The mid-1980s. America. A modern masterpiece, Angels in America, careens from New York City to Heaven and back in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration. A brilliant and poignant exploration of human connection, this epic tale will be brought to vivid life through Bedlam Artistic Director Eric Tucker's signature, pared-down approach. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Angels in America is still fiercely hopeful today.
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With the American dream out of reach, nine of the most notorious figures in our nation's history ignite a chain of monumental nightmares. The white picket fence is set on fire in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's tragically funny and unnerving musical which peers inside the shattered minds of presidential assassins (both successful and failed) from John Wilkes Booth to John Hinckley, Jr. This gallery of historical misfits jolts us into their blurry points of view with unapologetic humor, fiery anthems, carefree tunes, and unbridled energy that boldly blurs the lines between ambition and madness.
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.
In this deliciously funny, Pulitzer Prize-winning new play, sweet and sensitive Juicy wants to make his own way as a queer Black man growing up in a Southern family, until his father's ghost turns up at a backyard barbecue and insists that Juicy avenge his murder. Ay, there's the rub! This smart and sharp reinvention of Shakespeare's masterpiece takes Broadway by storm this spring before coming to The Huntington this fall!
When Demi-half Greek god, half Nigerian mortal-takes his first shot on a basketball court, the deities of the land wake up. But as Demi's skills propel him from his village in South West Nigeria to the NBA playoffs and the London Olympics, Zeus gets jealous of his game. From award-winning playwright and poet Inua Ellams (Barber Shop Chronicles) comes a new epic fusing Greek mythology and Yoruba spirituality, in which mothers, daughters, and goddesses rise up against the entitled lord of Mount Olympus.
Improv Asylum's Main Stage cast performs interactive improv sets completely inspired by audience suggestions that are sure to leave any crowd clamoring for more. This hilarious cast comes together to build a new experience every night. Come see why Improv Asylum has been voted Boston's Best Comedy!
POTUS is an outrageous comedy that centers on seven women in the President's inner circle who take increasingly desperate measures to save the country when his multiple scandals spark a global crisis. From an exasperated Chief of Staff and a scheming Press Secretary to a "so-over-it" First Lady, the script features an array of comedic roles that range from poised to over-the-top. Some of New England's top women actors combine broad physical comedy with up-to-the-minute issues of gender power dynamics, the state of American affairs, and knee-jerk choices that change political gamesmanship in a split second.
It's 2016 Paris. The Salomon family has worked hard to make Paris into a warm and wonderful home after settling down in the turbulent 1940s. But when their son comes home beaten up because he was wearing a yarmulke, they are forced to question their safety and sense of belonging in the city they love. Artistic Director Loretta Greco directs Joshua Harmon's major new American play, having originally produced a workshop of it at the Magic Theatre prior to its New York debut in 2022.
A Raisin in the Sun is Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking drama, a searing and timeless portrait of a family on Chicago’s South Side, and an American classic. A Raisin in the Sun is an answer to the poem from which the title is derived – Langston Hughes’ legendary poem, Harlem. When the Youngers see an opportunity to move to a new neighborhood, each member of the family must answer: What happens to a dream deferred?
After a long night of drinking, disruption, and harassing barmaids, Christopher Sly finds himself trapped in the worst of predicaments: a stage play. Thrown into the role of Kate - the titular "Shrew" - he tumbles headfirst into a world of witty wordplay, leering suitors, and the full force of the oppressive patriarchy. As the rest of the all-female/non-binary ensemble constructs the zany world of Padua around him, will Sly learn the error of his ways?