Heads Up: America To Me

September 13, 2018
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10 part series documentary
Directed by Steve James
America To Me
Screening at Boston Public Library
September 13, 2018
Series premieres on the Starz network
on August 26, 2018

An incisive multipart documentary about implicit racism set in the Oak Park River Forest High School in suburban Chicago.

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Alex McAleer of
Champions of Magic

September 13, 2018
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Performance, Magic Show
Champions of Magic
Boch Center
September 20-23, 2018

Talking with Alex McAleer, the mind-reader of Champions of Magic, a group of five wizards with very different astounding talents, coming to Boston – for the first time – soon.

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The Black Clown

September 6, 2018
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Musical, Play, Performance (2018)
Adapted from
Langston Hughes’ poem
by Davóne Tines and
Michael Schachter
Music by Michael Schachter
Directed by Zack Winokur
American Repertory Theater
Loeb Drama Center
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
August 31 – September 23, 2018
Featuring Davóne Tines

An exceedingly well crafted and composed, inventively staged, beautifully sung, and brilliantly choreographed adaptation of the poem by Langston Hughes.

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The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood

August 31, 2018
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Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, Music Director
Conductors: Andris Nelsons, Christoph Eschenbach, Keith Lockhart, Michael Tilson Thomas, John Williams
Host: Audra McDonald
With Midori, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kian Soltani, cello; Jessica Zhou, harp; Nadine Sierra, soprano; Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Hampson, baritone; James Darrah, stage direction; Joshua Bergasse, choreography
Additional vocalists: Isabel Leonard, Jessica Vosk, Tony Yazbeck, Clyde Alves, DJ Petrosino, Ryan Ghysels, Christopher Rice, Alex Ringler, Clay Thomson, Mikey Winslow
Tanglewood Festival Chorus: James Burton, conductor
Tanglewood Music Center
Lenox, MA
Saturday, August 25, 2018, 8pm

An embarrassment of musical riches offered in tribute to Leonard Bernstein on the exact occasion of his hundredth birthday.

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True West

August 30, 2018
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Play (1983)
by Sam Shepard
Directed by Joe Short
Gloucester Stage Company
Gloucester, MA
August 17 – September 8, 2018
With Nael Nacer, Alexander Platt

An intimate and energetic evocation of the modern American classic.

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Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico

August 5, 2018
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Cirque du Soleil
Founder: Guy Laliberte
Chief Creative Officer and Creative Guide: Jean-Francois Bouchard
Writer and director: Daniele Finzi Pasca
Director of creation: Patricia Ruel
Suffolk Downs Racetrack
Revere, MA
June 27 – August 12, 2018

An exquisitely designed and performed production, this time on a Mexican theme, with astounding juggling, acrobatics, clowning, contortionism, and much more.

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Billy Novick and Guy Van Duser

August 4, 2018
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Billy Novick, clarinet
Guy Van Duser, guitar
Club Passim
Cambridge, MA
August 4, 2018, 8:00pm

An astonishingly good pair of musicians, now celebrating an astonishing 42 years of musical collaboration.

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Moulin Rouge! (The Musical)

August 3, 2018
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Musical (2018)
Book by John Logan based on the 2001 Twentieth Century Fox motion picture directed by Baz Luhrmann

Directed by Alex Timbers
Emerson Colonial Theatre
Through August 19, 2018
With Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, Danny Burstein

An over-the-top staged musical extravaganza based on the over-the-top 2001 cinematic extravaganza by Baz Luhrmann.

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