Category Archives: Theater

Steinert Hall: 19th century theater closed for 72 years could reopen in Boston

steinert theaterIn 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:

Boston Opera House
Colonial Theater 
Charles Playhouse
Cutler Majestic Theatre
Modern Theatre at Suffolk
Paramount Theater
Shubert Theatre
Wang Center of Performing Arts
Wilbur Theatre

Free Shakespeare on the Common opens tonight

Shakespeare Boston CommonTonight 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 Lostis 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.

See Significant Other at SpeakEasy before it opens on Broadway

Boston Theater, Joshua HarmonJoshua 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.

Get Happy at Club Cafe

Judy Garland, Peter MacThe 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.

GET HAPPY Tickets and more information

Brown is the New Pink opens tonight in Ptown

Arthouse, ProvincetownRyan Landry and Varla Jean Merman are part of the Ptown ensemble who will be performing Brown is the New Pink which will play at the Ptown Art House.

To purchase tickets and for more information link here.

Free Fun Fridays start tomorrow

Free Fun Fridays Highland FoundationThe 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.Free Fun Fridays

Free Shakespeare on the Boston Common returns

Commonwealth Shakespeare CompanyOne month from today the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will open their nearly 3 week run of free Shakespeare on the Boston Common.  This year’s production will feature one of the Bard’s comedies: Love’s Labour’s LostThe play 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

I will write more about the free performances later this summer.  Please 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.