Huntington kicks off season with Sondheim's "A Little Night Music"Now-Oct 11
Stephen Sondheim’s most romantic and popular work features a gorgeous, sweeping score infused with humor, warmth, and the flavor of a waltz, including Sondheim’s best known song, “Send in the Clowns.” Directed by Artistic Director Peter DuBois, this exquisite musical celebration of love ,like a moving abstract painting is brought to life by an extordinary cast whose mixed up romances are buoyed by humor and heartfelt passion. The cast, costumes ,the set all congeal to give us a magical night of theatre.
"Choice" is Huntington's newst offering at South End's Caldcerwood Oct 16
“Choice is Winnie Holzman’s first play since she wrote the book for the smash musical Wicked, and her newest play shows her uncommon grace, sensitivity, and humor,” says Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois. “With this play, I love how Winnie asks all of us to explore how our choices shape our lives and help define who we are.”When successful journalist Zipporah Zunder takes on an assignment to investigate a new and polarizing social phenomenon, she is unprepared for how deeply this story will impact her life, transforming her understanding of herself, her past, and her future. A hilarious and unconventional comedy, Choice explores women’s right to choose and the choices that they make in surprising ways.
The Book Of Mormon at Colonial Sept 1-Oct 13
The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park.
Speakeasy's season explodes with Obie-winning drama "Appropriate"Now- Oct 10
The Speakeasy Stage starts its fall season with a stark family drama "apprpriated" frm other award-winning family drama along the lines of "cat on a Hot Tin Roof" or "august:Osage County"After the death of their patriarch, the estranged members of the Lafayette clan gather at their crumbling Arkansas plantation home to mourn his loss and settle his estate. While sifting through a lifetime of memories and junk, they make a gruesome discovery that forces them to confront their family’s dark past.Filled eith angst and passion the story takes us to an near catastrophic climax. Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Neighbors, An Octoroon) offers his own subversive take on a classic American genre for a bold new look at race and identity.
Threepenny Opera Fall production at Boston Conservatory
The Boston Conservatory Theater
Brecht and Weill turned to John Gay's 18th-century The Beggar's Opera to fashion this savage, biting commentary on bourgeois capitalism and modern morality. Set in Victorian London, the bitter tale is told of the predatory outlaw known as Mack the Knife. He secretly marries the daughter of Soho's underworld boss, but is soon betrayed by his sinister in-laws and sent to prison. After being freed by the police chief's daughter, he is again betrayed- this time by a prostitute-and sentenced to death. At the final hour he manages a reprieve from Queen Victoria herself, thus providing a menacing finale of ferocious irony.
Directed by Neil Donohoe,
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 2:00pm
Blue Man Group
Upstairs at the Charles, this is another long-run hit that takes theatre to another level. It's new. It's cool. BLUE MAN GROUP has updated the wildly popular theatrical show in Boston! Taking a closer look at the technology that both surrounds and isolates us, BLUE MAN GROUP showcases technogeek ingenuity while uniting the audience in primal, collective exhilaration. Signature BLUE MAN GROUP moments combine with breathtakingly fun new pieces for an explosive evening of entertainment It's a happening . . . ninety minutes of non-verbal mayhem. Actors painted blue from head to toe play drums, mime and most of all amuse. Their look at life is totally off the wall. The ultimate "theatre of the absurd." A must-see-to-believe event.
Tues.-Fri 8 p.m.
Sat 6:30 and 9:30pm.
Sun at 3 & 7 p.m.
Tickets: $35 and $45.
Upstairs at the Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston
Tips for the Bargain Bunch!
You may be able to catch theatre in Boston for half price. Here are places where you can get discounted tickets:
BosTix sells tickets to a good variety of shows at their locations in Copley Square and Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston, and the Holyoke Center in Harvard Square, Cambridge. BosTix is also a Ticketmaster outlet. Hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Not all shows offer tickets through BosTix.
The Huntington Repertory Theatre sells half-price tickets within two hours of showtime for Tuesday through Thursday performances.
The American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge offers discounts to students for unsold tickets 30 minutes before showtime, and at 11 a.m. Monday, and "pay what you can" tickets are sold for available Saturday matinees.
The Charles Playhouse on Warrenton Street in Boston is offering free admission for volunteer ushers needed for its current long-run production of "Blue Man Group." Arrive one hour before showtime, and stay 15 minutes after to help clean up. You need to wear all black. If you're interested, call (617) 426-6912 for more information.