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The history of passports, smuggling Kentucky Fried Chicken into other countries, and the peculiarities of airline security — it's all covered in this miraculous, one-man saga that unpacks how the mundane details that govern global travel become the actual journey.
17 Border Crossings is a surreal sojourn that transports us to very real places: Hungary, Serbia, Morocco, Colombia, Holland, and Mexico, to name a few. In the deft, mischievous manner of a trickster, Thaddeus Phillips manages to float huge questions that surround the fraught migrations of our era.
With all the childlike curiosity and adult skepticism of monologist Spalding Gray and the theatrical wizardry of a Robert Lepage, Phillips takes audiences by the hand on a trip around the world and shows us that when we cross the imaginary lines that divide the world, the real borders come to light.
Boston mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony and Grammy Award-winning artist and Topdog/Underdog director Billy Porter will be honored with the Wimberly Award at the 2017 Spotlight Spectacular. The Huntington Theatre Company's festive annual event raises money to support the company's programs, including its award-winning youth, education, and community initiatives that reach more than 39,000 people annually. Guests will be treated to entertainment by Porter, Aimee Doherty (Sunday in the Park With George), Telly Leung (In Transit), and Ken Robinson (The Colored Museum).
In The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, an eclectic group of six adolescents, all played by adults, vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (possibly made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is one of the funniest musicals ever written.
The Boston Theater Critics Association has announced that the 35th annual Elliot Norton Awards will feature the theme "alternative acts," celebrating the Boston area's theater community, future artists, and the importance of the arts in our country. Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Cherry Jones will be the guest of honor. The ceremony will feature musical performances by nominees and the Boston Arts Academy, the awarding of the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, surprise appearances, and a post-ceremony party. A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Boston Arts Academy to support the region's next generation of artists.
The ultimate showbiz musical, 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theater. Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown, Pennsylvania, and soon lands her first job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including "You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me," "Dames," "We're in the Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo," and — of course — "42nd Street." This production also includes a re-creation of the original choreography by Gower Champion.
A new tango-infused dance theater piece, Arrabal follows one woman's quest to understand the violence that took her father and disrupted a nation. Told through dance and the propulsive music of the band Bajofondo, the show features an ensemble and band direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (choreography, Invisible Thread, Memphis, Jersey Boys, On Your Feet!, Next To Normal) with music by Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel, The Motorcycle Diaries) and book by Tony Award nominee John Weidman (Contact, Assassins) Arrabal invites audiences into the underground world of Buenos Aires' tango clubs for a dance between the present and the past.
How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc's best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It's about five feet by four, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn't have the proper standard to judge the work. This critically acclaimed comedy earned the Tony award for Best Play and has gone on to receive rave reviews across the world.
Restaurant manager and shoe connoisseur Haley Walker is finally ready to reenter the dating world. From the privacy of her bedroom, she relates a series of hilarious tales while preparing for — and recovering from — one dreadful date after another. Theresa Rebeck's sweet and sharp comedy Bad Dates is one of the most popular shows in Huntington history.
In Barbecue, members of the O'Mallery family gather in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with one of their own. They are the kind of people who come to an intervention armed with a Taser, never mind their own downward spirals. But that's only the beginning of this play where familial and cultural stereotypes are stripped away. Director Summer L. Williams (Intimate Apparel) has the audience racing to keep up with all the surprises and reversals in this piercingly funny new work.
Blue Man Group is comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one.
This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multi-sensory experience. It's an outrageous evening of entertainment you'll never forget.
Don't miss the show that has captivated 35 million people worldwide.
Blue Man Group - enemy of monotony, remedy for boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation.
A chance meeting between an Italian-American farm wife and a world weary photographer leads to a soul-stirring affair in this lush, lyrical musical by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning team of Marsha Norman ('night, Mother) and Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World). Winner of two Tony Awards, this sweeping saga combines thrilling intimacy with near-operatic grandeur for a heart-rending reflection on love, loss, and acceptance.
Vanessa Williams with Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host
Saturday, July 9 at 8:00 PM
Megan Hilty with Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host
Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 PM
Andrea Martin with Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host
Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 PM
Kristin Chenoweth with Mary-Mitchell Campbell at the piano
Sunday, August 14 at 6:00 PM & 8:30 PM
Audra McDonald with special guest Will Swenson with Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host
Monday, August 22 at 8:00 PM
Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, Summer of 69: No Apostrophe Monday, August 29 at 8:00 PM
Patti LuPone, Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda with music director Joseph Thalken
Friday, September 2 at 7:30 PM
Raised in Havana, Daymé Arocena has quickly become the voice for a new generation of talented Cuban millennials who are reimagining their African roots through a lens that filters jazz, soul, and funk. Her powerful singing and buoyant music defy expectations, drawing on the rhythms of Afro-Cuban traditions, the nimble athleticism of jazz, and the catchy hooks of pop melodies. The Cuban songstress is an avid practitioner of Santería, an Afro-Caribbean religion based on Yoruba beliefs, and its chants and repertoires are just as important to her as jazz and Cuban neo-soul. She is touring in support of her new album Cubafonía.
The Donkey Show is the intoxicating international sensation that takes you behind the velvet ropes into a glittered wonderland of decadence, divas, and disco, inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Come party on the dance floor to all the disco hits you know by heart as The Donkey Show unfolds all around you. It's a show . . . it's a party . . . it's the ultimate disco experience.
Must be 18 to enter, 21 to drink.
Winner of five Tony Awards, including best book and best original score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one showstopping song and dance number after another. The show is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theater genre.
When Aine returns home to Ireland to introduce her American fiancé to her family, she finds her younger sister pregnant, her mother still over-controlling, and her father suffering from a bad heart. Her departure might have been the cause, but some wounds never heal. A play about guilt, mercy, and the power of love.
Everyman is successful, popular, and riding high when Death comes calling. Forced to abandon the life he has built, he embarks on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defense. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.
One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, this new adaptation by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy was presented at the National Theatre, London, in April 2015.
Ex-Lovers is a one-night special production conceived and curated by Israel Horovitz. It features staged readings of 10-minute plays by eight of America's most exciting playwrights.
- Virtual Alex by Israel Horovitz
- Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl
- Jezelle the Gazelle by Dominique Morisseau
- Epic Story by Richard Vetere
- Skin Game by Michael Hollinger
- The Winter, or Maybe the Fall by David Rabe
- The Only "Good" in Goodbye by Neil LaBute
- 63 Years by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Arthur Miller, the most celebrated American playwright of the 20th century, was said to be the moral conscience of the nation, but he had a secret: a son born with Down syndrome whom he refused to acknowledge. In Fall, renowned Hollywood reporter Bernard Weinraub explores the fascinating untold story of Miller and his third wife, photographer Inge Morath, and the divide between their public personas and private lives.
A sidesplitting and heart-warming comedy brimming with misunderstanding and mischief, The Foreigner may be one of the funniest American plays ever written. Based on what the NY Post describes as a "devilishly clever idea", the play demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English.
World War Two. German-occupied Guernsey Island. When a mysterious man washes up on shore with no memory of who he is, 10-year-old Estelle and her family must decide whether to shelter this lost stranger or turn him over to the Nazis.
A humorous and introspective Boston-area premiere, The Gift Horse follows Ruth, a successful teacher and artist, whose quick and easy wit masks a painful childhood. With the support of her best friend Ernesto and therapist Brian she finally confronts her tumultuous past in a play infused with nationally-acclaimed playwright Lydia R. Diamond's distinctive voice.
A Play Adapted by Terry Johnson Based on the Novel by Charles Webb and the Motion Picture Screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry.
Benjamin Braddock is a confused young man. Having spent four years achieving a brilliant scholastic record, upon graduation he finds himself adrift, uncertain about his future, disconnected from his purpose, and increasingly alienated from the upper-class, suburban, "plastic" world of his parents.
Fighting panic and boredom, he is deeply conflicted but ultimately willing when Mrs. Robinson, the unhappily married, alcoholic, and dangerously charismatic wife of his father's business partner, tempts him into an affair. Benjamin's tenuous existence of lazy days and stolen nights falls apart when he falls in love — with Elaine, Mrs. Robinson's upbeat, optimistic daughter.
Terry Johnson's stage adaptation of "The Graduate" is full of rapid-fire dialogue between fascinating and horrifying characters.
On his way home after a year in East Africa, a young aid worker goes back to a shabby Amsterdam hotel room with a fellow American. The two strangers replay their pasts and confess their shared fear that they betrayed the people who needed them most. A powerful chance encounter offers the possibility of connection and redemption in this new play by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ken Urban.
Regarded by many as one of the greatest musical ever created, Gypsy is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success…while secretly yearning for her own. Set all across America in the 1920's, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, Arthur Laurents' landmark show explores the world of two-bit show business with artful humor, heart, and sophistication. The celebrated score, by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, boasts one glorious hit after another, including: "Let Me Entertain You," "Some People," "You'll Never Get Away from Me," "All I Need Is the Girl," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "You Gotta Get A Gimmick," and "Together Wherever We Go."
"In a living room strewn with vinyl records, beer bottles and drug paraphernalia, a mustached man begins railing about his missing copy of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks album, and it seems he won't back down until the universe bestows upon him some elusive state of grace. Part Gonzo rock performance, part mental breakdown — all thrillingly theatrical— How To Be A Rock Critic pulls the greatest hits from Bangs' own legendary words to imagine a single night of his turbulent life.
Inside his wild, all-night typewriter sessions, Lester Bangs embraced mistakes as strokes of genius, popularized now ubiquitous terms like "Heavy Metal" and "Punk Rock," and died of an overdose at the Biblical age of 33. Join us for an evening with music's great, lost critical voice."
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical parable about a boy in a vibrant coat of many colors whom God has blessed with the gift of dream interpretation. With music of myriad styles — including country-and-western, calypso, bubblegum pop, and rock 'n' roll — this family-friendly production is full of memorable songs. Among them are "Those Canaan Days," "Any Dream Will Do," and "Close Every Door."
The irresistible family musical about a boy blessed with prophetic dreams and his trials and tribulations in ancient Egypt.
This thrilling new version of Friedrich Schiller's classic Mary Stuart pits the ousted queen of Scotland against the reigning queen of England in a titanic battle of wills. Imprisoned by the English crown on suspicion of treason, Mary vies for her cousin Elizabeth's throne even as she pleads for her life. Meanwhile, Elizabeth must navigate the male-dominated world of court politics, foreign wars, and domestic intrigue to decide Mary's fate. Will she act on her conscience? Or will she conform to patriarchal politics-as-usual to achieve her goals? Based on historical events, King Elizabeth is a classic for today.
Funny, brutally honest, and ultimately cathartic, Mala focuses on what it means to put our loved ones first — up to the very end — and what happens when we strive to be good but don't always succeed. This powerful one-woman show written by and featuring Huntington Playwright-in-Residence Melinda Lopez (Sonia Flew) dances among doctors and urgent 911 calls, a mother's growing frailty, and a daughter's quest for grace — all during one epic Boston winter.
In 2008, National Public Radio asked Gregory Maguire (Wicked) to compose an original story with a Christmas theme. Thus was born Matchless, a rekindling of Anderson's classic tale of the Little Match Girl from a surprising point of view. A story for all ages about being open to life's magic transformations: how love can make a family, and how imagination can find beauty in the most unexpected places.
Director Maria Friedman's stunning London production of Merrily We Roll Along received the most five-star reviews in West End history and the Olivier Award for best musical to boot. Now she re-creates it for Boston audiences! Traveling backward in time over 30 years in the entertainment business, this cult favorite charts the relationships of close friends Franklin, Charley, and Mary. Along the way, it features some of Stephen Sondheim's most beautiful songs, including "Good Thing Going," "Old Friends," and "Not a Day Goes By."
"The course of true love never did run smooth." Dashed expectations force flummoxed lovers into the mystical wilderness where enchantment and confusion await, all for our gleeful benefit.
Murder For Two, the perfect comedic blend of music, mayhem and murder, comes to us from a smash hit off-Broadway run. In this hilarious show, two performers play thirteen roles—not to mention the piano—in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries.
In keeping with the tradition of producing thought-provoking, groundbreaking productions such as Reflections of a Rock Lobster, Of Mice and Men, and the Elliot Norton Award-winning production of The Diary of Anne Frank, Boston Children's Theatre presents the emotionally charged classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Featuring the talents of BCT's preprofessional training students from the company's New England TheatreWorks program, the show is directed by Burgess Clark, BCT's executive artistic director.
Note: Due to strong language and adult themes, parental discretion is advised. No one 14 or under will be admitted without a guardian's permission.
Out of Many is a new musical play based on personal stories of immigration to America. Through an intimate series of songs and vignettes, the play explores the unquenchable human spirit and the will to survive common to those seeking a land of safety and liberty. Across time and nations, these scenes of misery and hope, of love and pain, play out in schoolhouses, stores, and perhaps even within our own families or backyards. Audience members are drawn inside the lives of those who, much like ourselves, are simply seeking a better life.
"What do you see?" Famed abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko asks his young assistant, Ken, the loaded question. What's art? And who gets to decide anyway? It's 1958, and Rothko has just been offered the biggest commission in the history of modern art. He and Ken work feverishly in his New York studio—until Ken begins to realize his answers to those fundamental questions about art are very different than his mentor's. Winner of six Tony Awards, this sizzling drama is one of the most intellectually riveting shows to recently hit Broadway.
This wonderfully intimate drama, set on the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, unfolds in the Apple home in Rhinebeck, New York, as the family shares a monumental evening together — one that is both unique and familiar to us all.
When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room in assisted living with endlessly chipper Marilyn, the two women make a seemingly harmless bet that quickly escalates into a dangerous and hilarious game of one-upmanship, revealing hidden truths that neither wants exposed. Ripcord is a deliciously inappropriate new comedy from Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire.
Seen by over ten million people worldwide, this wildly popular comedy keeps every audience laughing as they try to outwit the suspects and catch the killer. New clues and up to the minute improvisation deliver a different show every night.
Show Boat, based on Edna Ferber's bestselling novel, follows three generations of the Hawks family on the Cotton Blossom riverboat from 1887-1927. The story chronicles the fortunes of naive captain's daughter Magnolia and her troubled husband Gaylord Ravenal, and the lives of the performers, stagehands, and dockworkers whose lives are affected by the ever-changing social current along the Mississippi River. Show Boat, which was the first fully integrated book musical, tackles issues of unhappy marriage, miscegenation, and racial prejudice. The musical's classic songs — including "Ol' Man River," "Only Make Believe," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," and "You Are Love" — have become part of the Broadway canon.
In the break room of the last small auto plant still standing, a makeshift family of workers swap stories, share dreams, and take pride in their work. When confronted with the possibility of the factory closing, power dynamics shift and each worker is pushed to the limits of survival. Inspired by August Wilson's Century Cycle, Morisseau's bold and compassionate new play is part of her Detroit Project cycle of plays.
Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) has crafted a wonderfully varied and theatrical song cycle reminiscent of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris. Artfully blending pop, jazz, and gospel in powerful solo and ensemble styles, this musical takes you on multiple journeys that result in that 'moment of decision' we inevitably face in our own lives. Featuring Broadway Tony nominee, Barbara Walsh (Falsettos, Company) and directed by Artistic Director, Robert Walsh.
Devious Tartuffe charms his way into Orgon's household and schemes to marry his daughter, seduce his wife, and run off with the family's fortune. Orgon remains entranced despite the appalling evidence of Tartuffe's behavior — will he see through this con man before it's too late? In one of the world's great plays, Molière spins religious piety and hypocrisy into high comedy, making for a hilarious and biting satire.
Career-driven Marlene has just landed the top job at a London employment agency over a male colleague. To celebrate, she hosts a lavish dinner with a group of famous and adventurous historical women who cheer the successes and bemoan the sacrifices required to be a "top girl" in a man's world. Caryl Churchill's groundbreaking masterpiece, originally a rebuke to Margaret Thatcher's England in the 1980s, remains just as relevant and powerful today.
Brilliant novelist Zarina is writing about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gap between her modern life and traditional heritage. When her conservative father discovers her controversial manuscript, they all must confront the beliefs that define them. A fierce and funny new play about relationships, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the blockbuster hit Disgraced.