New Repertory Theatre News

ICT Takes Chilling Jaunt Into the Future with L.A. Premiere of UNCANNY VALLEYICT Takes Chilling Jaunt Into the Future with L.A. Premiere of UNCANNY VALLEY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

What does it mean to be human? How far will we go to live forever? The Los Angeles premiere of Uncanny Valley, a new play about artificial intelligence written by Thomas Gibbons, directed by caryn desai [sic], and starring Susan Denaker and Jacob Sidney, opens April 21 at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews take place on April 19 and April 20. (more...)

Lyric Stage Company of Boston Presents BARBECUE's Cast and Crew, 4/7-5/7Lyric Stage Company of Boston Presents BARBECUE's Cast and Crew, 4/7-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

In Barbecue, the O'Mallery family gather in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their sister.  They are the kind of family that comes to an intervention armed with a Taser, even though their own downward spirals rival hers. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Ready to Roast in BARBECUE at the Lyric StageCast, Creatives Ready to Roast in BARBECUE at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced its cast and creative team for Barbecue by Robert O'Hara, directed by Summer L. Williams and running April 7 - May 7, 2017. (more...)

Lovely Hoffman and Sam Yin to be Honored at SpeakEasy's 2017 Spring GalaLovely Hoffman and Sam Yin to be Honored at SpeakEasy's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

SpeakEasy Stage Company will honor artist and educator Lovely Hoffman and Boston philanthropist Samuel Yin for their sustained and passionate support of the arts at its 2017 Spring Gala, to be held Saturday, April 8, from 6-9PM at the Hyatt Regency, Boston. (more...)

New Rep and Boston Theatre Center presents SINNERSNew Rep and Boston Theatre Center presents SINNERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

New Repertory Theatre and Boston Center for American Performance present Greensboro Arts Alliance & Residency/Mirror Theater's Sinners by Joshua Sobol, March 23-April 2, 2017 in the TheatreLab@855, Boston University, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA. Tickets are $20-$35 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. (more...)

NNPN/Curious Theatre Company Announce the World Premiere of THE LUCKIEST PEOPLENNPN/Curious Theatre Company Announce the World Premiere of THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces The Luckiest People by Meridith Friedman as its 69th Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

Artists Rep & Isinglass Partner to Host Summer Theatre Leadership Academy for High School StudentsArtists Rep & Isinglass Partner to Host Summer Theatre Leadership Academy for High School Students
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre is partnering with local arts advocacy non-profit Isinglass to offer Egg, the organization's three year-old summer theatre leadership academy. Egg is an intensive seven-week program that teaches high school students the art and business of producing their own theatrical production. This summer 2017 program concludes with a week-long planning session for students to develop theatre and arts advocacy projects which they implement in their own schools during the following school year. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Co. Extends Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO AND THE WHATHuntington Theatre Co. Extends Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

 The Huntington Theatre Company will present the provocative and moving drama The Who & the What by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced) and directed by Huntington Associate Producer M. Bevin O'Gara (Milk Like Sugar, Becoming Cuba). Performances begin Friday, March 31 and by popular demand the production has been extended through May 7, 2017 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.  (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season: ResilienceNew Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season: Resilience
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Featuring nine productions, New Rep's 2017-2018 season includes Ideation, a dark satirical comedy and Boston-area premiere; Oleanna, David Mamet's groundbreaking drama, featuring Johnny Lee Davenport; Man of La Mancha, a revival of the Tony award-winning musical, featuring Maurice Emmanuel Parent; Unveiled, a one-woman show written and performed by Rohina Malik and co-produced with Stoneham Theatre; Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, and engaging political drama by Athol Fugard; Lonely Planet, an evocative social drama by Steven Dietz; Ripe Frenzy, a site-specific drama and Boston-area premiere; The Bakelite Masterpiece, a riveting historical drama and Boston-area premiere; and Two Jews Walk into a War…, a hilarious existential comedy featuring Jeremiah Kissel. (more...)

BWW Review: N.E. Premiere of Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY: This is Not a DrillBWW Review: N.E. Premiere of Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY: This is Not a Drill
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 22, 2017

Zeitgeist Stage Company joins the ranks of prescient Boston theater companies with Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY, a play about the impending closing of a failing inner-city Chicago school, how it impacts the faculty and students, and the measures they take to fight back. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Explores the Life of Golda Meir with GOLDA'S BALCONYNew Repertory Theatre Explores the Life of Golda Meir with GOLDA'S BALCONY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Golda's Balcony, March 25-April 16, 2017 in the Mainstage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $30-$59 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. (more...)

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...)

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