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THE 39 STEPS Opens Season 22 Mainstage Programming at GBSC Photo THE 39 STEPS Opens Season 22 Mainstage Programming at GBSC
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2021

Live theatre returns to Greater Boston Stage Company! The raucous The 39 Steps kicks off the 2021-2022 mainstage season on September 23rd as GBSC presents this fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This two-time Tony (R) and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with laughs, a slew of characters, a plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance.

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: This Plant's No Shrinking Violet Photo BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: This Plant's No Shrinking Violet
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 5, 2019

Rachel Bertone has set the bar high for the 45th anniversary season of the Lyric Stage Company with her pitch perfect production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Assuming the mantle of both director and choreographer, with the dependable Dan Rodriguez as music director by her side, Bertone and her design team capture the grit and the innocence of the story set in the early 1960s, while finding ways to punctuate it with flashes of contemporary pizzazz. Puppet designer Cameron McEachern has crafted an Audrey II without gender bias on its menu, and despite being voiced by a woman (Yewande Odetoyinbo), the plant is no shrinking violet.

Cast & Creative Announced For LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At The Lyric Stage Photo Cast & Creative Announced For LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At The Lyric Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 24, 2019

Casting has been announced for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith. Directed and Choreographed by Rachel Bertone.

FUN HOME Returns To SpeakEasy Stage Photo FUN HOME Returns To SpeakEasy Stage
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2019

Due to popular demand, SpeakEasy Stage will proudly remount its acclaimed production of the Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME for four weeks, June 8-30, 2019.

BWW Review: PACIFIC OVERTURES: Lyric Stage's Sondheim Finale Photo BWW Review: PACIFIC OVERTURES: Lyric Stage's Sondheim Finale
by Nancy Grossman - May 15, 2019

Over the course of the last twenty years, Producing Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos has been a man with a mission. During that time period, he has systematically presented the works of composer Stephen Sondheim at the Lyric Stage Company, beginning with ASSASSINS in the 1998-1999 season, and concluding with PACIFIC OVERTURES to wrap up the 2018-2019 season. In spite of the daunting nature of the undertaking, Veloudos has tackled it with gusto and proven himself to be a meritorious interpreter of the Sondheim canon. Collaborating with Music Director Jonathan Goldberg, Choreographer Micheline Wu, and his familiar roster of designers, Veloudos recreates the musical in his own vision, downsizing what originated as a behemoth show to fit the parameters of the Lyric's thrust stage.

PACIFIC OVERTURES At The Lyric Stage. Cast & Creative Team Announced Photo PACIFIC OVERTURES At The Lyric Stage. Cast & Creative Team Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2019

Cast & creative team announced for Pacific Overtures at the Lyric Stage

BWW Review: ONCE: Guy and Girl Extend Their Stay at SpeakEasy Stage Photo BWW Review: ONCE: Guy and Girl Extend Their Stay at SpeakEasy Stage
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 7, 2019

Once upon a time, a guy and a girl meet on the streets of Dublin, bond over their shared passion for music, enrich each other's lives, and find the way forward to the separate paths that their lives were meant to follow. With its current homegrown production of ONCE, SpeakEasy Stage Company demonstrates once again its penchant for capturing the essence of an award-winning musical and successfully molding it to fit the expectations of their audience and the parameters of the Roberts Studio Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts. It was announced today that the run is extended for an additional week due to overwhelming demand.

SpeakEasy Extends Its Production Of ONCE Through April 7 Photo SpeakEasy Extends Its Production Of ONCE Through April 7
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 7, 2019

Due to overwhelming demand, SpeakEasy Stage Company has added seven more performances of its acclaimed production of the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE.  The show will now play through Sunday, April 7, 2019.  

Tony Award-Winning Musical ONCE Announced At SpeakEasy Stage Photo Tony Award-Winning Musical ONCE Announced At SpeakEasy Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Regional Theatre Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE.

American Music Theatre Project 2018-2019 Season Continues With Workshop Performances, Photo American Music Theatre Project 2018-2019 Season Continues With Workshop Performances, A Songwriters' Showcase And More
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2019

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University's School of Communication will present workshop performances of three new music theater works as the 2018-2019 season continues.

Tony Award-Winning Musical ONCE Announced At SpeakEasy Stage Photo Tony Award-Winning Musical ONCE Announced At SpeakEasy Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2019

SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Regional Theatre Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE.

FUN HOME Returns To SpeakEasy This June Photo FUN HOME Returns To SpeakEasy This June
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 12, 2018

Due to unprecedented demand, SpeakEasy Stage will remount its acclaimed production of FUN HOME for four additional weeks, June 8-30, 2019.  Amy Jo Jackson, Ellie van Amerongen, and Marissa Simeqi will return to play the three Alisons in the production, which was SpeakEasy's top-selling show ever and was hailed as "one of the greatest musicals of all time" by the Boston Globe.  Tickets for the added dates are now on sale.

2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced Photo 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 16, 2018

This morning, Film Independent announced the nominations for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Spirit Awards are the primary fundraiser for Film Independent's year-round programs, which cultivate the careers of emerging filmmakers and promote diversity in the industry. Film Independent President Josh Welsh presided over the press conference held at the W Hotel in Hollywood, with actors Gemma Chan and Molly Shannon presenting the nominations. Nominees for Best Feature included Eighth Grade, First Reformed, If Beale Street Could Talk, Leave No Trace and You Were Never Really Here.

Bette Midler in Talks to Star as Bella Abzug in Gloria Steinem Biopic Photo Bette Midler in Talks to Star as Bella Abzug in Gloria Steinem Biopic
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 1, 2018

Bette Midler is in talks to play politician Bella Abzug in the Gloria Steinem biopic, 'The Glorias: A Life on the Road,' according to Variety. Midler will star opposite Julianne Moore in the film. Alicia Vikander is in talks to play Steinem in her 20s and 30s.

BWW Review: SpeakEasy Stage's FUN HOME: It's To Die For Photo BWW Review: SpeakEasy Stage's FUN HOME: It's To Die For
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 23, 2018

FUN HOME is a true story about real people, and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault's production at SpeakEasy Stage Company, the Boston regional premiere of the 2015 Tony Award-winning musical, will make a believer out of anyone who sets foot in the Roberts Studio Theatre. Based on Alison Bechdel's memoir/graphic novel of the same name, the groundbreaking musical tells the story of the cartoonist's complicated family, looking back at her childhood and adolescence with Alison at three different ages as our guide. It is a memory play, a coming out story, a tragedy, and a comedy. Above all else, it is one of the highest points in a Boston theater season that has already had some very high points.

SpeakEasy Stage Presents FUN HOME Photo SpeakEasy Stage Presents FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

From October 19 to November 24, 2018, SpeakEasy Stage will present the Boston Regional Theatre Premiere of the 2015 Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME.

Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander Join Julie Taymor-Directed Gloria Steinem Bio-Pic Photo Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander Join Julie Taymor-Directed Gloria Steinem Bio-Pic
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2018

Deadline reports that Julie Taymor is set to direct a film about the life of feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem. Playwright Sarah Ruhl will adapt the screenplay from Steinem's memoir My Life on the Road.

SpeakEasy Stage Presents FUN HOME Photo SpeakEasy Stage Presents FUN HOME
by Stephi Wild - Oct 3, 2018

From October 19 to November 24, 2018, SpeakEasy Stage will present the Boston Regional Theatre Premiere of the 2015 Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME.

BWW Review: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN: The Power of Love Photo BWW Review: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN: The Power of Love
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 13, 2018

Lyric Stage Company opens its 44th season with the Tony Award-winning (seven, including Best Musical) KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, directed and choreographed by Rachel Bertone, with music direction by Dan Rodriguez, who gets pizazz and a far bigger sound than anyone would expect from a five-piece orchestra. The show is almost entirely sung-through, and the Kander and Ebb score is outstanding, given its due by a cadre of vocalists who make each song better than the last. Eddy Cavazos and Taavon Gamble are impressive in their debuts at Lyric Stage.

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Cast & Creative Team Announced At The Lyric Stage Photo KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Cast & Creative Team Announced At The Lyric Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 13, 2018

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