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Andrea Bocelli Releases New Album 'Believe' November 13 Photo Andrea Bocelli Releases New Album 'Believe' November 13
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2020

World-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is set to release his new album, Believe, via Sugar/Decca Records on 13th November, celebrating the power of music to soothe the soul. He is joined on the record by Alison Krauss, the most awarded singer in Grammy history, for a powerful and emotional rendition of 'Amazing Grace'.

BWW Review: ADMISSIONS: Biting Comedy Asks You to Check Your Privilege Photo BWW Review: ADMISSIONS: Biting Comedy Asks You to Check Your Privilege
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 1, 2019

It's probably just a coincidence, but two fine plays currently running at two award-winning regional theaters share an unusual commonality. Both focus on the issue of white privilege and the prevailing attitude that acknowledging its existence will end it. In THE THANKSGIVING PLAY at Lyric Stage Company of Boston, the idea is to honor Native Americans in an elementary school play without benefit of any of them participating. In ADMISSIONS, receiving its Boston premiere at SpeakEasy Stage Company, a couple of white liberal educators work hard to expand racial diversity at their small New England prep school, but their progressive values are tested when their exceptional son's Ivy League dreams are derailed. Remarkably, there are no indigenous people or people of color on stage in either production, an intentional, pointed omission by the playwrights.

MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLY Will Be Coming to the Long Beach Playhouse Photo MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLY Will Be Coming to the Long Beach Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2019

'Welcome to the Pemberley Estate where the family is gathered for the Christmas holiday. There is joy, jealousy, love notes and juxtaposition of the Bennet sister's agendas. Mary Bennet yearns for her place in this world. Is it to be found in music, books or maps? Is it a solitary and invisible life to be hidden between pages and musical refrains? Will she ever find someone who understands her for what she truly is?' These are the words of Phyllis Gitlin, director of Miss Bennet: Christmas as Pemberley describing the storyline.

Long Beach Playhouse Stages MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Photo Long Beach Playhouse Stages MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by Julie Musbach - Oct 15, 2019

The holidays are upon us filled with good cheer and family traditions. What better family to spend some time with than the Bennets from Pride and Prejudice? Lamenting a shortage of new plays for the holiday season, playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon decided to take on the challenge.

ADMISSIONS Comes to SpeakEasy Stage Photo ADMISSIONS Comes to SpeakEasy Stage
by Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2019

From October 25 to November 30, 2019, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England premiere of ADMISSIONS, the winner of the 2018 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.

Photo Flash: FIT Students Reimagine Disney Fashion For Disney On Broadway 25th Annive Photo Photo Flash: FIT Students Reimagine Disney Fashion For Disney On Broadway 25th Anniversary Celebration
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 19, 2019

Disney on Broadway continues its 25th anniversary celebration in partnership with the Fashion Institute of Technology, creating a unique design challenge for students to reimagine contemporary designs for some of Disney on Broadway's iconic female characters. The partnership is a first between Disney on Broadway and the college, which will soon be celebrating its 75th anniversary. 

EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Opens at the Long Beach Playhouse Photo EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Opens at the Long Beach Playhouse
by Julie Musbach - Apr 23, 2019

The Long Beach Playhouse opens its 2019 season with Lauren Gunderson's play entitled Exit, Pursued by a Bear. In the play Nan is trapped in an unhappy marriage with a man named Kyle. A fan of Shakespeare, she and her best friend, Simon, along with a stripper named Sweetheart, decide recreating dramatic reenactments of their marriage might help husband Kyle see the error of his ways.

EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Coming Soon To The Long Beach Playhouse Photo EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Coming Soon To The Long Beach Playhouse
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 8, 2019

The Long Beach Playhouse opens its 2019 Studio Season with Lauren Gunderson's play entitled Exit, Pursued by a Bear. The play's subtitle is 'A Revenge Comedy.' It's a play that feels like a mashup between Shakespeare and the Coen Brothers. The protagonist, Nan, is trapped in an unhappy marriage with a man named Kyle. She and her best friend, Simon, along with a stripper named Sweetheart, cook up a plot to reenact scenes from Nan and Kyle's miserable marriage in hopes of helping Kyle understand the ways he's failed her.

Jane Austen's PRIDE & PREJUDICE Comes to The Long Beach Playhouse Photo Jane Austen's PRIDE & PREJUDICE Comes to The Long Beach Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Oct 30, 2018

For its second show of the season, the Long Beach Playhouse presents an engaging new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice. In Jon Jory's reworking, all of the wit and romance of the novel comes to life in a fast-paced, humorous, and engaging production. Like mothers and daughters everywhere, Elizabeth Bennet and her mother do not see eye-to-eye on many of life's big questions. In their case, Elizabeth's disinterest in finding a husband is in opposition to her mother's fervent matchmaking on her daughter's behalf. Still, when a handsome and enigmatic bachelor, Mr. Darcy, comes on the scene Elizabeth's resolve to not let her feelings override her good sense is threatened. Will his pride or her prejudice doom the romance or will the chemistry between them win the day?

Jane Austen's PRIDE & PREJUDICE Comes to Long Beach Playhouse Photo Jane Austen's PRIDE & PREJUDICE Comes to Long Beach Playhouse
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 23, 2018

For its second show of the season, the Long Beach Playhouse presents an engaging new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice. In Jon Jory's reworking, all of the wit and romance of the novel comes to life in a fast-paced, humorous, and engaging production. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet's most urgent priority, but it is her mother's. And with Mrs. Bennet's overzealous match-making it's difficult to escape the subject.

New Repertory Theatre Announces Leadership Change Photo New Repertory Theatre Announces Leadership Change
by Julie Musbach - Sep 21, 2018

New Repertory Theatre, the professional theatre company in residence at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, announces that Artistic Director Jim Petosa will step down from his leadership position (held since 2012) at the end of the 2018-2019 Season. He will next direct We Will Not Be Silent, opening in October, which will be the last production he directs during his tenure as artistic director.

BWW Review: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN: Boys Will Be Boys Photo BWW Review: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN: Boys Will Be Boys
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 11, 2018

New Repertory Theatre presents the New England premiere of Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, most recently seen on Broadway over the summer. Lee became the first Asian-American female playwright to have a play produced on Broadway with this exploration of privilege, identity, and American values in a white, middle-class family.

OC CENTRIC New Play Festival Opens Today Photo OC CENTRIC New Play Festival Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

OC-centric: Orange County's New Play Festival opens August 16. OC-centric, which has been awarded the honor of Orange County's 'Best New Play Festival' by the OC WEEKLY, is the only theatre festival fully producing new works from dramatists who live in or hail from Orange County.

OC CENTRIC New Play Festival Opens 8/16 Photo OC CENTRIC New Play Festival Opens 8/16
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 18, 2018

OC-centric: Orange County's New Play Festival opens August 16. OC-centric, which has been awarded the honor of Orange County's 'Best New Play Festival' by the OC WEEKLY, is the only theatre festival fully producing new works from dramatists who live in or hail from Orange County.

Greater Boston Stage Company Announces $15,000 Gift To Dana-Farber Photo Greater Boston Stage Company Announces $15,000 Gift To Dana-Farber
by Stephi Wild - Jun 19, 2018

Greater Boston Stage Company is proud to announce $15,000 in donations raised during the run of Calendar Girls to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

MY FAIR LADY Comes to The Long Beach Playhouse Photo MY FAIR LADY Comes to The Long Beach Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Jun 19, 2018

The Long Beach Playhouse closes its Mainstage season with the classic and much beloved musical My Fair Lady. Most people know the story of Eliza Doolittle - a flower seller of limited means with a feisty personality whom Professor Higgins transforms into a Victorian lady who can engage with people of wealth and means without a hint of the once-humble street vendor showing through the facade.

BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS: Make a Date With Some of Boston's Best Photo BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS: Make a Date With Some of Boston's Best
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 11, 2018

Greater Boston Stage Company has lined up a dream ensemble for their season finale, CALENDAR GIRLS, based on the 2003 Miramax motion picture. Under the direction of Nancy E. Carroll, a formidable actor in her own right, Maureen Brennan, Sarah deLima, Mary Potts Dennis, Kerry A. Dowling, Karen MacDonald, and Bobbie Steinbach tastefully disrobe for a photo shoot to produce a calendar for charity. Cheryl McMahon, Kathy St. George, Jade Guerra, Michael Kaye, Sean McGuirk, and Nael Nacer keep their clothes on, but add to the fun.

Greater Boston Stage Announces CALENDAR GIRLS Photo Greater Boston Stage Announces CALENDAR GIRLS
by Julie Musbach - May 11, 2018

Calendar Girls is a delightful, heartfelt comedy based on the true story of eleven English Ladies Club members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund. Made famous by the hit 2003 movie, this is a play about friendship, determination and hope; about loss in many forms; about the importance of acceptance; and about knowing when to let go. Directed by Nancy E. Carroll, Calendar Girls boasts a star- studded cast. Performances run May 31 - June 17, 2018.

Long Beach Playhouse Announces 28th Annual New Works Festival Photo Long Beach Playhouse Announces 28th Annual New Works Festival
by Julie Musbach - Mar 19, 2018

On March 23, 2018, the Long Beach Playhouse kicks off its 28th annual New Works Festival (NWF) in its Studio Theatre.

BWW Review: LONELY PLANET: Hope in the Face of Loss Photo BWW Review: LONELY PLANET: Hope in the Face of Loss
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 7, 2018

New Repertory Theatre and Boston Center for American Performance team up to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Steven Dietz's LONELY PLANET, a story of friendship, loss, and hope during the height of the AIDS epidemic. Artistic Director Jim Petosa directs with a smooth ebb and flow, keeping our focus on the relationship between two friends portrayed by Michael Kaye and Tim Spears.

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