Blue Man Group is best known for its award-winning theatrical productions which critics have described as "ground-breaking," "hilarious," "visually stunning" and "musically powerful." These performances feature three enigmatic bald and blue characters who take the audience through a multi-sensory experience that combines theatre, percussive music, art, science and vaudeville into a form of entertainment that is like nothing else. Experience the thrill of Blue Man Group in Boston.
Roland is a beekeeper. Marianne is a quantum physicist. What are their odds of falling in love? With infinite moments that can alter the trajectory of a life, it's anyone's guess how cosmic collision is possible. Nick Payne's Olivier-nominated hit Constellations is a charming, devastating and profound exploration of the universal truth of finding and losing love. Ben Brantley of The New York Times raved, "Who knew that higher physics could be so sexy, so accessible -- and so emotionally devastating?" Ponder the show's big questions about the differences between choice and destiny when Constellations comes to Cambridge's Central Square Theater, directed by six-time Elliot Norton Award winner Scott Edmiston.
Enjoy the old-timey charm of '30s movie musicals during Dames at Sea, an affectionate parody of the gloriously over-the-top song-and-dance productions of that era. The story follows Ruby, a sweet small-town girl with stars in her eyes, who goes to the Big Apple to chase her dream of making it big on Broadway. Once she arrives, she falls in love with Dick, a songwriting sailor who makes for a great duet partner -- but will Mona, a temperamental Broadway diva, stand in their way? Don't miss this gem of a show, coming to the Boston area's Stoneham Theatre, as it shines with glittering nostalgia, spectacular choreography and showstoppers like "Broadway Baby," "Good Times Are Here to Stay" and "It's You."
Faceless finds 18-year-old Susie Glenn on trial for conspiring to commit acts of terrorism. Recent Harvard Law grad and practicing Muslim Claire Fathi has been brought on the case to prosecute. Though pitted against one another in the courtroom, the two young women are fighting a similar battle to defend their morals, motives and religious freedoms in this riveting drama. Award-winning playwright Selina Fillinger's timely play makes its New England premiere at the Boston Center for the Arts' Plaza Theatre.
Sheila and Thomas were born, raised and are still living in a small fishing town on the New England coast. This darkly comic play explores how the two middle-aged siblings' lives are intertwined and examines the ways in which family members' needs and desires may push the boundaries of what we are expected to do for others. Ponder what we owe to the people who know and love us best when Flight of the Monarch makes its world premiere at Gloucester Stage.
There's a reason why actresses like Ethel Merman, Patti Lupone and Bette Midler have wanted to play the mother of all musical roles. Gypsy is that good. Even The New York Times says it "may be the greatest of all American musicals." Only an epic this grand could capture the real-life Mama Rose, the ultimate stage mother, who groomed her two daughters to be vaudeville stars ... only to watch one of them leave it all behind to become the burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee. With a book by Arthur Laurents (West Side Story), music by Jule Styne (Funny Girl) and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods), this timeless favorite features crowd-pleasing songs like "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You," "Together Wherever We Go," "Some People," "You Gotta Have a Gimmick" and the show-stopping "Rose's Turn." Catch this classic at Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
Cameron Mackintosh presents the all-new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning Les Miserables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit. Featuring the beloved songs "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More" and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production is leaving audiences and critics alike awestruck. Be sure to see it when it comes to the stage at Providence Performing Arts Center this fall.
In Michael Gaucher's new drag parody, The Little Mermaid's Ariel is back on stage spilling the tea about Eric -- the man she thought she loved -- and Ursula, the sea hag who ruined her life. Ariel is now older, wiser and she doesn't have a single f#*k left to give! This loving tribute is for all those women and girls who thought life would be like the Disney Princesses' ... but found out that it's usually more like The Simpsons. Laugh-out-loud funny, charming and thought provoking, The Menopausal Mermaid features fabulous costumes, delightful drag, yummy dancing mermen and songs that span the diva repertoire. Enjoy full table and bar service when the show comes to Club Cafe's Moonshine Room.
The five-time Tony-winning show that The New York Times called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," Peter and the Starcatcher is the swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan. Inventive stagecraft and an imaginative story come together to reveal the origins of "the boy who wouldn't grow up" in this madcap music-filled adventure. The play is an action-packed journey through Neverland that brings pirates, mermaids, orphans and secret agents of the Queen together on the high seas. Based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), this Footlight Club production of Peter and the Starcatcher at Eliot Hall in Jamaica Plain weaves an enchanting coming-of-age tale that's bound to appeal to your entire crew.
Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera comes to a city near you as part of a brand new North American Tour. This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as "bigger and better than ever before."
Montreal circus troupe 7 Fingers will make your jaw drop with their ability to blend uncanny feats of acrobatics with avant-garde detours in dance, comedy and narrative that plumb the depths of the human spirit. The 7 Fingers are returning after wowing audiences with last summer's Cuisine & Confessions. In their new show Reversible, a U.S. premiere, eight astonishingly talented performers mix theater, movement and music into vignettes exploring the histories of their own families. Moments of sublime grace yield to rushes of pure adrenaline as the ensemble travels through time and space on an epic journey of beauty, emotion and hope. Catch this groundbreaking act as they return to Boston's Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre.
"Shear Madness" is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery.
This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
In the late-'70s, Truman Capote and Andy Warhol decided that they were destined to create a Broadway play together. Over the course of the next several months, they would sit down to record a series of intimate, wide-ranging conversations. Well, that play never came to be, and those hours and hours of tape were lost to the ages. Until now. Utilizing those never-before-heard conversations between two American icons, this world premiere production of WARHOLCAPOTE is staged by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer and presented by American Repertory Theater.