Ivanov, at the Berliner Ensemble, Germany
By Anton ChekhovBy: - Feb 17th, 2023
"Ivanov" was Anton Chekhov's first play. It opened in 1887 and had been modified several times by the writer/playwright himself, vascillating between comedy and tragedy.
Chicago the Musical
Non-equity Tour in Ft. LauderdaleBy: - Feb 16th, 2023
A non-equity touring production of "Chiacgo" is playing in Ft. Lauderdale through Sunday. The venue is the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Chicago is particularly timely today.
Stephen R. Lawson, 73 of Williamstown
Founded Williamstown Film FestivalBy: - Feb 15th, 2023
Stephen R. Lawson, 73, a longtime resident of Williamstown died on February 7, 2023, of natural causes. In varying capacities he was an associate of the Williamstown Theatre Festival for some five decades. For 13 years he curated the Williamstown Film Festival which was produced at Images Cinema and MASS MoCA.
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2023
Mark Morris Launches SeasonBy: - Feb 15th, 2023
Running June 28 through August 27, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2023 will feature nine weeks of performances in the Ted Shawn Theatre and on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage, as well as special events, parties, and pop up performances in Berkshire County. This season will offer the largest breadth of international performers since 2019, as well as multiple performances with live music, and dance styles ranging from hip hop and street dance to ballet and contemporary.
Ann Bogart Directs Boston Lyric Opera
Bela Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle with Four Songs by Alma Maria Schindler-MahlerBy: - Feb 14th, 2023
A brand-new production that blends Bela Bartók’s 1918 one-act opera Bluebeard’s Castle with 1915’s Four Songs (Vier Lieder) by his contemporary Alma Maria Schindler-Mahler – and immerses audiences in a multi-room installation including a pre-show musical salon – arrives at the Flynn Cruiseport Boston for four performances. The legendary Ann Bogart directs for Boston Lyric Opera.
Future Lab(s) Gallery in North Adams
Anna Vojtech and Maria DenjongpaBy: - Feb 15th, 2023
Future Lab(s) is an artist run, community based gallery that welcomes the public to the historic, cultural district in North Adams, MA. We are a visual arts gallery and installation space dedicated to providing support and exhibition space to (primarily) northern Berkshires artists at every stage of their artistic development.
Erica H. Adams and Marjorie Minkin Go Fed
Concurrent Solo Exhibits in Boston's Moakley CourthouseBy: - Feb 13th, 2023
Concurrent solo exhibits at Boston's Moakley Courthouse, present new abstract watercolors by Erica H. Adams and abstract Lexan wall reliefs by Marjorie Minkin that share transparency, color-light and layers that reveal content.
A Great Production of Verdi's Exquisite Comic OperaBy: - Feb 12th, 2023
Frothy delights like “Falstaff” present particular challenges. Comic timing, enthusiastic affect, and vocal versatility must be heightened. Opera San Jose’s production excels in every dimension. Performers sing with joy and act with charm. All of the artistic elements strike the right note, resulting in a production that glitters.
Gloucester Stage Presents Annisquam
A Dark Psychological Night of TheaterBy: - Feb 13th, 2023
For Rockport psychologist and playwright, Lawrence Hennessy, art imitates life in his new play Annisquam. Is the playwright moonlighting as a shrink or the other way around? Tickets for the three performances are available at Gloucester Stage.
Havel's Audience at LaMama
Czech Marionette Theater Adds Puppets to Wild BrewBy: - Feb 14th, 2023
Vaclav Havel’s Audience circulated widely in a sanitized form during the Soviet occupation of his country after the Second World War. During the invasion of Czechoslovakia in August, 1968, Havel provided a narrative of the invasion on Radio Free Czechoslovakia and was banned from his work in the theater. To survive, he took a job in the Kraknos brewery in Trufnov. This is the setting of Audience.
New York Festival of Song Celebrates Steven Blier
Anniversary Presents Stellar SingersBy: - Feb 13th, 2023
New York Festival of Song Presents Amor: A 50th Anniversary Celebration of Steven Blier's Professional Debut at Kaufman Music Center on February 15, 2023
The Science of Leaving Omaha
World Premiere at Palm Beach Dramaworks in South FloridaBy: - Feb 12th, 2023
"The Science of Leaving Omaha" is a layered play about the power of words and the desire to matter and be acknowledged. The play's world premiere production is running through Feb. 19 at Palm Beach Dramaworks in South Florida. Carter W. Lewis, a playwright who has won several national playwrighting awards, penned the play.
Endgame at the Irish Repertory Theatre
Bill Irwin and John Douglas Thompson Star in BeckettBy: - Feb 10th, 2023
Samuel Beckett’s Endgame is enjoying a must-see run at the Irish Repertory Theatre. Starring Bill Irwin, the clown and Beckett aficionado, as Clov and John Douglas Thompson as Hamm, here uncharacteristically for Thompson, the “insider.” He is bound to a wheelchair, blind and dependent on painkillers, yet the clear force of the moment. Clov lurches around him.
La Cage Aux Folles, Komische Oper, Berlin
An Over The Top ProductionBy: - Feb 08th, 2023
What a performance of La Cage Aux Folles at the Komische Oper, Berlin!! This musical with music by Jerry Herman and a book by Harvey Fierstein has seen many international interpretations since it opened in 1983 at the Palace Theatre in New York.
The Peabody Essex Museum
Significant Donation by James B. and Mary Lou HawkesBy: - Feb 07th, 2023
The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) announces that longtime museum supporters James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes have made a significant donation to enhance PEM’s 120,000-square-foot Collection Center in Rowley, Massachusetts.
& Juliet (and Juliet) on Broadway
Stephen Sondheim TheatreBy: - Feb 07th, 2023
The new Broadway musical – already seen in London and Toronto — & Juliet (and Juliet) has a clever concept, that grows on you. I like the play now more than I did while I was in the theater. The clever idea behind & Juliet is what saves it from being preachy and predictable.
Adriana G. Prat: Topographical Visions
Hall SpaceBy: - Feb 10th, 2023
HallSpace presents paintings by Adriana G. Prat, an academically-trained scientist with a Ph.D. in Biophysics. Adriana’s curiosity for the natural world stemmed in her country of birth, Argentina. In Topographical Visions, Prat shares her awareness of the environmental crisis.
Berkshire Opera Announces Season
Exciting ProspectsBy: - Feb 07th, 2023
The "innovative, clever and thoroughly professional" BERKSHIRE OPERA FESTIVAL (BOF) announces its 2023 season in Great Barrington and Pittsfield, MA, and for the first time in New York City. The only company of its kind in the Berkshire region, BOF produces opera at the highest level under the vision of esteemed co-founders Brian Garman (Artistic Director) and Jonathon Loy (Director of Production). The festival has "destination" status. Others write: "No longer need we confine our opera-going to HD films—now we have the highest quality productions and performers in our own backyard."
Everest: An Immersive Experience (Opera)
Innovative Format for a Compelling Work from Opera ParallèleBy: - Feb 07th, 2023
For all of human history and eons before, Mount Everest has stood as steady as a rock – literally. In its eight years, the opera “Everest: An Immersive Experience” has had three very different realizations, even though under the baton of Nicole Paiement for each version. The genesis of the opera’s narrative is a real-life tragedy about three members on an Everest expedition in 1996, two of whom never came back.
Opera Philadelphia Mounts Credos
Margaret Bonds and Carl Orff in One PerformaneBy: - Feb 06th, 2023
In one smashing performance, Opera Philadelphia presented two Credos, statements of belief by composers who lived and worked at about the same time, in strikingly different circumstances. Carl Orff survived the Nazi regime in Germany by not protesting. Margaret Bonds grew up in a thriving Chicago art community.
Amore, at Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin
Lighter Fare for Valentine's DayBy: - Feb 06th, 2023
Valentines Day is drawing near and the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, Germany, seems to bow to this occasion with its new production 'Amore' under the direction of Aram Tafreshian.
Indecent by Paula Vogel
West Hartford’s Playhouse on ParkBy: - Feb 06th, 2023
The play interweaves three elements – the life and works of the Yiddish author Sholem Asch, the history of productions of his play The God of Vengeance, and the stories of the people involved in a Broadway production of the show in the 1920s. It may sound confusing, but it isn’t.
Christine Quintana's Espejos:Clean
Hartford Stage CompanyBy: - Feb 04th, 2023
The playwright Christine Quintana makes an interesting point about communication in the program of Hartford Stage’s production of Espejos:Clean. She says, “Every interaction we have with one another is an act of translation.”
Irish Repertory Theatre Mounts The Smuggler
One Man in a Smashing PlayBy: - Feb 04th, 2023
No small theatrical space is better used than the Irish Repertory Theatre's W. Scott Lucas Studio. The stage fills the room, inviting the audience in. Selections are always apt. Ronan Noone’s The Smuggler is no exception.
Urban Renewal and Human Destruction in 1950s Detroit.By: - Feb 04th, 2023
Dominique Morisseau has written a sometimes funny but always tense noirish drama which Director Dawn Monique Williams plumbs for all its nuance. The actors find the essence of each character and deliver a gripping entertainment.
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