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  • Non Solus at BAM

    Circus Dance from Hungary

    By: Chriselle Tidrick - Feb 15th, 2019

    The Recirquel Company Budapest is presenting No Solus at the Howard Gilman Opera House at BAM. The front of the stage is swathed in a glimmering material that reflects like plastic and moves like silk. Behind the curtain, misty lights of yellow and white are haloed like a desert mirage. The translucent curtain billows and then collapses in waves of light and texture.

  • Turner and Constable at Clark Art Institute

    Sublime in the Berkshires

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 14th, 2019

    Through March 10, the Clark Art Institute is presenting a compact exhibition Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape. Curated by Alexis Goodin is installed in about a third of the museum’s special exhibition space. It allows us to compare and contrast the twin towers of British landscape painting: Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775 – 19 December 1851) and John Constable, (11 June 1776 – 31 March 1837).

  • Berkshire Theatre Group 2019

    Performances on Three Stages

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 14th, 2019

    The 2019 program of Bwerkshire Theatre Group will occur at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield and on the Fitzpatrick Mainstage as well as Unicorn in Stockbridge. The season starts with previews of The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? by Edward Albee on May 24 in Stockbridge.

  • Bonnie's Last Flight by Eliza Bent

    Next Door at New York Theater Workshop

    By: Rachel de Aragon - Feb 14th, 2019

    Buckle your seat belts; the plane is still on the tarmac and we the audience, seated in airplane style aisles, are already anticipating a turbulent trip. There are technical difficulties. Flight attendants are rushing up and down the aisles shutting the overhead compartments, allaying our fraying nerves with snacks.

  • The Father by Florian Zeller

    Chicago's Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

    By: Nancy Bishop - Feb 14th, 2019

    The Father by French playwright Florian Zeller is a play about aging and dementia. But it’s not your typical touching human story designed to gain your sympathy for a troubled person and family.

  • A Doll’s House Part 2

    Ibsen Sequel by Lucas Hnath

    By: Karen Isaacs - Feb 14th, 2019

    The Lucas Hnath sequel to Ibsen A Doll's House-Part 2 was a hit on Broadway. The door slammer is making the rounds of regional theatre. This production runs at TheaterWorks in Connecticut through February 24.

  • Williamstown Theatre Festival 2019

    S. Epatha Merkerson and Uma Thurman to Star

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 13th, 2019

    Yet again Williamstown Theatre Festival mixes old and new for its 2019 season.

  • The Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau

    At Victory Gardens Theater

    By: Nancy Bishop - Feb 12th, 2019

    The pipeline in Dominique Morisseau’s play is the school-to-prison path followed too often by young people from disadvantaged backgrounds because of harsh school and police policies.

  • Moby Dick a Whale of an Opera

    At Opera San José

    By: Victor Cordell - Feb 12th, 2019

    Although Moby-Dick adheres to the continuous melody mode, many striking set pieces punctuate the score. Much beauty also derives from the orchestral interludes which reflect smooth seas as well as storm with equal competence. But the most striking pieces are the many rousing choruses.

  • Honky Tonk Laundry by Roger Bean

    At Coyote StageWorks of Palm Springs

    By: Jack Lyons - Feb 11th, 2019

    Coyote StageWorks of Palm Springs delivers an early Valentine to fans and lovers of Country Music with a country-western comedy romp and hoot called “Honky Tonk Laundry”, written and directed by prolific playwright Roger Bean. It all comes out in the wash.

  • Opera Philadelphia's A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Acclaimed Robert Carsen Production Makes US Debut

    By: Susan Hall - Feb 12th, 2019

    Opera Philadelphia has mounted a delightful production of Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The company reminds us, as it does so often, that opera can be highly entertaining and occasionally hilariously funny. Created by Robert Carsen thirty years ago in Aix-en-Provence, the stage is full of royal blues and lime forest greens until all is resolved in white. A new moon hangs in the sky.

  • Barrington Stage Company 2019

    Season Opens on May 25

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 08th, 2019

    Barrington Stage Company (BSC) will feature four world premieres including the new musical from BSC’s Musical Theatre Lab, Fall Springs by Niko Tsakalakos and Peter Sinn Nachtrieb; America v. 2.1: The Sad Demise & Eventual Extinction of The American Negro by Stacey Rose; American Underground by Brent Askari; and Ragtag Theatre’s Hansel and Gretel, commissioned by BSC.

  • Red Rex at Steep Theatre

    Rightlynd Neighborhood in Ike Holter’s play

    By: Nancy Bishop - Feb 08th, 2019

    Red Rex, beautifully directed by Jonathan Berry, poses the contentious question of who gets to tell the story. It’s a play about a Chicago storefront theater staged by one of Chicago’s foremost storefront theaters in a space that used to be a grocery store.

  • Late Company by Jordan Tannahill

    At New Conservatory Theatre Center

    By: Victor Cordell - Feb 09th, 2019

    In Jordan Tannahill’s Late Company, that time has passed. Debora and Michael’s teenage son, Joel, has committed suicide. Although the obvious path for the parents is to suffer in silence and live with the memory of the lost loved one, Debora is driven by a need to find closure. That target would be someone who can be implicated for the condition that she feels had caused Joel to take his own life.

  • Barbara Hannigan Conducts Juilliard Orchestra

    A Soprano at the Helm

    By: Susan Hall - Feb 09th, 2019

    Barbara Hannigan, one of the world’s leading sopranos, conducted the Juilliard Orchestra in a thrilling performance of Strauss, Haydn, Debussy, Sibelius and Bartok. The orchestra responded with music-making worthy of concert halls across the globe.

  • A Reductive My Fair Lady

    Compact Production at Central Square Theatre

    By: Matt Robinson - Feb 11th, 2019

    With the iconic music of My Fair Lady deleted this stripped down production, with a multi-tasking cast, gets at the essence of Shaw's masterpiece. Directed by Eric Tucker of Bedlam it is on view at Cantral Square Theatre in Cambridge. Much is done by few.

  • Stones Busted Enroute to Boston Garden

    What Really Happened That Night

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 07th, 2019

    During a 1972 tour the Stones connecting from Toronto got diverted to Warwick, Rhode Island. Waiting for a limo to Boston Garden Keith clocked a photographer who got too close. Cops busted him as well as Mick who chimed in. After hours of delay Mayor Kevin White told 14,000 fans that the Stones were busted but "I got them out." That's not really true. The Stones went on stage at 1 AM for one of the great concerts in Boston rock history. Decades later attorney Martin Kaplan relates what really happened that night.

  • New Theater Company In South Florida

    A Band Of Actors Produced Experimental Work

    By: Aaron Krause - Feb 07th, 2019

    A Band of Actors theater company has joined the South Florida theatrical scene. The Delray Beach-based troupe is performing an absurdist play in the vein of Beckett titled Momo & Toto (Together Forever in Perpetuity). Troupe to focus on experimental work, shy away from traditional, naturalistic "kitchen sink" dramas.

  • La Boheme at Komische Oper Berlin

    Opera by Giacomo Puccini

    By: Angelika Jansen - Feb 05th, 2019

    When it comes to culture, Berlin is always worth a trip. And a great trip it was, to experience the opening night of Barrie Kosky's interpretation of La Bohème, by Giacomo Puccini, on Sunday, January 27 at the Komische Oper (Comic Opera) in Berlin.

  • Crypt Sessions' Quartet for the End of Time

    Messiaen's Revelation

    By: Susan Hall - Feb 05th, 2019

    Andrew Ousley’s remarkable concert cocktail evenings at The Crypt presented Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. This most famous of Messiaen’s works had a moving performance in a setting that resonated with crystal liturgy.

  • Music Producer John Sdoucos

    Remembering Remains, Hallucinations, Springsteen, and JT

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 05th, 2019

    As a junior at Boston University, John Sdoucous, worked with George Wein promoting the Newport Jazz Festival launched in 1954. By 1968 he was booking Summerthing for the City of Boston. He got Janis Joplin on stage at Harvard Stadium in 1969 and launched Concerts on the Common in 1970. He continues to book concerts and festivals all over America. For Sdoucos it all started in Boston.

  • August Strindberg’s Creditors

    Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, California

    By: Victor Cordell - Feb 04th, 2019

    Threads of Strindberg's Creditors are woven into later hostile relationship dramas from Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler to Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Indeed, Strindberg publicly accused Ibsen of basing Hedda on Tekla

  • Meister Debuts at the Metropolitan Opera

    Don Giovanni Gets a Special Spin

    By: Paul J. Pelkonen - Jan 30th, 2019

    The conductor Cornelius Meister is a fast-rising star in Europe. Having just finished a lengthy run at the helm of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, he is now the music director o the State Opera and the State Orchestra in the German city of Stuttgart. On January 30, Mr. Meister will make his debut at the Met. His task: conducting one of Mozart's finest and darkest operas: the deliciously twisted Don Giovanni. This week, Superconductor found time to sit down with the maestro to talk all things dramma giocoso.

  • Jeffrey Lo’s New Comic Farce

    Spending the End of the World on OK Cupid

    By: Victor Cordell - Jan 31st, 2019

    In Jeffrey Lo’s new comic farce, Spending the End of the World on OK Cupid, a prophet of doom named Alfred Winters had accurately predicted “The Vanishing” in which half of humanity recently disappeared at once without a trace. Now Winters has assured those who have survived that the world will end at midnight on the day that the action of the play takes place.

  • Shakespeare & Company 2019

    Something Old Something New

    By: S&Co. - Jan 30th, 2019

    There will be four plays by Shakespeare. Contemporary plays include Pulitzer Prize finalist The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan; Tony Award nominated play The Children by Lucy Kirkwood; Pulitzer Prize winner Topdog/Underdog by MacArthur Foundation Fellowship recipient Suzan-Lori Parks; and Time Stands Still by Obie Award winner Donald Margulies.

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