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In this Tony Award-winning musical, Massachusetts delegate John Adams must convince a divided Continental Congress to forge a new and independent nation. With help from his colleagues Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, Adams just might make history! Experience the story of the founding of the United States with this exciting, inclusive reimagining of this classic musical.
The ultimate show-biz musical! In 42nd Street, small-town Peggy Sawyer is on the hunt for her big break in a depression-era New York City teeming with savvy chorus girls, imperious aging divas, and cut-throat directors. Bursting with show-stopping dance numbers and countless beloved Broadway standards including "We're In the Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo," and "42nd Street," this Tony Award-winning favorite will knock your tap shoes right off!
Mat Smart's play The Agitators tells of the enduring but tempestuous friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. The two were great allies and, at times, great adversaries. When they met in Rochester in the 1840s, young abolitionists Anthony and Douglass were full of hopes, dreams, and a common purpose. As they grew to become the cultural icons we know today, their movements collided, and their friendship was severely tested. This is the story of that 45-year friendship — from its beginning in New York, through the Civil War, and to the highest halls of government. They agitated the nation, they agitated each other, and, in doing so, they helped shape the Constitution and the course of American history.
Experience the history as these two monumental icons come alive on stage under the direction by Jacqueline Parker.
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling production filled with beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle. It's an extraordinary theatrical event in which one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Aladdin features songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Newsies). The lyrics are by Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony winner Tim Rice (The Lion King), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).
Altar Boyz, winner of an Outer Critics Circle Award, comes to the Cape Playhouse after a five-year run off-Broadway. The musical tells the wholly — make that holy — inspiring story of five small-town boys (Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan, and Abraham) trying to save the world one screaming fan at a time. Their pious pop act, including lyrics like "Girl, you make me wanna wait" and "Jesus called me on my cell phone," worked wonders on the Ohio bingo-hall-and-pancake-breakfast circuit. But when fate brings them to New York, will the Boyz take a bite out of the forbidden apple? With angelic voices, sinfully spectacular dancing, and a touching story, Altar Boyz is destined to rock the masses!
As an African-American actor auditions for Othello, he is met with 400 years of prejudice, racism, and privilege while negotiating with a young, white director who presumes to understand, and ultimately dictate, how to portray the character. American Moor challenges the capacity of theater to fulfill the human longing to be fully visible and embraced; it's a powerful show that poses the question "who gets to perform Shakespeare?" while exploring the inequities of life as a black actor and life as a black man. Keith Hamilton Cobb's stunning, tour-de-force solo performance returns to Boston after its award-winning 2017 run.
Award-winning dancer and choreographer Danielle Agami was part of Israel's world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company before founding Ate9. Based in Los Angeles, Ate9 has quickly become one of the most important dance companies on the West Coast. Agami's innovative new work, calling glenn, is a mesmerizing piece for nine dancers that features music performed live on stage by Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche.
Bangs introduces one of jazz's most exciting trios to arrive in years. Pianist Jason Moran, guitarist Mary Halvorson, and trumpeter and cornetist Ron Miles collide in Bangs to push the boundaries of jazz, blending tempo, texture, and tune. Halvorson cuts the chords into shards, while Miles seems to sing and sigh the tune with his cornet. Moran winds between the two, threading them together like a piano puppeteer.
Becoming Dr. Ruth chronicles the life of noted psychologist Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her early years fleeing Nazi Germany to her time spent as a sniper in Jerusalem and beyond. This illuminating one-woman show from the author of Freud's Last Session is a humorous and heartfelt dramatization of Dr. Ruth's incredible journey to become a pioneer in the psychology of human sexuality and the world's most famous sex therapist.
London, 1965. The sounds. The colors. Skirts are getting shorter, hair is growing longer, and times are changing fast. This exuberant new musical moves Oscar Wilde's masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest to a Carnaby Street flat, where a wild comedy of romance and mistaken identities ensues.
With music by Paul Gordon and Jay Gruska and book and lyrics also by Gordon, Being Earnest, directed by Ilyse Robbins, makes its East Coast premiere.
Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Stephen Adly Guirgis's dark urban comedy explores, with both street-smart wit and disarming tenderness, the slippery nature of justice and the grit it takes to persevere. In an effort to hang on to one of Manhattan's last great rent-stabilized apartments, ex-cop Walter "Pops" Washington does battle with a dazzling array of outlandish characters, each one a celebration of the glorious contradictions that make up human nature.
Blue Man Group is poised to rock your world, blow your mind, and unleash your spirit. It won't call your mom on her birthday, though. Or will it? (Do you want it to?) Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter, and surprises. This show is comedy, theater, rock concert, and dance party all rolled into one.
Thirty-five million people know what Blue Man Group is about. Now it's your turn.
Under the co-artistic direction of Jessie Jeanne Stinnett and award-winning Dutch-Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili, Boston Dance Theater (BDT) is a Boston-based contemporary dance company committed to presenting relevant works by acclaimed choreographers. BDT showcases the talents of Boston-based dancers and will perform the Boston premieres of works by Itzik Galili, Sidra Bell, and Yin Yue.
Free preperformance talks with Boston Dance Alliance executive director Debra Cash 30 minutes prior to curtain in the ICA Common Room.
Free postperformance Q&A with the artists Friday, November 30.
Join Cotuit Center for the Arts for this exceptional biographical drama about a man who broke too many codes: the eccentric genius Alan Turing who played a major role in winning the World War II. He broke the complex German code called Enigma, enabling allied forces to foresee German maneuvers. Since his work was classified top secret for years after the war, no one knew how much was owed to him when he was put on trial for breaking another code: the taboo against homosexuality. Turing, who was also the first to conceive of computers, was convicted of the criminal act of homosexuality and sentenced to undergo hormone treatments which left him physically and mentally debilitated. He committed suicide, forgotten and alone. Hugh Whitmore's Breaking the Code, directed by Carol McManus, is about who Turing was, what happened to him and why.
Heather Headley made her Broadway debut as Nala in the original Broadway cast of The Lion King and went on to win Tony and Drama Desk Awards for her critically acclaimed portrayal of the title role in Aida. She also earned an Olivier Award nomination for her West End stage debut in The Bodyguard and returned to Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of The Color Purple. In Broadway My Way, Headley presents an evening of beloved Broadway songs as well as several personal selections, all arranged specifically for her voice.
One of the most distinctive and expressive voices in popular music, Buika is a spellbinding performer with a powerhouse voice. Her unique blend of flamenco, jazz, Afro-beat, soul, and blues is raw and smoky, with a tenderness that hits right at the heart.
Set in northern Uganda at the turn of the millennium, this poetic drama explores love and dedication amidst a background of an escalating civil war. In a secret wedding ceremony, a local teenage girl and the daughter of American missionaries solidify their union despite growing violence and assured intolerance. Cardboard Piano is a powerful new work that deftly examines the roots of hate and the capacity for forgiveness.
Join us for the 28th annual production of A Christmas Carol, New England's brightest holiday tradition! This brilliant musical, based on the Charles Dickens classic, is an original adaptation written specifically for North Shore Music Theatre by former artistic director Jon Kimbell.
A Christmas Carol is a musical ghost story that follows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, helping him ultimately discover the true spirit of the holiday season. With dazzling special effects, original songs, and colorful costumes, this award-winning production of A Christmas Carol has been seen by more than one million people since its debut in 1989.
Based on the 1985 movie adaptation of the classic board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. Adapted from Jonathan Lynn's screenplay (My Cousin Vinny) with additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price, this staging tells the shocking tale of six mysterious guests who attend an unusual dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy. Murder and blackmail are both on the menu. When Boddy himself winds up dead, all the guests become suspects, and together they must solve the mystery before the police arrive. An evening of slapstick, slamming doors, and some of the funniest one-liners in movie history, Clue leaves both devoted fans and newcomers in stitches.
Celebrating music that knows no borders, CRASHfest transforms the House of Blues into an indoor global music festival. With 10 bands playing on three stages, CRASHfest features an expansive dance floor and seated balcony overlooking the main stage, the luxurious and exotic Foundation Room, and a smaller stage in the restaurant. Global street food and international cocktails will be available for sale.
This new comedy for every new mom throws two very different women into an unlikely, but fierce, friendship. On maternity leave for the first time, Jessie and Lina tiptoe to their shared backyard for a precious coffee and a chat during nap time. This play, featuring Veronika Duerr (Going to See the Kid), takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the dilemma of returning to work, and how class impacts parenthood and friendship. A whip-smart tale from Molly Smith Metzler (Orange is the New Black), Cry It Out captures the belly laughs, raw rage, and secret confidences that come with the early days of parenthood.
In Jason O'Connell and Brenda Withers's adapted play Cyrano, who wins the battle of beauty versus brains? Cyrano is a swordsman, philosopher, poet, and raconteur — everything that the love of his life, Roxane, would want. There's just one colossal problem: his nose, rendering him unworthy of her affection (or so he believes). Enter Christian, a handsome, yet tongue-tied, young cadet equally smitten by Roxane. Surely together this unlikely pair can win the fair maiden's heart. A cast of five plays a multitude of roles in this imaginative version of the classic tale.
Edmond Rostand's 1897 play, Cyrano de Bergerac, is a classic of the stage at almost operatic proportions and this fantastic retelling, directed by by Robert Walsh, brings the story into the 21st Century.
Cœur de Pirate (French for "pirate heart") is the stage name for award-winning French-Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Béatrice Martin. Her whimsical, magical pop songs blend cabaret music, French lyrics, and playful indie sensibilities. After releasing three albums to international acclaim, Cœur de Pirate returns for the first time since 2015 with a new recording. Opening act to be determined.
Daddy Long Legs, a new Drama Desk Award-nominated musical, tells the story of an orphan girl who goes to college in 1908 financed by an unexpected benefactor. Perfect for the whole family, the musical features Brian Krinsky (The Underpants) and Lindsay Alexandra Carter, (Juliet in last year's Romeo and Juliet).
Drones and beats, crimson beads, and towering black lamb's-wool hats all serve as a striking backdrop to the Ukrainian folk-punk quartet DakhaBrakha. With one foot in the urban avant-garde and the other in Ukranian village culture, the group's self-proclaimed "ethno-chaos" is a refreshingly novel vision of Eastern European roots music.
Dance UP features Boston premiere works by Danza Orgánica, Prometheus Dance, and the Wondertwins, three of Boston's most exciting contemporary dance companies. Danza Orgánica is a social justice-oriented dance theater company that draws elements from contemporary dance, African diaspora, and theater to rewrite mainstream narratives through movement that decolonizes the body and provides new ways of experiencing the world. Prometheus Dance celebrates 30 years of dance-making that explores our common humanity through viscerally charged choreography in this specially curated performance with works by Diane Arvanites, Tommy Neblett, Korhan Basaran, and Riley Watts. With the technical facility of hip-hop and elements of vaudeville, robot, tap, and mime, the Wondertwins have created a distinctive style all their own for 37 years as pioneers of hip-hop and street dance.
Free preperformance talks with Boston Dance Alliance executive director Debra Cash 30 minutes prior to curtain in the ICA
Darci Lynne Farmer is a ventriloquist, comedian, and singer from Oklahoma City. She is the winner of this year's Season 12 NBC competition show America's Got Talent.
Lynne is one of the youngest contestants ever to win America's Got Talent, garnering over 21 million views on AGT's YouTube channel and the most votes for a final performance in the history of the show. She won the hearts of America with her sweetheart disposition and undeniable talent. She kicked off her 2018 national tour with her friends Petunia, the diva-esque rabbit; Oscar, the shy and soulful mouse; and Edna, the brash old woman.
Growing up in Oklahoma, Lynne has always been close to her family and relies on their support and encouragement. In her younger years, Lynne participated in talent-based pageants to overcome her shyness. She was soon introduced to the art of ventriloquism and decided to try it out for herself. Her hard work, grit, and discipline developed from her early days of gymnastics, where she practiced 30 hours a week. After only having her first puppet for two weeks, Lynne began performing in talent shows in her home state and beyond. She was determined to audition for her first talent show, ultimately leading her to audition for the biggest talent show on television.
The stage is now a platform where Darci can open up and display her incredible talents for the world to see. Her polished, impeccable skill as a ventriloquist at such a young age is jaw-dropping and sure to inspire the next generation to keep the craft alive, but when she sings, her voice leaves her audiences breathless.
Recently, Lynne was invited to sing the National Anthem at the OKC Energy FC Soccer game where AGT fans heard her sing without a puppet. She then went on to open for Fergie at Caesar's Palace on New Year's Eve.
Darci has also been seen on Little Big Shots, Ellen, and the Today Show.
Relive the best memories of your life!
Decades Rewind is a live concert and theatrical performance all wrapped into one magical night. Join world-class entertainers and award-winning vocalists in a celebration of the hits of the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Disco, funk, rock, and Motown all take center stage in this concert featuring over 60 songs, 100 costume changes, and nostalgic video. From Aretha to Zeppelin, Decades Rewind will have you singing and dancing in the aisles.
Playing contemporary Creole blues with an African flair, Delgres connects the music and history of Guadeloupe, Louisiana, and Paris. The trio's rollicking blues music is a buoyant setup of guitar, voice, sousaphone, and drums that sounds somewhere between Ali Farka Touré, Tinariwen, and the Black Keys.
One of the most popular samba singers in Brazil, Diogo Nogueira is a singer, composer, musician, and actor. He has sold millions of copies of his CDs and DVDs, winning two Latin Grammys and repeatedly reaching gold or platinum status for his releases. He starred in the 2015 musical SamBRA and hosted the TV program Samba na Gamboa and the radio program Batukada Boa on Transcontinental Radio (São Paulo). He has just released Munduê, his first CD of all self-authored songs.
Are you ready to dance?
Disney Junior Dance Party! On Tour is an all-new, interactive live concert experience. Sing along to Disney Junior's greatest hits with your favorite characters including Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia the First, Puppy Dog Pals, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, the Lion Guard, Muppet Babies, and more. Kids of all ages and their families are invited to get up and dance, play games, and join the biggest dance party around!
Headstrong Ariel is no longer content to live on the ocean floor under her father, King Triton's rule. Convinced she'll only find happiness on land, she sets off to find a world where she belongs, battling a cruel sea witch and finding true love along the way. Based on the beloved 1989 animated film, the magical family treasure Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. features a book by Doug Wright with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater. The musical has all of the familiar Academy Award-winning hits, including "Kiss the Girl," "Part of Your World," and the dazzling show stopper, "Under the Sea," are present in this fairy-tale production, in addition to new songs written for the stage.
Nora famously slammed the door on her marriage, leaving her husband and children behind in Henrik Ibsen's groundbreaking classic, but what happened to the iconic heroine next? This audacious sequel imagines her 15 years later as a successful writer and independent woman, urgently seeking to finalize her divorce. Universally acclaimed on Broadway, the smart and sophisticated new comedy A Doll's House, Part 2 raises fascinating questions about marriage and the ways the roles of women have — and haven't — changed.
The Donkey Show is the intoxicating international sensation that takes you behind the velvet ropes into a glittered wonderland of decadence, divas, and disco, inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Come party on the dance floor to all the disco hits you know by heart as The Donkey Show unfolds all around you. It's a show . . . it's a party . . . it's the ultimate disco experience.
Must be 18 to enter, 21 to drink.
Tap dancer and choreographer Michelle Dorrance honors tap dance's unique American tradition while pushing the form rhythmically, aesthetically, and conceptually. Her iconic tap company, Dorrance Dance, performs the Boston premiere of Myelination, a groundbreaking new work for 12 dancers and a live band.
Back by popular demand after enchanting Boston audiences with the lo-fi magic of Ada/Ava in 2018, Manual Cinema arrives with another feat of innovative, cinematic storytelling. The End of TV dovetails the Technicolor promises of TV advertisements and the decline of the Rust Belt to weave a portrait of true human connection.
In The End of TV, the ingenious artists of Manual Cinema cast a theatrical spell through live-action silhouettes, video feeds, overhead projections, and a five-piece band performing an original score. Set against the grain of a Midwestern city in decline, an elderly white woman — who was once a supervisor at the thriving local auto plant — and a young black woman — laid off from her job when the same plant closes — build a genuine connection among all of the chatter of the television ads that surround daily American life.
Flamenco superstar Farruquito is heir to Spain's legendary Farruco dynasty. Regarded as one of the most faithful representatives of flamenco puro, Farruquito performs intimate, authentic, and visceral flamenco. For this new program, he will be accompanied by three singers, five musicians, and two additional guest dancers.
Leaves of Grass finds brilliant composer and pianist Fred Hersch setting Walt Whitman's exultant poetry to music. Vocalists Kurt Elling and Kate McGarry bring Whitman's words to life with emotion and grace while Hersch's stellar octet provides an atmospheric and nuanced backdrop.
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Fun Home is a heartbreaking and fiercely funny new show about seeing one's parents through grownup eyes. Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling memoir, this groundbreaking musical introduces audiences to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories that celebrate the curiosity of childhood and the complexities of family.
Hairspray is piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and infectious musical numbers. Set in Baltimore, 1962, Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto TV and into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin. Tracy's audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her newfound fame to fight for integration. But can she win equality — and Link's heart — without denting her 'do? Featuring the hit songs "Welcome to the '60s," "You Can't Stop the Beat," "The Nicest Kids in Town," and many more, Hairspray will have you dancing the night away.
Winner of 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
From the creative team behind In the Heights comes Hamilton, a musical about a scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda has given words and music to the story of an unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind who went from being a bastard orphan to George Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury Department secretary who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and Aaron Burr, lifelong friend and foe of Hamilton, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
William Shakespeare had one son: Hamnet. While William was away working in London, Hamnet died at 11 years old without ever knowing his famous father. How do our dreams impact our families? Do adults really have it all figured out? Or are we blind to what we could have done better until it's too late? In Hamnet, a tour-de-force performance from a young actor confronts what it means — and what it costs — to be great, and how living in the shadow of that greatness can keep one in the dark. In this moving, meticulous, multimedia wonder, ambition clashes with family responsibilities in a way that rivals the stakes of a great Shakespearean tragedy.
In honor of the the theater's 40th Anniversary Season in Lowell, Merrimack Repertory Theatre brings a new adaptation of a "lost" novel set in Lowell by Jack Kerouac, who was born and raised there. A deeply-felt family drama, The Haunted Life follows the coming of age story of college student Peter Martin and his relationship with his conservative father. Taking place during America's last golden summer before it entered World War II, it chronicles the cost of war on a small town, and stars Joel Colodner (A Christmas Carol). University of Massachusetts Lowell professor Todd F. Tietchen edited the manuscript, which is full of Kerouac's gorgeous and poetic prose. It is adapted by MRT artistic director Sean Daniels (The White Chip) and produced in collaboration with the Estate of Jack Kerouac.
When Afghan refugee Nazrullah shows up unexpectedly on the doorstep of Dr. Harold Banks claiming to have known his adopted daughter Getee, the two men become unlikely roommates. Through flashbacks, Getee and Nazrullah's relationship unfolds, and a clearer picture of Harold's estrangement from his daughter is revealed. Gabriel Jason Dean's poignant new work Heartland, inspired by true events, is a stirring emotional journey about love, loss, and understanding.
Lauren Gunderson (Silent Sky), one of the most-produced playwrights in America, returns to Merrimack Repertory Theatre for the fourth time with The Heath. This time, she turns her prodigious storytelling skills on herself. Connecting personal experiences with Shakespeare's writings, she wrestles with how you can make peace with a beloved relative who seems unlike you in every way. This beautiful meditation on her grandfather's life draws on everything from King Lear to the banjo. The Heath is a soul-stirring story of redemption, love, madness, and the science of memory.
Celebrating 10 years together, the High Kings is an Irish supergroup made up of Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, George Murphy, and Darren Holden. Versatile and skilled multi-instrumentalists, they play 13 instruments among the four of them, bringing a rousing acoustic flavor to brand-new songs along with some old favorites.
The Hot Sardines effortlessly channels New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets, and New Orleans jazz halls to transform songs from past eras into pop music for the current century. Bandleader and pianist Evan "Bibs" Palazzo and lead singer "Miz Elizabeth" Bougerol are joined by a powerhouse brass and rhythm section and a stride-piano virtuoso.
Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's captivating new play with music Indecent took Broadway by storm last year and now Rebecca Taichman recreates her Tony Award-winning production for Boston audiences. Inspired by the true story of Sholem Asch's controversial play God of Vengeance and the passionate artists who risked their lives to perform it, this riveting and richly theatrical backstage drama is a fierce indictment of censorship and a joyful celebration of art and love.
Hailed as the theatrical event of its generation and winning more awards than any other production in history, the National Theatre's landmark production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller, An Inspector Calls, lands in Boston. First produced at the National Theatre of Great Britain, this production has been seen on Broadway, had six seasons in London's West End, 10 UK tours, two Australian tours, and a season in Tokyo. This is the first time it's been seen on tour in the United States. Stephen Daldry (Oscar-nominated director of The Reader, The Hours, and Billy Elliot) returns to direct this masterpiece. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young working-class woman. Wildly entertaining and on a gorgeous grand-scale set, this 1945 thriller is a must-see for a whole new generation of theatergoers.
Get into the Christmas spirit with the Greater Boston Stage Company version of It's a Wonderful Life — one of the most iconic films ever made. When misfortune befalls George Bailey on Christmas Eve, guardian angel Clarence swoops in to remind him of all the good he has done in the lives of those who love him most.
Adapted from Frank Capra's original screenplay by Weylin Symes, It's a Wonderful Life takes audiences to Bedford Falls for the timeless message that faith, hope, and family make life truly wonderful.
From County Armagh, Ireland, Jarlath Henderson is a masterful balladeer, a three-time All-Ireland Champion uilleann piper, and a versatile multi-instrumentalist on whistle, flute, and cittern. He and his band combine modern, rhythmically intense music with his traditional singing style to create a distinctive signature sound.
WICN Public Radio, in collaboration with the Theatre District Alliance, presents Jazz at Sunset, featuring the James Montgomery Band. The area behind the theater will be transformed into an outdoor, picnic-style concert venue to include food trucks, cash bars, and Theatre District Alliance exhibits promoting the various businesses and cultural organizations in the neighborhood.
Recent inductee into the Rhode Island Hall of Fame, James Montgomery and his band will be featuring songs from their last CD dedicated to the late Paul Butterfield, as well as playing old favorites as the band approaches its 50th year! Butterfield was a true innovator, and the band has taken some of his songs one step further. Montgomery has always modeled his live show after Butterfield and his lifelong mentor and Blues legend, James Cotton, so expect high energy blues laced with rock and just enough funk!
A Gothic musical thriller based on Robert Louis Stevenson's novel of similar name, Jekyll & Hyde tells the story of London scientist Dr. Henry Jekyll, who creates a potion that turns him into a murderous alter ego dubbed Edward Hyde. As Hyde's violent rampage continues, Jekyll must figure out a way to stop the transformations before it results in deadly consequences for his fiancée Emma and a prostitute named Lucy, who has fallen for the doctor. Frank Wildhorn's soaring score features powerful and romantic songs including "This Is the Moment," "In His Eyes," "Someone Like You," and "A New Life."
Saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists today. Featuring Redman on sax, Aaron Goldberg on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Gregory Hutchinson on drums, the quartet will perform new, original pieces composed by Redman specifically for this group of musicians.
America's preeminent progressive rock band, Kansas celebrates the 40th anniversary of their massive hit album Point of Know Return with a new national tour. The concert includes more than two hours of classic Kansas music, with the entire Point of Know Return album, hit songs, deep cuts, and fan favorites.
Containing the smash hit and million-selling single "Dust in the Wind," along with fan favorites such as "Portrait (He Knew)," "Closet Chronicles," and "Paradox," Point of Know Return peaked at number four on Billboard's album charts, reached sextuple-platinum status with more than six million copies sold, and had three Billboard Hot 100 singles.
Kansas has firmly established itself as one of America's iconic classic rock bands. Composing a catalog that includes 15 studio albums and five live albums, Kansas has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums, one platinum live album, and two one-million-selling gold singles.
With the power of gospel and the precision of Broadway, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the undisputed king of mbube, South African a cappella singing. The multi-Grammy-winning group came together in the early 1960s and continues to thrill audiences around the world with its strong, proud melodies harmonized in layers of call and response.
Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion! is the story of friendship, loyalty, lust, and love between an intergenerational group of gay men who gather over the course of one summer in a turn-of-the-century farmhouse in Duchess County, New York. By turns hilarious, sexy, and deeply moving, indeed their journey allows each man to claim a deeper depth of love, valour, and compassion for themselves, for one another, and for the unknown road ahead.
Prepare to have the time of your life at Mamma Mia!
Sophie, a 20-year-old bride-to-be, is on the search for her father. After reading her mother's diary, she discovers there are three potential suitors. Unbeknownst to her mother, Donna, Sophie invites each of them to her wedding in hopes of having one of them walk her down the aisle. As the big day draws near, surprises abound with old flames and old friends.
Mamma Mia! is packed with 22 ABBA hits, including "Dancing Queen," "Super Trouper," "Take A Chance on Me," and "The Winner Takes It All." This worldwide megahit will have audiences shouting "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" more!
Man in the Ring is the incredible true story of six-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith and the fatal fight he could never forget. This sweeping tale covers Emile's humble beginnings in the Virgin Islands, his passionate love affairs, and the infamous, life-changing Madison Square Garden match against his archrival. He searches for redemption and must confront his past in Michael Cristofer's epic new play Man in the Ring, imbued with warmth and the sounds of the Caribbean.
Inspired by the novel Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha became one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, it celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes "The Impossible Dream," "I, Don Quixote," "Dulcinea," "I Really Like Him," "Little Bird," and "To Each His Dulcinea."
Mark Kozelek, frontman of Sun Kil Moon, is renowned for his intense, highly autobiographical songs. An expressive, talented guitarist with a beautiful and evocative voice, Kozelek has been building his own musical brand for over 20 years with his previous band Red House Painters, his current project Sun Kil Moon, and solo work.
Born out of a late-night jam session at the American University of Beirut, Mashrou' Leila's name roughly translates to Overnight Project. The first Middle Eastern artists to make the cover of Rolling Stone, they have challenged the status quo of the Middle Eastern pop industry with rousing, electro-pop anthems about political freedoms, LGBTQ rights, race, religion, and modern Arabic identity.
In 2008, National Public Radio asked Gregory Maguire (Wicked) to compose an original story with a Christmas theme. Thus was born Matchless, a rekindling of Anderson's classic tale of the Little Match Girl from a surprising point of view. A story for all ages about being open to life's magic transformations: how love can make a family, and how imagination can find beauty in the most unexpected places.
The stakes are high and the performances are mesmerizing. Experience Shakespeare's tale in a ripped-from-the-headlines context that is as shocking as it is revelatory. Measure for Measure asks vital and unsettling questions about how we are governed and, in the process, unmasks the true nature of authority, love and justice. Presented on tour in the US for the first time, this production of Shakespeare's infamously complex play from London's Cheek by Jowl and Moscow's Pushkin Theatre has been hailed as "a real thriller, piercing the heart of the entire audience" (Mir24) and "a shattering portrait of contemporary Russia" (Novaya Gazeta).
This Tony Award-winning smash hit is the exhilarating true story of the famed 1956 on-the-fly recording session at Sun Records that brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for one of the greatest jam sessions ever.
Directed by Ilyse Robbins, Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary Memphis night to life, featuring a score of hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Who Do You Love?," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and more.
This lush, period drama is the perfect chance to reunite with the author's delightful characters from Pride and Prejudice. In Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley there are love letters delivered to the wrong person and unexpected engagements announced. The large, eight-person cast includes Alexis Bronkovic (Silent Sky) and Veronika Duerr (Going to See the Kid). Playwrights Lauren Gunderson (Silent Sky) and Margot Melcon find the perfect warmhearted blend of wit and manners for the holidays.
Experience the sweeping grandeur of Paris's most spectacular dance hall! Like the 2001 film, Moulin Rouge! The Musical celebrates popular music of the past 50 years. It features iconic songs from the movie as well as new hits released since.
Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) directs, with a book by Tony winner John Logan (Red) and choreography by Obie Award winner Sonya Tayeh (Kung Fu). The design team includes Tony-winning set designer Derek McLane, Tony-winning costume designer Catherine Zuber, Tony-winning sound designer Peter Hylenski, Tony-nominated lighting designer Justin Townsend, and Drama Desk Award-winning wig-and-hair designer David Brian Brown.
Who killed the great American novelist Arthur Whitney at his own surprise party? In this zany, whodunit, comedy musical, every guest has a motive. Was it the prima ballerina, the widow, the niece, the psychiatrist — or even the detective? Two actors play 13 roles — and the piano — in this entertaining homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. Murder for Two stars cowriter Joe Kinosian, in the role he originated off-Broadway.
Playwright Karen Zacarías (The Book Club Play) presents Native Gardens — a new comedy about plants, power, and privilege. Frank and Virginia are used to tending to their traditional garden in peace when younger neighbors Pablo and Tania move in next door. After the newcomers discover they may own some of their neighbors' land, a raucous battle of wits — and cultures — erupts. Julia Brothers (Silent Sky) and Joel Colodner (A Christmas Carol) return to the Merrimack Repertory Theatre stage for Native Gardens.
Newpoli crosses through time, culture, and musical styles as it performs modernized, old-world taranta music from southern Italy and surrounding countries. The high-energy ensemble stirs up a mesmerizing sound that melds traditional Italian folk music, Greek and Turkish grooves, Mediterranean and Spanish colors, and a contemporary sensibility they call "Ritmi della Terra" — Mediterranean Pulse. This concert will celebrate the release of Newpoli's newest CD, Mediterraneo.
In this riveting play, a black student and a white professor — both brilliant, both liberal — meet to discuss the student's paper about slavery's role in the American Revolution. A polite conversation becomes an intellectual powder keg of race, history, and privilege, after which neither woman will ever be the same. The Niceties is an explosive new play from Boston native and Huntington Playwriting Fellow Eleanor Burgess.
An exceptional ensemble of actor-musicians bring to life this enchanting tale of an unexpected romance between a down-on-his-luck Dublin street musician and a lively, determined Czech immigrant. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Once is an unforgettable story that reminds audiences of the importance of going for their dreams, and the power of music to connect us all.
When innocent Tatyana falls in love with self-obsessed aristocrat Onegin, he rejects her arousing and passionate love letters, noble duels, and second chances. This sweeping musical adaptation of the poem by Alexander Pushkin and the opera by Tchaikovsky poses the powerful question: "Look around, look around, look around, do you see someone worth dying for?"
Written by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille with direction by Weylin Symes, Onegin makes its US premiere at the Greater Boston Stage Company.
A jazzy, sexy twist on the chanson tradition, Paris Combo is an irresistible affair loaded with attitude and charm. Fronted by vocalist Belle du Berry, the Paris-based quintet pays homage to a century of French cabaret music with the smoldering influences of swinging Gypsy jazz and French pop.
Inspired by her decades-long work with prison populations, including on the notorious Riker's Island, Liza Jessie Peterson's timely and urgent one-person show unpacks the human impact of mass incarceration in America. Fearlessly funny, smart, and provocative, The Peculiar Patriot traces the migration of systemic injustice from the plantation to the prison yard. The story follows Liza's narrator, Betsy, a self-proclaimed "peculiar patriot," who makes regular visits to penitentiaries to boost the morale of her incarcerated friends and family. Betsy is both victim and victor of this country's prison system and her story turns statistics into achingly relatable stories, drawn from the experience of more than 2.5 million people behind bars.
Poet-performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph's love of soccer is a heritage story. As a child of Haitian immigrants, the blissful freedom of the soccer field represented the race toward the American dream. Using spoken word and fútbol-inspired choreography, /peh-LO-tah/ travels from the pickup games in rural Haiti to the World Cup stadiums of Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg, all while combating the discrepancies of a game that promises freedom yet suffers from racial inequities. An exploration of childhood fantasies and global realities, /peh-LO-tah/ is a multidisciplinary performance set to sounds of hip-hop and samba that celebrates the joy of soccer as perhaps the only game the entire world can agree to play together.
Peter Pan, the high-flying Tony Award-winning musical, follows the adventures of Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell. One night, they visit the nursery of the Darling children. With a sprinkling of pixie dust, they all begin a magical journey across the stars they will never forget.
With its iconic score featuring songs like "I'm Flying," "I Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up," and "Never Never Land," this fun classic will delight all ages. Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us!
"Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure. If the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we'd be that band." — Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader and pianist
Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world and crossing genres of classical, jazz, and old-fashioned pop, Thomas Lauderdale founded Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education, and parks.
Twenty years later, Pink Martini still tours the world, singing in 22 languages at opera houses, concert halls, film festivals, museums, and fashion shows. In 2014, Pink Martini was inducted into both the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.
Places Please! reunites Keigwin + Company founding choreographers Nicole Wolcott and Larry Keigwin in a zany duet that captures the anxiety and playfulness of life behind the scenes before the curtain goes up. This Boston premiere work explores the parallel and intersecting paths of the creative process, relationship, and aging of two very dynamic artists, with guest appearances by local dancers Lorraine Chapman, Alexander Davis, and Lynn Modell.
Free preperformance talks with Boston Dance Alliance executive director Debra Cash 30 minutes prior to curtain in the ICA Common Room.
Free postperformance Q&A with the artists Friday, October 19.
Champagne and laughter will explode with Noël Coward's timeless comedy Private Lives. Glamorous, rich, and reckless, Elyot and Amanda have been divorced from each other for five years. Now both are honeymooning with their new spouses at a French seaside resort when by chance they meet again across adjoining hotel balconies, their romantic feelings for each other are immediately rekindled. Without a care for scandal, new partners, or memories of what drove them apart in the first place, they hurl themselves headlong into love and lust. Private Lives is a dazzling, witty masterpiece and considered to be one of the greatest comedies ever written!
Shakespeare's searing drama chronicles the ruthless ascension of a king and the devastation he leaves in his wake as he gains power over the realm. Featuring stage, film, and television actor Faran Tahir as Richard III.
Impassioned young lovers are caught between the violence and prejudices of their feuding families in Shakespeare's most famous and enduring love story Romeo and Juliet. In helming the first Shakespeare play produced by the Huntington Theatre Company in eight years, Huntington artistic director Peter DuBois brings an exhilarating and modern sensibility to this timeless classic about the intensity and joy of first love and attraction amid a dangerously divided community.
In pre-Revolutionary Paris, a young girl who promised to marry a duke to pay off her father's debts flees to the literary salon of her later mother's friends: aristocratic women who conceal radical politics within reinvented folk tales. Which of them is her fairy godmother, and which the cruel stepmother? Is the duke a Prince Charming or a Beast? And is the maid just a maid, or the hero of a story none of them knows they are in?
Directed by Weylin Symes, The Salonnieres is a world-premiere play by Liz Duffy Adams.
Paulina's reign as the haughty "queen bee" at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school may be over when Ericka, the daughter of a local cocoa tycoon, transfers in from Ohio for her senior year. Throwing unsparing light on questions of ambition, deceit, and the ultimate value of a fair-skinned complexion, this biting comedy by Jocelyn Bioh reinvents the American mean-girl genre to explore the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing female teenagers across the globe.
Join master illusionist and winner of Penn & Teller: Fool Us Ivan Amodei on an epic journey to discover the secrets of life in his brand new stage show Secrets & Illusions.
Set on the dark and deserted streets of Paris, you'll enter the legendary Louvre Museum, where an enchanting musical muse escorts you through galleries, while Ivan uncovers life's greatest mysteries deep inside the priceless works of art, one dazzling illusion at a time. Watch someone face their greatest fears. Witness a person track down love in the most unexpected place, and another discover how the Laws of Attraction helps them find their purpose in life — might it be you?
It's a 90-minute spectacular which displays Ivan's signature style of thought-provoking vignettes, audience participation, and storytelling. Paired with his remarkable approach to illusion, it will ultimately inspire, encourage and motivate you to discover your purpose and your destiny.
Nineteen Cambodian circus performers utilize their extraordinary physical skills to travel back in time and shatter a legacy of silence. Created by second-generation survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide, See You Yesterday is a visually stunning US premiere that explores the fragmented narratives these young artists have inherited from their parents and grandparents. As the performers unpack the long shadow of a genocidal regime, they transform isolated memories into a shared story of hope and courage.
Seen by over 10 million people worldwide, this wildly popular comedy keeps every audience laughing as they try to outwit the suspects and catch the killer. New clues and up-to-the-minute improvisation deliver a different show every night.
Sherlock's Last Case takes audiences on a surprising trip to Baker Street with the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and his trusted sidekick, Dr. Watson, who are tested once again to solve the seemingly perfect crime. Sherlock's life is threatened by the son of his longtime nemesis Moriarty, but not all is as it appears. Sherlock's Last Case is a mystery with equal parts hilarity and intrigue in a comedy-thriller directed by Huntington favorite Maria Aitken (Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps).
Irene and Peter just want to have a nice meal out on their big anniversary in Palm Springs. But their highly neurotic waiter, Stephen, will not bring them their food, and everything goes horribly, ridiculously wrong. This absurd server will have them examining everything from their menu choices to their very future together! Will their shared desperation get them their spanakopita — or end their marriage? Playwright Wendy MacLeod (Women in Jeopardy!) brings us Slow Food, the comedy for anyone who's ever been "hangry."
Six strangers in search of serenity meet at a wellness retreat for what they all hope will be a life-changing five-day experience in this hit off-Broadway comedy by Bess Wohl. Though it employs very little dialogue, there is nothing quiet about Small Mouth Sounds, a luminous and compassionate new play that asks how we address life's biggest questions when words fail us.
Steps Must Be Gentle is Tennessee Williams's fantasia about the poet Hart Crane, who committed suicide by jumping off a ship into the Gulf of Mexico. Crane's life, death, and poetry were inspirations to Williams. In Steps Must Be Gentle, Williams pictures Crane at peace on the bottom of the sea...until his mother dies and tracks him down to straighten him out.
Steps Must Be Gentle is paired with Some Problems for the Moose Lodge, the action of which begins as a family returns from a funeral for a gay son. To the mother's delight and the father's derision, they discover that their other son has moved into their house for a visit with his fiancée: a pregnant holy roller who speaks in tongues.
Kora virtuoso Sona Jobarteh has modernized the presentation of kora music by playing while standing, and singing with an electric Afropop band. Effortlessly blending different musical styles, Jobarteh uses her innovative stance to talk about cultural identity, gender, love, and respect while still rooting herself firmly in her West African cultural heritage.
In South Pacific, love transcends the harshness of war and prejudice. Set on a tropical island during World War Two, this sweeping tale is centered around two unlikely love affairs. The musical is based on James Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Tales of the South Pacific; it has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The beloved score includes "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," "There Is Nothin' Like a Dame" and "Bali Ha'i." The show's excellence earned it a staggering 17 Tony Awards, five Drama Desk Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
From the Greek island of Crete, composer Stelios Petrakis is a virtuosic lyra (three-stringed fiddle) player and a leading figure in the lively Greek roots music scene. His quartet, a string band with laouto (lute or oud), mandolin, and cello plays a mix of traditional pieces and his own traditionally inspired compositions that range from slow, plaintive, instrumental melodies to quick-fingered, breakneck dance tunes.
In 1977, playwright and performer Anita Hollander lost her leg to cancer. Still Standing details her story from diagnosis to the very moment of performance. Her leg will not grow back, but her mind, spirit, and soul have grown to more than compensate. With songs, wit, understatement, great dollops of humor, but not a smidgen of self-pity, Hollander reaches out to every member of the audience.
Ed and his sons are celebrating the holidays in their traditional style. As Jake and Drew sit around eating Chinese takeout, playing games, and pranking each other, it quickly becomes apparent that something is wrong with their brother, Matt.
Straight White Men is a searing satirical comedy that fearlessly examines identity and questions the value of being straight white men.
Tennessee Williams imagines that flowers might restore a crushed soul in this unpublished one-act, never before performed. The distinguished actor-director and multi-Oscar nominee Marsha Mason directs.
For over 40 years, the Temptations have prospered with an avalanche of smash hits and sold-out performances throughout the world! The band is most notable for their success with Motown Records during the '60s and '70s and has sold millions of albums, making them one of the most successful groups in music history! Beyond their unique blend of voices and flashy wardrobe, the Temptations are known for their sharp choreography known as "The Temptation Walk," which was a staple of American style, flair, flash, and class. Millions of fans saw the Temptations as cultural heroes. The group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and has had 15 number one singles and 17 number one albums. For always, the Temptations are "sunshine on a cloudy day."
The Four Tops were among a number of groups who established the Motown Sound heard around the world during the 1960s. Their first Motown hit, "Baby I Need Your Loving," made them stars. Their number one hit songs include "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" and "It's The Same Old Song." Other top hits include "Ask the Lonely," "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)," "Something About You," "You Keep Running Away," and "7 Rooms Of Gloom." The group's popularity endured in the '70s and into the '80s with hits such as "Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)" and "When She Was My Girl," making them one of the few groups to have hits in three consecutive decades. In 1990, with 24 Top 40 pop hits to their credit, the Four Tops were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
It's all for one and one for all as D'Artagnan and the three musketeers fight to protect the ones they love from the sinister exploits of Cardinal Richelieu. With a diverse cast of actors, this action-packed, humor-filled, and romantic take on Alexandre Dumas's classic tale reminds us that with strength, courage, wit, wisdom, and friends, you should always fight for what you believe in.
Written by Catherine Bush, The Three Musketeers> is directed by Dawn M. Simmons.
Tinariwen, a Grammy-winning band of nomadic Tuaregs from the Sahara Desert in northern Mali, brings a rebellious sensibility to entrancing desert blues. A sensational live act, they electrify traditional Tuareg melodies with edgy blues, rock, pop, Berber, and Arabic influences, producing a gritty, hypnotic sound.
Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas day even if it means teaching Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer!
Adapted from the classic Charles Dickens' novel by Tony Award winner Ken Ludwig ('Twas the Night Before Christmas) and his son Jack, Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol is a heartwarming hour-long Christmas tale full of family fun for all ages.
For over 120 years, Poland was partitioned and its national identity erased from the map of the world. When a group of young artists unearth a mother lode of folk songs and classic compositions from that period, they discover their true cultural inheritance. With a surprisingly contemporary lens, To the Source takes audiences on a harmonically thrilling journey to the musical Rosetta Stone of great Polish composers such as Chopin and Szymanowski. It's a sung-through evening built on fresh approaches to classic Polish folk songs that is sure to ignite a range of emotions. With a smart, sexy, infectious appeal, these artists share their delight at uncovering their own cultural DNA, one song at a time.
True West, written by Sam Shepard, is a true American classic exploring the alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape. Sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a screenplay he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, his brother and demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee's trashy Western tale. The conflict between the brothers creates a heated situation in which their roles as successful family man and nomadic drifter are somehow reversed, and each man finds himself admitting that he had somehow always wished he were in the other's shoes.
With direction by Joe Short, watch the internal revolutions of the two brothers unfold on stage in True West.
When Wes, a young fashion designer from 2017, buys an abandoned building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, he finds himself transported to the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant 1970s gay bar. As this forgotten community comes to life, Wes embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-exploration that spans two generations of gay history. With a gritty, glam-rock score and a tight-knit ensemble of unforgettable characters, The View UpStairs asks what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide us through an uncertain future.
One of South Africa's most celebrated musicians and cultural activists, Vusi Mahlasela is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, and poet, but is known simply as "The Voice" in his South African homeland. Honoring the musical traditions of his youth during apartheid, Mahlasela and his band will be performing a new program he calls Township, which features the music of Dorothy Masuka, Brenda Fassie, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, and more.
From Galway, We Banjo 3 finds common ground between Old World tradition and authentic Americana by playing their banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin in an innovative fusion of styles that they dub Celtgrass. The award-winning band's rousing revelry, virtuosity, power, passion, and purpose are created by two sets of siblings, brothers Enda Scahill (tenor banjo, vocals) and Fergal Scahill (fiddle, viola, dobro, percussion, guitar, mandolin, vocals) and brothers Martin Howley (tenor banjo, mandolin, vocals) and David Howley (lead vocals, guitar).
Risking everything to stand up for social justice, German college student Sophie Scholl courageously led the only major act of civil disobedience against Hitler and his fascist regime. Scholl's moral strength is tested while she is interrogated for her crimes, leading her to question whether to save her own life or continue her righteous crusade. Based on true events, We Will Not Be Silent is a provocative and timely new work that examines ordinary people in extraordinary times.
Wet: A DACAmented Journey is a true story of what it means to be an American in every sense of the word except one: on paper. Written and performed by Alex Alpharaoh, it chronicles one man's ongoing story of living all but his first three months of life in the United States as an undocumented American. Wet captures the precarious, red-tape-ravaged life that's aptly nicknamed the "DREAMer" experience while trying to realize their own American dream.
Alpharaoh, a social worker who knows firsthand the mental, emotional, and psychological hardship of this unending process, risks his own freedom to share his story in this nationwide tour. The production — which rockets between hilarity and heartbreak — will instantly humanize the headlines and take audiences inside the realities of striving for a better life under the extreme conditions of living life as a political football.
French interdisciplinary pioneer Raphaëlle Boitel premieres her ravishing aesthetic and world-class artistry in Boston with When Angels Fall. Drawing its inspiration from such disparate sources as Pina Bausch, David Lynch, and her longtime collaborator, James Therrier, this delightfully dark and wordless wonder employs dance, cinema, and circus to weave a tale of flightless angels surviving in a postapocalyptic world.
Yerma, a young wife, wants nothing more than to have a child and become a devoted mother. As she watches her friends start their families, she begins to question her own value as a woman. Her desperate desire turns into an all-consuming obsession with devastating consequences. Beloved by Boston audiences, Huntington Playwright-in-Residence Melinda Lopez reinvents Federico García Lorca's classic Yerma, infusing this searing drama with flamenco-inspired music and heart.
A global music icon for nearly three decades, Youssou Ndour creates contemporary music that transcends styles, genres, and continents. His sinuous, spine-tingling voice soars over shimmering mbalax music that combines elements of traditional Senegalese rhythms with an irresistible blend of Afropop.