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.
As teenagers, BeBe & CeCe Winans faced the ultimate in culture shock when they were invited to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's Praise the Lord network television show. Born for This: The Musical, created by BeBe and Broadway director Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown: The Musical), brings the Grammy-winning duo's story to the stage, packed with their most loved hits as well as stellar new songs. Before they became household names with songs like "I.O.U. Me," "Heaven," "Addictive Love" and "I'll Take You There," the Winans found themselves suddenly thrust into the small screen spotlight while also having to lead the charge in integrating TV evangelism. Experience Born for This at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston.
This eagerly anticipated production of Brian Friel's masterpiece brings together award-winning director Benny Sato Ambush and Academy Award-nominee Lindsay Crouse (Places in the Heart, Law & Order: SVU). Set in County Donegal in 1936 during the Celtic harvest festival, this powerful, intimate portrait of a country and a family at a crossroads is the tale of the proud Mundy sisters, who stave off the hardships of daily life through talk, laughter and dance. But after they welcome their frail missionary brother home from Uganda, several intersecting events threaten to burst their fragile bubble of happiness. Experience the Tony-winning Dancing at Lughnasa at the Gloucester Stage.
France, before the revolution. Two decadent, aristocratic ex-lovers conspire in drawing rooms and boudoirs, swooping down on the innocent and na´ve, and playfully keeping score of their depravity with delicious ribald wit. Lee Mikeska Gardner helmed the play in Washington DC with an all-male cast. Bringing that concept to The Nora, notions of gender politics are skewed with the sexual, amoral, manipulative game envisioned through new eyes. Money, mayhem and men - see why Gardner's production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses was hailed as "Gutsy ... groundbreaking theater" by DCist.
With smash hits like "Conga" and "1-2-3," Cuban-born Gloria Estefan became the most successful crossover artist of all time. Together with her husband and producer, Emilio, Estefan has won 26 Grammy Awards, sold over 100 million records and packed stadiums from Sydney to Singapore. Now, the Estefans' incredible story comes to the stage in the musical On Your Feet! A top-notch creative team -- including Jerry Mitchell, the Tony-winning director of Kinky Boots; Sergio Trujillo, choreographer of Jersey Boys; and Alexander Dinelaris, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Birdman -- brings this musical to life. From their early days in Miami to global superstardom, the Estefans' journey is told through some of the biggest hits of the last 30 years: "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "Get on Your Feet," "Don't Wanna Lose You," "Coming Out of the Dark" and more. Catch On Your Feet! at The Bushnell in Hartford.
A Piece of My Heart is a powerful, true drama of six women who went to Vietnam: four nurses, an army offer and a country western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops. The play portrays each young woman before, during and after her tour in the war-torn jungle. It ends as each leaves a personal token at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington. See this moving production when it comes to the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre in Wellesley.
"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.
The winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the Broadway sensation The Wiz has inspired numerous revivals and a beloved movie starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Now the magic continues with this dazzling production at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. A retelling of L. Frank Baum's classic tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, this adaptation of The Wiz is a magical musical mixture of rock, gospel and soul in a fantastical urban setting. Featuring incredible songs like "Ease on Down the Road," "Home," "Be a Lion," and "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News," The Wiz is sure to enchant audiences of all ages.