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  • Barrington Stage Company 2023 Season

    Two Musical Revivals, Two World Premieres, and Two Modern Classics

    By: BSC - Jan 31st, 2023

    Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Alan Paul, will produce a 2023 season that will feature two major musical revivals, two world premiere plays, and two modern classic play revivals.

  • Dear Evan Hansen

    A Teenager's Conundrum

    By: Victor Cordell - Jan 29th, 2023

    Anyone who says they never got caught telling a fib is probably telling a fib.  But what is worse is covering the tracks of the first lie with another, and then another, until the wheels finally come off.  Often, the result is loss of respect from others, compounded by loss of self-respect.  If there is a road back, it is an arduous one.

  • Rhiannon Giddens at Carnegie Hall

    Calling Us Home

    By: Susan Hall - Jan 30th, 2023

    Rhiannon Giddens talks often of being comfortable in the crossroads of her art. The new configuration of Zankel Hall in Carnegie looks like a crossroads. The audience comes from every direction to focus on the world being presented. The stage is a hybrid space where different music from different times can exist side by side.

  • Realist Painter Alfred Leslie at 95

    Boston Connections at the MFA and BU

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 28th, 2023

    The realist painter Alfred Leslie had a major impact on the Boston Art World. In 1976 he had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts. He also commuted to teach at the Boston University School of Fine Arts.

  • Clyde's by Lynn Nottage

    By Berkeley Repertory Theatre

    By: Victor Cordell - Jan 27th, 2023

    In the hands of some, a sandwich may be a most humble joining of Wonder Bread with a plain and prosaic filler of any sort. In another, it can be a sublime assemblage of aspiration and dreams. Such is the aesthetic divide between most of the truckers who patronize Clyde’s Sandwich Shop in Reading, PA, and the unseen kitchen staff who fill their orders. The Berkeley Rep production exceeds every standard the script demands.

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago

    Bizet’s Carmen Starring J’Nai Bridges

    By: Lyric - Jan 26th, 2023

    Opera’s legendary femme fatale returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago with Bizet’s Carmen — March 11 – April 7, 2023 — starring J’Nai Bridges, a leading interpreter of the famous title role and a singer with deep Chicago roots.

  • In Every Generation

    Family dynamics and seder through the years.

    By: Victor Cordell - Jan 24th, 2023

    “Mah nishtanah, ha-laylah ha-zeh,mi-kol ha-leylot” (Why is this night different from all other nights?). This invocation, spoken by the youngest capable person at the dinner table at seder, is perhaps the most famous and evocative sentence in Judaism. Not only does the ritual that follows those words reflect on the traumatic history of the Jewish people, but it speaks to their very existence.

  • Who Holds Up the Sky at the MFA

    Ukranian Photography

    By: MFA - Jan 25th, 2023

    The exhibition highlights Behind Blue Eyes, a project started by Dima Zubkov and Artem Skorohodko, volunteers who distribute food and supplies to residents in liberated Ukrainian villages.

  • Elizabeth Atterbury at the Clark

    Year Long Installation

    By: Clark - Jan 23rd, 2023

    The Clark Art Institute continues its art in public spaces program in 2023 with a year-long installation presenting the work of contemporary artist Elizabeth Atterbury (b. 1982, West Palm Beach, Florida; lives and works in Portland, Maine). Elizabeth Atterbury: Oracle Bones is a free exhibition on view in the Clark Center’s lower level and in the reading room of  the Manton Research Center through January 21, 2024.

  • Kissing a Joyous Collaboration

    Front Porch Arts Collective and The Huntington

    By: Huntington - Jan 23rd, 2023

     Front Porch Arts Collective and The Huntington announce the cast and creative team of K-I-S-S-I-N-G, their co-production of the world premiere play written by Massachusetts playwright and Huntington Playwriting Fellow Lenelle Moïse and directed by The Porch’s Co-Producing Artistic Director Dawn M. Simmons. Front Porch Arts Collective is in residence at The Huntington as part of a multi-year strategic partnership.

  • Slow Food

    Perhaps McDonalds is not such a bad choice after all.

    By: Victor Cordell - Jan 22nd, 2023

    All of us have had that restaurant experience in which we thought the food would never come. In this case, the cause is not a lost order or long prep time or overtaxed restaurant staff. It is willful delay by the server from hell.

  • Pauline Oliveros Celebration at Zankel Hall

    Claire Chase Invites Listening at Carnegie

    By: Susan Hall - Jan 23rd, 2023

    The 90th birthday of composer Pauline Oliveros was celebrated on Saturday at the newly reconfigured Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall.  The steeply raked seating on two sides of the hall, leading to a central stage area embedded in seats on all four sides, felt like an Oliveros’ creation.  We are brought to the hall to listen, deeply.

  • Berkshires Remember David Crosby

    Bad Boy With a Sweet Voice

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 20th, 2023

    Berkshire fans will recall seeing Crosby Stills and Nash at Tanglewood, September 2, 2010. Crosby known for a crash and burn lifestyle, as well as an angelic voice that made gorgeous harmonies, has died at 81. I first heard him with the Byrds at Soundblast '66 at Yankee Stadium.

  • Cape Ann Museum Announces Major Exhibition

    Edward Hopper & Cape Ann: Illuminating an American Landscape

    By: CAM - Jan 19th, 2023

    This major exhibition is the first dedicated to Hopper’s formative development on Cape Ann, marking the centennial of the pivotal summer of 1923 when Edward Hopper and his future wife, Josephine “Jo” Nivison, visited Gloucester. Edward Hopper & Cape Ann opens on Hopper’s birthday, July 22, 2023, and runs through October 16, 2023, and is presented in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art, the major repository of the Hoppers’ work.

  • Merrily We Roll Along

    New York Theater Workshop

    By: Karen Isaacs - Jan 21st, 2023

    Look for this production to come to Broadway and finally redeem the show. Merrily We Roll Along isn’t a great musical, but in reality, it is more interesting than many of the long-running “hits.”

  • Williams College Museum of Art

    Across Shared Waters: Contemporary Artists in Dialogue with Tibetan Art from the Jack Shear Collection

    By: WCMA - Jan 18th, 2023

    The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)  presents Across Shared Waters: Contemporary Artists in Dialogue with Tibetan Art from the Jack Shear Collection, on view from Feb. 17 through July 16, 2023.

  • World Premiere Wisconsin

    Festival of New Plays

    By: Chad Bauman - Jan 19th, 2023

    This spring, theater companies around Wisconsin are launching World Premiere Wisconsin, a statewide festival celebrating new plays and musicals that has been years in the making.  We have 52 participating theaters along with festival partner Ten Chimneys. Quite the undertaking as we look to put new plays back at the center of our work post-pandemic.  

  • Tina Turner: The Tina Turner Musical

    Equity National Touring Production

    By: Aaron Krause - Jan 19th, 2023

    A strong equity national touring production of "Turner: The Tina Turner Musical" is playing in Ft. Lauderdale through Jan. 29. This jukebox musical focuses on the life of a legendary performer. Triple threat performers shine in the production.

  • David Lang at the Prototype Festival

    A Chamber Opera Based on Ryunosuke Akutagawa Short Stories

    By: Susan Hall - Jan 18th, 2023

    David Lang is not surprisingly a highly educated, impish composer. We can’t take him at face value. Or perhaps we can. Discussing his new opera, presented as part of the Prototype Festival, he said that although he had first been intrigued by Ryunosuke Akutagawa's short stories at age 16, he knows nothing about Japanee culture. Yet he is Japanese.

  • Clockwork Orange at Berliner Ensemble, Germany

    Theatrical Adaptation by Tilo Nest

    By: Angelika Jansen - Jan 17th, 2023

    Who does not remember Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film 'A Clockwork Orange' based on the novel by Anthony Burgess from 1962!? It was one of the most chilling cinematic affairs then, and it remains today on stage. Here, the photographs speak a million words....

  • The Full Monty at Broadway in Lauderhill

    Do the Men Take It All Off

    By: Aaron Krause - Jan 17th, 2023

    A fine cast delivers with lesser material in Broadway in Lauderhill's opening season production of "The Full Monty." The Full Monty is charming and amusing in places, but a musical mess in others. The production runs through Jan. 29 at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center.

  • MASS MOCA's Denise Markonish

    Appointed Chief Curator

    By: MOCA - Jan 17th, 2023

    MASS MoCA has promoted veteran curator Denise Markonish to become its new Chief Curator, the first in MASS MoCA’s nearly 25-year history. Markonish joined MASS MoCA in 2007.

  • Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence

    MFA Boston Opens March 26

    By: MFA - Jan 17th, 2023

    Thanks to the popularity of the instantly recognizable Great Wave—cited everywhere from book covers and Lego sets to anime and emoji—Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) has become one of the most famous and influential artists in the world. This major exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), takes a new approach to the work of the versatile master.

  • Julianne Boyd to Direct Faith Healer

    Bannrington Strage Company August 2023

    By: BSC - Jan 17th, 2023

    Julianne Boyd says, “I am thrilled to be directing Faith Healer, Brian Friel’s hauntingly beautiful play that has been on my short list for years – and I am excited to be reunited with three tremendously talented actors and BSC Associate Artists, Christopher Innvar, Mark Dold and Gretchen Egolf.”

  • Victoria Bond Conducts at the United Nations

    Composer in Stockton, California Performing Ray Charles

    By: Susan Hall - Jan 17th, 2023

    Victoria Bond will conduct at the UN on January 27. The event can be live streamed. She will then travel to Stockton, California for a tribute to Ray Charles .

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