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MRT Presents the Premiere of THE LOWELL OFFERING Photo MRT Presents the Premiere of THE LOWELL OFFERING
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2020

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) will present the world premiere of The Lowell Offering by Andy Bayiates and Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, the galvanizing true story of Lowell's a?oeMill Girls,a?? from March 18 to April 12 at the Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall, according to Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas and Interim Artistic Director Terry Berliner. Jess Hutchinson directs.

BWW Review: THE THANKSGIVING PLAY: Pardon Our Political Correctness Photo BWW Review: THE THANKSGIVING PLAY: Pardon Our Political Correctness
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 29, 2019

Get in the mood for the rapidly approaching holiday season by going to the Lyric Stage Company of Boston's production of THE THANKSGIVING PLAY, a sharp and funny satire by Native American playwright Larissa FastHorse that holds a mirror up to reflect the craziness of political correctness on steroids. How does a quartet of white theater artists tell the Thanksgiving story and honor Native American Heritage Month in a 45-minute elementary school play without offending anyone while being historically accurate? Very carefully, and not without numerous false starts, each one more ridiculous than the last, until not to decide is to decide.

BWW Review: THE AMERICA PLAYS: World Premiere at Mount Auburn Cemetery Photo BWW Review: THE AMERICA PLAYS: World Premiere at Mount Auburn Cemetery
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 15, 2019

Playwright Patrick Gabridge, the 2018-2019 Mount Auburn Cemetery Artist-In-Residence, is presenting THE AMERICA PLAYS, the second series of site-specific plays, following THE NATURE PLAYS produced in June. Whereas the earlier work explored the richness of the natural environment at the Cemetery, this series of five short plays brings to life the founder, sculptors, strong women of the era, and a compelling immigrant story about some of Mount Auburn's Armenian denizens. Guiding the audience from site to site through the lush grounds enhances their connection to the elements of the stories being told and grounds the drama in the flora and fauna of the landscaped jewel.

THE AMERICA PLAYS Set to Premiere at Mount Auburn Cemetery Photo THE AMERICA PLAYS Set to Premiere at Mount Auburn Cemetery
by Julie Musbach - Aug 5, 2019

Announcing the world premiere of the The America Plays, the second series of site-specific short plays by Mount Auburn Cemetery's Artist-in-Residence, playwright Patrick Gabridge. The America Plays will run from September 12-22, 2019, for 11 performances at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA.

BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS: Playing Hitchcock For Laughs Photo BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS: Playing Hitchcock For Laughs
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 15, 2019

If there's one thing that summer theater should be, it's fun, and Gloucester Stage Company's production of THE 39 STEPS happily fulfills the requirement. Actually, it is more than fun - it is laugh out loud funny, thanks to the witty script, the crisp direction by Artistic Director Robert Walsh, and the antics and split-second comic timing of a quartet of actors who play over 150 characters without going off the rails. Joining them on stage is Malachi Rosen, a Foley Artist who produces a litany of sound effects, allowing the audience to see and hear how every door slam, train whistle, and gun shot happens. The 1935 film was a classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller, but the stage adaptation by Patrick Barlow heaps large helpings of farce and satire atop the story, while maintaining a high level of suspense.

THE 39 STEPS Comes to Gloucester Stage Photo THE 39 STEPS Comes to Gloucester Stage
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2019

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with Patrick Barlow's witty mystery play The 39 Steps from July 5 through July 28 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. This award winning comic thriller adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow, from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and from the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, premiered on Broadway in 2008. The 39 Steps has played in over forty countries world-wide, winning Olivier (United Kingdom); Helpmann (Austraila); Moliere (France) and Tony Awards. The play garnered the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy; the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design; the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience; the 2009 Helpmann Award for Best Regional Touring Production; and the 2009 Moliere Award for Best Comedy.

HAMILTON Tour, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, And More Win 2019 Elliot Norton Awards Photo HAMILTON Tour, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, And More Win 2019 Elliot Norton Awards
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 20, 2019

Awards were presented to more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers, and ensembles tonight by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) at The 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards ceremony, held at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.

Boston Theater Critics Association Announces The 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards Nom Photo Boston Theater Critics Association Announces The 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards Nominations; Broadway-Bound JAGGED LITTLE PILL Leads With Six Noms
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 11, 2019

Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7 PM, at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.

MOULIN ROUGE, JAGGED LITTLE PILL & More Earn Nominations for 23rd Annual IRNE Awards Photo MOULIN ROUGE, JAGGED LITTLE PILL & More Earn Nominations for 23rd Annual IRNE Awards
by Stephi Wild - Feb 25, 2019

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) today announced the nominees for the 23rd Annual IRNE Awards, which honor the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies. Moulin Rouge!, a new musical produced by Global Creatures, and An American in Paris, produced by the Ogunquit Playhouse, led with 12 and 11 nominations, respectively, in the Large Stage Musical Category. The Huntington Theatre led all companies with 31 nominations across seven productions, including 11 for Man in the Ring, the story of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith.

Gloucester Stage Company Announces 40th Anniversary Season Photo Gloucester Stage Company Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 13, 2018

Gloucester Stage Company Artistic Director Robert Walsh and Interim Managing Director Christopher Griffith, are proud to announce the 2019 slate for Gloucester Stage's 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater on Boston's Northshore.

MRT Rings in the Holidays with MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Photo MRT Rings in the Holidays with MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by Julie Musbach - Oct 31, 2018

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) will celebrate the holidays with the imaginative and radiant Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, from November 28 to December 23 at the Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall, according to Artistic Director Sean Daniels and Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas.

Photo Flash: First Look At Cape Rep Theatre's FUN HOME Photo Photo Flash: First Look At Cape Rep Theatre's FUN HOME
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2018

Cape Rep Theatre continues its 2018 season with the 5-time Tonywinning Broadway musical Fun Home, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, September 19 through October 14: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. There is no performance Sunday, September 23. Tickets are $35 and $40. Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, September 21. Student Rush tickets also available. Call the box office for details. Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org.

Cape Rep Theatre Presents Cape Premiere of FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Cape Rep Theatre continues its 2018 season with the 5-time Tonywinning Broadway musical Fun Home, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, September 19 through October 14: Tuesdays, Todays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. There is no performance Sunday, September 23. Tickets are $35 and $40. Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, September 21. Student Rush tickets also available. Call the box office for details. Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org.

Cape Rep Theatre Presents Cape Premiere of FUN HOME
by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2018

Cape Rep Theatre continues its 2018 season with the 5-time Tonywinning Broadway musical Fun Home, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, September 19 through October 14: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. There is no performance Sunday, September 23. Tickets are $35 and $40. Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, September 21. Student Rush tickets also available. Call the box office for details. Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org.

One Night Only Staged Reading Of FINISH LINE To Honor Five Year Anniversary Of Boston Photo One Night Only Staged Reading Of FINISH LINE To Honor Five Year Anniversary Of Boston Marathon Bombing
by Stephi Wild - Mar 13, 2018

Boston Theater Company, in association with the Boch Center, will present a one night only staged reading of Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon at the Calderwood Pavilion on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:30PM to honor the five year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. The reading is sponsored by the Boston Athletic Association. Tickets are on sale now.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents OLD MONEY By Wendy Wasserstein Photo Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents OLD MONEY By Wendy Wasserstein
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announces the second staged production of its 2017-18 Winter/Spring Season, Wendy Wasserstein's satire Old Money directed by Karen MacDonald at the Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College, 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, MA.

BWW Review: ELEMENO PEA: Life's a Beach Photo BWW Review: ELEMENO PEA: Life's a Beach
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 8, 2017

Boston Playwrights' Theatre presents the Boston premiere of Molly Smith Metzler's own revision of her charming, funny 2011 play ELEMENO PEA. Set at the end of the summer on Martha's Vineyard, a couple of blue collar siblings from Buffalo try to reconnect with each other while caught up in the world of pink pants and new money. Metzler also writes for film and television (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, SHAMELESS), and this production is ready for prime time.

ELEMENO PEA Begins Previews at Boston Playwrights' Next Week Photo ELEMENO PEA Begins Previews at Boston Playwrights' Next Week
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 27, 2017

Performances of Boston Playwrights' Theatre's (BPT) Elemeno Pea begin next week.

BWW Review: Gloucester Stage Season Closes Strong with TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Photo BWW Review: Gloucester Stage Season Closes Strong with TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 12, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company concludes its 38th season with a thoughtful and thought-provoking production of Harper Lee's American classic, adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel. Directed by Judy Braha, this affecting production is buoyed by guileless child actors and strong performances from a bevy of adult stage veterans.

Photo Flash: First Look at TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Gloucester Stage Photo Photo Flash: First Look at TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company wraps up its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, now through October 27 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

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