Richard III

July 31, 2018
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Play (1593)
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Steven Maler
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Boston Common, Boston
July 18 – August 5, 2018
With Faran Tahir as Richard

An excellent production of the classic Shakespearean drama about a megalomaniac chief executive and all the damage he manages to do.

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An American in Paris

July 27, 2018
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Musical (2015)
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Book by Craig Lucas
Inspired by the film
An American in Paris (1951)
Director and Choreographer:
Jeffry Denman
Ogunquit Playhouse
Ogunquit, Maine
July 11 – August 4, 2018

A superlative production of the newly adapted musical based on the classic 1951 film inspired by George Gershwin’s 1928 orchestral piece inspired by his time in Paris in the late 1920s.

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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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