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Moulin Rouge! The Musical world premiere

bosarts, Emerson Colonial Theatre, Boston Theater, Broadway in BostonVery excited to have tickets to see one of the 36 performances of the World Premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, which will play at the newly remodeled Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston’s Theater District from June 27 – August 5.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical will star Karen Olivo (Tony Award® for West Side StoryIn the Heights), Aaron Tveit (Catch Me If You CanNext to Normal), Danny Burstein (six-time Tony Award®-nominee, Fiddler On the RoofCabaret), Sahr Ngaujah (Tony® and Olivier award-nominated for Fela), Tam Mutu (Doctor Zhivago, Encores’ Hey, Look Me Over! and The New Yorkers), Ricky Rojas (Burn the Floor) and Robyn Hurder (Nice Work If You Can Get ItChicago).

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Set in Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France at the turn of the century, a world of indulgent beauty and unparalleled extravagance, of bohemians and aristocrats, of boulevardiers and mademoiselles, Moulin Rouge! The Musical tells the fictional story of an ambitious, lovesick writer, Christian (Aaron Tveit), and a dazzling, entrancing chanteuse, Satine (Karen Olivo). Their lives collide at the Moulin Rouge with its many characters including the host of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler (Danny Burstein); the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec (Sahr Ngaujah); the greatest tango dancer – and gigolo – in all of Paris, Santiago (Ricky Rojas); the tempting Nini (Robyn Hurder); and The Duke of Monroth (Tam Mutu), the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including love.

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Sergio and I have our tickets to see Moulin Rouge! The Musical

As in the film, Moulin Rouge! The Musical celebrates some of the greatest popular music of the last 50 years. The stage musical will feature many of the iconic songs from the movie and as well as recent hits released since the movie premiered 15 years ago.

Tickets and More Information Here

Jagged Little Pill at the A.R.T.

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Laurel Harris, Soph Menas, Elizabeth Stanley, Nora Schell, and Logan Hart perform at the A.R.T. Gala on March 5, 2018 at the Boch Center Wang Theatre. Photo: Liza Voll

In a little less than a month the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) will present the world premiere and original story, Jagged Little Pill, which was inspired by the themes and emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette’s 1995, Grammy Award-winning album.

Following a family grappling with uncomfortable truths about many of the urgent issues deeply affecting our communities and our world today, this world premiere musical is directed by Diane Paulus (WaitressFinding Neverland,PippinThe Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) and features a book by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno).

The production opens May 5 and runs through July 15.

Jagged Little Pill Show Info and Tickets

Lyric Stage Company presents Anna Christie

BosArts, Boston TheaterLater this week The Lyric Stage Company in the Back Bay will open their new show, Anna Christie. The Pulitzer Prize winning play by Eugene O’Neill still has tickets available, but the show which opens on Friday, April 6 will close on May 6 so get your tickets while they remain available. Tickets to the show are $55 each.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Boston’s local theater company spring perfomances

Applause, gify, giphyThere are some really interesting shows from local Boston theater companies that will be opening, and I hope you’ll consider purchasing tickets to at least one of these productions.

Local theater companies have a mix of musicals and plays with several shows centered on strong women like Central Square Theater’s world premiere, The Women Who Mapped The Stars and the 1980s play Top Girls at The Huntington. Several plays have strong gay themes including The Gold Dust Orphans eagerly anticipated Brokelahomo! and Company One’s WIG OUT.  And The SpeakEasy Stage combines history and drama when they share the true story about George Takei and his family in, ALLEGIANCE.

BosArts, Boston TheaterAnna Christie, April 6 – May 6 at Lyric Stage Company is a Pulitzer Prize winning classic play by Eugene O’Neill that remains remarkably current and filled with with fierce physicality, humor, and drama.

BosArts, Boston TheaterThe Women Who Mapped The Stars, April 19 – May 20 at the Central Square Theater is a world premiere play by Joyce Van Dyke about five women in the late 1800s who were working at Harvard College Observatory and made discoveries that changed the way astronomers saw the universe.

BosArts, Boston TheaterTop Girls, April 20 – May 20 at The Huntington Theater may have been written in the early 1980s but its focus on the role of women in society and what being a successful woman means (and the sacrifices one makes) remains as relevant today as it did when it was first produced 35 years ago.

BosArts, Boston Theater, Ryan LandryBrokelahomo!, April 26 – May 27 from The Gold Dust Orphans at The Ramrod Performing Arts Center Ryan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans treat all of Boston with their raucous musical Western which is guaranteed to leave you laughing your a$$ off. Be sure to check it out before the show closes and heads to Provincetown for the summer.

BosArts, Boston TheaterWIG OUT, April 27 – May 13 from Company One at The Oberon From Oscar-winning writer of Moonlight, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s WIG OUT! is the catwalk showdown of the year.  Fueled by a R&B playlist, WIG OUT! is a divine exploration of drag ball culture, chosen family, and the desire to be desired.

BosArts, Boston TheaterTwo Jews Walk Into A War, April 28 – May 20 This Vaudeville-inspired play is about the last two Jews in Afghanistan who are on a mission to save Judaism in Kabul by rebuilding their synagogue and keeping the faith alive, but only if they don’t kill each other first.

BosArts, Boston TheaterALLEGIANCE, May 4 – June 2 at SpeakEasy Stage is inspired by the true childhood experience of George Takei (Mr. Sulu on “Star Trek). It tells the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans were forced to leave their homes following the events at Pearl Harbor. ALLEGIANCE  follows the family as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves.

This summer Shakespeare on the Common will present Richard III

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In case you missed it, earlier this month The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announced that they will return with annual free performances of William Shakespeare on the Boston Common this summer.

This year’s production, Richard III, will run from July 18 – August 5 over by the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common. Performances will be Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm; Sundays at 7pm; with one 3pm matinee performance on Saturday, August 4.

Richard III
Directed by Steven Maler
July 18 – August 5, 2018
FREE and open to the public

Gold Dust Orphans next show, Brokelahomo

Ryan Landry, gay boston, boston fringe theaterRyan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans newest musical, Brokelahomo, opens in less than two months on April 26th. Get your tickets before they sell out.

About Brokelahomo
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?

Opening April 26th and running through May 27th, performances will run every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 8pm with matinees every Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 5pm.

Get Your Tickets: Brokelahomo

Zeitgeist Stage presents: Steve

Zeitgeist Stage, Mark Gerrard, bosartsLast weekend I was able to see, Steve, a play from Boston’s Zeitgeist Stage. The show’s simple staging and cast of six makes the small theater seem even more intimate. When I arrived I didn’t know quite what to expect, and I was pleasantly surprised by the witty writing, which is chalk-full of Broadway musical zingers and references.

The play centers on Steven, a former Broadway chorus boy and waiter turned stay-at-home dad, who finds his relationship on the rocks. While fingers are pointed and accusations are made, friends close to the couple become entwined in the drama. The show has several funny moments and a surprisingly touching ending that left my friend who came to the show with me a tad misty eyed.

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Actors Alex Jacobs, Jenny Reagan, and Mike Nilsson in Zeitgeist Stage Company’s production of STEVE by Mark Gerrard || Photo credit: David J. Miller

The play runs for 100 minutes and does not have an intermission. This is a great show to see with friends and fortunately tickets remain. All shows take place here in the South End at the Plaza Black Box Theater at the Boston Center for the Arts. Performances run through March 24th Wednesday thru Sunday and are a very affordable, so go check it out and let me know what you think.

Get Your Tickets To See Steve