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by Blair Ingenthron - Feb 11, 2024

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and Coolidge Corner Theatre present Shakespeare Reimagined: A MIDWINTER’S TALE, a new production written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. This article provides details about the upcoming performance on Thursday, February 29 at 7 PM.

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards; Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW Awards - Nov 20, 2023

The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 20th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Celebrates The Holiday Season With The Return Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2023

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” These famous words of Charles Dickens are at the heart of the Merrimack Repertory Theatre's (MRT) beloved retelling of the classic A Christmas Carol, adapted and directed by Courtney Sale.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Opens Its 2023-2024 Season With GASLIGHT
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2023

MRT Gaslight opens its 2324 season with a thrilling production. Get ready for a captivating experience.

ROOTED Comes to Lyric Stage Boston in June
by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2023

The 2022/23 Lyric Stage season concludes with Rooted by Deborah Zoe Laufer and directed by Courtney O'Connor.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre to Present GASLIGHT, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and More in 2023-24 Season
by Blair Ingenthron - May 2, 2023

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) has announced its 2023-2024 Season of five plays, celebrating the company's 45th Anniversary Season bringing the best new plays and musicals from national artists to Lowell and the entire Merrimack Valley region.

THT Rep Announces All-Female Creative Team For Staged Reading Of THE CRUCIBLE By Arthur Miller
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2023

The Hanover Theatre Repertory (THT Rep) begins rehearsals this week for its imminent staged reading of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, an iconic American play that dramatizes the Salem Witch Trials of the late 1600s.  

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2022

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor. Those words from Charles Dickens ring as true today as when they were written. Dickens' A Christmas Carol will be presented by the Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) for all audiences.

Karen MacDonald to Star in World Premiere Version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Merrimack Repertory Theatre
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022

One of Boston’s most iconic actors will take on the holiday season’s most iconic character when Karen MacDonald stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in Courtney Sale’s world premiere adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol from November 30 to December 24 at Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) in Lowell. Sale, the theatre’s Nancy L. Donahue Artistic Director, will also direct.

SpeakEasy Stage Company to Present Boston Premiere of HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING by Will Arbery in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022

From September 9 to October 8, 2022, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the Boston premiere of the provocative drama HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING by Will Arbery.

Tina Fabrique and David M. Lutken to Headline Merrimack Repertory Theatre's 43rd Anniversary Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Broadway performers Tina Fabrique (How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying) and David M. Lutken (Ring of Fire) will headline Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s 43rd Anniversary Gala on Friday, June 17.

Huntington Presents COMMON GROUND REVISITED Beginning Next Week
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

The Huntington announces the world premiere of Common Ground Revisited, a new play co-conceived by Obie Award-winning director Melia Bensussen and Obie Award-winning playwright and Huntington Playwriting Fellow Kirsten Greenidge (Our Daughters, Like Pillars; Luck of the Irish; and Milk Like Sugar at The Huntington).

39th Elliot Norton Awards Nominations Announced - See the Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

More than 60 nominations in over two dozen categories of outstanding actors, directors, designers, choreographers, musicians, and productions were announced today by the Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) for the 39th Elliot Norton Awards.

MRT Reschedules ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END Pauses Production Due to Omicron
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2022

Due to the surge in Covid-19 infection rates, Merrimack Repertory Theatre announced today that its upcoming production of Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End will pause after the completion of rehearsals next week, and the comedy will restart with both live and video performances on February 24. This move will cause the theatre to shift Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie to June.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre to Present ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2021

Gales of laughter will boost spirits in Lowell this winter when Merrimack Repertory Theatre celebrates America’s funniest Mom ever with Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End by Allison Engel and Margaret Engel, featuring Karen MacDonald, from January 19 to February 6, according to Artistic Director Courtney Sale and Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas.

MRT Debuts World Premiere Commission: THE RISE AND FALL OF HOLLY FUDGE By Trista Baldwin
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 27, 2021

For the first time in 21 months, Merrimack Repertory Theatre will return to The Nancy L. Donahue Theatre for indoor performances when it presents a world premiere holiday comedy, The Rise and Fall of Holly Fudge by Trista Baldwin, from November 26 to December 12, according to Artistic Director Courtney Sale and Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas.

38th Annual Elliot Norton Award Nominations Announced - MOBY-DICK, Billy Porter's THE PURISTS, and More!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 16, 2020

Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) for the 38th Annual Elliot Norton Awards.

BWW Review: THE CHILDREN: Cleaning Up Our Own Mess
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 3, 2020

The Boston premiere of Lucy Kirkwood's 2018 Tony Award-nominated play THE CHILDREN at SpeakEasy Stage Company is an affecting drama, thanks to a combination of the playwright's excellence at her craft, Director Bryn Boice's focus, and the trio of Elliot Norton Award-winning actors whose portrayals constitute a collective master class. Inspired by the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, THE CHILDREN puts issues of climate change, the environment, and a generation's responsibility for stewardship under an unforgiving spotlight, challenging the audience to engage in self-reflection.

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE CHILDREN
by Stephi Wild - Feb 12, 2020

From February 28 to March 28, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston premiere of the acclaimed drama THE CHILDREN by British playwright Lucy Kirkwood.

BWW Review: THE CAKE: Two Brides, One Conundrum for North Carolina Baker
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 20, 2020

In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court handed a narrow victory to a Christian baker from Colorado who refused for religious reasons to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Hailing from a conservative North Carolina background, playwright Bekah Brunstetter is personally familiar with people like Della, the protagonist of THE CAKE, and ideally positioned to protect her and defend her humanity, while also setting her on a path to self-reflection and change. Although the story may be ripped from the headlines, Brunstetter tells it from the perspectives of a quartet of ordinary, yet multi-faceted characters, each of whom comes with a strong set of beliefs.

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