Boston Theater Critics Association Announces The 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards Nominations; Broadway-Bound JAGGED LITTLE PILL Leads With Six NomsBoston Theater Critics Association Announces The 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards Nominations; Broadway-Bound JAGGED LITTLE PILL Leads With Six Noms
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Moonbox Productions Presents CAROLINE, OR CHANGEMoonbox Productions Presents CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Moonbox Productions, winner of numerous IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards, is thrilled to present the Tony- and Olivier-Award-winning musical, Caroline, or Change, by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

BWW Review: BREATH & IMAGINATION: Inspired Launch For The Front Porch Arts CollectiveBWW Review: BREATH & IMAGINATION: Inspired Launch For The Front Porch Arts Collective
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 4, 2018

The Front Porch Arts Collective partners with the Lyric Stage Company to start their second season with BREATH & IMAGINATION, Daniel Beaty's musical about Roland Hayes. First-time director Maurice Emmanuel Parent draws tour de force performance from Davron S. Monroe as the acclaimed African-American opera singer, with strong support from Yewande Odetoyinbo, Doug Gerber, and Nile Scott Hawver. (more...)

Cast & Creative Team Announced For BREATH & IMAGINATION At The Lyric StageCast & Creative Team Announced For BREATH & IMAGINATION At The Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Breath & Imagination chronicles Roland Hayes's inspirational journey from a Georgia plantation to a singing career that included command performances for kings and queens. Despite his international acclaim, Roland never left behind his complex and loving relationship with his mother, his Angel Mo'. With spirituals and classical music, Breath & Imagination is a compelling musical about one man's determination to become an artist despite seemingly insurmountable odds.    (more...)

BWW Review: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN: The Power of LoveBWW 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. (more...)

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Cast & Creative Team Announced At The Lyric StageKISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Cast & Creative Team Announced At The Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

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Lyric Stage Extends THE WIZ Through July 1Lyric Stage Extends THE WIZ Through July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

A soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum's beloved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz combines fairy-tale glamour with street smarts to make a classic fantasy sparkle for today. And our directors and choreographer will bring a blast of New Orleans Creole magic to this production! Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, The Wiz ingeniously mixes rock, gospel, soul, and jazz, and features hits like 'Ease on Down the Road,' 'A Brand New Day,' and 'Home.' (more...)

BWW Review: Everybody Rejoice! The Lyric Stage Company's THE WIZ Is a WhirlwindBWW Review: Everybody Rejoice! The Lyric Stage Company's THE WIZ Is a Whirlwind
by Nancy Grossman - May 24, 2018

Colorful and imaginative costumes, other-worldly lighting and sound effects, and a scenic design that combines magic with urban details, serve as the playground for the Lyric Stage Company's production of the 1975 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, THE WIZ, under the direction of Dawn M. Simmons. Helping her translate her vision of Oz, by way of New Orleans, are Music Director Allyssa Jones, fronting a vibrant eight-piece orchestra, and Jean Appolon, whose inventive choreography anthropomorphizes a tornado, a poppy field, and the eponymous Yellow Brick Road. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Announces THE WIZ Cast And Creative TeamThe Lyric Stage Announces THE WIZ Cast And Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

A soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum's beloved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz combines fairy-tale glamour with street smarts to make a classic fantasy sparkle for today.  And our directors and choreographer will bring a blast of New Orleans Creole magic to this production!  Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, The Wiz ingeniously mixes rock, gospel, soul, and jazz, and features hits like 'Ease on Down the Road,' 'A Brand New Day,' and 'Home.' (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Extends MAN OF LA MANCHA Through DecemberNew Repertory Theatre Extends MAN OF LA MANCHA Through December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Due to popular demand, New Repertory Theatre has extended its run of Man of La Mancha through December 31, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

BWW Review: New Rep's Season of Resilience: MAN OF LA MANCHABWW Review: New Rep's Season of Resilience: MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 7, 2017

New Repertory Theatre's 2017-2018 season is labeled Resilience, and it doubles down on the theme with its current production of MAN OF LA MANCHA. The 1965 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, which was based on the play I, DON QUIXOTE, ran for 2,328 performances, has been revived on Broadway four times, and was subsequently adapted for a film. This enduring piece of musical theater is also the story of one man's resilience as he maintains his idealistic quest despite the odds against him. (more...)

Maurice Emmanuel Parent to Star in MAN OF LA MANCHA at New Repertory TheatreMaurice Emmanuel Parent to Star in MAN OF LA MANCHA at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Man of La Mancha, December 1-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Monday, December 4 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Maurice Emmanuel Parent to Star in MAN OF LA MANCHA at New Repertory TheatreMaurice Emmanuel Parent to Star in MAN OF LA MANCHA at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Man of La Mancha, December 1-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Monday, December 4 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Review Roundup: GYPSY at Lyric Stage CompanyReview Roundup: GYPSY at Lyric Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

GYPSY will run at the Lyric Stage Company in Boston until October 8. The legendary show is based on the real-life memoirs of burlesque mega-star, Gypsy Rose Lee, and her stage-mother behind the curtain, Mama Rose. It features songs such as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Some People,' and 'Let Me Entertain You.' (more...)

BWW Review: GYPSY Takes Off at Lyric StageBWW Review: GYPSY Takes Off at Lyric Stage
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 7, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has hit the trifecta with their season opener GYPSY, directed and choreographed by Rachel Bertone, music directed by Dan Rodriguez, and raised to the rafters by Leigh Barrett's forceful Mama Rose. This is one for the ages. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

BWW Review: CAMELOT: Feeling Nostalgic for JFK
by Nancy Grossman - May 23, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston closes out the season with David Lee's adaptation of Lerner and Loewe's CAMELOT, a revision that hones in on the relationships among the three principals and retains the glorious score, while jettisoning considerable weight from the historically burdensome book. Producing Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos shapes the production with his vision for the 21st century, assisted by the virtuosic Music Director Catherine Stornetta and Rachel Bertone, whose choreography blends medieval style with modern dance steps. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Maritza Bostic and Jared Troilo to Lead CAMELOT at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

A love triangle for the ages meets a new adaptation for today in Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT at Lyric Stage. (more...)

BWW Review: In Very Good COMPANY
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 11, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos opens the 2016-2017 Lyric Stage Company season with Stephen Sondheim's ground-breaking concept musical COMPANY. Winner of six Tony Awards in 1971, as well as the 2007 winner for Best Revival of a Musical, don't be surprised to find this modern makeover capturing some hardware when awards season rolls around in Boston next spring. The ensemble is filled with a roster of talent that doesn't quit. (more...)

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