyday life around the Tower of London is threatened daily. (more...)
ARTWEEK Kicks Off Friday; Over 250 Creative Events Beginning 4/28 ARTWEEK Kicks Off Friday; Over 250 Creative Events Beginning 4/28
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Boston

Produced by the Boch Center, the award-winning innovative festival ArtWeek will officially kick off its largest festival ever this Friday, April 28, and run through Sunday, May 7. This season's festival offers more than 250 creative events in over 70 neighborhoods and towns across Eastern Massachusetts. In celebration of the region's rich cultural community, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has issued a proclamation declaring 'ArtWeek' to be observed from April 28 - May 7-a milestone for the creative festival. (more...)
Wagner College Theatre presents Aaron Posner's STUPID F@%KING BIRD 4/25-4/30 Wagner College Theatre presents Aaron Posner's STUPID F@%KING BIRD 4/25-4/30
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Boston

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Phoenix Theatre Ensemble to Bring AMERICAN MOOR to Boston Center for the Arts Phoenix Theatre Ensemble to Bring AMERICAN MOOR to Boston Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Boston

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE) announces that Keith Hamilton Cobb's explosive American Moor will play a 4-week run beginning July 19 at Boston Center for the Arts as a co-production with Boston's O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre) company. (more...)
ACE: THE EUGENE BULLARD STORY Continues O.W.I.'s Reading Series at BPL ACE: THE EUGENE BULLARD STORY Continues O.W.I.'s Reading Series at BPL
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Boston

O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre), a resident company at the Boston Center for the Arts, continues its second Spring/Summer season of free play readings at the Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library with playwright Natalia Naman Temesgen's, ACE: THE EUGENE BULLARD STORY, directed by Dawn Meredith Simmons. (more...)
JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Boston

Sight & Sound is taking its hit musical to the big screen. After being filmed before a live audience at the spectacular Lancaster, PA theater, JONAH: On Stage! will be featured on over 600 movie screens nationwide for a one-night event. (more...)
Diane Paulus to Give Commencement Speech at MassArt This May Diane Paulus to Give Commencement Speech at MassArt This May
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Boston

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) will welcome Broadway director Diane Paulus as this year's commencement speaker. (more...)
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by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Boston

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VIDEO: Watch the Promo Video of WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL! VIDEO: Watch the Promo Video of WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL!
by Stage Tube on April 24, 2017 in Boston

Playhouse Productions' producers Dana Matthow and Philip Roger Roy will bring Alan Jacobson's WaistWatchers The Musical! with music by Vince Di Mura to the historic Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA just minutes from downtown Boston for ten weeks this spring. The perennially popular musical will run from April 21 - June 25. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at  WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL! at Regent Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL! at Regent Theatre
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Boston

Playhouse Productions' producers Dana Matthow and Philip Roger Roy will bring Alan Jacobson's WaistWatchers The Musical! with music by Vince Di Mura to the historic Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA just minutes from downtown Boston for ten weeks this spring. The perennially popular musical will run from April 21 - June 25. (more...)
BWW Review: THE WHO & THE WHAT: All in the Muslim Family BWW Review: THE WHO & THE WHAT: All in the Muslim Family
by Nancy Grossman on April 23, 2017 in Boston

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar returns to the Huntington Theatre Company with THE WHO & THE WHAT, a provocative drama that looks at differences around faith and identity within a Muslim-American family. Giving credit to Norman Lear and William Shakespeare for inspiration, Akhtar's own ability to draw well-rounded characters and insert humor into the equation adds up to a compelling and diverting piece of theater. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 4/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW on April 23, 2017 in Boston

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Boston (more...)
SpeakEasy Stage Presents Romantic Drama THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY SpeakEasy Stage Presents Romantic Drama THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Boston

From May 6 - June 3, 2017, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, a lush, lyrical musical by Tony Award-winners Marsha Norman (book) and Jason Robert Brown (music & lyrics), based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller. (more...)
BWW Review: Jewish Arts Collaborative Brings Broadway to Natick with Seth Rudetsky & Judy Kuhn BWW Review: Jewish Arts Collaborative Brings Broadway to Natick with Seth Rudetsky & Judy Kuhn
by Nancy Grossman on April 21, 2017 in Boston

Broadway came to Natick last night as the Jewish Arts Collaborative presented SETH RUDETSKY & JUDY KUHN: A BROADWAY CABARET AND CONVERSATION at The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN). As promised by JCA Artistic Director Joey Baron in his introduction, the evening was fun (with a capital "F") as these two veterans of the Great White Way regaled the sold-out house with backstage stories, Rudetsky's masterful musicianship, and Kuhn's gorgeous vocalizing from her considerable musical theatre canon. (more...)
Blue Man Group Teams with Autism Speaks for Shows Across the U.S. Blue Man Group Teams with Autism Speaks for Shows Across the U.S.
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Boston

Blue Man Group is teaming up with Autism Speaks for the third consecutive year and will be hosting autism-friendly performances suitable for individuals and families affected by autism in New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago and Orlando. (more...)
IN THE HEIGHTS and More Set for Wheelock Family Theatre's 2017-18 Season IN THE HEIGHTS and More Set for Wheelock Family Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Boston

Wheelock Family Theatre has announced its 2017-2018 season. Join them for three dazzling productions that celebrate the love and warmth of family: In the Heights, Disney's Beauty & The Beast and Stuart Little! (more...)
BTG Announces 'The Berkshire Club Kid' Collaboration BTG Announces 'The Berkshire Club Kid' Collaboration
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in Boston

IS183, Art School of the Berkshires; Only In My Dreams Events; Berkshire Theatre Group; Norman Rockwell Museum; and Stonover Farm are proud to announce a unique collaboration and celebration of creativity this summer. (more...)