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The Cake  
Lyric Stage Company of Boston The Cake
 
Written by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Courtney O'Connor, The Cake is a heartfelt new play that tackles the gay-wedding-cake debate with humor and empathy. Conflict collides with confection when Della, a traditional Southern baker, reunites with her deceased best friend's daughter, Jen, in preparation for Jen's wedding. Della is forced to question her strongly-held beliefs when she is asked to bake Jen's dream wedding cake for her and her future wife. Questions of morals, judgment and family swirl around them all in this heartfelt and deliciously funny new play.
   
Cats  
Citizens Bank Opera House Cats
 
Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater-"Memory". Winner of 7 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Miserables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (Phantom) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Miserables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation!
   
Cry It Out  
Chelsea Theatre Works Cry It Out
 
Jessie is feeling trapped and alone on maternity leave in her new Long Island duplex. Starved for adult conversation, she invites the funny and forthright Lina for coffee in their neighboring backyards. They become fast friends, quickly bonding over their shared "new mom" experience despite the financial gulf between them - while someone watches from the mansion on the cliff overlooking Jessie's yard. This insightful comedy with dark edges takes an honest look at the absurdities of new motherhood, the dilemma of returning to work, and how class impacts parenthood and friendship in America. Cry It Out stars Becca A. Lewis as Jessie.