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ArtsEmerson’s ‘King Lear’ an engaging production

ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presented ‘King Lear’ at the Emerson/Paramount Mainstage in Boston through October 23. Joseph Marcell played the lead role with a touring troupe of another revered company, Shakespeare’s Globe, of London.

‘St. Vincent’ director finds perfect cast for first film

Actor Joseph Marcell keeps his Lear at a high pitch from the start in this engaging if uneven production of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, an exploration of the human capacity for truth, loyalty and love as well as blindness, betrayal, and ...

Family and creativity fuel Marlon Wayans’ success

Marlon Wayans has firmly established his own identity as an actor, writer, producer, director and stand-up comedian.

‘Dear White People’ conveys complexity of contemporary race relations 

Dear White People is a provocative satire on the black experience in a “post-racial” society during the age of Obama.

What's Hot in the City this Weekend?

It’s all about theatre, comedy, and music this weekend in Boston. Here’s a look at what’s hot in the city!

Lexington director discusses ‘The Forgotten Kingdom’

The Forgotten Kingdom, directed by Andrew Mudge of Lexington, tells the story of a man returning to Lesotho to bury his father.

AIDA opens Fiddlehead’s fall season at Strand Theatre

The Fiddlehead Theatre Company opens its second fall season at the Strand this Friday, October 17 with Elton John and Tim Rice’s pop-rock musical Aida.

What's Hot in the City this weekend?

Here's the Banner's list of what's hot in Boston this weekend.

Regina Carter digs into Southern roots with ‘Comfort’ album

MacArthur Genius grant-winner Regina Carter dug into her roots in African, African American and Southern music.

Denzel Washington plays ‘Equalizer’ with signature quiet intensity

Denzel Washington plays a retired black ops soldier who goes back to work to settle a score with the Russian mob in The Equalizer.

Director Michael Cuesta on his latest film, Kill The Messenger

The Banner catches up with Director Michael Cuesta to discuss Kill The Messenger, based on the true story of a San Jose Mercury News reporter who broke a story about the CIA’s ties to cocaine traffickers.

Fresh Prince actor discusses King Lear

Celebrated classical actor Joseph Marcell (Jeffery, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air), currently touring with Shakespeare’s Globe playing the monumental title role in King Lear, and Boston’s premiere Shakespearean director Steve Maler, founding Artistic Director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, will ...

OrigiNation celebrates 20 years of motivating youth through performing arts

The Dibinga sisters who founded OrigiNation are holding a “Twist & Shout” concert commemorating their 20th anniversary that will include dance, spoken word and music Saturday, Oct. 4. The VIP reception starts at 6 p.m. and performances beginning at 8 ...

What's Hot in the City this weekend?

Boston Fashion Week 2014 officially kicks of Sunday, October 5 but join us for several pre-kickoff events this weekend.

Win a pair of tickets to see renowed Shakespeare's Globe King Lear

London's renowened Shakespeare's Globe returns to ArtsEmerson with King Lear.

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