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A Bronx Tale Feb 21 - Feb 23, 2020  
Providence Performing Arts Center A Bronx Tale
Three years ago, Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri teamed up with Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and Tony Award nominee Sergio Trujillo to create this streetwise musical, based on Palminteri's true life story. A Bronx Tale, Broadway's hit crowd-pleaser, takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Glenn Slater (Love Never Dies), A Bronx Tale is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family. The New York Times hails A Bronx Tale as "A Critics' Pick! The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry."
The Treasurer Feb 21 - Mar 22, 2020  
Lyric Stage Company of Boston The Treasurer
Ida Armstrong is broke, lonely, and fading fast. As she cheerfully spends all of her children’s money, her son is forced to assume the unwanted role of The Treasurer: an arrangement that becomes untenable the more he questions his devotion to her. This darkly funny, sharply intimate new work chronicles the strained ties between a son and his aging mother, and the weight of a guilty conscience. “Posner’s play is a ravishing slow burn, with layers that quietly unpeel as the piece goes on… quite simply, a marvel!” – New York Magazine.
Peggy and the Mad Scenes Feb 21 - Feb 29, 2020  
Chelsea Theatre Works Peggy and the Mad Scenes
One morning in 1780, a woman named Peggy Shippen seemed to go stark raving mad. Her husband, Benedict Arnold, had been accused of treason — and so Peggy came down to breakfast, scantily clad and tormented by hallucinations. That morning came to be known as the Mad Scene. Using minimal technical elements and a cast of four, Peggy & the Mad Scenes examines this pivotal moment in American history and the effect one woman had on some of the nation’s most legendary figures. Presented as part of the Resident Artist Program at Chelsea Theatre Works.
Clybourne Park Feb 22 - Mar 7, 2020  
The Footlight Club at Eliot Hall Clybourne Park
Produced by America's oldest continuously running community theater, Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.
Fiddler On The Roof Feb 25 - Mar 8, 2020  
Citi Colonial Theatre Fiddler On The Roof
"An entirely fresh, funny, and gorgeous new production. A REASON FOR CELEBRATION!" - New York Magazine. Rich with musical hits you know and love, including "Tradition," "Sunrise, Sunset;' "If I Were A Rich Man;' "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "To Life (L'Chaim!)," FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Featuring a talented cast, lavish orchestra and stunning movement and dance from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to the uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!
Jesus Christ Superstar Feb 25 - Mar 1, 2020  
The Bushnell Jesus Christ Superstar
For its 50th anniversary, Jesus Christ Superstar gets an edgy, industrial new staging thanks to two Broadway superstars in their own right: Into the Woods director Timothy Sheader and King Kong choreographer Drew McOnie. Pilate in a leather jacket and tattooed crown, Herod bedazzled in an oversized silver cape — even if you’ve seen Jesus Christ Superstar before, you’ve never seen it quite like this.
Things My Mother Taught Me Feb 28 - Mar 14, 2020  
The Park Playhouse Things My Mother Taught Me
Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. They’ve just packed up all of their belongings and driven halfway across the country to start a new life together in Chicago. Their moving day doesn’t go exactly as planned, though, and things become slightly more complicated when all of their parents show up to help! Can a two-bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry, and wisdom that’s about to happen?
Hello, Dolly! Mar 3 - Mar 8, 2020  
Providence Performing Arts Center Hello, Dolly!
Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, Hello, Dolly! is the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls "the best show of the year!" and the Los Angeles Times says "distills the mood-elevating properties of the American musical at its giddy best." Director Jerry Zaks' "gorgeous" new production (Vogue_) is "making people crazy happy!" (_The Washington Post). After breaking box office records week after week and receiving unanimous raves on Broadway, this Hello, Dolly! is now touring America, paying tribute to the original work of legendary director-choreographer Gower Champion - hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it "a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you're lucky enough to score a ticket, you'll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow, indeed!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live Mar 4  
Lowell Memorial Auditorium Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live
The hilarious Peabody Award-winning hit TV comedy is coming to Lowell with an all-new Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour! Join creator and original host, Joel Hodgson, in his final tour and the world's greatest - and only - movie-riffing robots, Tom Servo, Crow and Gypsy, as they take you on an exhilarating roller coaster ride through some of the cheesiest films ever made.
Aurash Mar 5 - Mar 7, 2020  
Boston Playwrights' Theatre Aurash
Aurash is an epic dramatic prose poem, a work of mythological revisionism that recounts the tale of Aurash, the famed archer whose single arrow finished a war and preserved a nation, but to what end?
Love's Labour's Lost Mar 6 - Mar 22, 2020  
Arlington Friends of the Drama Love's Labour's Lost
This irreverent musical spin on Shakespeare's classic tale introduces us to the debonair, super-eligible King and his old college buddies, who have gathered in a resort for their five-year college reunion. When they cross paths with the Princess and her friends, the two camps quickly enter into a hormone-driven battle of wits and genders. Banter flies as chaos and comedy ensue.
The Moors Mar 12 - Mar 29, 2020  
Greater Boston Stage Company The Moors
A mash-up of Beckett, Bronte and Lizzie Borden. Two spinster sisters, their deeply eccentric maid, and a melancholy and philosophical mastiff spend their days and nights dreaming of love and power in a ruinous old estate on the fog-enshrouded English heath. ​When the arrival of a new governess and a crash-prone moor hen upset the already precarious balance of the household, romances bloom, alliances are formed, lies are unmasked, loyalties shift, and the tension mounts until finally someone reaches the breaking point!
Bent Mar 13 - Mar 29, 2020  
Umbrella Center for the Arts Bent
Profound and provocative, Bent is the story of courage and survival in the face of extreme hate and circumstance. Set in 1930s Berlin where homosexuality is viewed as even worse than being Jewish, Max and Rudy attempt to flee before being caught by Nazi soldiers. Strikingly relevant, global, and moving, Bent will keep audiences thinking and talking about the experience of it long after the lights come down.
Jersey Boys Mar 18 - Mar 22, 2020  
Citi Colonial Theatre Jersey Boys
"Too good to be true!" raves the New York Post for Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were 30! Jersey Boys features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You." "The crowd goes wild!" cheers The New York Times.
The Band's Visit Mar 24 - Apr 5, 2020  
Citizens Bank Opera House The Band's Visit
In an Israeli desert town where every day feels the same, something different is suddenly in the air. Dina, the local cafe owner, had long resigned her desires for romance to daydreaming about exotic films and music from her youth. When a band of Egyptian musicians shows up lost at her cafe, she and her fellow locals take them in for the night. Under the spell of the night sky, their lives intertwine in unexpected ways, and this once sleepy town begins to wake up.
Jesus Christ Superstar Mar 31 - Apr 5, 2020  
Providence Performing Arts Center Jesus Christ Superstar
An album that inspired a revolution. A revelation that changed the world. A re-invention for this millennium. Jesus Christ Superstar is an iconic musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America. Originally staged by London's Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring. Featuring award-winning music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Gethsemane" and "Superstar."
War Paint Apr 24 - May 16, 2020  
Umbrella Center for the Arts War Paint
Hailed as "thoroughly compelling and masterfully entertaining," War Paint is the true-to-life story of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein, masters of self-invention and titans of the cosmetics industry who became the country's first major female entrepreneurs in a time when only men were thought to be capable of building international empires. This fascinating, female-forward bio-musical spans their 50-year rivalry, is a master-class for two stars, and will feature Boston's own leading ladies, Leigh Barrett and Shana Dirik, in one of the first productions in the country since the musical closed on Broadway in November, 2017.
Gypsy May 1 - May 17, 2020  
Arlington Friends of the Drama Gypsy
One of the greatest American musicals of all time. With a celebrated score of glorious hit songs, this landmark show explores the world of two-bit show business with brass, humor, heart, and sophistication. The ultimate stage-mother tale of success, ambition, and dreams deferred.
Chicago May 5 - May 10, 2020  
Citi Colonial Theatre Chicago
Set in the legendary city during the roaring "jazz hot" 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma's serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie's been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she's been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma's incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie's got some of her own tricks up her sleeve...
The SpongeBob Musical May 12 - May 17, 2020  
Providence Performing Arts Center The SpongeBob Musical
A legendary roster of Grammy Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on Broadway and what do you get? The musical The New York Times declares, “brilliant!” “Wonders pour from the stage in a ravishing stream of color and invention” (Time Out New York) as Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in “a party for the eyes and ears” (Daily Beast). Be there when SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe — until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. Get ready to explore the depths of theatrical innovation in The SpongeBob Musical, where the power of optimism really can save the world.
Miss Holmes Returns Jun 4 - Jun 28, 2020  
Greater Boston Stage Company Miss Holmes Returns
Sherlock and Watson are back on the case in this riveting follow-up to our 2018 smash hit Miss Holmes. ​Murder, mystery, betrayal, and a dose of social justice are all on the docket this time around for the unstoppable crime-fighting duo.
Anastasia Jul 7 - Jul 19, 2020  
Citizens Bank Opera House Anastasia
From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, ANASTASIA is a dazzling new show that transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Aug 4 - Aug 16, 2020  
Citizens Bank Opera House Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Told through the dramatic lens of her final concert, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical presents the complexities and conflicts the famed songwriter and singer faced in her meteoric rise and descent. The show features a score with more than 20 of Summer's classic hits including "Love to Love You, Baby," "Bad Girls" and "Hot Stuff."