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  • Little Shop of Horrors

    TheatreWorks' Bubbly Chinatown Adaptation

    By: Victor Cordell - Dec 06th, 2022

    Okay – let’s cut straight to the chase.  The unique chronical of “Little Shop of Horrors” is laugh-out-loud funny; the music is foot-stomping energetic; the production is superb; and the performances are great.  Did I miss anything?  If you see this TheatreWorks production and disagree, check with your physician to make sure you have the pulse rate of a sentient being.

  • Geoffrey Richon Contractor and Philanthropist

    Co-Founded Gloucester Stage Company

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 05th, 2022

    Geoffrey Richon is a major contractor and philanthropist in Gloucester. He co-founded Gloucester Stage Company. For artistic director he hired and later fired the playwright Israel Horovitz. He was outed as a sexual predator, first by the Boston Phoenix in 1993, and then by the New York Times in 2007. The company has been through rough times but Richon sees a bright and expanded future.

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    New City Players Near Ft. Lauderdale

    By: Aaron Krause - Dec 06th, 2022

    New City Players in Southeast Florida has mounted a solid production of a live radio play adaptation of the Christmas classic film, "It's a Wonderful Life." The production runs through Dec. 18. The adaptation, while charming and heartwarming, is too similar to the source material.

  • Wuthering Heights

    An irreverent Contemporary Musical Adaptation

    By: Victor Cordell - Dec 02nd, 2022

    This rendering must be measured by a very different yardstick than traditional versions. By a calculation based on contemporary sensibilities, Adaptor/Director Emma Rice’s innovation succeeds in providing a multifaceted entertainment executed with top rate professionalism.

  • Twelve Angry Men

    Palm Beach Dramaworks

    By: Aaron Krause - Nov 30th, 2022

    Palm Beach Dramaworks (PBD) in Southeast Florida is preparing to mount a production of the classic courtroom drama, "Twelve Angry Men." The play's basis is the Academy Award winning 1957 film with the same title. PBD's production will run through Dec. 24 at PBD's intimate venue in West Palm Beach.

  • Phil Kline's Unsilent Night at MASS MOCA

    Cult Christmas Classic

    By: Susan Hall - Nov 30th, 2022

    Phil Kline's Unsilent Night has been presented in 150+ cities across five continents since its debut 30 years ago on the streets of Greenwich Village. Free as always.

  • Clark Art Exhibition

    Promenades on Paper: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France

    By: Clark - Nov 29th, 2022

    The exhibition, Promenades on Paper: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, includes a selection of eighty-four studies, architectural plans, albums, sketchbooks, prints, and optical devices that expand our understanding of drawing as a tool of documentation and creation in the age of Enlightenment.

  • Wrightwood 659, the Lincoln Park Gallery

    Two Exhibitios on Display

    By: Nancy Bishop - Nov 29th, 2022

    Two compelling exhibits are on display at Wrightwood 659, the Lincoln Park gallery dedicated to exhibiting socially engaged art and architecture. Michiko Itatani: Celestial Stage celebrates the work of the Chicago painter and her fascination with science and culture. The First Homosexuals: Global Depictions of a New Identity: 1869-1930 offers the first multimedia survey of early works of queer art.

  • Dorothy's Dictionary

    A World Premiere by Theatre Lab in Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Nov 28th, 2022

    Dorothy's Dictionary is a funny, touching piece of theater about two contrasting people developing a bond over time. The play's word premiere production is running through Dec. 11 at Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University. Theatre Lab is dedicated to producing new work.

  • Orpheus and Eurydice

    At San Francisco Opera

    By: Victor Cordell - Nov 28th, 2022

    Christoph Willibald Gluck’s contributions to opera extend beyond the merits of his individual operas. Like Richard Wagner a century later, Gluck conceived an intellectual framework that changed the opera landscape.

  • Christmas Theatre In NY and Connecticut

    Family Holiday Fun

    By: Karen Isaacs - Nov 27th, 2022

    What happens when you combine A Christmas Carol and Sherlock Holmes? You end up with A Sherlock Carol which is returning to off-Broadway. In this version through Sunday, Jan. 1, Holmes is called in by an adult Tiny Time to investigate the death of Scrooge.

  • At the Manship Artist Residency

    All About Quarries, Ponds, and Rocks!

    By: Astrid Hiemer - Nov 22nd, 2022

    All about quarries, ponds and rocks! This article presents a photo and word essay - in the format that I have exhibited at the Eclipse Mill as well as this summer/fall at the Berkshire Art Museum in North Adams, MA.

  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project's John Corigliano Opera

    Mark Adamo, Librettist. Brilliant work at Jordan Hall

    By: Susan Hall - Nov 26th, 2022

    Leave it to Gil Rose, Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Odyssey Opera to present one of the most important operas of the last decade. At Jordan Hall in Boston, Rose and his company gave a superb concert production of  John Corigliano’s “Lord of the Cries.”  Commissioned by Santa Fe Opera, this was its east coast debut. Corigliano’s first opera, The Ghost of Versailles met with consistently rave reviews and was not performed often after its premiere. Corigliono swore off the form.  He wanted to write music that was heard.

  • Tom Stoppard’s Leoopoldstadt.

    Now On Broadway

    By: Karen Isaacs - Nov 25th, 2022

    Whether this is autobiographical or only suggested by Stoppard’s family, it doesn’t really matter. What does matter is the brilliant acting and story-telling.

  • Kevin Puts' New Opera Opens

    Starry Trio of Renee Fleming, Joyce Di Donato and Kelli O'Hara

    By: Susan Hall - Nov 23rd, 2022

    OUT magazine suggested an opera based on the film The Hours back in 2014.  At the time, Fabian Brathwaite wrote: (wishful thinking) Based on Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the 2002 Stephen Daldry film is basically two hours of “EMOTION!” Tears, breakdowns, more tears and a prosthetic nose — ingredients for operatic gold. And look no further for casting. Just give Meryl three weeks and a pack of lozenges. Renee Fleming now takes on Meryl Streep's role.

  • George Fifield at 72

    Founded Cyber Arts Festival

    By: Mark Favwerman - Nov 23rd, 2022

    George Fifield, founder of the Cyberarts Festival and Boston Cyberarts, curator, scholar, arts administrator, creative mentor, videographer, educator, and a major champion of fusing art with technology, passed away on November 11 at the age of 72 from complications that followed a devastating fall that occurred at his Martha’s Vineyard home early last summer

  • Michael Cunningham's The Hours for Opera

    The Author Loves Philip Glass and Awaits Kevin Puts

    By: Susan Hall - Nov 22nd, 2022

    Before he writes in the morning, Michael Cunningham as always listened to PHilip Glass's music. Serendiptiy brought Glass's score to the Stephen Daldry film based on Cunningham's book, The Hours. He discusses the works with Berkshire Fine Arts.

  • Cape Ann Museum Book Launch

    Gloucester Encounters: Essays on the Cultural History of the City from 1623-2023.

    By: Charles Giuliano - Nov 21st, 2022

    The Cape Ann Museum’s auditorium was packed for a Sunday afternoon book launch. Edited by Martin Ray, Gloucester Encounters: Essays on the Cultural History of the City from 1623-2023, is a compendium of 37 largely community based essays on aspects of Gloucester’s lifestyle, issues and concerns.

  • Readings at Gloucester Writers Center

    Joe Rukeyser and Kathleen Williams

    By: Charles Giuliano - Nov 18th, 2022

    It was fun to revisit our old haunt the Gloucester Writers Center. Much has changed since we were residents several years ago. Last night we attended a reading by Joe Rukeyser and Kathleen Williams.

  • Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

    At Shakespere & Company

    By: S&Co. - Nov 17th, 2022

    We're returning to the world of Jane Austen-inspired theater with a costumed, staged reading of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, and directed by Ariel Bock! 

  • Berkshire Jazz With Eddie Allen

    Home for the Holidays

    By: Ed Bride - Nov 17th, 2022

    Eddie Allen has worked with such jazz greats as Art Blakey, Billy Harper, Randy Weston, Dizzy Gillespie, and Benny Carter. He has recorded and performed with, as well as composed for: Louis Hayes, Lester Bowie, Jack McDuff, Etta Jones & Houston Person, and Mongo Santamaria.

  • MASS MOCA Schedule

    Winter To Spring

    By: MOCA - Nov 17th, 2022

    Mixed programming for MASS MoCA.

  • Please Stay Home: Darrel Ellis in Dialogue

    Harvard's Carpenter Center

    By: Carpenter - Nov 17th, 2022

    The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts presents Please Stay Home, an exhibition featuring the work of Darrel Ellis, Leslie Hewitt, and Wardell Milan. An additional contextual installation will include photographs by the artist’s father, Thomas Ellis, and close friend, artist Allen Frame. Centered on a less recognized body of Ellis’s work and featuring new commissions by Hewitt and Milan,

  • Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards

    Outstanding Work Recognized

    By: Berkies - Nov 15th, 2022

    Top honors at the Berkies were Outstanding Musical Production to Barrington Stage Company for their production of A Little Night Music. Barrington Stage shared the Outstanding Play Production award with Bridge Street Theatre, for productions of Waiting for Godot and A Long Day’s Journey Into Night respectively.

  • John Corigliano Premiere at Jordan Hall

    Anthony Roth Costanzo Stars

    By: Susan Hall - Nov 15th, 2022

    The Lord of Cries is a mélange of two classic literary works written two millennia apart: the Greek tragedy The Bacchae by Euripides, and the Gothic novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. Set in Victorian London at the fearsome time of Jack the Ripper, the opera begins with its title character – Dionysus, the god of fury – returning to earth. Anthony Roth Costanzo featured.

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