Renée Elise Goldsberry and Phillipa Soo

June 14, 2018
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Concert
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Boston Pops Orchestra
Symphony Hall, Boston
June 14, 2018 8pm

Two captivating popular vocalists who, among other things, were the Schuyler sisters in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s celebrated Hamilton on Broadway.

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses

June 4, 2018
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Play (1985)
by Christopher Hampton
based on the novel (1782) by
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner
The Nora Theatre Company
Central Square Theater
Central Square, Cambridge, MA
May 31 – July 1, 2018

Featuring an all-male cast, a wonderfully acted and directed production of the play set in eighteenth century France about romantic deception, manipulation, and intrigue.

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On The Town in Concert

June 1, 2018
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Musical (1944)
in semi-staged concert format
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Betty Comden and
Adolph Green
Conductor: Keith Lockhart
The Boston Pops Orchestra
Symphony Hall, Boston
June 1, 2018, 8pm

A superbly rendered semi-staged version of the early Bernstein musical about three sailors on leave in New York City.

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On Chesil Beach

May 25, 2018
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Film (2018)
Directed by Dominic Cooke
Screenplay by Ian McEwan
Based on the novel by Ian McEwan
With Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle

A beautifully done rendition of McEwan’s difficult narrative about a pair of newlyweds on their honeymoon.

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The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

May 4, 2018
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Performance, Dance, Concert
Directed by Jakari Sherman
Step Afrika!
ArtsEmerson
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
May 3-6, 2018

An exuberantly varied dance-performance inspired by the series of paintings commemorating the great northern African-American migration of 1910-1930 by noted African-American artist Jacob Lawrence.

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Little Pink House

May 4, 2018
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Film (2018)
Written and directed by
Courtney Balaker
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA
With Catherine Keener

Based on a true story, an account of a single woman’s legal battle against governmental and commercial efforts to push her out of her home.

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Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable)

April 27, 2018
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Film (2018)
Written and directed by
Michel Hazanavicius
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA

An inventively offbeat biopic about the noted French film director Jean-Luc Godard and his transition to Maoist politics, told from the perspective of his former wife, Anne Wiazemsky.

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True West

April 26, 2018
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Play (1980)
by Sam Shepard
Directed by Daniel Bourque
Hub Theatre Company of Boston
First Church in Boston
Back Bay, Boston
April 13 – 28, 2018

An intimately riotous production of the noteworthy Sam Shepard play about two brothers pitted against one another in literary and visceral death-struggles.

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