BWW Review: N. E. Premiere of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Coincides With LGBTQ Pride MonthBWW Review: N. E. Premiere of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Coincides With LGBTQ Pride Month
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 5, 2019

Just in time for LGBTQ Pride Month, and on the cusp of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, SpeakEasy Stage Company presents the New England premiere of the Off-Broadway musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS in the Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts. Inspired by a little-known historical event, Max Vernon pays tribute to '70s gay culture and the victims of the firebombing of the UpStairs Lounge in the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1973. Although 32 people perished (the deadliest assault on a gay bar prior to the 2016 shooting at the Pulse nightclub which killed 49 people), Vernon's book and score focus on the personalities of the archetypal characters, the challenges they faced in that era, and the strong ties they forged to make a life in the homosexual community. (more...)

FUN HOME Returns To SpeakEasy StageFUN HOME Returns To SpeakEasy Stage
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Comes to SpeakEasy StageTHE VIEW UPSTAIRS Comes to SpeakEasy Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2019

From May 31 through June 22, 2019, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere production of the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS. (more...)

Announcing SpeakEasy Stage Company's 2019-2020 SeasonAnnouncing SpeakEasy Stage Company's 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

The Broadway hit musical drama CHOIR BOY; the satirical and timely new comedy ADMISSIONS; the modern urban masterpiece PASS OVER; the Tony-nominated eco-thriller THE CHILDREN;  and the sweeping Broadway musical  BRIGHT STAR will make up SpeakEasy Stage Company's 2019-2020 Season, the company's Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault announced today. (more...)

MOULIN ROUGE, JAGGED LITTLE PILL & More Earn Nominations for 23rd Annual IRNE AwardsMOULIN ROUGE, JAGGED LITTLE PILL & More Earn Nominations for 23rd Annual IRNE Awards
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Education Spotlight: HEAD OVER HEELS' Andrew DurandEducation Spotlight: HEAD OVER HEELS' Andrew Durand
by Julie Musbach - Dec 27, 2018

Education takes center stage in BroadwayWorld's new Education Spotlight education series. Continuing with the cast of Head Over Heels, next up is the charming Andrew Durand. (more...)

FUN HOME Returns To SpeakEasy This JuneFUN HOME Returns To SpeakEasy This June
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

BWW Review: SpeakEasy Stage's FUN HOME: It's To Die ForBWW 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. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Presents FUN HOMESpeakEasy 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. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Selected For Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts InitiativeSpeakEasy Stage Selected For Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

SpeakEasy Stage Company is proud to announce that is been selected to participate in the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative, as announced earlier today on the Barr Foundation's blog. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Presents FUN HOMESpeakEasy Stage Presents FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

BWW Review: BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY: Seeking Asylum on the Upper West SideBWW Review: BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY: Seeking Asylum on the Upper West Side
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 27, 2018

Embarking on its 28th season, SpeakEasy Stage Company presents the New England premiere of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning play BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Director Tiffany Nichole Greene is the navigator and masterfully guides a stellar cast on this journey. From the opening scene, the people on stage take form as authentic, real life folks and we are sitting down to breakfast with them. (more...)

The 2019 Boston Project Playwrights AnnouncedThe 2019 Boston Project Playwrights Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Playwrights MJ Halberstadt of Brookline and Laura Neill of Norwood have been selected from among 40 applicants to develop an original Boston-centric play as part of SpeakEasy Stage Company's returning new works initiative The Boston Project. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: ALLEGIANCE Is an Earnest Celebration of Resilience and RedemptionBWW REVIEW: ALLEGIANCE Is an Earnest Celebration of Resilience and Redemption
by Jan Nargi - May 25, 2018

FDR called the attack on Pearl Harbor "a day that will live in infamy." Equally ignominious, though, was his knee-jerk response: the decision to authorize the incarceration of 110,000 Japanese Americans in internment camps - without cause, trials, or hearings - for close to the duration of WWII. The Broadway musical ALLEGIANCE, championed by actor/activist George Takei and based on his true life experiences, attempts to shed light on that particularly ugly chapter in American history precisely at a time when a new generation of immigrants is being persecuted, detained and deported. In its New England regional premiere at SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston, that mission is only partially achieved. (more...)

Huntington's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG and More Win 2018 IRNE AwardsHuntington's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG and More Win 2018 IRNE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

The Huntington Theatre Company's production of "Merrily We Roll Along" took home seven awards, including Best Musical in the Large Stage category, and SpeakEasy Stage's "Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night" earned five Small Stage (including Best Play) honors at the 22nd Annual IRNE Awards held last night. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Presents ALLEGIANCESpeakEasy Stage Presents ALLEGIANCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

From May 4 through June 2, 2018, SpeakEasy Stage will proudly present the East Coast Premiere of a new version of the acclaimed Broadway musical ALLEGIANCE. (more...)

FUN HOME, ONCE, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, and More Lead SpeakEasy's 2018-19 SeasonFUN HOME, ONCE, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, and More Lead SpeakEasy's 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

The Tony Award-winning musicals FUN HOME and ONCE, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY; the Off-Broadway sensations SCHOOL GIRLS; OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY and SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS; and the triumphant new musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS will make up SpeakEasy Stage Company's 2018-2019 Season, the company's Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault announced today. (more...)

SpeakEasy Teams Up With NAMI Mass for 'Brilliant' TalksSpeakEasy Teams Up With NAMI Mass for 'Brilliant' Talks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

SpeakEasy Stage is proud to team up with the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Mass) for a series of Thursday post-show talks in conjunction with its acclaimed production of EVERY BRILLIANT THING, running now through March 31. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Names 2017-18 Boston Project PlaywrightsSpeakEasy Stage Company Names 2017-18 Boston Project Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Playwrights Phaedra Scott of Boston and Emily Schwend of Somerville have been selected from among 45 applicants to develop an original Boston-centric play as part of SpeakEasy Stage Company's returning new works initiative The Boston Project. (more...)

Speakeasy Stage presents THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIMESpeakeasy Stage presents THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

From October 20 to November 25, 2017, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Regional Theatre premiere of the 2015 Tony Award-winning play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. (more...)

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