September 2018

https://youtu.be/Yh1vAxGA1Mw Meet Taavon Gamble, the actor behind the revolutionary Valentin in Kander & Ebb's smash musical, Kiss of the Spider Woman! Get tickets and more information at lyricstage.com or 617.585.5678!

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston and City Stage Co. have announced a new collaboration, along with their plan to merge this season. This union will bring together two companies with decades of experience in theatre and theatre-based education. Working together, more youth and families in the City of Boston will have access to their programs.

https://youtu.be/Jt4pmg-tVMw Eddy Cavazos talks how he relates to his character Molina, the importance of queer actors of color on the stage, and what Kiss of the Spider Woman means to him. Now through October 7th, get tickets at lyricstage.com or call 617.585.5678!

Kiss of the Spider Woman director Rachel Bertone has a history of taking incredible musicals and turning them into unmissable experiences.  Here are just a few of our favorites! Kimberly Fife, Katrina Pavao, Phil Tayler, Joy Clark and Caroline Workman in Cabaret. Photo by Sharman Altshuler. From DigBoston's Review of Moonbox's production of Cabaret: Taking on iconic material is always a risky

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston’s Producing Artistic Director, Spiro Veloudos, Managing Director, Matt Chapuran, and its Board of Directors today announced that they have named Courtney O’Connor as the company’s new Associate Artistic Director.  She assumed her full-time duties at the Lyric Stage on July 9, 2018 Spiro Veloudos commented on Courtney’s appointment:  “Courtney and I have been friends for some time (it’s been so long, I don't event want to say).  She has directed a number of plays at the Lyric Stage and throughout Boston, and was my associate director for our production of Nicholas Nickleby, parts 1 & 2.  With 75 applications for this position, the choice was anything but easy. But Courtney’s background in theatre production, administration, and education made her the logical choice.” Matt Chapuran added: “I fondly recall Courtney's production of Sin at the Coyote Theatre, produced back when we were all much younger. She's lost none of her vibrancy and wit, and shares our commitment to local talent.” And Courtney O’Connor wrote: “The Lyric Stage has been an artistic home to me as a director here in Boston — a place that has challenged and supported me like no other. And as I have grown during that time, the Lyric Stage has also grown and expanded greatly. With their new programs and partnerships, the continuing deep commitment to supporting local artists, and the dedicated and vibrant staff, the Lyric Stage is an invigorating and thriving company. I am thrilled to be joining in this new role, and look forward to discovering what we can create as we grow together.”

Winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical & Best Score

The Wiz

Book by William F. Brown Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls From the story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum  Directed by Dawn M. Simmons Music Director, Allyssa Jones Choreography by Jean Appolon  May 18 – June 24, 2018  “Radiates so much energy you can hardly sit in your seat!”  — NY Post A soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum's beloved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz combines fairy-tale glamour with street smarts to make a classic fantasy sparkle for today.  And our directors and choreographer will bring a blast of New Orleans Creole magic to this production!  Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, The Wiz ingeniously mixes rock, gospel, soul, and jazz, and features hits like "Ease on Down the Road," "A Brand New Day," and "Home."