New Repertory Theatre News

RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA to Open This Sunday Off-BroadwayRING TWICE FOR MIRANDA to Open This Sunday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A friendly reminder that Ring Twice for Miranda, a new play written by Alan Hruska (Laugh It Up, Stare It Down; The Man on Her Mind; New House under Construction) and directed by Rick Lombardo (San Jose Rep Artistic Director from 2008-2014, The Snow Queen, Bill W. and Dr. Bob) will officially open this Sunday, February 12th at 6:30pm at New York City Center Stage II. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present GRAND CONCOURSESpeakEasy Stage to Present GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

From March 3 to April 1, 2017, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of GRAND CONCOURSE, a compelling new drama by award-winning actor, screenwriter, and playwright Heidi Schreck.   (more...)

BWW Review: New Rep's Prophetic Portraits Series: BRECHT ON BRECHTBWW Review: New Rep's Prophetic Portraits Series: BRECHT ON BRECHT
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 8, 2017

BRECHT ON BRECHT is the second in New Rep's series of Prophetic Portraits, following Johnny Lee Davenport's acclaimed portrayal in last month's THURGOOD. Brecht's art focuses on his experiences in Berlin, his flight from Nazism, and his life as an expatriate in America, where he faced accusation by the House Un-American Activities Committee. The 90-minute show is a revue of words and music, arranged by George Tabori, with direction by Jim Petosa and music direction by Matthew Stern. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage Month-Long Festival of New Works by Joshua SobolNew Repertory Theatre to Stage Month-Long Festival of New Works by Joshua Sobol
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

New Repertory Theatre in collaboration with Boston Center for American Performance, Boston University, Israeli Stage, and Greensboro Arts Alliance & Residency/Mirror Theater will present several of playwright Joshua Sobol's works during the month of March and April, as well as a conversation with Mr. Sobol interviewed by WBUR's ARTery Editor Ed Siegel on Sunday, March 26, 7:30pm at the Mosesian Center for the Arts. (more...)

Joshua Sobol Brings Ideas of Social Change to Boston with Two-Week Residency at Israeli StageJoshua Sobol Brings Ideas of Social Change to Boston with Two-Week Residency at Israeli Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

In its fourth year, In Residence at Israeli Stage brings internationally renowned playwright Joshua Sobol, Olivier Award Nominee, to Boston for a two-week residency. (more...)

Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, winner of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and a MacArthur 'genius' grant, will be directed by Courtney O'Connor at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, opening February 26 and running through March 26, 2017. Previews begin February 24.  (more...)

Boston Playwrights' Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with THE HONEY TRAPBoston Playwrights' Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with THE HONEY TRAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2016-17 season with The Honey Trap by Leo McGann. Running from February 16-26, this new drama is directed by Adam Kassim. (more...)

Apollinaire Theatre Company presents INFORMED CONSENTApollinaire Theatre Company presents INFORMED CONSENT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

An ambitious geneticist is hired to help solve why a Native American tribe is being devastated by diabetes, but her research threatens to destroy their most sacred traditions. With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, Informed Consent explores the question of just how much knowledge is too much.  And who gets to decide? (more...)

New Rep Presents Arlekin Players NATASHA'S DREAMNew Rep Presents Arlekin Players NATASHA'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Arlekin Players: Natasha's Dream, February 14, 20, 21 at 7:30pm in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $19-$35 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student and senior discounts are available. (more...)

The Bostonian Society Welcomes Return of Site-Specific BLOOD ON THE SNOWThe Bostonian Society Welcomes Return of Site-Specific BLOOD ON THE SNOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

On March 6, 1770, four civilians lie dead, and eight more have been wounded by the King's soldiers. As tensions rise in the streets of Boston, Acting Governor Thomas Hutchinson faces an impossible choice. Blood on the Snow, by Patrick Gabridge, dramatizes the events immediately following the infamous Boston Massacre and is staged in the Council Chamber of the Old State House, the very room where the discussion took place nearly 250 years ago. (more...)

BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory TheatreBRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

BWW Review: Johnny Lee Davenport Measures Up in THURGOODBWW Review: Johnny Lee Davenport Measures Up in THURGOOD
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 12, 2017

Johnny Lee Davenport and Director Benny Sato Ambush collaborate for a powerful production of George Stevens, Jr.'s THURGOOD in its area premiere at New Repertory Theatre in Watertown. Together, they create a humanized portrait of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, that is at once relatable and larger-than-life. It is also a reminder that one man can make a difference if he is determined and perseveres. (more...)

Actors' Shakespeare Project Names Acting Co-Artistic DirectorsActors' Shakespeare Project Names Acting Co-Artistic Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Actors' Shakespeare Project (ASP), the Somerville-based itinerant theater company, currently performing its 13th season, names Resident Acting Company members Maurice Emmanuel Parent and Paula Plum as interim co-artistic directors. (more...)

Boston Playwrights' Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season of New Plays with THE ATHEIST by Ronan NooneBoston Playwrights' Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season of New Plays with THE ATHEIST by Ronan Noone
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2016-17 season with The Atheist by Ronan Noone. Running from January 19-February 5, this comedy is directed by the playwright. (more...)

Nora Theatre Company to Stage INTIMATE EXCHANGES at Central Square TheaterNora Theatre Company to Stage INTIMATE EXCHANGES at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The Nora Theatre Company will present Alan Ayckbourn's Intimate Exchanges from January 12 - February 12, 2017. Intimate Exchanges is directed by Olivia D'Ambrosio. The press performance is Wednesday, January 18 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for SpeakEasy's HAND TO GOD New England PremierePhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal for SpeakEasy's HAND TO GOD New England Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

From January 6 to February 4, 2017, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England Premiere of HAND TO GOD, the devilishly smart new comedy about good and evil, sex and sin, written by Robert Askins. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT Concert of Re-Discovered Yiddish Theater Songs Announces Schedule ChangesLIGHT UP THE NIGHT Concert of Re-Discovered Yiddish Theater Songs Announces Schedule Changes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The performance schedule has been changed for 'Light Up The Night,' a theatrical concert of rediscovered and restored Yiddish theater songs by Ellstein, Goldfaden, Olshanetsky, Rumshinsky, and Secunda, to be presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) January 1 in Edmond J. Safra Hall at Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, Manhattan.  Originally two shows were planned, at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM.  The 2:00 PM performance continues as scheduled but the 6:00 PM performance has been canceled. (more...)

THURGOOD to Bring History to New Repertory Theatre This JanuaryTHURGOOD to Bring History to New Repertory Theatre This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents Thurgood, January 7-February 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Matthew Spangler's Multimedia Work ALBATROSS to Make NYC Premiere at 59E59 TheatersMatthew Spangler's Multimedia Work ALBATROSS to Make NYC Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the New York premiere of ALBATROSS by Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett and directed by Rick Lombardo. Produced by The Poets' Theatre, Inc. (Arlington, MA) and Michael Seiden, ALBATROSS  begins performances on Thursday, January 12 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 12. Press opening is Thursday, January 19 at 7:15 PM.  (more...)

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at New Rep: In the HeightsBWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at New Rep: In the Heights
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 10, 2016

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is not just a revival; it has the hallmarks of a revival meeting. It inspires the audience with its themes of tradition, community, and family, and, under the direction of Austin Pendleton, is a shofar call to stir the hearts and minds of all who would recall the Holocaust motto, "Never again." (more...)

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