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  • Season of Hits Planned for Lyric Stage

    Programming Proven Winners

    By: LYRIC - Apr 06th, 2024

    From Urinetown to Hello Dolly Boston's Lyric stage has programmed a seasons of hits. Unabashedly Artistic Director Courtney O’Connor says, “We’re thrilled to share six stories that focus on character connection and joy told by artists you already know and love and new artists we can’t wait for you to meet."

  • General Manager of Met Opera Competes with Trump

    Preivew of John Adams' El Nino at Works & Process

    By: Susan Hall - Apr 04th, 2024

    John Adams’ masterpiece Oratorio, El Nino, is being given a full production at the Metropolitan Opera this spring. The work premiered at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in 2000.  Kent Nagano conducted.  Luxury casting included Dawn Upshaw, Lorrraine Hunt Lieberson and Willard White

  • Comedy at Barrington Stage Company

    Laughter in Pittsfileld

    By: BSC - Apr 03rd, 2024

    Comedy reigns this summer in the Berkshires! Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is pleased to announce that it will be the new home of the Berkshire Comedy Festival, produced by the Long Island Comedy Festival in partnership with BSC. The company will also present special preview performances of Alison Larkin: Grief...A Comedy, written and performed by Berkshire resident, writer, and comedian Alison Larkin, prior to its UK premiere and world tour this summer.

  • Steinberg/ATCA

    Playwrights Vying for Annual Award

    By: Aaron Krause - Apr 02nd, 2024

    Six play finalists are in the running for a major national annual award presented by theater critics. The American Theatre Critics Association annually presents the 2024 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New play Award. The winner will be announced in May.

  • Gatsby the Musical

    American Repertory Theatre

    By: ART - Apr 02nd, 2024

    Gatsby is directed by Tony Award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; Moby-Dick) with choreography by Tony Award winner Sonya Tayeh (Moulin Rouge!). The production features an original score by international rock star Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine) and Oscar and Grammy Award nominee Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), and a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok (Cost of Living). Keenan Tyler Oliphant is associate director and Camden Gonzales is associate choreographer. Casting will be announced at a later date. 

  • Henrick Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People

    Stunning Revival on Broadway

    By: Karen Isaacs - Apr 01st, 2024

    Jeremy Strong stars in revival. Audiences may be amazed by how many issues in Ibsen's play equate to issues in our times.

  • Biennial Prilla Smith Brackett Award

    Davis Museum at Wellesley College

    By: Davis - Apr 02nd, 2024

    The Davis Museum at Wellesley College is proud to announce the third iteration of the biennial Prilla Smith Brackett Award. This biennial award honors an outstanding female-identifying visual artist based in the Greater Boston area. Funded by Prilla Smith Brackett (Wellesley Class of 1964) and administered by the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, the Brackett Award will be given to the artist whose work demonstrates extraordinary artistic vision, talent, and skill. The award winner will be announced in Fall 2024.  

  • Pal Joey

    Rodgers and Hart's Greatest Cad

    By: Victor Cordell - Apr 01st, 2024

    Nightclub entertainer Joey Evans attracts a patroness, Vera, who stakes him to a club of his own. But she is older, domineering, married, and hot for him. He's a footloose schemer with the morals of an alley cat. What could possibly go wrong? Happily, the clashes of nightclub life are revealed with liberal doses of the beautiful tune "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered."

  • Kathia St. Hilaire at the Clark

    Lunder Center at Stone Hil

    By: Clark - Apr 01st, 2024

    "Kathia St. Hilaire is a remarkable young artist who creates captivating works that combine a wide range of media,” said Olivier Meslay, Hardymon Director of the Clark. “She interweaves Haiti’s history and her own personal biography into images that are beautiful, sometimes difficult, and utterly original.”

  • Unhurried Grace

    Patience of a Forest Stream

    By: Cheng Tong - Mar 31st, 2024

    While offering instruction in the various taiji forms I teach, I often refer to a forest stream and urge my students to become it, ever-flowing, to find and then move at the pace of their breath, ever-flowing, just as the stream finds its pace.  The stream does not move from one place to the next; there is no line of demarcation between places.  The stream simply flows.  

  • Cape Ann Museum 2024

    Is there Life After Hopper

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 30th, 2024

    With minimal marketing and fanfare the Cape Ann Museum launches its 2024 season with the special exhibition In the Round: 20th Century Cape Ann Sculpture which opens April 6 from 3 to 5 pm. It focuses on major sculptors who lived and worked on Cape Ann. In July there will be a survey of women artists. The museum has pulled back to business as usual following last summer's blockbuster Edward Hopper and Jo Nivison exhibition in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art.

  • Two at Gallery Naga

    Joseph McNamara Josué Bessiake: A Bird’s Last Look

    By: NAGA - Mar 29th, 2024

    Joseph McNamara is a New York-based, realist painter whose work—often large-scale—is centered on paintings of the industrial landscape and his relationship to it.  His paintings are painstakingly detailed and can take months and even years, to complete.  McNamara uses photographs as aids, however, the paintings are not “photo-realistic”:  each painting strays away from a strict accounting of the subject matter and takes on a life of its own.

  • Dead Outlaw at the Minetta Lane Theatre

    The Crew from Band's Visit Reunites

    By: SusanHall - Mar 29th, 2024

    Dead Outlaw is Audible’s latest production at the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York.  The band is central on stage from start to finish. We enter the world of a rocking hoe-down celebrating life after death.

  • Morgan Bulkeley at Bernay Fine Art

    Great Barrimgton Group Show Opens March 30

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 28th, 2024

    Get ready to embark on a whimsical journey through the world of cartoons and illustrations as Bernay Fine Art presents ARToons. This vibrant exhibition promises to enchant both the young and the young at heart.

  • Williamstown Theatre Festival's Beth Hyland

    Wins L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award

    By: WTF - Mar 28th, 2024

    Williamstown Theatre Festival is pleased to announce Beth Hyland as the recipient of the 2024 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award for her play SYLVIA SYLVIA SYLVIA. Hyland will receive the $10,000 award and the accompanying $10,000 Jay Harris Commission to write a new play.

  • Queen

    TheatreWorks Fine Production About Bees and People

    By: Victor Cordell - Mar 26th, 2024

    In 2017, the world's bee population has plummeted, putting the food supply at risk. Two research assistants at University of California Santa Cruz have produced research that identifies the source of the die off, but then one last data collection undermines the previous results even though their paper is about to be published. The play confronts the dilemmas that researchers deal with.

  • The Taming of the Shrew

    Ft. Lauderdale's Thinking Cap Theatre

    By: Aaron Krause - Mar 26th, 2024

    Thinking Cap Theatre in Ft. Lauderdale presents an updated "The Taming of the Shrew" at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The production takes place in a modern-day office building. The reading of a play that is a response to Shakespeare's piece is also scheduled.

  • King Liz

    Breaking Down Barriers in City Lights' Smashing Production

    By: Victor Cordell - Mar 25th, 2024

    Overcoming odds, Liz Rico has become a highly successful basketball agent. She now must represent a first-round draft pick who lacks college experience and maturity. Further, he has a police record that the media could pick up on. In this dramedy, she must determine how to handle the conflicts of managing the relationship with the client and the broader community.

  • Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida

    A Three Ring Circus of Art

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 22nd, 2024

    The Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida is one of the most unique, and curious collections in America. It is sited on a manicured, tropical, 66-acre campus that conflates nature, leisure, warmth and depth in Old Master paintings, Ancient Mediterranean art, Asian art, 19th and  20th century art, prints, drawings and photography, as well as extensive circus related memorabilia. There are period rooms with collections of decorative arts. Through expansion it is now the 20th largest American museum.

  • Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation

    Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 22nd, 2024

    On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Not long after that, John Quincy Adams Ward (1830-1910) created the bronze sculpture “The Freedman.” It depicts a semi-nude seated figure in the act of his removing shackles. Resembling the iconic Roman “Boxer,” the work was arguably the first bronze sculpture to depict an African American.

  • Power of Stillness

    Present Moment Awareness

    By: Cheng Tong - Mar 21st, 2024

    One exercise I suggest to my students is a “slow by slow” day each week:  walk just a little slower than you usually walk; speak just a little slower than you usually speak; eat just a little slower than you usually eat.  Not slow motion, and not so anyone else would notice, but slower than usual. 

  • Doubt Revived by Roundabout Theatre

    John Patrick Shanley's Timely Masterpiece

    By: Susan Hall - Mar 22nd, 2024

    Doubt, John Patrick Shanley’s justly celebrated play, is running at the Roundabout Theatre in New York directed by Scott Ellis. 

  • Escaped Alone at Yale Rep

    Signifying Nothing

    By: Karen Isaacs - Mar 22nd, 2024

    I admit to still being perplexed. It kept reminding me of the Shakespeare lines from MacBeth, which begin “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,/Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time;” and ends with “It is a tale/ Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, /Signifying nothing.”

  • The Hot Wing King

    At Hartford Stage

    By: Karen Isaacs - Mar 22nd, 2024

    It is easy to see why this play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2021. The play is about family, friends and dreams. It is about the challenges we all face in navigating the potential pitfalls in families and the difficulties of new romantic relationships.

  • Pooches at the Clark

    Walking the Dogs

    By: Clark - Mar 18th, 2024

    On Friday, April 19, the Clark Art Institute offers free activities as part of its April School Vacation Week programming. At 10 am, the Clark hosts Earth Walk with Dogs, offering three walks through its trails, ranging in difficulty. From 11 am–1 pm, the Clark presents a pop-up display of dogs and nature-themed works on paper in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper, located in the Manton Research Center.

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