This year’s recipient of the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence is LEIGH BARRETT who has sustained Boston theater audiences with her expressive musical theater performances, vocal range, and versatility for decades.
Two Acclaimed American Musicals KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN — Kander & Ebb’s gritty and dazzling Tony Award winner PACIFIC OVERTURES — Spiro Veloudos caps off his multi-year Sondheim Initiative with this thrilling masterpiece A Great Classic of the American Theatre THE LITTLE FOXES — Lillian Hellman’s riveting drama about a greedy Southern family. Two New Collaborations – read more at the bottom of this release BREATH & IMAGINATION — the musical story of Roland Hayes, the first internationally acclaimed African American concert vocalist. In collaboration with The Front Porch Arts Collective TWELFTH NIGHT — William Shakespeare’s hilarious and heartbreaking comedy of unrequited love. In collaboration with Actors’ Shakespeare Project. A Comedy and a Drama, Both Written by Women about Women THE WOLVES — an exhilarating and insightful play about the members an adolescent girls’ indoor soccer team THE ROOMMATE — a moving and hilarious play about two middle-aged women attempting to re-imagine their lives
“A work about the awesome and overpowering force of nature!” — The Guardian
ANNA CHRISTIEby Eugene O’Neill Adapted & Directed by Scott Edmiston April 6 – May 6, 2018 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, O'Neill's classic is a surprisingly contemporary play that crackles with fierce physicality, humor, and drama. After a 20-year separation, a coal barge captain (Lyric Stage favorite Johnny Lee Davenport) is reunited with the daughter he unknowingly abandoned to a life of hardship. When Anna falls in love with a shipwrecked sailor, her father and her suitor come to recognize their own culpability in her plight, and all three struggle in their own way for salvation. Following his acclaimed production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Scott Edmiston takes a fresh look at one of America's greatest playwrights.
The front page of Monday, March 13, 2017's The Boston Globe features a profile on Producing Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos' battle with type 2 diabetes. It's been a challenging, interesting, and ultimately uplifting time in Spiro's life. Spiro's recovery is a testament to his determination, fantastic medical care, and the support of an incredible theatrical community. We're particularly thankful for
Thanks to the IRNE Awards for our 14 nominations! Click here to read the full list of nominees and to get free tickets to the awards ceremony! Thank you to everyone who works so hard to make all of our productions a smashing and beautiful success! Your art is why we do what we do!
“Deliciously frolicsome! Depths of sheer pleasure!” — NY Times