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  • Tiny Beautiful Things

    George St. Playhouse in New Jersey

    By: Karen Isaacs - May 14th, 2021

    The 90 minute performance, consists of three “readers” here given names if not characters asking her questions, sometimes challenging her and hearing her answers. No real conversations among characters, no real context for their questions or problems and no real solutions.

  • Blue Heron Gallery Online

    Vermont Artist Jackie Sedlock

    By: Blue Heron - May 10th, 2021

    Blue Heron Gallery Online, a virtual art gallery, will be presenting the art of Vermont artist Jackie Sedlock beginning at noon on Tuesday, May 11 2021.  The show, appearing on www.blueherongallery.online, will feature her pottery, her massive wood kiln, and present the artist in photographs and her Artist Statement.

  • Two Sisters and a Piano

    By New Normal Rep

    By: Aaron Krause - May 10th, 2021

    In Two Sisters and a Piano, two sisters in 1991 Cuba “escape” their time under house arrest through music and by hearing and speaking heartfelt words. This play, by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz, is streaming through May 23 at NewNormalRep.org. New Normal Rep was founded during the pandemic. The company aims to digitally present new and lesser-known plays from diverse perspectives.

  • Boston Cyberarts Gallery

    Here and Back Again by Dennis H. Miller

    By: Cyber - May 10th, 2021

    While the physical Boston Cyberarts Gallery interior remains closed due to COVID-19, we are organizing a series of art events and exhibitions to be seen from outside the gallery. The Window Show is an ever-changing art exhibition in the Boston Cyberarts Gallery windows taking advantage of two of the strengths of our space, numerous windows facing the street and the stream of foot traffic due to the proximity of the Green Street T stop.

  • The Adlers: Live at the Drive-In

    San Francisco Opera

    By: Victor Cordell - May 09th, 2021

    The experiment continues.  San Francisco Opera broke new ground with their production of “Barber of Seville” – live performances of an opera at a “drive-in” with music delivered by FM radio to patrons seated in their vehicles.  Now the company’s resident artists, the Adler Fellows, are giving their annual concert series at the same venue, the beautiful and versatile, Frank Lloyd Wright designed Marin Center. 

  • Finalists Named for New Play Award

    ATCA Annually Administers Honor

    By: Aaron Krause - May 07th, 2021

    Five finalists are vying for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. The annual honor recognizes playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during the previous year. At $40,000, Steinberg/ATCA is the largest national new play award program of its kind.

  • WAM Theatre 2021

    Madeline Sayet’s Solo Show Where We Belong

    By: WAM - May 06th, 2021

    WAM Theatre will present a special limited run of Madeline Sayet’s solo show, WHERE WE BELONG, directed by Mei Ann Teo. This Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company film adaptation, produced in partnership with Folger Shakespeare Library, is filming now at Woolly Mammoth in Washington, D.C., and will be available for digital streaming through WAM Theatre June 24-27, 2021 only.

  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    The Hugo Boss Prize 2020: Deana Lawson, Centropy

    By: Guggenheim - May 06th, 2021

    From May 7–October 11, 2021, an exhibition of new and recent works by artist Deana Lawson, winner of the Hugo Boss Prize 2020, will be on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Lawson’s presentation will include large-scale photographs and holograms. In addition, the museum is producing a film exploring Lawson’s practice that will be released in the early fall.

  • Tanglewood's American Institute of Architects Award

    For Linde Center for Music and Learning

    By: BSO - May 05th, 2021

    Tanglewood’s Linde Center for Music and Learning received a 2021 Interior Architecture Award from the national American Institute of Architects (AIA) on April 16, 2021. The Linde Center was one of only seven projects nationally to receive this award that "celebrates the most innovative and spectacular interior spaces."

  • The Orchestra Now at Bard

    Maestro Leon Botstein Celebrates Beethoven

    By: Susan Hall - May 03rd, 2021

    The Orchestra Now opened its belated celebration of Beethoven’s birthday. Their performance of the Fifth Symphony lay somewhere between the unearthly suggestion the composer may have intended, and a fierce protest. From the introduction of iconic Da, da, da, DUM, either a major or minor key although we’re told this is a minor piece, to the figure's infinite variety of repetition through the piece, TON reminds us of why this is the symphony of symphonies.

  • Music Mountain’s 92nd Chamber Music Season

    Starts Sunday, July 4

    By: MM - May 04th, 2021

    Live music is back at Music Mountain! On Sunday, July 4, Music Mountain’s 92nd Chamber Music Concert Season kicks off  with the Shanghai Quartet  -- called "utterly sublime" by The New York Times -- playing Beethoven String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 18 #6, Zhou Long Chinese Folk Songs and Smetana String Quartet in E Minor, “From My Life.” Chamber music concerts will continue every Sunday afternoon at 3pm through Labor Day.

  • Barber of Seville at San Francisco Opera

    A Drive In Performance

    By: Victor Cordell - May 03rd, 2021

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. With the stage of the grand War Memorial Opera House dark for over a year, the San Francisco Opera fashioned a creative fix – not a permanent solution, but one which offers a measure of the thrilling artistry that only live opera can provide. In overcoming myriad technical, logistical, marketing, and public health issues, the company has produced a wonderfully charming “Barber of Seville” that will live in our memories. Gioachino Rossini’s 19th century imagination could probably conceive of people driving automobiles, but patrons attending one of his great comedic operas while ensconced in their vehicles would probably be beyond his wildest notions.

  • The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess

    Manhattan Theatre Club and The Huntington Live Stream

    By: MTC - May 03rd, 2021

    Manhattan Theatre Club in association with The Huntington presents the virtual premiere of The Niceties, written by Eleanor Burgess and directed by Kimberly Senior. The presentation reunites the original stars Lisa Banes and Jordan Boatman, and has been reimagined for the virtual stage since its original production in MTC’s 2018-2019 Season at The Studio at Stage II. 

  • Take a Deep Breath Campaign

    For COVID-related Safety Measures at Palm Beach Dramaworks

    By: Aaron Krause - May 03rd, 2021

    Palm Beach Dramaworks (PBD) is seeking donations for an almost $1 million effort to implement COVID-safety measures. The Southeast Florida nonprofit, professional theater company will fund the work almost entirely through donations. The work includes installing a new HVAC system to ensure proper filtration. The project will precede PBD's 2021-22 season, which starts on Oct. 5.

  • Olympia Dukakis at 89

    Performed Twice at Shakespeare & Company

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 02nd, 2021

    The Oscar winning actress, Olympia Dukakis, died yesterday at 89. She will be remembered in the Berkshires for two productions at Shakespeare & Company. Then in her 80s she was lured to Lenox by her former student the artistic director Tony Simotes.

  • Tru at Music Theatre of Connecticut

    Jeff Gurner Plays Truman Capote

    By: Karen Isaacs - May 01st, 2021

    Jeff Gurner plays Truman Capote in this production directed by Kevin Connor. Guner does not hide Capote’s self-destructive tendencies and he manages to keep Capote from sounding like a whiner. On some level, he makes us see and feel Capote’s pain.

  • MIT List Visual Arts Center

    A Series of Simmer Walks

    By: List - Apr 30th, 2021

    MIT List Visual Arts Center has organized This Way, a series of nine artist-designed walks and experiences that offer us diverse points of entry—some intimate explorations of physical embodiment and sensory experience, others guided modifications of scale, space, and geography, or novel considerations of language, architectures, or landscapes. Borrowing its title from a 1961 series by conceptual artist Stanley Brouwn, while also drawing inspiration from Fluxus and the dérive or “drift” of the Situationists, This Way takes up themes of movement and performance, ritual and meditation, and both abstract and concrete explorations of a range of spaces we occupy.

  • Homo Electric by Steve Nelson

    Rethinking Human Evolution

    By: Charles Giuliano - Apr 29th, 2021

    Based on past and current research Steve Nelson posits that the designation for our species Homo sapiens be upgraded to Homo electric. While human anatomy evolves at a glacial rate the species responds to cultural and technological developments. None more-so than diverse uses of electricity. Prior to which we communicated face to face or by snail mail. It took weeks for news to travel across our nation. The telegraph changed that followed by the Atlantic Cable, wireless and telephones. During the pandemic kids are educated through remote learning and parents work from home. We have evolved through our electronic devices.

  • FreshGrass at MASS MoCA

    Tenth Annual Festival

    By: MoCA - Apr 29th, 2021

    FreshGrass features bluegrass traditionalists and innovators on four stages and platforms throughout the museum’s 16-acre campus. Festival programming also includes FreshScores, a silent film with original live music; FreshGrass commissions and world premieres; instrument and industry workshops; pop-up performances and retail; and local Berkshire food and spirits vendors.   

  • Irish Rep Streams Little Gem

    Elaine Murphy's Moving Tritych Is a Jewel

    By: Sysan Hall - Apr 29th, 2021

    Irish Repertory Theatre is streaming its 11th production in the time of Covid. Today we seldom see heterosexual women of three generations loving their men, despite difficulties that boyfriends and husbands bring to a relationship. This is a tender, funny revelation.

  • Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

    Fundraiser on June 5

    By: Tennessee - Apr 29th, 2021

    Seats and tables are now available for the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival’s annual fundraiser, to be held outdoors under a tent at the Bas Relief Park behind Provincetown Town Hall on Saturday, June 5 at 4pm Eastern.  

  • Peter Brooke at Gallery Naga

    Light Slides

    By: NAGA - Apr 28th, 2021

    Peter Brooke: Light Slides will open to the public on Friday, April 30.  Due to Covid-19 precautions, there will be no public reception for the artist.  The artist will be present on May 15 and 22 from 1-4pm to chat with visitors.  Gallery NAGA’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 to 5, with no appointment necessary. Brooke’s paintings are fabrications based solely on memories of his travels and surroundings.

  • American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University

    Return Engagement of The Conjurors’ Club

    By: ART - Apr 27th, 2021

    American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University announces today the ensemble of magicians to perform in the return engagement of The Conjurors’ Club created by Vinny DePonto and Geoff Kanick. Back by popular demand, the live interactive multi-magician experience runs online April 28 - May 16, 2021.  

  • Tippet Rise Spring Festival

    Streaming from New York

    By: Susan Hall - Apr 27th, 2021

    Tippet Rise is a striking arrival on the music scene.  Just when interest in conventional venues offering conventional programs is waning, along comes a venture located amidst grazing cattle on 12,000 acres in Fishtail, Montana. The venue traveled east for its spring festival. You begin to get a sense of how they fill their mission wherever they alight. The splendid array of talent seems present wherever they are. Topping the list in New York are veterans Richard Goode and Claire Chase.

  • Mezze Celebrates Morocco

    Tagine Djaj Mqualli, from Meknes

    By: Mezze - Apr 27th, 2021

    Our staff pick is inspired by tagine Djaj Mqualli, from Meknes, one of Morocco's imperial cities and an incredible agricultural region producing and trading olive oil since Roman times. This dish is often featured as part of Iftar, the evening meal following 15 hours of fasting, prayer, and reflection that is eaten at sunset during Ramadan.

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