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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.

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."

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 CHRISTIE

by 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.