Tag Archives: Theater

Ru Paul’s Drag Race: WERQ The World Tour

gay bostonTickets to see Ru Paul’s Drag Race: WERQ The World Tour when it comes to Boston later this fall go on sale today. The tour visits 16-cities in the US, Canada and Europe; visiting Boston on Halloween weekend, Friday, October 27th.

Michelle Visage will host with performances by some of the series’ most unforgettable queens including Alyssa Edwards, Detox, Kim Chi, Shangela, Latrice Royale, and Violet Chachki.  Joining them will be season nine favorites Peppermint, Sasha Velour and Valentina.

Tickets go on sale today for the Boston show: Get Your Tickets Here. Below is a listing of other cities the tour will stop to perform.

Final week of performances for Shakespeare on the Common

ShakespeareThis year’s production, Romeo & Juliet, concludes Sunday, August 6th so make plans with friends if you have yet to go down to the Boston Common to enjoy one of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays. I saw the production earlier in the run and it is definitely worth the effort but be sure to get there early to stake out space so you can enjoy the production.

Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm; Sundays at 7pm; with one 3pm matinee performance on Sunday, August 6.

Romeo & Juliet
Directed by Allegra Libonati
Thru August 6, 2017
FREE and open to the public

Waiting for Godot opens at Club Cafe

The Hub Theatre, Boston TheaterMany of Boston’s local theater companies get a well deserved rest during the summer months as they ramp up for their new season which starts in the Fall. However, The Hub Theatre Company of Boston is bucking that trend and performing the classic, Waiting for Godot, at Club Cafe, starting tomorrow, July 14th with performances running through Saturday, July 29th.

Waiting for Godot
July 14-29th at Club Cafe
Buy Tickets Here

If you’re looking for something different to do, check out this madcap love letter to theater and homage to Samuel Beckett’s classic drama which is making its Boston debut after critically acclaimed runs in both New York and London.

Shakespeare on the Common: Romeo & Juliet

bosarts, shakespeare on the common, boston theaterIn July the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will return for their annual free performances of William Shakespeare on the Boston Common.

This year’s production, Romeo & Juliet, is certain to draw large crowds so plan ahead and add this to your summer bucket list. The CSC production opens on Wednesday, July 19th and will run for approximately 3 weeks on the Boston Common.  Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm; Sundays at 7pm; with one 3pm matinee performance on Saturday, August 5.

Romeo & Juliet
Directed by Allegra Libonati
July 19 – August 6, 2017
FREE and open to the public

Provincetown’s 2017 summer line up of entertainers

Whenever I am contacted by readers asking for suggestions about what to do in Provincetown, I always encourage them to attend at least one performance. The array of talent found in Ptown is astounding. Not only does attending a show help to support these artists but it is also a great way to pass a few hours with friends or someone special.

Below is a listing of the talent coming to Provincetown this summer. I’ve added links to make it easier for you to get more information about these performances and to purchase tickets.

Lesley Jordan performs at the Crown & Anchor July 8-9, 2017

COMEDY

May 26-29           Suzanne Westenhoefe & Poppy Champlin at Post Office Cabaret
May 26-29           Julie Goldman: Lady Gentleman at The Crown and Anchor
May 26*               Kate Clinton, Zombie Apocalypse at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 3                      Ronna & Beverly at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 8-9                  Leslie Jordan at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 8-9                  Tori Scott at The Art House
Jul 10-12               Eddie Sarfarty at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 12                     Peter Bisuito at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 12                    Margaret Cho at the Town Hall
Aug 28-29             Sandra Bernhard at The Crown and Anchor

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Varla Jean Merman’s show Bad Heroine is at the Art House June 23 – Sept 1, 2017

DRAG SHOWS

May 26*               Miss Richfield 1981: 2020 Vision at The Crown and Anchor
June 2*                Dina Martina at The Crown and Anchor
June 23*              Varla Jean Merman: Bad Heroine at The Art House
Jul 8*                    Jinkx Monsoon at The Art House
Jul 8*                    Kitten N’Lou at The Art House
Jul 10                    Bianca Del Rio at The Town Hall
Jul 25                    Idol Worship at The Art House
Aug 14-15              Pam Ann at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 15-31              Bob The Drag Queen at The Art House

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Baloney Gay All Male Revue comes to The Crown & Anchor August 8-9, 2017

THEATER

May 24- June 11    Amadeus at The Provincetown Theater
June 25*                 GREECE (from the Gold Dust Orphans) Ptown H.S.
Jul 5-9                     The Bitch is Back! Tribute to Joan Rivers at Ptown Theater
Jul 6*                       Chicago at Fisherman’s Hall
Jul 7-Sept 9            5 to 9 at The Art House
Jul 12-Aug 20       Metamorpheses at The Provincetown Theater
July 29-Aug 29     The Atomic Bombshells Burlesque Show at The Art House
Aug 8-9                  Baloney: Gay All Male Review at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 28                    Ben Rimalower: Patti Issues at The Art House
Sept 1-2                  Unitard at The Art House

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Steve Grand performs in Provincetown July 5 – August 31, 2017

MUSIC 

May 14*                 Doug Repetti at The Crown and Anchor
May 27-28            Melissa Ferrick at The Art House
Jun 1-4                  CabaretFest: Sentimental Journey in multiple locations
Jun 3                     Judy Kaplansky at The Hawthorne Barn
Jun 9                     Duncan Sheik at The Hawthorne Barn
Jul 1-2                   Michael Cerveris at The Art House
Jul 3                       Maddelynn Hatter at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 5-Aug 31         Steve Grand at The Art House
Jul 10-11                Matt Alber at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 16                     Alice Ripley at The Art House
Jul 17                      Suede at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 18                     Seth Sikes sings Judy Garland at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 18                     Judy Wheeler at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 23-27               Well Strung at The Art House
Jul 24-25               Linda Eder at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 28-29              Melissa Errico at The Art House
Jul 30                    Christine Pedi at The Art House
Jul 30-Aug 8        Steven Fales: Confessions of a Mormon Boy at Crown & Anchor
Aug 4-7                  Marilyn Maye at The Art House
Aug 5                      Courtney Love and Todd Almond at The Town Hall
Aug 6                      Brian Stokes Mitchell at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 6                      Megan Hilty at The Town Hall
Aug 7                       Seth Sikes sings Liza Minnelli at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 13                     Sutton Foster at The Town Hall
Aug 13-14                The Skivvies at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 16-17                Kim David Smith at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 19-20               Billy Porter at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 20-21               Beth Malone at The Art House
Aug 26-27               Linda Lavin at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 27                     Marisol Montavo at The Art House
Sept 3                      Laura Benanti at The Town Hall
Sept 9                      Ana Gasteyer at The Art House

NOTE: * means this production / performer will be playing through the remainder of the 2017 summer season.

The Lyric Stage Co. presents Camelot

bosarts, boston theaterBoston’s Lyric Stage Company closes their season with a fresh new adaptation of the romantic classic musical, Camelot. The well known tragic tale of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table is brought into sharper focus and promises to shine brighter in the intimate setting of the Lyric Stage Company of Boston.

The Lyric Stage Company presents Camelot
May 19 – June 25, 2017 (Wednesday – Sunday)
At The Lyric Stage – 140 Clarendon Street in Back Bay

The show which opens this Friday runs for 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission. Shows will run Wednesday through Sunday with tickets starting at $25, which makes this roughly the price of a movie ticket so skip the movie theater for a night and check out what live entertainment is like – I can guarantee you’ll enjoy yourself and you’ll also be helping to support Boston’s growing performing arts community.

Camelot Tickets Available Here

Check out SpeakEasy Stage Co production of The Bridges of Madison County

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SpeakEasy Stage Co. presents The Bridges of Madison County May 6 – June 3

This week I was able to attend SpeakEasy Stage Co.’s final production of their 2016/2017 season, The Bridges of Madison County. The musical which is based on the best selling novel and popular movie that starred Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, comes to life on stage thanks to a talented group of actors.

Boston native, Jennifer Ellis, who plays Francesca is a beautiful counterpart to the handsome out of town photographer, Robert, played by Christiaan Smith who spends much of the second act shirtless. It wasn’t hard to get swept up in their romance, considering how beautiful Ellis voice is and the fact that half the audience was gushing whenever Smith stepped on stage (yours truly included).

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Christiaan Smith is one reason to see this excellent musical from The SpeakEasy Stage

In addition to the great casting, the stage’s deconstructed design of an Iowa farmhouse and their creative use of lighting was so well thought out and executed it really deserves a mention. I wholeheartedly recommend making a point to get tickets to see this show. Assuming your other half isn’t put off by how much you’ll drool over Smith, the show makes for a great date night. In case you think I’m being overly complimentary, read The Boston Globe’s rave review, which loved Ellis and the production as well.

The Bridges of Madison County
SpeakEasy Stage at The Calderwood Pavilion
Get Your Tickets Here