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'The Lehman Trilogy' — epic saga covers 163 years of a dynasty’s road to ruin
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'The Lehman Trilogy' — epic saga covers 163 years of a dynasty’s road to ruin
In “The Lehman Trilogy,” currently on stage at The Huntington Theatre, three Jewish brothers leave their home country, Bavaria, to make a better life in America. Their tale becomes a parable of ambition run amok.
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‘Evita’ revival debuts at A.R.T.
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‘Evita’ revival debuts at A.R.T.
Argentina’s legendary first lady Eva Perón has a life story that was always destined for the stage. From an impoverished childhood in the 1920s she found a passionate romance and became one of the most powerful figures in Argentine history, both beloved and reviled.
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The Huntington serves up laughs with a side of wisdom in ‘Clyde’s’
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The Huntington serves up laughs with a side of wisdom in ‘Clyde’s’
Foodies and theater-lovers alike will be satiated at The Huntington’s production of “Clyde’s” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, running March 24-April 23.
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Retelling Chaucer in ‘The Wife of Willesden’ at A.R.T.
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Retelling Chaucer in ‘The Wife of Willesden’ at A.R.T.
The North American premiere of “The Wife of Willesden” is on stage at the Loeb Drama Center in Harvard Square through March 17.
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Hattie McDaniel’s enduring legacy resonates in ‘Boulevard of Bold Dreams’
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Hattie McDaniel’s enduring legacy resonates in ‘Boulevard of Bold Dreams’
Seeing Samantha Jane Williams play Hattie McDaniel, who in 1940 became the first Black recipient of an Oscar for her role as Mammy in the classic film “Gone with the Wind,” is reason enough not to miss “Boulevard of Bold Dreams,” presented through March 19 by the Greater Boston Stage Company in its jewel box of a theater in Stoneham.
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‘Tina: The Tina Turner Musical’  takes the Boston stage
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‘Tina: The Tina Turner Musical’ takes the Boston stage
Tina Turner’s bold vocals and tumultuous life story take the stage in “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” running at the Citizens Bank Opera House Sept. 20 through Oct. 2, presented by Broadway in Boston. The uplifting comeback story is saturated with powerful performances of Turner’s greatest hits.
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Boston Lyric Opera brings free performance of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to Boston Common Aug. 11 and 13
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Boston Lyric Opera brings free performance of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to Boston Common Aug. 11 and 13
One of the Western canon’s most famous romances, and tragedies, “Romeo and Juliet” takes the stage on Boston Common August 11 and 13. The free, public performances produced by Boston Lyric Opera in partnership with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) and the City of Boston aim to bring the city together under the stars to celebrate the art of drama.
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Black ‘Anastasia’ takes the stage at Opera House
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Black ‘Anastasia’ takes the stage at Opera House
The Broadway tour of “Anastasia” opens at the Citizens Bank Opera House on Aug. 17, featuring Black actresses as the title character for the first time. The show opens in Boston with Kyla Stone in the role; Veronica Stern takes over in the second week of performances.
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Movement director plays vital role in Commonwealth Shakespeare Co. production of 'Much Ado About Nothing'
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Movement director plays vital role in Commonwealth Shakespeare Co. production of 'Much Ado About Nothing'
Levi Philip Marsman, choreographer and movement director for “The Tempest” and now for “Much Ado About Nothing,” CSC’s 2022 Free Shakespeare on the Common production, is coaching its cast of 21 in using their bodies to express characters. 
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Gentrification and Black hair politics take stage in 'can i touch it?' at The Strand
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Gentrification and Black hair politics take stage in 'can i touch it?' at The Strand
Playwright Francisca Da Silveira grew up in Roxbury and Dorchester and has watched both neighborhoods change and develop, for better or worse, over the years. In her new play “can i touch it?” Da Silveira explores gentrification in Boston through the lens of Black hair politics.
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Actor Linda Powell reflects on role in 'A Beautiful Noise'
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Actor Linda Powell reflects on role in 'A Beautiful Noise'
The strains of “Sweet Caroline” can now be heard from the Emerson Colonial Theatre as well as from Fenway Park. Running through July 31, “A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical,” tells the life story of the musician and composer who crafted Boston’s unofficial anthem.
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Front Porch Arts Collective announces new season lineup
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Front Porch Arts Collective announces new season lineup
The Front Porch Arts Collective, Boston’s Black theatre company, has announced its two-play 2022-2023 season, which will include the company’s first solo-produced production. As always, the collective works to uplift Black voices and stories and advance racial equity in Boston’s theater community.
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