Category Archives: Theater

Wigged: A Halloween Drag Show comes to Club Cafe October 30th

Cacophony Daniels and Sutton Lee Seymour bring their HalloWICKED drag cabaret show to Club Cafe for one show only on Saturday, October 30th where they will perform songs from Wicked, Hocus-Pocus, and Rocky Horror Picture Show to name a few.

Seating is limited and tickets cost just $30. This show will sell out quickly so make plans with friends and get your tickets today.

Gold Dust Orphans announce new Christmas show: A Grinchley Christmas Carol

A Grinchley Christmas Carol runs from December 2 – 19th

The always hysterical and wildly inappropriate Ryan Landry and his cast of misfits better known as The Gold Dust Orphans will be returning to the stage in Boston this Christmas, after nearly a two year absence.

Returning to the Iron Wolf Theater in South Boston’s Lithuanian Club, Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans will host their annual Christmas spectacular with “A Grinchley Christmas Carol”. The media release describes the show as “All new, fun loving, fast paced fruitcake, full of all things ‘holiday’ (spiced with naughtiness that could only come from the Orphans), based on the holiday classics of Charles Dickens and Dr. Seuss.

A Grinchley Christmas Carol will feature Orphan favorites Ryan Landry, Scott Martino, Delta Miles, Tim Lawton, Bubbles Goldberg, and many more familiar faces! Tickets start at $50.00 before service charges and are on sale now. These shows will sell out so make plans today to get your tickets.

SpeakEasy Stage presents The Sound Inside

Brilliantly intense. Go see The Sound Inside.

Last week, Sergio and I attended our first live theater performance since late 2019. The SpeakEasy Stage Company’s first production in front of a live audience is the drama The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp. The play premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2018, and opened on Broadway in 2019, and was nominated for six 2020 Tony Awards.

SpeakEasy Stage presents: The Sound Inside
September 24 – October 16, 2021
Get Your Tickets Here

The 90-minute play (no intermission) opens with a monologue by Bella Baird, a tenured, creative writing professor at Yale who is a loner and prefers the company of her books to people. The audience is quickly introduced to the only other character in the play, a Freshman named Christopher.

The play centers around the unlikely relationship between Bella and Christopher. Their riveting and intense dialog is brilliantly delivered by both actors. The dialog is sprinkled with humor (e.g. Bella’s retelling of a one-night stand). But even these funny moments are tinged with an itensity and loneliness, which is a theme that runs through the play.

Sergio and I both really liked the play and encourage you to see it and let us know what you think. However, don’t take our word that the play is excellent and worth seeing. Both The Boston Globe and WBUR give rave reviews. Go see this production before it closes on Saturday, October 16th.

Tennessee Williams festival returns to Provincetown September 23 – 26, 2021

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS & CENSORSHIP

September 23 – 26, 2021

The 16th annual Tennessee Williams festival returns to Provincetown later this month with live performances that explore the theme of censorship. Four controversial plays by Williams are featured alongside a host of other events that include interactive performance-lectures; a play written in the 17th century here in Massachusetts called The Witch; a play by Mae West called Sex that was shut down for obscenity; and much much more.

For more information about this year’s performances visit 2021 Tennessee Williams Festival Performances and to purcahse tickets, merchandise or to learn more about the festival click the button below.

Boston theater companies new fall shows

Each September I like to share the upcoming crop of live theater performances by Boston Theater comanies. The past 18-mos has been especially hard on Boston’s theater companies and I would really like to encourage everyone to show their support for these local companies who don’t enjoy the same level of financial support as the national touring shows that come to our Theater District.

While this list is not exhaustive, it does share in-person shows this fall from some of my favorite local theater companies. Attending these local shows is far more affordable than the national tours and they can make for an excellent date night or evening out with friends.

SpeakEasy Stage || The Sound Inside (Sept 24 – Oct 16)

In the seventeen years since she was last published, novelist Bella Baird has almost completely isolated herself from the world. But things change when she meets Christopher – a brilliant but enigmatic student in her creative writing class at Yale. As their friendship deepens, their lives and the stories they tell about themselves become intertwined in unpredictable ways, leading to a shocking request. Intensely intimate and deeply moving.

Lyric Stage Co. || Be Hear Now (Sept 24 – Oct 17)

Bari, a misanthrope who has returned to her hometown of East Cooperville, NY as she struggles to finish her thesis on nihilism. Working at a local fulfillment center, her despair has reached new heights When Bari begins experiencing emotions she never has felt before, she begins to have a different outlook on life. And when she discovers that the cause of these feelings may be killing her, Bari is forced to ask if she wants to go back to a life of nothing.

Central Square Theater || Queens Girl in the World (Sept 30 – Oct 31)

This Motown-infused story of Jacqueline Marie Butler, a Black teenager coming of age in the 1960s. Her joys, challenges, and heartbreak play out against the backdrop of the civil rights movement as she journeys from her familiar Queens neighborhood to a progressive, predominantly Jewish private school in Greenwich Village. Queens Girl in the World is a funny, heartfelt tour de force solo show with one actor portraying over a dozen characters.

Huntington Theater || Witch (Oct 15 – Nov 14)

This fiendishly funny new play follows an alluring devil named Scratch as he arrives in the country village of Edmonton, and he promises to make the darkest dreams of its locals come true in exchange for their souls. When he meets Elizabeth Sawyer, she should be the easiest to convince — she’s an outcast, branded as a witch for years. So why does she resist Scratch’s deal? This subversive, inventive work is a free adaptation of a 1621 Jacobean comedy recreated with a modern sensibility, and is “devilishly clever and deliciously laugh-packed”.

American Repertory Theater || MacBeth in Stride (Oct 23 – Nov 14)

WORLD PREMIERE – A dazzling theatrical event created and performed by Obie Award-winning artist Whitney White with a live band, Macbeth In Stride examines what it means to be an ambitious Black woman through the lens of one of Shakespeare’s most iconic characters. The first of White’s five-part series commissioned by A.R.T. excavating the women from Shakespeare’s canon, the production uses pop, rock, gospel, and R&B to trace the fatalistic arc of Lady Macbeth while lifting up contemporary Black female power, femininity, and desire.

NOTE: Proof of vaccination is required to attend many of these perrformances!

August 2021 Provincetown performances

Live entertainment has returned to Provincetown this summer and both the performers and the venues could use your support. You can purchase tickets for any given show through the links shared in the post below. I will work to update this list throughout the summer. If there is a show that I’ve missed, add the information in the comments section.

August & Labor Day Weekend Performances in Provincetown

Ryan Landry Presents: Showgirls performances each Monday
At Fisherman Hall
Tickets available at House of LaRue

The Glass Menagerie – performances Monday thru Thursday
Provincetown Theater

Jon Richardson & Todd Alsup – performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Thirsty Burlington performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Illusions – performances each Monday, Friday & Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Edmund Bagnell (from Well Strung) performances each Tuesday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Judy Gold – performances each Monday and Tuesday
At The Art House

The Hot Toddies – performances each Thursday
At The Post Office

Ginger Minj – performances Wednesday thru Saturday
At The Art House

Varla Jean Merman – performances Tuesday – Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Dina Martina – performances Thursday – Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – performances each Friday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Paige Turner – performances each Friday & Saturday
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – performances each Friday & Saturday
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Anita Cocktail Variety Hour – performances each Friday, Saturday & Sunday
At The Post Office

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Broadway on the Beach – each Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Rachel Bay Jones w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 1
At The Art House

Melissa Errico – performances August 4 & 5
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Deven Green with Ned Douglas – performances August 6 & 7
At The Art House

The Immaculate Miss Conception – performances August 6 & 7
At The Pilgrim House

Matteo Lane (comedian) – performances August 7 – 9
At The Pilgrim House

Kristin Chenoweth – performance August 8 (two shows)
At The Town Hall

Naked Boys Singing – performances August 11 & 12
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Unitard – performances August 12 & 15
At The Art House

Edie “Las Vegas Showgirl: Unleashed” – performances August 14 – 24
At The Pilgrim House

Liz Callaway w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performances August 13 & 14
At The Art House

Kelli O’Hara w/ Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 15
At The Town Hall

Live From Provincetown Variety Show – performance August 17
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Boyband Project – August 18 & 19
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Susie Mosher w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 21
At The Art House

Stephanie Block w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 22
At The Town Hall

Nicholas King – performance August 26
At The Art House

Lillias White – performances August 27 & 28
At The Art House

Marilyn Maye – performance August 31 – September 4
At The Art House

Sutton Lee Seymour: Booby Tunes – performances August 28 – September 1
At The Pilgrim House

Beth Leavell w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance September 5
At The Town Hall

Christine Pedi – performance September 11
At The Art House

Shakespeare on the Common returns

Photo from CSC website

One of my favorite summer traditions in Boston is attending one of the free performances by the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company on the Boston Common. Last year the tradition was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year the theater company returns with a production of The Tempest. All shows are free and will begin one week from today, running through Sunday, August 8th.

For everyone’s safety, this year’s production will be streamlined with an intermission-free performance. In addition, audience size will be limited according to state and city guidelines on capacity and social distancing. Due to these capacity constraints, advanced registration is strongly recommended for ease of arrival and priority access to seating. However, walk-ups will be welcome the night of each performance. For more information, visit the Commonwealth Shakespeare Co. website.

About the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company: The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company was formed in 1996 by artistic director Steven Maler and associate Joan Moynagh to bring free, outdoor Shakespeare to the city of Boston.

July 2021 Provincetown performances

Live entertainment has returned to Provincetown this summer and both the performers and the venues could use your support. You can purchase tickets for any given show through the links shared in the post below. I will work to update this list throughout the summer. If there is a show that I’ve missed, add the information in the comments section.

July Performances in Provincetown

The Cake – performances Monday thru Thursday until July 22
Provincetown Theater

Jon Richardson & Todd Alsup – performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Ryan Landry Presents: Showgirls performances each Monday
At Fisherman Hall
Tickets available at House of LaRue

Thirsty Burlington performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Illusions – performances each Monday, Friday & Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Edmund Bagnell (from Well Strung) performances each Tuesday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Judy Gold – performances each Monday and Tuesday
At The Art House

The Hot Toddies – performances each Thursday
At The Post Office

Varla Jean Merman – performances Tuesday – Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Dina Martina – performances Thursday – Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – performances each Friday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Immaculate Miss Conception – performances each Friday & Saturday
Additional performances on July 6, 8, 13, 14 & 15
At The Pilgrim House

Paige Turner – performances each Friday & Saturday
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – performances each Friday & Saturday
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Anita Cocktail Variety Hour – performances each Friday, Saturday & Sunday
At The Post Office

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Broadway on the Beach – each Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Del Shores “The Sh*t Stirrer” – performances July 1, 3, 5 & 6
At The Post Office

Tina Turner Tribute w/ Debby Holiday – performances July 1, 3, 5 & 6
At The Post Office

Sierra Boggess w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performances July 2 & 3
At The Art House

Dixie Longate – performances July 2 – 7
At The Pilgrim House

Matthew Darren – performances on July 8 & 15
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Tori Scott w/ Jesse Kissel at piano – performances July 9 & 10
At The Art House

Steve Grand – July 10 – 20 (Saturday thru Tuesday)
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Provincetown Follies (Bear Week) – one performance only on July 11
At The Pilgrim House

Alaska Thunderfuck – one performance only on July 11
At The Town Hall

Jason Dottley – performances July 12, 13, 19 & 20
At The Post Office

Seth Sikes – performances July 12, 13, 19 & 20
At The Post Office

Simply Barbra – July 15 – 17
At The Art House

Melissa Ferrick – one performance only on July 22
At The Art House

Jenn Colella w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performances July 23 & 24
At The Art House

Cacophony Daniels “Drag Dad” – performances July 24 – 27
At The Pilgrim House

Leslie Cararra-Rudolph – one performance only July 26
At The Art House

Rachel Bay Jones w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance July 31
At The Art House

June 2021 Provincetown performances

Live entertainment has returned to Provincetown this summer and both the performers and the venues could use your support. You can purchase tickets for any given show through the links shared in the post below. I will work to update this list throughout the summer. If there is a show that I’ve missed, add the information in the comments section.

June Performances in Provincetown

Ryan Landry Presents: Showgirls performances each Monday
At Pilgrim House Parking Lot June 7, 14, 21
At Fisherman Hall June 28 – Sept 6
Tickets available at House of LaRue

Thirsty Burlington performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Dina Martina – performances each Thursday – Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – performances each Friday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Paige Turner – performances each Friday & Saturday
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – performances each Friday & Saturday
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Illusions – performances each Friday & Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Broadway on the Beach – June 5
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Provincetown Follies – June 6
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Hump Day Drag Revue – June 9
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Immaculate Miss Conception – June 11 – August 8
At The Pilgrim House

Jon Richardson & Todd Alsup – Starting June 14, performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Varla Jean Merman – Starting June 15, performances Tuesday – Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Cake – June 28 – July 22
Provincetown Theater

Judy Gold – Starting June 29, performances each Monday and Tuesday
At The Art House

Christina Bianco – June 29 – 31
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Bianca Del Rio – one performance only on July 11
At The Town Hall

Jenn Colella w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performances July 23 & 24
At The Art House

Cacophony Daniels “Drag Dad” – performances July 24 – 27
At The Pilgrim House

Leslie Cararra-Rudolph – one performance only July 26
At The Art House

2021 Provincetown summer performances

When people reach out to me for suggestions about things to do in Provincetown I always suggest catching a show. As we slowly return to normal, live entertainment is also returning to Provincetown and both the performers and the venues could use your support.

If there are any performances that I’ve missed please add them in the comments section. Each month starting in June, I will have performances for that month listed, and I will do my best to update those monthly posts.

May Performances in Provincetown

Illusions – Weekends only
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Thirsty Burlington – May 28 & 31
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Live From Provincetown Variety Show – May 29
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Paige Turner – May 29 – Sept 18
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – May 29 – Sept 18
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – May 31
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

June Performances in Provincetown

Ryan Landry Presents: Showgirls performances each Monday
At Pilgrim House Parking Lot June 7, 14, 21
At Fisherman Hall June 28 – Sept 6
Tickets available at House of LaRue

Thirsty Burlington – performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Dina Martina – performances each Thursday – Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – performances each Friday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Paige Turner – performances each Friday & Saturday
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – performances each Friday & Saturday
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Illusions – performances each Friday & Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Broadway on the Beach – June 5
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Provincetown Follies – June 6
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Hump Day Drag Revue – June 9
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Immaculate Miss Conception – June 11 – August 8
At The Pilgrim House

Neptune – June 13, 17-19
Provincetown Theater

Jon Richardson & Todd Alsup – Starting June 14, performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Varla Jean Merman – Starting June 15, performances Tuesday – Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Cake – June 28 – July 22
Provincetown Theater

Judy Gold – Starting June 29, performances each Monday and Tuesday
At The Art House

Christina Bianco – June 29 – 31
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

July Performances in Provincetown

The Cake – performances Monday thru Thursday until July 22
Provincetown Theater

Jon Richardson & Todd Alsup – performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Ryan Landry Presents: Showgirls – performances each Monday
Art House Parking Lot
Tickets available at House of LaRue

Thirsty Burlington performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Illusions – performances each Monday, Friday & Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Edmund Bagnell (from Well Strung) performances each Tuesday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Judy Gold – performances each Monday and Tuesday
At The Art House

Varla Jean Merman – performances Tuesday – Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Dina Martina – performances Thursday – Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – performances each Friday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Paige Turner – performances each Friday & Saturday
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – performances each Friday & Saturday
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Broadway on the Beach – each Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Sierra Boggess w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performances July 2 & 3
At The Art House

Dixie Longate – performances July 2 – 7
At The Pilgrim House

Lewis & Liberace – one performance only, July 4
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Matthew Darren – performances on July 8 & 15
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Tori Scott w/ Jesse Kissel at piano performances July 9 & 10
At The Art House

Steve Grand – July 10 – 20 (Saturday thru Tuesday)
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Provincetown Follies (Bear Week) – one performance only on July 11
At The Pilgrim House

Alaska Thunderfuck – one performance only on July 11
At The Town Hall

Simply Barbra – July 15 – 17
At The Art House

Zoe Lewis & Bitch! – one performance only, July 18
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Melissa Ferrick – one performance only on July 22
At The Art House

Jenn Colella w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performances July 23 & 24
At The Art House

Cacophony Daniels “Drag Dad” – performances July 24 – 27
At The Pilgrim House

Leslie Cararra-Rudolph – one performance only July 26
At The Art House

Rachel Bay Jones w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance July 31
At The Art House

August & Labor Day Weekend Performances in Provincetown

The Glass Menagerie – performances Monday thru Thursday
Provincetown Theater

Jon Richardson & Todd Alsup – performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Ryan Landry Presents: Showgirls – performances each Monday
Art House Parking Lot
Tickets available at House of LaRue

Thirsty Burlington performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Illusions – performances each Monday, Friday & Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Edmund Bagnell (from Well Strung) performances each Tuesday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Judy Gold – performances each Monday and Tuesday
At The Art House

Ginger Minj – performances Wednesday thru Saturday
At The Art House

Varla Jean Merman – performances Tuesday – Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Dina Martina – performances Thursday – Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – performances each Friday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Paige Turner – performances each Friday & Saturday
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – performances each Friday & Saturday
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Broadway on the Beach – each Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Rachel Bay Jones w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 1
At The Art House

“PETIT SPEAKEASY” w/ Zoe Lewis & The Bootleggers – Aug 1 & 29, 2021
At The Pilgrim House

Melissa Errico – performances August 4 & 5
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Deven Green with Ned Douglas – performances August 6 &7
At The Art House

Matteo Lane (comedian) – performances August 7 – 9
At The Pilgrim House

Kristin Chenoweth – performance August 8 (two shows)
At The Town Hall

Naked Boys Singing – performances August 11 & 12
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Unitard – performances August 12 & 15
At The Art House

Edie “Las Vegas Showgirl: Unleashed” – performances August 14 – 24
At The Pilgrim House

Liz Callaway w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performances August 13 & 14
At The Art House

Kelli O’Hara w/ Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 15
At The Town Hall

Live From Provincetown Variety Show – performance August 17
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Boyband Project – August 18 & 19
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Susie Mosher w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 21
At The Art House

Stephanie Block w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 22
At The Town Hall

“Some Like It Hot” w/ Zoe Lewis & Qya Cristal – August 22, 2021
At The Pilgrim House

Nicholas King – performance August 26
At The Art House

Lillias White – performances August 27 & 28
At The Art House

Marilyn Maye – performance August 31 – September 4
At The Art House

Sutton Lee Seymour: Booby Tunes – performances August 28 – September 1
At The Pilgrim House

Beth Leavell w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance September 5
At The Town Hall

Christine Pedi – performance September 11
At The Art House

Three new theaters could be coming to Seaport District in coming years

It has been a difficult year for Boston’s performing arts community. Unable to put on live productions, many in the arts have turned to broadcasting shows and other creative ways to connect with audiences.

However, there is a real desire to return to the stage and host live cultural events again when it is safe so I was excited to read in The Boston Globe that three new theaters will be built in the Seaport District with two expected to open in Amazon’s building (shown above) in 2024 when it opens.

Amazon’s office building in the Seaport is currently under construction, but when it is finished it will include two new theaters on the second and third floors with a capacity of 500 and 150 seats. A third smaller theater with a capacity of approximately 100 seats will also likely be developed in another building in the Seaport that has yet to be identified.

The new performance space is likely to be managed and operated by Boston’s Celebrity Series and be reserved for Boston’s nonprofit performing arts organizations. The city would like to have the Celebrity Series, which was established in 1938, act as a mentor to less seasoned arts companies, while providing more space for local theater companies. Affordable space for smaller theater production companies was high on the list of the Boston arts community prior to the pandemic and presumably will be put to good use when it is safe to perform in front of live audiences again.

You can read the full story here. The article does require an online subscription to The Boston Globe.

The Boton Project podcast presents: The Usual Unusual

SpeakEasy Stage, The Usual UnusualThe inaugural production of this new podcast series is an audio recording of writer MJ Halberstadt’s play, The Usual Unusual. The first two installments are now available. Take a listen to the introduction and subscribe today.

The Usual Unusual centers on a scrappy, quaint LGBTQ  bookstore in Boston.
The future of the bookstore, which has served the community since the 70s, comes into question when the store’s charismatic founder announces his retirement. But rather than close the doors, the owner is persuaded to let the staff run the store, but this is easier said than done.  The staff’s efforts to unite – or simply coordinate a weekly reading night –stoke generational disputes about identity, community, and trauma.

Listen and Subscribe Here

About The Boston Project and podcast series: The SpeakEasy Stage Company has developed a podcast series as an extension of The Boston Project, The Company’s new works initiative that supports local playwrights in the creation and development of new plays set in and around Boston. Developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the podcast is a safe way to give voice to local playwrights and continue the development of new works until it is safe for artists to be back in the theatre.

Support the arts community with H.4879

cultcha, ahts, ICA, institute of contemporary Art, MFA, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, bosartsContact your state rep about h.4879 today

Massachusetts legislature is currently considering an important bill that will help provide relief for the arts and culture sector in Massachusetts, which includes organizations large and small that enrich our life and need your legislators support to provide funding for artists, local museums as well as students to gain access and experiences from our local arts and cultural organizations.

HOW YOU CAN HELP: Write or call your legislators at the State House today to voice your support for H.4879, An Act Enabling Partnerships for Growth.

Use this form to quickly and easily contact your representatives on Beacon Hill

The House expects to pass this bill by midnight, so your representative needs to hear from you ASAP. In most cases, the more sponsors an amendment has, the better its chances are for adoption.

Learn more about H.4879

Miss Richfield 1981 set to perform at Club Cafe

gay boston, club cafe entertainmentMiss Richfield 1981 comes to Boston for one show only when she performs her all-new show “Below the Belt” at Club Cafe on Saturday, May 2nd. Fans won’t want to delay purchasing tickets because this show will sell out.

Tickets are $35.00 and have recently gone on sale. Make plans with friends and get your tickets while they last.

Miss Richfield 1981
Saturday, May 2nd at Club Cafe
Doors open at 7PM || Show starts at 7:30PM
Get Your Tickets Here!

A.R.T. presents Gloria: A Life

While Broadway has seen a number of shows about pop stars in recent years, I’m pleased to see The American Repertory Theater will bring a new play about Gloria Steinem to the stage called Gloria: A Life.

The show (initially proposed by Steinem’s good friend, Kathy Najimy) centers on Gloria and the women she has partnered with in a decades-long fight for equality with a dynamic ensemble of performers. I hope you’ll share this with your friends and encourage younger men and women who may not be familiar with the work Gloria Steinem has done to come to see this show.

Gloria: A Life
January 24 – March 1, 2020
Click here for more information and to buy tickets