Category Archives: Theater

Broadway Bares “Strip U” is June 18, 2017

Broadway Bares, is an unrivaled evening of sexy striptease that is part burlesque and part razzle-dazzle with all proceeds going to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  This year’s theme “Strip U” released some eye raising photos and videos for the 27th burlesque show of buff Broadway stars.

This year’s show will take place at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom June 18 and will be directed by Nick Kenkel, whose Broadway credits include “Catch Me If You Can,” “Evita” and “The Wedding Singer.

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Ryan Landry’s musical GREECE opens May 4th

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Gold Dust Orphans present: GREECE May 4 – June 4, 2017

Two weeks from today is opening night for the Gold Dust Orphans latest show, Greece: A High School Musical.

Ryan Landry’s crazy creativity has combined one of America’s most recognizable and favorite musicals Grease with togas and titans. The mash up of a story line features the daughter of Zeus obsessing over the lives of mortals. When Zeus finds out he decides to send her to a public school to teach her a lesson, but no sooner does she arrive on Earth when she meets a gorgeous Trojan and all Hades breaks loose. Get your tickets while they last.

GREECE: A High School Musical
Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, June 4
At The Ramrod Performing Arts Centre

Gay Shorts at Club Cafe March 30 – April 1

gay theater, boston fringe theaterJoin Sergio and me this Thursday night when we attend opening night for the Open Theatre Project at Club Cafe.

Award winning local playwright, George Smart shares a series of seven short plays about gay men. The collection of plays are funny relevant and irreverent but they only play for three evenings March 30 through April 1 at Club Cafe.

Gay Shorts
Thursday, March 30 – Saturday April 1
At Club Cafe

For more information and to purchase tickets visit, Gay Shorts.

Altar Boyz opens at Stoneham Theatre

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Altar Boyz which opened at the Stoneham Theatre earlier this week is a self described foot stomping musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy band on the last night of their national “Raise the Praise” tour.

Their tight harmonies and even tighter pants are sure to prove entertaining. The musical will run through Sunday, April 9th. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets: stonehamtheatre.org.

SpeakEasy Stage presents Grand Concourse

SpeakEasy Stage Grand Concourse

SpeakEasy Stage production of Grand Concourse || Photo by Glenn Perry Photography.

This past week The SpeakEasy Stage Co. production of Grand Concourse opened. The one hour and forty minute drama addresses the mysteries of faith, forgiveness and compassion in a soup kitchen in the Bronx.

Despite the heavy sounding subject matter, the four member cast have several funny lines that guarantee periodic outbursts of laughter. For those who enjoy Latin men, Alejandro Simoes who plays the character of Oscar will make you smile whenever he is on stage (mas Alejandro por favor!) While I enjoyed the four member cast, and they worked well together, it was the slightly crazy character Emma played by Ally Dawson who I followed whenever she was on stage, wondering what she might say or do next.

This is the fourth production for the SpeakEasy Stage Co. 2016/2017 season, which has had one excellent show after another. Grand Concourse closes in approximately three weeks so make plans today and purchase tickets to go see this show. It will make for a fun night out or date option.

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AUDIENCE DISCUSSION
3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 following 7:30 pm performances you can share your reactions in a special post-show forum hosted by a member of the SpeakEasy.

ARTISTS’ FORUM
3/12, 3/19, 3/26 following 3:00 pm performances you can participate in a talkback with artists from the show.

Boston theater: Attend one or more of these plays

theaterOver the next two weeks four local theater companies have new productions.  If you are looking for a fun date night or an evening out with friends, consider supporting Boston’s local theater scene and purchase tickets to one or more of these shows (tickets are currently on sale for all of these productions).

bosarts, boston theaterLater this week Lyric Stage Co. opens with their production of Stage Kiss a funny play that asks what happens when life imitates art. In this show, two former lovers are cast to play two long lost lovers. The actors quickly lose touch with reality as their stage and real life blurs. What could possibly happen?

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bosarts, boston theaterCentral Square Theater opens with Precious Little on Thursday, March 2, 2017. A research linguist, Brodie, receives genetic testing results: her unborn child may never be able to learn a language. Three actresses play multiple roles in Madeleine George’s irreverent exploration of one of our most fundamental questions: when does too much knowledge get in the way of our basic instincts?

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bosarts, boston theaterOn Friday, March 3, 2017, The SpeakEasy Stage Co. opens with Grand Concourse. A drama that explores the mysteries of faith, forgiveness and compassion. As the main character looks to find greater meaning in her life.

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bosarts, boston theaterThe second week of March the Huntington Theater opens with Top Dog / Underdog. Directed by Tony Award winner, Billy Porter, the play focuses on two brothers who are best friends and bitter rivals in this darkly comic, deeply theatrical fable about family wounds and healing bonds.

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The Night of the Iguana opens tonight

theater, Tennessee Williams, American Repertory Theater, A.R.T.It is opening night at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) for the Tennessee Williams play, The Night of the Iguana. The stage play premiered on Broadway in 1961 and was an Academy Award winning film in 1964 directed by John Huston, starring Richard Burton, Ava Garnder and Deborah Kerr.

For this production the A.R.T. has pulled out some big name actors. The show is directed by Michael Wilson and the cast includes: James Earl Jones, Bill Heck, Dana Delany, Amanda Plummer, Elizabeth Ashley and Remo Airaldi.

Williams drama shows us how far people are willing to go to outrun their demons. The 1961 drama takes place on the edge of the Mexican jungle with a group of troubled travelers seeking shelter from a storm. It revolves around a hotel proprietress and a scandal-soaked Southern preacher, a Nantucket portrait artist traveling with her grandfather, a bus full of fuming Texan college administrators, and vacationers. I can’t wait to see this show.

The Night of The Iguana
at the A.R.T. in Harvard Square
Runs from: February 18 – March 18, 2017