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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.
ON YOUR FEET! is the story of two people who-through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream-showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. Set to Gloria's chart-topping, smash hits such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, "1-2-3," "Mi Tierra," and "Conga," in addition to new music penned by the Estefans, the show will bring a new sound to Broadway and get audiences on their feet.
"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.
Winston Smith is a low-ranking member of the ruling Party in London, in the nation of Oceania. Everywhere Winston goes, the Party watches him through telescreens. Everywhere he looks he sees the face of the Party's seemingly omniscient leader -- Big Brother. The Party controls everything in Oceania, even the people's history and language. Even thinking rebellious thoughts is illegal. Winston dares to express his thoughts in a diary even though he knows ... big brother is watching. See George Orwell's timeless story of an oppressive future when 1984 hits the stage at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
Eugene O'Neill's enduring master work, Anna Christie, is a surprisingly contemporary play that still crackles with fierce physicality, humor and drama. After a 20-year separation, a coal barge captain (Lyric Stage favorite Johnny Lee Davenport) is reunited with the daughter he unwittingly abandoned to a life of hardship. It seems like Anna has found love with a shipwrecked sailor, only to be rejected by both of the men in her life when her dark past is revealed. As both her father and her suitor come to recognize their own responsibility for her plight, all three of them struggle to find forgiveness and redemption in each other. Following his acclaimed production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Scott Edmiston takes a fresh look at one of America's greatest playwrights.
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.
Gritty, sexy and thought-provoking, this musical about a society on the brink of catastrophic change is set during the rise of the Nazis in 1930s Germany. The hard-hitting story revolves around the seedy Kit Kat Klub, where patrons -- captivated by the decadent allure -- come to escape the deteriorating world outside. Written by the incomparable team of John Kander (music), Fred Ebb (lyrics) and Joe Masteroff (book), Cabaret is a provocative musical that remains ever-relevant, exploring the devastating results of authoritarianism, bigotry and cultural upheaval in times of political change. Enjoy this Moonbox Productions presentation of the timeless musical at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
With jokes aimed at both ends of the political spectrum -- and pretty much all of the middle, too -- musical-comedy group The Capitol Steps has been eliciting laughs at democracy's expense since 1981. If you've ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Donald Trump sing a rock song and Vladimir Putin dance shirtless, this is the show for you. The Steps' stage show features numerous song parodies and skits, and the cast even includes some former Congressional staffers, whose firsthand experience helps make the jokes zing that much more. This legendary troupe has recorded more than 30 albums, and their radio specials are featured on NPR stations nationwide four times a year, but there's nothing like experiencing their cutting-edge comedy live when they come to the Larcom Theatre in Beverly.
The phrase show of hands takes on an entirely new meaning in this ingenious theatrical production that blends cinematic techniques, tiny sets, a poetic voice-over -- and a few human fingers -- to bring its fantastical story to life. Cold Blood, the new show from the creators of ArtsEmerson's 2013 hit Kiss & Cry, explores the big questions of life and death through the world of miniatures and live film projection, with the performers in full, fascinating view. You'll no doubt be as swept away by the sight of their tap-dancing, ball-kicking digits as you will by their charming, inventive tale, when it comes to the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre. With this pre-sale offer you'll be sure to nab tickets to what promises to be a popular show.
Brooklyn-based Calamari "sisters" Delphine and Carmela host a hilarious faux broadcast of their public-access cable cooking show, blending outrageous musical numbers, spicy anecdotes and a dash of audience participation into a delectable comic stew. While they whip up their authentic Italian recipes live on stage, the Calamaris sing, dance and bicker their way into your hearts -- and stomachs -- with renditions of beloved tunes like ""Volare," "Come On-A My House," "Botch-A-Me," "Que Sera Sera," "Mambo Italiano" and more. Don't be surprised if they get a bit naughty as they update their treasured family recipes with saucy secrets and anecdotes that will leave you rolling in the aisles. And who knows? You might even get to sample these two sisters' kitchen creations. Be prepared to eat your heart out and laugh until your sides hurt when they come to the stage of Arlington's Regent Theatre.
Apollinaire Theatre Company presents the U.S. premiere of First Love is the Revolution -- a viciously funny and unforgettable play about first love, teenage lust and nature vs. nurture at Chelsea Theatre Works. Rdeca is a young fox keen to test boundaries, whose curiosity lands her in a makeshift trap set by lonely 14-year-old Basti. When their paths cross, the sparks fly and an impossible bond spirals dangerously out of control.
Five best friends are about to take a hilarious journey from heartbreak to happiness over the course of one karaoke-filled evening in Girls Night. An off-Broadway hit, this boisterous musical revue boasts an infectious energy fueled by rousing renditions of beloved pop gems such as "Lady Marmalade," "It's Raining Men," "I Will Survive" and many more. Along the way, its fierce and funny core quintet relive the past, celebrate the present, anticipate the future and, most of all, sing their hearts out. Applauded for its "infectious, exhilarating sense of intoxication" (Hollywood Reporter) and called "as funny and outrageous as Sex and the City by The Advocate, Girls Night takes over the Hanover Theatre in Worcester.
Best friends, social trends and occasional murder. It's September, 1989, when smart girl Veronica Sawyer is taken into the tight circle of Westerberg High's popular girls known as the Heathers (because, duh, they're all named Heather) on account of her uncanny forgery skills. But with social popularity comes a level of sadistic cruelty that Veronica can't stomach, and she quietly defects from the inner circle. Hooking up with moody bad boy Jason J.D. Dean, she becomes complicit in his homicidal takedowns of the school's popular crowd. Wickedly funny, oddly romantic, relentlessly intense and occasionally powerful, this is a surprisingly truthful parable for anyone who's ever been in love, in trouble, or in high school. Catch this Pullman.vs.Paxton production of Heathers: The Musical at Eliot Hall in Jamaica Plain.
Lincoln Center Theatre's Tony-winning production of this classic musical, dubbed "breathtaking and exquisite" by The New York Times, makes a royal appearance at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester. Set in 1860's Bangkok, The King and I tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist king, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. This Rodgers & Hammerstein revival is "too beautiful to miss," according to New York magazine, boasting a score with such beloved standards as "Getting To Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance" and "Something Wonderful."
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.
The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Ten years after disappearing from the Paris Opera House, the Phantom has a new life in New York where he lives amongst the joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. Christine Daae, now one of the world's finest sopranos, is coming to perform in New York. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband Raoul and their young son to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island, where anything could happen. Snag your tickets now so you can be sure to see this epic sequel to one of the most spectacular musicals ever to grace Broadway, as Love Never Dies brings its thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance to The Bushnell in Hartford.
At a beautiful country farmhouse during the summer of 1995, eight gay men come together over three holiday weekends -- Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day. They share romance, anger, laughter and difficult truths. Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion! unfolds with great humor as the men address revealing questions of gay identity, self-esteem, the threat of AIDS and male love. Zeitgeist Stage Company brings the Tony-winning play to Boston Center for the Arts, with its themes of love, friendship, fear, pride and acceptance that are just as poignant and relevant today. Don't miss the show about which The New York Times wrote: "It's utterly contemporary; its one-liners are sometimes hysterical and are slammed home with style; it has genuine pathos that's only slightly tinged with sentimentality."
Family patriarch Ben Lyons is in the hospital, dying from cancer. As his time grows short, his wife and two adult children gather at his bedside for an atypical goodbye in The Lyons, a "smart and funny and moving" (New York Observer) drama that The Hollywood Reporter hailed as "black comedy perfection" during its 2012 run. Ben, freed from social conventions thanks to his condition, will say anything he wishes -- salty language included. Rita, his partner in a 40-year-long loveless marriage, finds her mind drifting toward thoughts of the future. The couple's alcoholic daughter and gay son have their own issues and agendas. Written by Nicky Silver (Beautiful Child), The Lyons is now playing at the Boston Center for the Arts - Plaza Black Box Theatre.
Peppa Pig -- star of her own hit children's animated series on Nick Jr. -- is back and bringing her latest fun-filled stage show to the U.S.! It's a lovely day outside and Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a wonderful surprise in store for Peppa and her little brother, George. Will they guess the exciting news? Find out at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts as Peppa and the rest of her family and friends come to life as full-sized puppets in Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig's Surprise! Expect lots of singing, dancing and audience participation during this fast-paced, funny performance that's perfect for preschoolers.
In collaboration with celebrated guitarist Scott Tarulli, BoSoma Dance Company, under the direction of Katherine Hooper, presents The Playground, a one-hour performance that embraces the kinetic energy that is ignited when improvisation is introduced to modern dance and live music. Catch this fusion of music and movement live at Larcom Theatre in Beverly.
After witnessing the fall of the Twin Towers, Annie heads to Japan to study butoh, looking for a dance form that expresses the destruction she can't comprehend. Ten years later, she's diagnosed with stage-four cancer and returns to butoh to prepare for her final dance. Katie Bender's Still, Now asks the question: what can our bodies teach us that our minds cannot fathom? This Heart & Dagger Production comes to the stage at Boston Center for the Arts' Calderwood Pavilion.
From E.B. White, the beloved author of Charlotte's Web, comes Stuart Little, the endearing and enduring classic about a mouse who is born into an ordinary New York family. This fun-filled children's theater adaptation by Joseph Robinette captures all the charm, wisdom and joy of the original story, bringing Stuart's many larger-than-life adventures to the stage while teaching young ones all about the timeless values of loyalty and friendship. See this family favorite at the Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston.
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.
In the late 1800s at Harvard College observatory -- long before the heroines of Hidden Figures made their contributions at NASA -- a group of "computers," aka women employed for half a man's salary to analyze astronomic data, proved that the universe was larger than anyone ever dreamed. The Women Who Mapped the Stars reveals the thrilling untold story of the five brave analysts who paved the way for previously impossible advances in astronomy. The Nora Theatre Company stages this world premiere by Joyce Van Dyke at the Central Square Theater in Cambridge.