Category Archives: Theater

Lyric Stage presents The Wolves

bosarts, boston theater, local theater It is opening night for the Lyric Stage Company’s first production of 2019, The Wolves, an off Broadway hit that first opened in 2016 and was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer for best drama. The play will run through February 3, 2019 so even if you cannot get to the show this weekend (a limited number of tickets remain available) you can still make plans to see this show.

The play centers on the experiences of a high school girls soccer team who are going through their Saturday morning pre-game warm ups. The play opens with the girls talking about a Cambodian murderer with overlapping dialogue that vacillates between individual conversations and the main topic that they all intermittently comment upon. These side conversations include period gossip, talk of boys, their coach who is hungover and speculations about the “new” girl.

Find time to make plans with friends and see this production. Not only will an evening out for dinner (or drinks) and a show be a great way to pass an evening but it will also support a local theater company that is worthy of your patronage.

The Wolves – Tickets and Show Information

SpeakEasy Stage presents Small Mouth Sounds

boston theater, bosartsIt is opening night for SpeakEasy Stage Company’s production of Small Mouth Sounds, which runs through February 2, 2019. Small Mouth Sounds was a 2015-2016 Off Broadway hit that had two sold out, extended runs in New York City and is now being produced by the SpeakEasy Stage where you can see it at the Calderwood Pavilion in the South End.

The show includes a cast of seven and runs for one hour and forty minutes without intermission. It takes place in the overwhelming quiet of the woods. Six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat, and as these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward and insightful humor, the play captures the unique eloquence of a silent retreat and asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.

Find time to make plans with friends and see this production. Not only will an evening out for dinner (or drinks) and a show be a great way to pass an evening but it will also support a local theater company that is worthy of your patronage.

Small Mouth Sounds – Tickets and Show Information

Gold Dust Orphans present A Nightmare on Elf Street

fringe theater, boston theater, bosarts, gold dust orphans, ryan landryRyan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans are back with another hilariously twisted holiday show. This year’s show A Nightmare on Elf Street opens on Thursday, November 29th and will run through Sunday, December 23rd with performances taking place Thursday through Sunday.

Get Your Tickets Today – Here!

Fun Home runs through November 24th

bosarts, theaterI wanted to give a shout out to one of my favorite local theater companies, SpeakEasy Stage, which currently is performing Fun Home. I’ve not had a chance to see this production as work has become fairly intense since I’ve changed roles, but I wanted to give their latest production a shout out and encourage people to show the local theater scene some love by planning a night out to see this production before it closes on Saturday, November 24th.

Tickets remain available for shows and the prices are very reasonable making it a great date night or night out with friends option.

Fun Home – SpeakEasy Stage

Brokelahomo! returns to Boston for two shows

Gold Dust Orphans, Boston fringe theater, boston underground arts scene, Ryan Landry

Brokelahomo plays two shows in Boston before heading to New York City

Ryan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans return to Boston this weekend for two shows of their musical, Brokelahomo. Following the shows, Ryan and his cast will pack up and head to Theatre 80 St. Marks for four shows in New York City.

THE STORY: Brokelahomo is a town in trouble. Overrun by dirty, outlaw gays, the few law abiding citizens left must spend their days dodging bullets, putting out church fires and fearing for their pets lives. That is until a heterosexual is sent for. Enter Dusty Rhodes, the unlikely hero of this far out fable set in the groovy 1880s! Will Dusty clean up the town? Or will the gay cattle rustlers and homo hoodlums head him off at the pass?

BOSTON SHOWS:  Saturday, October  13th at 7:30PM and Sunday, October 14th at 5:00PM at the Ramrod Performing Arts Centre. Buy Your Tickets Here.

NYC SHOWS: The Gold Dust Orphans are set to present four shows of their summer hit, BROKELAHOMO! at Theatre 80 St. Marks (80 St. Marks Place in the East Village of NYC), opening October 19th! Buy Your Tickets Here.

Two thumbs up for SpeakEasy Stage production of Between Riverside and Crazy

bosarts, boston theater, speakeasy stageEarlier this week Sergio and I were able to see the first play for the SpeakEasy Stage 2018/2019 season, Between Riverside and CrazyThe story centers on a retired NYC police cop, “Pops” who lives in a rent controlled apartment on Riverside Drive and has a cast of colorful personalities who bring more than a little drama and humor to the stage.

This play won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for drama, but I would  consider it more of a dark comedy. Issues like race, addiction and affordable housing are woven into the story, but the writer, Stephen Adly Guirgis, regularly made me laugh by lines delivered by Octavia Chavez-Richmond who plays the character “Lulu”.

Check out this contemporary play and let me know what you think. Performances run through Saturday, October 13th at the Calderwood Pavilion in Boston’s South End, and tickets remain available for shows this week.

Between Riverside and Crazy

SpeakEasy Stage presents Between Riverside and Crazy

bosarts, boston theater, speakeasy stageOn Friday, September 14th one of my favorite Boston theater companies, The SpeakEasy Stage, will open their 2018 / 2019 season with the play Between Riverside and Crazy. Tickets remain available for the opening weekend and the 2 hour and 10 minute play will run through Saturday, October 13th.

Between Riverside and Crazy
More Info & Tickets Here

The two hour and ten minute play is a dark urban comedy that explores the slippery nature of justice, and the grit it takes to move on. In an effort to hang on to one of Manhattan’s last great rent-stabilized apartments, ex-cop Walter “Pops” Washington does battle with a dazzling array of outlandish characters, each one a celebration of the glorious contradictions that make up human nature. More Info Here.

The SpeakEasy Stage has pulled together a seasoned cast led by Tyrees Allen who’s Broadway credits include Amonasro in the original Broadway Company of Aida, and Westmoreland in the revival of Henry IV at Lincoln Center. The cast also includes Alejandro Simoes, who I had a bit of a crush on when he joined the SpeakEasy Stage in their 2017 spring production of Grand Concourse.

Tickets to Between Riverside and Crazy start at $25, making it a great date option for someone special or just a special night with friends. Show your love for Boston’s arts scene and plan an evening to see this show. Sergio and I will be there Wednesday, September 19th but the production runs through Saturday, October 13th.