The debate over so-called “trigger warnings” continues to simmer, boiling over in the media every month or so. These warnings – statements alerting students, and other members of the public, if writing, video or other materials contain confronting images or ideas – have taken center stage in the campus culture wars in the US and beyond. Proponents argue
We are happy to offer four free tickets to Lyric Stage mainstage performances through the Boston Public Library's Museum Pass program. "We strongly believe that art belongs to all people and we're so pleased to be part of the BPL's Museum Pass Program, which we hope will help provide access to live theatre for many members of the Boston
Micheline Wu on the choreographic process of Pacific Overtures In my opinion, to be a musical theater choreographer is to be a dance historian and movement anthropologist. Dance in musicals is more than aesthetic entertainment. Whether it’s 1962 in Baltimore, 1906 in Oklahoma, or 1853 in Japan, the movement must clearly demonstrate the time and place of the story.
We talked with Janie Howland, the scenic designer of Pacific Overtures! What Lyric Stage shows have you worked on before? JH: I’ve been working at the Lyric Stage for 25 years. I’ve done at least two shows a season. So, it has to be at least 50 and a few more—maybe 60. In fact, I did my first professional show
We talked with Lisa Yuen, who portrays Reciter, Shogun, Storyteller, and Emperor in our upcoming production of Pacific Overtures! What Lyric Stage shows have you worked on before? LY: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, and Kiss of the Spider Woman What you about of Pacific Overtures? LY: Spiro Veloudos and music director Jon Goldberg
We asked all of our directors this season the question “why?” Here are the answers from the director of our upcoming show, Pacific Overtures! Why Pacific Overtures? It's one of the final major Sondheim musicals that I haven't done (Passion and Merrily We Roll Along are the others.) As we are taking a hiatus from Sondheim musicals, Overtures seems fitting.
We're busy building the set for Pacific Overtures, but we wanted to share with you a sneak peek of the beautiful set, designed by Janie E. Howland ( United Scenic Artists (USA-Local 829))! Learn More About This Production! About Pacific Overtures This startling, entertaining, and thrilling masterpiece puts a cap on Spiro Veloudos’ multi-year Sondheim Initiative. An unlikely friendship is forged
At last night's 2019 Independent Reviewers of New England Awards, three members of the Lyric Stage family brought home awards! Congratulations to Eddy Cavazos, Best Actor in a Musical, Kiss of the Spider WomanYewande Odetoyinbo, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, Breath & ImaginationJohnathan Carr, Best Projection Design, Kiss of the Spider Woman About Eddy Cavazos Eddy Cavazos made his Lyric Stage