A new Golden Girls parody show, Thank You For Being A Friend, made its debut in Toronto this weekend. Thomas Duncan-Watt and Jonathan Rockefeller co-wrote the show, which transforms Dorothy, Blanche, Sophia and Rose from the popular 1980s TV show into puppet form. I’m hoping that after Toronto, Thomas and Duncan will turns their eyes East to Provincetown or Boston.
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In May 2015 I wrote that the abandoned, subterranean Steinert Hall, that has been closed to the public since 1942, may reopen in my post, Abandoned Steinert Theater may be renovated. Earlier this month The Boston Globe confirmed that will likely happen now in their article, Silent for decades, underground theater set to be revived.
The 650 seat Steinert Hall first opened in 1896 and was famous for its impeccable acoustics but was forced to close soon after Boston’s tragic Coconut Grove fire in 1942. The new building owner confirms plans to revive Steinert Hall, underground theater on Boston Common some 70+ years later with the hope of reopening it to the public.
If Steinert Hall is returned to its former glory and opens to the public it would join 9 other theater houses in Boston’s Theater District including:
Tonight the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company opens their nearly 3 week run of free Shakespeare on the Boston Common. This year’s production, Love’s Labour’s Lost, is a comedy that draws on themes of masculine love and desire, reckoning and rationalization, and reality versus fantasy.
Love’s Labour’s Lost
Directed by Steven Maler
July 20 – August 7, 2016
FREE and open to the public
Plan on coming down to the Boston Common one night with friends or maybe a special friend to enjoy the production directed by Steven Maler and the excellent cast. You can even order pizza to be delivered to you on the Common, making for a fun and affordable night of dinner and theater in the city.
Joshua Harmon’s comedy of modern love SIGNIFICANT OTHER will be opening on Broadway in early 2017, but you can catch the show this September when it makes its Boston Premiere at SpeakEasy Stage. Single tickets will go on sale next week on Thursday, July 21 and you can save $15 using the code SPK15. Read more about the play, cast and how to get your tickets here.
About Significant Other: From Joshua Harmon, author of the hit play Bad Jews, comes a sharply observed new comedy about of the challenges of finding love and letting go. Jordan Berman and BFFs Kiki, Lauren, and Vanessa have been inseparable up until now; but as singles nights become bachelorette parties, Jordan starts to worry about his own prospects, and embarks on a series of romantic misadventures on a quest to find Mr. Right.
The East Coast debut Judy Garland herself (by impersonator Peter Mac) takes you on a musical journey through her life from her days in Vaudeville, to her illustrious film career at MGM, and her legendary concert comebacks in the 50’s and 60’s as well as her CBS television series. GET HAPPY! Is a theatrical experience featuring all of Garland’s standards but your chance to see this show closes later this week with the last performance on Saturday, July 2nd.
To purchase tickets and for more information link here.
The Highland Street Foundation is sponsoring Free Fun Fridays again this summer, starting this Friday, June 24th. The program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Starting this Friday, and each Friday through the end of August, multiple sites will be open for free. This week enjoy the following free venues thanks to the Highland Street Foundation: Tanglewood, Lyric Stage Company, Mass MoCA, and more.
For more details visit here: Free Fun Fridays – June 24.