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  • Lyric Stage Boston 路 Mother's Day Mother's Day by John Minigan Directed by Rosalind Bevan On Mother's Day 2021,聽Ann聽Frances聽and her daughter, Evie, stroll through the聽North End, and contemplate how to carry on beloved traditions聽after devastating loss. Click below to listen on the Soundcloud app or

  • Lyric Stage Boston 路 Hummingbird   Hummingbird by Kirsten Greenidge Directed by Michelle Aguillon As two long-time friends walk through a quiet Boston, Anne Frances and Sally find moments of child-like joy despite their worries and guilt. Click below to listen on the Soundcloud app or

  • Get to know the playwrights of The Greenway Series, the second round of our Walking Plays audio play series that take place at the beloved Rose Kennedy Greenway. We asked them a few questions about what it was like to

  • Lyric Stage Boston 路 Walking it Off   Walking It Off by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro Directed by Michelle Aguillon While walking home after dim sum, the elderly Kenzo and his daughter Sally reminisce about his wife, discuss the increasing crimes against Asian-Americans, and question whether

  • Lyric Stage Boston 路 Monstrat Viam (Show the Way) Monstrat Viam by Patrick Gabridge Directed by Courtney O'Connor As her walk through the city continues through the jungle-like Boston Common, Journey and the Mayor discuss the further impending changes and threats the city is

  • Lyric Stage Boston 路 Living Water Living Water by Melinda Lopez & Micah Rosegrant Directed by Dawn Meredith Simmons and Courtney O'Connor It's the vernal equinox of the year 2221, and Boston has been claimed by the ocean following a sustained period of global

  • Get to know our Walking Plays playwrights! The Walking Plays is a series of six free audio plays, each written by different playwrights. We asked each of them a few questions about what it was like to be part of

  • Lyric Stage Boston 路 In Any Face In Any Face by Miranda Austen ADEkoje Directed by Dawn Meredith Simmons In a busy, bustling mob during rush-hour, Larysa stumbles into a wandering Sojourner. As their stories unravel, they realize that they are more similar than

  • Lyric Stage Boston 路 Kill the Dogs, Knock them Over! Kill the Dogs, Knock Them Over! by聽Liana Asim Directed by Jess Meyer Sojourner reveals to their friend, Yaya, that they are leaving town that night, but is in need of Yaya鈥檚 help. As Sojourner

  • Last fall, our Board of Directors adopted new criteria for membership on the Board of Directors and the Advisory Council. During the pandemic, we have elected four new members to our Board of Directors. A staff working group has drafted an

  • The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces new youth playwriting festival in partnership with Boston Public Schools.聽 The Lyric Stage Company of Boston is happy to announce its newest initiative in collaboration with Boston Public Schools (BPS) titled Lyric First Page.

  • Lyric Stage Boston 路 Monster in the Sky | The Walking Plays Monster in the Sky by Ginger Lazarus Directed by Jess Meyer 11-year old Yaya is participating in a scavenger hunt with classmate Kevin. In the wake of 9/11, the friends share moments

  • 锘 Lyric Stage Boston 路 On Paying Attention | The Walking Plays On Paying Attention by David Valdes Directed by Jess Meyer Yaya and her girlfriend, T, are on a walk to the Public Garden when they finally confront the challenge a summer of civil

  • During this time when the COVID-19 pandemic has put live theatre in Boston on pause, the Lyric Stage is thrilled and grateful to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors. These four people bring experience in theatre, fundraising, and

  • Lyric Stage Boston 路 The Walking Plays Lyric Stage Boston 路 On Paying Attention | The Walking Plays

  • Recently, we commissioned a short play entitled聽Garden State聽by Sam Hamashima for聽Play at Home!聽Garden State聽follows a bee named Polly as she embarks on an adventure to come home before nightfall after being trapped in a glass jar. As she struggles navigating

  • Are you in need of some recommendations as to what to listen to? Here are some of the albums and podcasts our staff are currently obsessing over! 1. Therapy for Black Girls (Recommended by Aja M. Jackson, Interim Production Manager) Run by

  • Looking for new books to read? Here are some of our staff鈥檚 favorites! 1. Even the Stars Look Lonesome by Maya Angelou 鈥淚t鈥檚 a collection of the most gorgeous and moving short stories.鈥 - Kate Casner, Digital Marketing Associate Written by renowned poet

  • Are you looking for something new to watch in your free time? Here are some of the TV shows and films our staff recommend! 1. Parasite 鈥淚t鈥檚 a film where you can鈥檛 go into it knowing anything, but you鈥檒l be talking about

  • Looking for something new to cook up this fall? Here are some of our staff鈥檚 current favorite recipes! 1. Apple crisp 鈥淒on鈥檛 forget to top it with the most important ingredient鈥攙anilla ice cream!鈥 - Kate Casner, Digital Marketing Associate It鈥檚 finally apple season,

  • Looking for a new hobby to get into or discover? Want to revisit an old one? Here are some of our staff鈥檚 favorite things to do! 1. Songwriting 鈥淪ongwriting is a great way to lose yourself in the mechanics of the strings

  • The Lyric Stage is located in the heart of Boston, and there are so many fun things to do and discover in the city! Our walking audio plays invite you to explore a variety of places around Boston. Here are

  • Autumn has finally arrived in Boston! With the weather changing comes fun activities everyone can enjoy. Here are some of our staff鈥檚 favorite things to do in fall! 1. Taking a walk 鈥淚 grew up in a small, rural town in Connecticut,

  • Since the start of the pandemic, the arts and entertainment industries have been struggling to keep their services operating. The live events industry encompasses over 12 million people and has an economic impact of over $1 trillion annually to the

  • Since the start of the pandemic, the arts and entertainment industries have been struggling to keep their services operating. The live events industry encompasses over 12 million people and has an economic impact of over $1 trillion annually to the

  • One month ago, thousands raised their voices to declare that "Black Lives Matter". Protests happened across the Commonwealth, statues were removed, and books were purchased. But for anyone who was tempted to believe that racism stops at the borders of

  • One month ago, thousands raised their voices to declare that 鈥淏lack Lives Matter鈥. Protests happened across the Commonwealth, statues were removed, and books were purchased.  But for anyone who was tempted to believe that racism stops at the borders of a

  • We at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston commit ourselves to the dismantling聽of systemic racism鈥攂oth in our organization and in the greater community. We need to talk. With ourselves. With our children. With our leaders. And with each other. And we need to act. With our resources:

  • We at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston commit ourselves to the dismantling of systemic racism鈥攂oth in our organization and in the greater community. We need to talk.With ourselves.With our children.With our leaders.And with each other. And we need to act. With our resources: Black

  • Here are some of the books that our staff is reading right now! 1. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 鈥淚t brought me to tears.鈥 - Matt Chapuran, Executive Director Set in 1922, A Gentleman in Moscow follows Count Alexander Rostov as he is ordered to

  • Need new shows to binge-watch in quarantine? Here are some of what our staff recommend! 1. The Great British Baking Show 鈥淲e are watching it as I write this.鈥 - Ren茅 Morrisette, Development Manager The Great British Baking Show is exactly what the title says

  • Need some new things to cook in the kitchen during your time in quarantine? Here are some of our staff鈥檚 recommendations! 1. Bon Appetit's Tahini Billionaire Shortbread Bars 鈥淭hey are beautiful and crowd pleasing!鈥 - Katherine Shaver, Assistant Box Office Manager If you have

  • Need music recommendations and podcasts to listen to during your time in quarantine? Here are some tunes and talks our staff is listening to right now! 1. You鈥檙e Wrong About 鈥淒id you know self checkouts help explain why white collar crime is not

  • All photos by Mark S. Howard Cheryl McMahon, Ken Cheeseman. Photo by Mark S. Howard Cheryl McMahon, Ken Cheeseman. Photo by Mark S. Howard聽 Shanae Burch, Cheryl McMahon. Photo by Mark S. Howard Cheryl McMahon, Robert Najarian. Photo by Mark S. Howard Ken Cheeseman. Photo

  • Photos by Mark S. Howard Karen MacDonald as Della Karen MacDonald, Chelsea Diehl, Kris Sidberry Chelsea Diehl, Karen MacDonald Kris Sidberry, Chelsea Diehl Karen MacDonald, Chelsea Diehl, Kris Sidberry Fred Sullivan, Jr., Karen MacDonald Chelsea Diehl, Kris Sidberry Karen MacDonald Chelsea Diehl, Karen MacDonald Karen MacDonald, Fred Sullivan, Jr. Karen MacDonald,

  • Remo Airaldi, Will McGarrahan. Photo by Mark S. Howard Will McGarrahan, Remo Airaldi, Celeste Oliva. Photo by Mark S. Howard Remo Airaldi, Davron S. Monroe, Kerry A. Dowling, Scot Colford. Photo by Mark S. Howard The cast. Photo by Mark S. Howard Remo Airaldi.

  • Photos by Glenn Perry Jesse Hinson, Amanda Collins, Grace Experience, Barlow Adamson. Photo by Glenn Perry. Jesse Hinson, Grace Experience, Amanda Collins, Barlow Adamson. Photo by Glenn Perry. Amanda Collins, Jesse Hinson, Barlow Adamson. Photo by Glenn Perry. Jesse Hinson, Amanda Collins, Barlow Adamson,

  • Recently, we commissioned a short play entitled Garden State by Sam Hamashima for Play at Home! Garden State follows a bee named Polly as she embarks on an adventure to come home before nightfall after being trapped in a glass

  • The cast of Pacific Overtures. Photo by Mark S. Howard The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) announced that they are still putting on the 38th Annual Elliot Norton Awards, only this time, it is virtual. While the season would have been concluded

  • The cast of Pacific Overtures. Photo by Mark S. Howard The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) announced that they are still putting on the 38th Annual Elliot Norton Awards, only this time, it is virtual. While the season would have been concluded on

  • Need some new things to cook in the kitchen during your time in quarantine? Here are some of our staff鈥檚 recommendations! 1. Bon Appetit's Tahini Billionaire Shortbread Bars 鈥淭hey are beautiful and crowd pleasing!鈥 - Katherine Shaver, Assistant Box Office Manager If you

  • Need music recommendations and podcasts to listen to during your time in quarantine? Here are some tunes and talks our staff is listening to right now! 1. You鈥檙e Wrong About 鈥淒id you know self checkouts help explain why white collar crime is

  • Need new shows to binge-watch in quarantine? Here are some of what our staff recommend! 1. The Great British Baking Show 鈥淲e are watching it as I write this.鈥 - Ren茅 Morrisette, Development Manager The Great British Baking Show is exactly what the

  • Here are some of the books that our staff is reading right now! 1. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 鈥淚t brought me to tears.鈥 - Matt Chapuran, Executive Director Set in 1922, A Gentleman in Moscow follows Count Alexander Rostov as

  • 1. All About Eve (1950) Written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Cleopatra, Julius Caesar), All About Eve follows the titular character Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) as she is taken under the wing of Broadway legend Margo Channing (Bette Davis). While

  • We recently sat down with The Treasurer director Rebecca Bradshaw to discuss her experience with the production. Find out what various aspects of the show mean to her and how she approached the rehearsal process! Rebecca Bradshaw on鈥 Seeing The Treasurer for

  • All photos by Mark S. Howard Cheryl McMahon, Ken Cheeseman. Photo by Mark S. Howard Cheryl McMahon, Ken Cheeseman. Photo by Mark S. Howard Shanae Burch, Cheryl McMahon. Photo by Mark S. Howard Cheryl McMahon, Robert Najarian. Photo

  • Courtney O鈥機onnor, Artistic Director and Matt Chapuran, Executive Director Ron Ritchell and Polly Hogan, Founders (1974), Artistic Directors (1974-1997) Spiro Veloudos, Producing Artistic Director (1998-2019) The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announced today that Courtney O鈥機onnor has been named as the

  • Courtney O鈥機onnor, Artistic Director and Matt Chapuran, Executive Director  Ron Ritchell and Polly Hogan, Founders (1974), Artistic Directors (1974-1997) Spiro Veloudos, Producing Artistic Director (1998-2019) The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announced today that Courtney O鈥機onnor has been named as the third Artistic

  • The Cake is the first production at the Lyric Stage to enlist an intimacy director. Intimacy directing is a new role to the entertainment industry and has become more prominent as productions seek to create a safe and comfortable environment

  • Currently playing at the Lyric Stage until February 9, The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter centers around Della, a Southern baker who values her traditional roots, as she is faced with the task of baking a wedding cake for her deceased

  • The Cake, a fresh and delicious play by Bekah Brunstetter, is now playing at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston through February 9th. Traditional Southern baker Della must confront her own strongly-held beliefs when asked to bake a wedding cake

  • Photos by Mark S. Howard Karen MacDonald as Della Karen MacDonald, Chelsea Diehl, Kris Sidberry Chelsea Diehl, Karen MacDonald Kris Sidberry, Chelsea Diehl Karen MacDonald, Chelsea Diehl, Kris Sidberry Fred Sullivan, Jr., Karen MacDonald Chelsea Diehl, Kris Sidberry. Karen MacDonald Chelsea Diehl, Karen MacDonald Karen MacDonald, Fred Sullivan, Jr. Karen MacDonald,

  • This post is an excerpt from The Theater Mirror. Lillian Hellman鈥檚 鈥淭he Little Foxes鈥, presented by Lyric Stage. Bravo to the Lyric for taking on Lillian Hellman, who doesn鈥檛 get produced enough anymore. And what a taking on it was.聽

  • This post is an excerpt of The Boston Globe's Theater Pages. In September, just a few months after Katrina Z Pavao received her MFA from Boston Conservatory at Berklee, she stole the show as flower-shop clerk Audrey in 鈥淟ittle Shop

  • This post is an excerpt of The Artery. 'The Wolves' Lyric Stage Company of Boston The cast of Lyric Stage Company's "The Wolves." (Courtesy Mark S. Howard) This 2016 play, a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, marked an impressive dramaturgical debut by writer

  • This post is an excerpted from The Metro West Daily News's Best Theater of 2019 鈥淭he Little Foxes,鈥 Lyric Stage Company of Boston Director Scott Edmiston assembled a superb cast 鈥 including Anne Gottlieb as manipulative Southern matron Regina, Remo Airaldi as

  • This post is excerpted from The Arts Fuse Theater Feature. The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman, staged by Lyric Stage Company, Boston. Scott Edmiston directed this blemish-free production starring the sublime Anne Gottlieb as Regina Giddens, who, circa 1900, engages in psychological

  • This post is an excerpt from The Theater Mirror. Lillian Hellman鈥檚 鈥淭he Little Foxes鈥, presented by Lyric Stage. Bravo to the Lyric for taking on Lillian Hellman, who doesn鈥檛 get produced enough anymore. And what a taking on it was.  From Janie

  • Remo Airaldi, Will McGarrahan. Photo by Mark S. Howard Will McGarrahan, Remo Airaldi, Celeste Oliva. Photo by Mark S. Howard Remo Airaldi, Davron S. Monroe, Kerry A. Dowling, Scot Colford. Photo by Mark S. Howard The cast.

  • Photos by Glenn Perry Jesse Hinson, Amanda Collins, Grace Experience, Barlow Adamson. Photo by Glenn Perry. Jesse Hinson, Grace Experience, Amanda Collins, Barlow Adamson. Photo by Glenn Perry. Amanda Collins, Jesse Hinson, Barlow Adamson. Photo

  • The debate over so-called 鈥渢rigger warnings鈥 continues to simmer, boiling over in the media every month or so. These warnings 鈥 statements alerting students, and other members of the public, if writing, video or other materials contain confronting images

  • Susan Mulford      Best production of this delightfully fun show that I have experienced in my 33 year reviewing career!   The Lyric Stage Company at 140 Clarendon St. in Boston presents this award-winning sci-fi pulp musical on its

  • ALL PHOTOS BY MARK S. HOWARD Lovely Hoffman, Carla Martinez, Pier Lamia Porter, Katrina Z Pavao, Dan Prior Remo Airaldi, Katrina Z Pavao, Dan Prior Dan Prior, Lovely Hoffman, Carla Martinez, Pier Lamia Porter Katrina Z Pavo and Audrey II Dan Prior, Katrina Z Pavao

  • All photos by Mark S. Howard Lovely Hoffman, Carla Martinez, Pier Lamia Porter, Katrina Z Pavao, Dan Prior Remo Airaldi, Katrina Z Pavao, Dan Prior Dan Prior, Lovely Hoffman, Carla Martinez, Pier Lamia Porter Katrina Z Pavo and Audrey II Dan Prior, Katrina Z Pavao

  • 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

  • We chatted with Cameron McEachern, the Puppet Designer for Little Shop of Horrors about Little Shop revivals, his design process, and experience with puppet-making. Little Shop Plant Thoughts: This has always been one of my favorite shows. Great story, great

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6Rrk4KRPes We weren't allowed to say so until today, but our mystery production is no longer a monstrous secret that we have to聽keep from devouring us! Learn More About The Full Season!

  • 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鈥檚 1962 in Baltimore, 1906

  • Photos by Nile Scott Hawver/Nile Scott Studios Katrina Z Pavao (Audrey), Dan Prior (Seymour) with Audrey II. Katrina Z Pavao (Audrey), Dan Prior (Seymour) with Audrey II. Dan Prior (Seymour), Katrina Z Pavao (Audrey) with Audrey II. Katrina Z Pavao (Audrey), Dan Prior (Seymour)

  • Photos by Nile Scott Hawver/Nile Scott Studios Katrina Z Pavao (Audrey), Dan Prior (Seymour) with Audrey II. Dan Prior (Seymour), Katrina Z Pavao (Audrey) with Audrey II. Katrina Z Pavao (Audrey), Dan Prior (Seymour) with Audrey II.

  • We talked with Janie Howland, the scenic designer of Pacific Overtures! What Lyric Stage shows have you worked on before? JH: I鈥檝e been working at the Lyric Stage for 25 years. I鈥檝e done at least two shows a season. So, it has

  • 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

  • We asked all of our directors this season the question 鈥渨hy?鈥 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'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,

  • 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

  • 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,

  •  Pilgrims, romance, murder, and cake: our 45th season has all that and more! We are proud to continue to bring both beloved classics and innovative new works to our stage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve9O686uMf0&t=2s Learn More About Our 45th Season!

  • Paula Plum is no stranger to the Lyric Stage! You may recognize her from the multiple productions she's worked on, but here are some fun facts you may not have known about the director of Twelfth Night: Paula has been

  • We asked all of our directors this season the question 鈥渨hy?鈥 Here are the answers from the director of our upcoming show, Twelfth Night. Photo of Paula Plum by Gary Ng. Why this play?  Because we love love stories when they鈥檙e both

  • Amelia Broome, Craig Mathers, and Anne Gottlieb in The Little Foxes. Photos by Mark S. Howard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIDfgYSJ6oU If Regina Giddens is the complex and compelling anti-hero at the heart of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, her sister-in-law, Birdie is her charming dramatic foil. We sat down

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGiTdREZgwg&t=11s The Little Foxes stars Michael John Ciszewski and Rosa Procaccino sat down for an installment of Theatre Talk and were brilliant! Check out the full interview above and then see them on stage, now through March 17th! About Michael John Ciszewski 鈥 Leo Michael

  • This post is excerpted from the full DigBoston review section. 鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽 Lillian Hellman鈥檚 thrilling 1939 play about the greed that tears apart a Southern family has been given a first-rate revival at the Lyric Stage Company in a profoundly impressive production directed

  • All photos by Mark S. Howard The cast of The Little Foxes Anne Gottlieb and Amelia Broome Kinson Theodoris, Amelia Broome, and Cheryl D. Singleton The cast of The Little Foxes Amelia Broome, Anne Gottlieb, Remo Airaldi, and Will McGarrahan Rosa Procaccino, Amelia Broome, and Remo

  • "Run. Take the T. Drive. Call a transportation service. However you get there, don't miss Lyric Stage Company of Greater Boston's superb pro颅duction of Lillian Hellman's classic play, "The Little Fox颅es".  theater at its best."

  • by Aliza Kenney At the age of 15, Lillian Hellman stole a ring from her uncle which she pawned in order to buy books. When she confessed what she had done, her uncle said, 鈥淪o you've got spirit after all. Most

  • This review was originally Posted on Boston and Beyond/Art & Entertainment. It has been said that, "blood is thicker than water," but not with the seemingly genteel, Southern Hubbard family. States Addie, the black maid in Regina's household,  鈥淲ell, there are people who eat the

  • We asked all of our directors this season the question "why?" Here are the answers from the director of our upcoming show, The Little Foxes! Why The Little Foxes? "Lillian Hellman was America's first great female playwright, a feminist pioneer, and a

  • June 19, 2017 Written by Sarah Rebell When I set out to write a piece on The Little Foxes, I headed right to the Drama Book Shop in New York City, to browse and research all things Lillian Hellman. Shockingly, there were no biographies

  • All photos by Mark S. Howard Cast of The Wolves Cast of The Wolves Cast of The Wolves Cast of The Wolves Cast of The Wolves Cast of The Wolves Simone Black

  • We sat down with Director聽A.聽Nora聽Long to learn what makes The Wolves one of the most impressive new plays in recent years! Why is this play important? There are few groups as universally-maligned as teenage girls. The vast majority of our pop culture

  • All photos by Mark S. Howard Davron S. Monroe with Asher Denburg Davron S. Monroe with Asher Denburg Davron S. Monroe, Yewande Odetoyinbo Doug Gerber, Davron S. Monroe Davron S. Monroe, Yewande Odetoyinbo Davron S. Monroe with Asher Deburg, Yewande Odetoyinbo Davron S. Monroe, Yewande Odetoyinbo Davron S.

  • Paula Plum and Adrianne Krstansky in The Roommate. Photo by Mark S. Howard. 鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽 Two of Boston鈥檚 best-loved actresses join forces for The Roommate, Jen Silverman鈥檚 quirky comedy about two middle-aged women who find themselves living together, trying new things, and reckoning with

  • There are so many hidden jems in the set of The Roommate that give this cozy Iowan home its quirky Mid-Western charm. Check out some of the details that make the set come to life in the pictures below!

  • All photos by Mark S. Howard Paula Plum & Adrianne Krstansky.  Photo by Mark S. Howard Paula Plum.  Photo by Mark S. Howard Paula Plum & Adrianne Krstansky.  Photo by Mark S. Howard Paula Plum & Adrianne Krstansky.  Photo by Mark S. Howard Paula Plum

  • On Sunday December 9th and 23rd, Castle of our Skins, a concert and educational series that is dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music, will present a tribute to Roland Hayes here at Lyric Stage.  The celebration will include spiritual and art

  • We sat down with Spiro to learn more about why he chose to direct The Roommate this season! Why this play? Jen Silverman is an amazing writer and this play seemed right for us. I also get to work with some of

  • Chatting with Adrianne  Krstansky and Paula Plum What Lyric Stage shows have you appeared in before?Adrianne Krstansky: Barbecue and November.Paula Plum: Too many to count, starting in 1975 when I was still in collegeand in one of the first Lyric Stage

  • The cast just got a first look at the set of The Roommate. Enjoy this sneak preview! Scenic design by Jenna McFarland Lord. The Roommate opens October 19th Sharon, middle-aged and recently divorced, needs a roommate to share her Iowa home.  Robyn needs a place to

  • A brief guide to everything you might want to know about The Roommate.聽 by Sivan Amir & Alzi Kenney,聽Artistic Assistants Approximate Run Time: 100 minutes Playwright: Jen Silverman Cast Size: 2 Lyric Actors You May Remember: Paula Plum (Who鈥檚 Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Light Up

  • 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

  • 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

  • https://youtu.be/3-9si6_z85g Critics Love Kiss of the Spider Woman! Rachel Bertone brings the Tony Award Winning, Kander and Ebb musical to life! Now through October 7th, get tickets at lyricstage.com or call 617.585.5678!

  • Kiss of the Spider Woman is almost here! Check out these photos from the sitzprobe, and get your tickets today at tickets.lyricstage.com or 617.585.5678.

  • Kiss of the Spider Woman director Rachel Bertone has a history of taking incredible musicals and turning them into unmissable experiences.聽 Here are just a few of our favorites! Kimberly Fife, Katrina Pavao, Phil Tayler, Joy Clark and Caroline Workman in

  • We sat down with Kiss of the Spider Woman聽Director Rachel Bertone for the first installment of our new series: Why3, a directorial take on why this production is important, why it should be performed at the Lyric Stage, and why

  • The Lyric Stage Company of Boston鈥檚 Producing Artistic Director, Spiro Veloudos, Managing Director, Matt Chapuran, and its Board of Directors today announced that they have named Courtney O鈥機onnor as the company鈥檚 new Associate Artistic Director.聽 She assumed her full-time duties at the Lyric Stage on July 9, 2018 Spiro Veloudos commented on Courtney鈥檚 appointment:聽 鈥淐ourtney and I have been friends for some time (it鈥檚 been so long, I don't event want to say).聽 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.聽 With 75 applications for this position, the choice was anything but easy. But Courtney鈥檚 background in theatre production, administration, and education made her the logical choice.鈥 Matt Chapuran added: 鈥淚 fondly recall聽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.鈥 And Courtney O鈥機onnor wrote: 鈥淭he Lyric Stage has been an artistic home to me as a director here in Boston 鈥 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.鈥

  • 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 鈥淭he Wonderful Wizard of Oz鈥 by L. Frank Baum Directed by Dawn M. Simmons Music Director, Allyssa Jones Choreography by Jean Appolon May 18 鈥 June 24, 2018 鈥淩adiates so much energy you can hardly sit in your seat!鈥澛犅鈥 NY Post A soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum's beloved聽The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,聽The Wiz聽combines fairy-tale glamour with street smarts to make a classic fantasy sparkle for today. 聽And our directors and choreographer will bring a blast of New Orleans Creole magic to this production!聽 Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score,聽The Wiz聽ingeniously mixes rock, gospel, soul, and jazz, and features hits like "Ease on Down the Road," "A Brand New Day," and "Home."
  • This year鈥檚 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 鈥 Kander & Ebb鈥檚 gritty and dazzling Tony Award winner PACIFIC OVERTURES 鈥 Spiro Veloudos caps off his multi-year Sondheim Initiative with this thrilling masterpiece A Great Classic of the American Theatre THE LITTLE FOXES 鈥 Lillian Hellman鈥檚 riveting drama about a greedy Southern family. Two New Collaborations 鈥 read more at the bottom of this release BREATH & IMAGINATION 鈥 the musical story of Roland Hayes, the first internationally acclaimed African American concert vocalist.聽 In collaboration with The Front Porch Arts Collective TWELFTH NIGHT 鈥 William Shakespeare鈥檚 hilarious and heartbreaking comedy of unrequited love.聽 聽In collaboration with Actors鈥 Shakespeare Project. A Comedy and a Drama, Both Written by Women about Women THE WOLVES 鈥 an exhilarating and insightful play about the members an adolescent girls鈥 indoor soccer team THE ROOMMATE 鈥 a moving and hilarious play about two middle-aged women attempting to re-imagine their lives

  • 鈥淎 work about the awesome and overpowering force of nature!鈥 鈥 The Guardian

    ANNA CHRISTIE

    by Eugene O鈥橬eill Adapted & Directed by Scott Edmiston April 6 鈥 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

  • 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

  • 鈥淒eliciously frolicsome! 聽Depths of sheer pleasure!鈥 聽鈥 NY Times

    Virginia Woolf鈥檚

    ORLANDO

    Adapted by Sarah Ruhl Directed by A. Nora Long In collaboration with the Suffolk University Theatre Department February 23 鈥 March 25, 2018 In this joyful romance of gender roles and expectations,聽Orlando the man wakes up, after a particularly wild night in 17th-century Constantinople, to find himself a woman! She abandons herself to three centuries of navigating聽love, desire, and the worldfrom an entirely different perspective.聽聽Oft described as the most charming love letter in literature 鈥 written by Woolf to Vita Sackville-West 鈥 Sarah Ruhl brings the novel to life on stage in a grand, epic adventure that transcends time, place, and gender.
  • "The hilarious yet poignant work featured Leigh Barrett as Madame Flo and the irreplaceable Will McGarrahan as the ivory tickler whose affectionate commingling of horror and admiration allowed us to see the Muse-murdering Jenkins as both ridiculous and somehow valorous."

  • 鈥淟yrically witty, musically rich!鈥 鈥 the Guardian

    Road Show

    Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by John Weidman Directed by Spiro Veloudos Co-Directed and Choreographed by Ilyse Robbins Music Director, Jonathan Goldberg January 12 鈥 February 11, 2018 On his continuing journey through the works of Stephen Sondheim, director Spiro Veloudos brings us Sondheim鈥檚 latest work, Road Show, the true boom-and-bust story of two of the most colorful and outrageous fortune-seekers in American history. From the Alaskan Gold Rush to the Florida real estate boom in the 1930s, entrepreneur Addison Mizner and his fast-talking brother Wilson were proof positive that the road to the American Dream is often a seductive, treacherous tightrope walk.
  • Home for the Holidays: Bluegrass & Broadway

    Lyric Stage Favorite Erica Spyres Singing & Fiddlin鈥

    December 22, 2017 l 8pm Lyric Stage Company of Boston 鈥淓rica Spyres proves, yet again, she can do anything!鈥 鈥 Boston Metro 鈥淧erformed with a shiver-down-your-spine delicacy by Spyres!鈥 鈥 The Boston Globe 鈥淪pyres is out of this world!鈥 鈥 WBUR Lyric Stage audiences have been dazzled by Erica Spyres in such productions as Company, Peter and the Starcatcher, Into the Woods, Avenue Q, Who鈥檚 Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Big River,聽 and more! Now enjoy Erica and friends in an intimate cabaret about an actor鈥檚 life, auditioning, the joy of landing a role, and life on the road, with a bit of Holiday cheer thrown in!聽 Erica Spyres 鈥 from the LYRIC STAGE to the national tour of ONCE and the new Broadway revival of CAROUSEL 鈥 home again for one night only!
  • A sweet love letter of a play!鈥 鈥 NY Times 鈥淒evastating and devastatingly funny.鈥 鈥 The Village Voice

    Souvenir

    A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF聽FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

    by Stephen Temperley Directed by Spiro Veloudos Music Director, Will McGarrahan October 20 鈥 November 19, 2017 Spiro Veloudos remounts one of his favorite productions in celebration of his 20 years as Producing Artistic Director. 聽Souvenir is an affectionate portrait of Florence Foster Jenkins, one of the finest coloratura sopranos in history 鈥 but, alas, only in her own mind! 聽Despite being called "majestically awful," her concerts in the 1930s and '40s, including a legendary appearance at Carnegie Hall, were not only sold-out but were attended by the cr猫me de la cr猫me of Manhattan society. Told affectionately through the eyes of her longtime accompanist聽 Cosm茅 McMoon, Souvenir is the sweet, inspiring, hilarious portrait of a passionate music lover who believed that "what matters most is the music you hear in your head."
  • 鈥淭he greatest of all American musicals!鈥澛犅鈥 NY Times

    Gypsy

    A MUSICAL FABLE

    Book and Lyrics by Arthur Laurents Music by Jule Styne Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Directed and Choreographed by Rachel Bertone Music Director, Dan Rodriguez Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee Original production by David Merrick & Leland Hayward Entire production originally directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins September 1 鈥 October 8, 2017 鈥淓verything鈥檚 Coming up Roses鈥 in this classic musical based on the memoirs of burlesque mega-star, Gypsy Rose Lee, and her stage-mother, the iconic Mama Rose.聽 In the tradition of聽My Fair Lady, Avenue Q,聽and聽Into the Woods, Gypsy will once again prove that the intimate Lyric Stage is the perfect place to experience the very best of the American musical theatre, especially the work of the brilliant Stephen Sondheim.
  • You can use the SpotHero parking reservation app to book convenient and affordable parking in nearby garages. To reserve your parking spot today, visit聽The Lyric Stage Parking Page聽and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. New to SpotHero?

  • Lyric Stage productions nominated in six categories What are the Elliot Norton Awards? Via http://www.elliotnortonawards.com/ 鈥淭he awards are presented annually by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) (Don Aucoin, Jared Bowen, Terry Byrne, Carolyn Clay, Nick Dussault, Iris Fanger, Joyce Kulhawik, Kilian Melloy,

  • Jeremy Sumpter was the first male actor to play the traditional character of Peter Pan in a film version.聽Via Peter Pan: Reimagined through the聽ages The Boy Who Wouldn鈥檛 Grow Up gets a constant聽makeover by Katharine Mayk, Artistic Assistant Peter and The Starcatcher聽is

  • One of the Year鈥檚 Most Produced Play Comes to聽Boston What should you except from Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play? There is no other theatre space like the Lyric Stage in Boston. The interior of the Lyric Stage in Boston, MA, a uniquely intimate聽venue. The

  • Playwright Anne聽Washburn Mr. Burns and Friends, Surviving Long Past the Ends聽Times An interview with playwright Anne Washburn by Jeff聽Lunden https://youtu.be/3xHq9AaHnMY Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play聽is on stage at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston from April 8- May 7 2016. Tickets at:聽https://tickets.lyricstage.com/

  • Mr. Burns: One Story, Three Ways to Tell聽It! Anne Washburn鈥檚聽Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play(playing April 8鈥娾斺奙ay 7, 2016)is a theatrical exploration on the nature of story-telling and art follows the evolution of an episode of聽The Simpsons聽from camp fire memory to high

  • Tyler Simahk, Michael Hisamoto, Theresa Nguyen* and Lin-Ann Ching Kocar star in Fast Company. Photo: Nerys聽Powell. Plays, Process, and Family聽Secrets an interview with Fast Company playwright Carla聽Ching by A. Nora Long, Associate Artistic Director 鈥淭o support my playwriting habit, I鈥檝e been a waitress at

  • The cast of My Fair Lady. Photo: Mark S.聽Howard Lyric Stage nominated for 24 IRNE聽Awards Did your favorites get nominated? Find聽out! What are the IRNE聽awards? The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards were founded by Beverly Creasey of the Journal Newspapers and

  • 鈥淭he Conjurer鈥 by Hieronymus Bosch, 1475鈥1480. Via: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/49/Hieronymus_Bosch_051.jpg Compiled by A. Nora Long, Associate Artistic Director Fast Companyby Carla Ching (playing at Lyric Stage March 4鈥27, 2016) tells the story of a family of con-artists. Beware the flim-flam man! These famous cons may have been

  • by Katharine Mayk, Artistic Assistant Amelia Broome* and Christopher Chew* in Lyric Stage鈥檚 production of Sweeney Todd. Photo: Mark S. Howard You don鈥檛 have to be an assassin, a witch, or a murderous barber to understand one. Stephen Sondheim revolutionized the the American musical

  • From top left: Leigh Barrett*, Mala Bhattacharya, Maritza Bostic, Christopher Chew*, Aimee Doherty*, Davron Monroe*, Sam Simahk* and Patrick Varner. The cast of Sondheim on Sondheim is a group of Boston鈥檚 best musical theatre performers. All of the actors you鈥檒l see performing Sondheim鈥檚 greatest

  • by A. Nora Long Barbra. Bette (and Bette). Bernadette. Beyonc茅.Women of stage, screen, and song who live so large in popular imagination they are known by their first names alone (and I鈥檝e just named the Bs). These women have achieved a

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority sisters, circa 1940s. Via:聽https://youtu.be/zQ1-V0WKTcU Colorism: From Roots to聽Product by Ciera-Sad茅 Wade 鈥淭hat high yellow gone to waste on you.鈥濃淲ell, you so black you need to get back.鈥 Colorism is one of the many weapons the women of Miss Mary鈥檚

  • A beauty shop circa 1940's. Via:聽https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7193/13918979618_43169c95b8_b.jpg Shop Talk: Politics of the Black Beauty聽Shop by A. Nora Long Community center, information station, haven; beauty shops in the African-American community have always been more than a place to get your hair done. One of the

  • By Eliza Sanchez, Marketing Assistant 1) It's the longest running TV comedy -- ever!The Simpsons has conquered the feat in terms of both seasons (27) and episodes (574+), and has been delighting TV audiences since 1989. photo via: http://kinographics.blogspot.com/2011/10/evolution-of-simpsons.html Fun Fact: In its run, The

  • Last night the Boston theatre community celebrated the 2015 IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) Awards at the Cyclorama in the South End. Henry Lussier, Director of Marketing, checking out the program It was a pleasure to be surrounded by

  • By Eliza Sanchez, Marketing Assistant City of Angels (playing now through May 2nd, Get Tickets) is a jazzy, brassy musical comedy spoof of Film Noir and 1940's Hollywood. A favorite staple of the Film Noir genre is the Femme Fatale. You'll

  • In the script for Intimate Apparel, each scene opens with a detailed description of a corset or piece of fabric. Wait

  • Lynn Nottage, playwright of Intimate Apparel, on stageat The Lyric Stage Company of Boston fromFeb. 13th - Mar. 14th.  When Intimate Apparel playwright Lynn Nottage was cleaning out her grandmother's house, she discovered an old photograph of her great-great grandmother. She started at the New

  • PBS鈥檚 鈥淣ews Hour with Jim Lehrer鈥 paid tribute to Molly Ivins on her death by re-airing her survey of Texas Art 鈥 or 鈥淥rt,鈥 as they say. The broadcast features Molly鈥檚 signature wit and Texan witticisms that lovingly jab at

  • Molly writes about the 2006 Texas Gubernatorial debate, featuring Governor 鈥淕ood Hair鈥 Perry. 鈥淚 sacrificed an hour Friday evening to watch the Texas gubernatorial debate on your behalf, since I knew none of you would do it,鈥 she writes.  If only

  • You may remember in 2001, Senator Jim Jeffords abandoned the Republican party due to the 鈥渃hanging nature of the party,鈥 giving Democrats a one seat majority. Molly tackles the implications for the change on the Bush/Rove White House and assumes

  • Molly鈥檚 final column is a rallying cry to future generations to pick up the cause she must lay down: the fight for freedom and justice. "We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every single day,

  • Images from the life of Molly Ivins play an enormous role in Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins. As images pop up in different areas of the stage, Molly (played to critical acclaim by Karen MacDonald) reacts

  • By Jake Smerechniak It鈥檚 difficult to compare any individual in theatrical history to Charles Busch, a seriously unique icon both on and off the stage. This year, the theatrical world is celebrating 30 years of Mr. Busch's work, including The Tale of

  • What to See in Boston this WeekBy Artistic Assistant, Jake Smerechniak As we bolt right through the month of November, musicals and plays are popping up everywhere. A lot of runs are starting in order to finish up before

  • By Eliza Sanchez, Marketing Assistant Dear Elizabeth, Where do we even begin? Seeing this play come together from script to open to close has been simply

  • By Jake Smerechniak We are making our way through November with attractions everywhere in Boston as usual. Many productions have have begun their runs. Be sure not to miss out on these performances before the shows come down. With Thanksgiving

  • Ed Hoopman* as Robert Lowell and Laura Latreille*as Elizabeth Bishop in Dear Elizabeth You鈥檝e probably heard of the Boston Literary District, but here at the Lyric Stage, we鈥檝e devised a whole new way for you to experience it 鈥 through

  • What to See in Boston this WeekBy Jake Smerechniak We're already finishing up the month of October and it's flying by! Concluding this coming week is Halloween, but be sure to catch at least some of the amazing theatre

  • When鈥檚 the last time you received an actual letter in the mail? Were you flipping through your bills and came across a hand-addressed envelope? Did your heart skip a beat? Was it a love letter? A continuation of your mom鈥檚

  • Elizabeth Bishop was more than just a poet. She was a wonderful friend. An ardent lover. A remarkable teacher. An extensive traveler. And a talented

  • The Backstage Kitchen: NOT the Worst Pies in LondonBy Jessica Austin, Artistic Assistant If you saw our production of Sweeney Todd and you鈥檙e anything like me, you left the theater distinctly more curious about what exactly goes into those

  • What to see in Boston NOWby Jake Smerechniak, Artistic Assistant October is rushing by us here in the Lyric Stage offices as we lay Sweeney Todd to rest and prepare to open Dear Elizabeth on October 17th. The autumn

  • Look closely at this photo from our upcoming production of Dear Elizabeth.  Have you seen these actors before? This isn't the first time Ed or Laura have transformed themselves on The Lyric's stage! Check out their past performances and count how many

  • by Shanna Tedeschi, Management Associate While sitting in your seat at Sweeney Todd, did you overhear murmurs and mumbling about BLOOD? It's one of the biggest questions people have after seeing the show performed on our stage.  Is it pigs blood? Water dyed with red food

  • Oh hey again! It's our fourth edition of FAIRYTALE FLASHBACK! Let your hair down and take a look at this collection of Rapunzels: With many thanks to D.L. Ashliman's folk tale library, (click to view) we've got the Rapunzel tale and all sorts of variations ripe for

  • FE FI FO FUM! I SMELL THE BLOOD OF OUR THIRD EDITION OF FAIRYTALE FLASHBACK! We're bringing you a whole mess of Jacks! The Jack and the Beanstalk tale has been reimagined a great deal: some vilifying Jack as the villain, and some

  • In our second edition of Fairytale Flasback, we're bringing you a whole mess of Little Red Riding Hoods! Did you know: the cape/hood wasn't always a cape. In early versions of the tale, including the Grimm version we link to below, it

  • You've almost certainly seen Elisabetta [Lisa] Polito's work in the last few years: she's brought her considerable talent in costume design to Boston, and has designed, among many others, Stones in His Pockets, Water by the Spoonful, and Time Stands Still, here at the Lyric

  • We're gearing up for Into the Woods, Sondheim's delightfully fractured fairytale musical - which'll open here at the Lyric on May 9. For those of you not in the know, Into the Woods mashes up some of your favorite fairy tales, with a dark

  • Costume designer Mallory Frers is hard at work on Rich Girl, which opens in 9 short days on May 28. Check out some of her sketches and inspirations for the costumes in the show:

  • by Brianna Arrighi If you come to see聽Death of a Salesman, (read:聽when聽you come see Salesman) prepare to be transported back to 1949. Willy inevitably loses his mind over his incapability to provide for his family, but what external factors during that

  • by Jessica AustinBiff Loman, like many young and aspiring athletes of today, was promised a bright future as long as he kept up with football. What he didn鈥檛 do, and what many high school football players today also struggle with,

  • By Brianna Arrighi, Artistic Assistant Death of a Salesman is one of the most successful plays of all time, sure, but it might not have the romance you鈥檙e looking for this Valentine鈥檚 Day. Fear not- playwright Arthur Miller makes up for it

  • by Jessica Austin, Marketing Assistant.聽 Chances are, if you went to high school in America, you've read the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Arthur Miller entitled聽Death of a Salesman.聽If you never had the pleasure of reading it, here鈥檚 a quick synopsis:聽Death of

  • I was delighted to be able to catch two actors from our current production of聽Working聽at our concessions stand for a quick Theater in Thirty roundup. I spent time talking to Christopher Chew, who you might remember from聽Urinetown, 1776,聽and聽Man of La

  • Working,聽our next production, opens tonight! Working聽is a celebration of average working people, and our talented design team has banded together to create a beautiful world for this production to live in. Below, take a look at some of the drafts and

  • Ho-ho-ho! The Becky's New Car cast got into the holiday spirit and pulled out their best funky holiday sweaters for a quick in-character photoshoot between rehearsals  one day. You may even have spotted the Foster family photo onstage

  • Take a spin of the wheel and join Associate Production Manager Julie Tidemand on a tour of the board game-inspired set of Becky's New Car! https://youtu.be/o2AY78gFGOc My personal highlight of our tour was a ride down the green slide that adorns the side

  • Hear what audience members like you have to say about聽Becky's New Car聽which plays now through December 22nd! Check it out and don't miss the show. https://youtu.be/yCwFxX58k4o Looking forward to seeing you all at the theater this Holiday season!

  • We like to feed people. Spiro says it's because he's Greek, and Sara, our Managing Director, is from the south, so between the two of them, they have hospitality in their blood. When people come to our house, we feed them.That's

  • Check out what we have for you at the Lyric Stage Book Nook! ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS: AUDIO CD Original London Cast recording $15 ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORSBy Richard BeanSPECIAL HOLIDAY PRICE: $10 ELLIOT: A SOLDIER'S FUGUEBy Quiara Alegr铆a Hudes $12 WATER

  • by Jessica Austin, Marketing Assistant As the opening of Becky's New Car fast approaches, I caught up with Mike Dorval (Joe Foster) to chat about his experience working on the show. This is his debut with The Lyric Stage Company, but he's been

  • I chatted with the costume designer of聽Becky's New Car,聽Emily Woods Hogue, about a lot of things. We touched on what the show is about, some costumes she's found, and really all about what her job as costume designer entails. It

  • Becky's New Car聽opens in just a week!聽Becky聽is an elevated, theatrical comedy that our director Larry Coen has described as, "a Cinderella story

  • Several of you have written in to say that the fact that our actors don't need to wear mics to fill the space with sound is on your Lyric Top 40, so we thought we'd add it here - because

  • CHRISTINE PATTERSON, EVERYBODY! If you made it to聽One Man, Two Guvnors,聽you'll remember Amanda Spinella as the delightfully sneaky audience plant who was dragged on stage every night. Hear about what it was like to be doused with water on a nightly

  • Check out these production photos from Water by the Spoonful! Click to enlarge Gabriel Rodriguez & Sasha Castroverde,with Mariela Lopez-Ponce and Gabriel Kuttner* Zaven Ovian, Sasha Castroverde, and Gabriel Rodriguez. Mariela Lopez-Ponce and Johnny Lee Davenport* Gabriel Kuttner* Gabriel Rodriguez & Sasha

  • What鈥檚 dramaturgy, you ask? It鈥檚 a word that means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. But in practice here at the Lyric, it鈥檚 the information we give to our staff, artists, and patrons, to help

  • The Lyric has been a pioneer, since its inception, of nurturing talented, up-and-coming Boston actors, designers, directors, musicians, technicians, and arts administrators. Here's a video of Lyric founders Ron Ritchell & Polly Hogan talking about how it was a cardinal value

  • Okay, folks. We are really pleased to introduce a new enrichment to the Lyric Stage lobby - the聽Lyric Stage Book Nook!聽What's a Book Nook, you ask? Let me and Christina Malanga explain it to you in today's聽Theater in Thirty: https://youtu.be/JftThOyfcNc?list=PLKpNItkXewsJ4BNwNT2q38eytucmvM0kL Stop by

  • Theater in Thirty聽is back, and I couldn't be more excited to share it with you! We've got a new camera and a new theme tune, but the same backstage conversation you've come to expect. Today, enjoy snippets from my chat

  • We moved into our space here on Clarendon Street in 1991, with our wonderfully intimate three quarter thrust stage. We've continued to renovate in years past, installing new seats in 2008 and handrails in 2009. There have been a lot

  • Check 'em out! Click to enlarge. Neil A. Casey*, Tiffany Chen, Aimee Doherty*, McCaela Donovan* Neil A. Casey* Cast of One Man, Two Guvnors Neil A. Casey* & Davron S. Monroe* Aimee Doherty* & Neil A. Casey* Cast

  • One Man, Two Guvnors is just about to open, and we thought we'd offer you a sneak peek at costume designer Tyler Kinney's absolutely lovely "inspiration boards" for the show, that reference his "Commedia Chic" costume concept, as well as outlining

  • https://youtu.be/D7mNGxS9JDo This show is our #1 top grossing show of all time. We extended it three times. Audiences hooted 'n hollered. People came back for seconds and thirds. We sold to 96% capacity. We laughed, we cried, we made over $10000

  • You know what鈥檚 great?Real human interaction. That鈥檚 why we have real humans answering our phones in the box office. At all times when the box office is open, there is at least one person staffed on the phones. This means that

  • Behind rehearsal doors at One Man, Two Guvnors

  • 鈥淲hat do you mean, it鈥檚 two plays?鈥漌hen we announced in the spring of 2010 we were mounting The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Parts I & II in repertory, there was a lot of excitement from the theater and the audience alike.

  • The Lyric Top 40You may have heard that we are celebrating a pretty important milestone in our history over here at The Lyric Stage this year: we鈥檙e celebrating 40 years of bringing Boston audiences exciting, innovative, and enriching theater. Forty years

  • I have had the great pleasure of spending time with two of our talented聽On the Town聽performers, both of whom are new to us at the Lyric. We're so glad they took the time to chat, because we sure got to

  • Look who showed up at our office today! Chip, Ozzie, and Gabey, the sailors - they're in Boston and they want to see all the sights - the duck boats, the aquarium, the Hippodrome

  • by W. Vickroy, Marketing Assistant Last week, we talked to Kathleen Doyle about her creative process in designing costumes for On The Town, opening next Friday here at Lyric Stage. Kathleen even shared with us some concept sketches for costume designs in

  • by W. Vickroy, Marketing Assistant As Lyric Stage Company prepares for its opening of On The Town on May 10th, we asked actor J.T. Turner (Pitkin) a few questions about his time working on the production, as well as other questions about his

  • https://youtu.be/UJkNbyOwr_M I had the distinct pleasure of chatting with Amber Voner, who performed the essential role of Hair, Make-Up, & Wig Designer on our production of聽By the Way, Meet Vera Stark.聽In this THEATER IN THIRTY interview, we talk about her process

  • by W. Vickroy, Marketing Assistant. After last Friday's opening night of By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, we got in touch with the fantastic Terrell Donnell Sledge (Leroy Barksdale/ Herb) to ask a few questions about his experience with this production, as well

  • https://youtu.be/xgad7AYqaIg Is that Beyonce? No - even better - it's our fabulous Vera Stark, Kami Rushell Smith, with whom I had the pleasure of chatting last week about聽By The Way, Meet Vera Stark聽and her role in the show.

  • Vera Stark: woman, actress, enigma. We here at the Lyric Stage are working hard to make Vera visible to our audiences, as part of our production of Lynn Nottage鈥檚聽By The Way, Meet Vera Stark.聽 Have you been to聽IMDB聽lately? No sign of

  • https://youtu.be/Lq9I1enJ-Yg This week's聽Theater in Thirty聽is magically delicious. Or something like that - hear from Phil Tayler what it's like to be one half of the two-person聽Stones in His Pockets!

  • by W. Vickroy, Marketing Assistant. In light of Lyric鈥檚 opening of Stones in His Pockets tonight, we wanted to hear more from director Courtney O鈥機onnor both about her thoughts on the show, as well as to get to know more about her broader theater ambitions! Inside

  • Daniel Berger-Jones*, Phil Tayler*, and Courtney O'Connor In Stones in His Pockets, 2 actors play a total of 13 roles, switching back and forth even within the same scene. We are lucky enough to have two of Boston's best, Daniel Berger-Jones

  • A twofer today as we catch you up on our recent THEATER IN THIRTY interviews. I spoke with two of the fantastic performers in聽33 Variations,聽聽Paula Plum & Maureen Keiller. Both have worked here at the Lyric before and both were just

  • 聽By A. Nora Long, Associate Artistic Director聽 鈥淭here are many inaccuracies in Schindler鈥檚 biography.鈥 聽Gertie, played by the divine Maureen Keiller tells us this in the second act of聽33 Variations. This is true. When Beethoven tells us that Schubert was arrested, this

  • https://youtu.be/jlilncIncu0 This week on聽Theater in Thirty,聽I had the pleasure of getting to know Dakota Shepard, and she was kind enough to put up with me moving a poinsettia around in the spirit of the holiday season. We talked a lot about

  • Brian Dudley, Marketing & Development Associate Have you ever sat back and wondered what English sounds like to someone who doesn't speak it? David Henry Hwang's聽Chinglish聽(now playing through the 23rd!) is all about doing business in China, and being dipped into

  • https://youtu.be/86N0ISoRF74 Hi again! Welcome to another installment of聽Theater in Thirty,聽this time with actor Chen Tang. Chen is new to the Lyric, and I was delighted to have the chance to take some time and get to know him better. Chen is

  • https://youtu.be/rTsRYkvb2dA Hello! Above is a link to our very first installment of a regular video series.Join us on Tuesdays for聽Theater in Thirty,聽where Marketing & Development Associate Brian Dudley spends a few minutes over coffee learning a little more about the people

  • by Amanda Spinella, Artistic Assistant This past Tuesday was an exciting day for The Lyric Stage Company of Boston. Not only was it Election Day, but it was the first rehearsal for the cast and company of our upcoming production of聽Chinglish. 聽This

  • by Paul Lazo, Marketing Assistant The Chosen聽continues to astonish audiences, bringing them into the climate of the聽Brooklynneighborhoods and Jewish communities that resided there during the time of World War 2. After the November 4 matinee showing of聽The Chosen,聽聽Director Daniel Gidron and

  • Katherine Raymond, Marketing Assistant This past weekend聽The Chosen聽went up with much success getting positive review after positive review from its audiences.聽The Chosen, adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok, portrays a story of two Orthodox Jewish students in the 1940鈥檚 who,

  • By W. Vickroy, Marketing AssistantAs the Lyric Stage Company of Boston finished up their run of The Mikado this weekend, work immediately began on the set for Lyric鈥檚 new production of Chaim Potok鈥檚 The Chosen. While of course the finished set will remain a

  • A. Nora LongAssociate Artistic Director A new season is upon us, and last night we celebrated the opening of The Mikado at DaVinci Ristorante , just round the corner from the theatre. In order to avoid confusion with the first performance (on Fridays), the Press

  • by Alycia Sacco, u/s Girl Bear, Mrs. T, Others When I first saw Avenue Q on Broadway some years ago, I was always hoping to have the opportunity to one day be in the show. When I was offered the job

  • Sarah Stearns, Lyric First Stage Alumnus One of my first memories of聽Lyric First Stage聽is Spiro Veloudos chasing me around the theatre with a stick. It was the opening scene of聽Hamlet. I was the harried watchman and he was the ghost of the

  • Kathryn Kawecki, scenic designer Avenue Q For this design, I was really trying to create an urban nook that felt real but that could still have some quirky character & make a nod towards learning life lessons through skits & songs.

  • A. Nora Long, producing associate Tonight is our final post-show forum and then only a few more performances till we close聽The Temperamentals聽on Saturday. Rehearsals for聽Avenue Q聽are underway, and we will dive into that a little more next week here.聽 The run of

  • A. Nora Long, producing associate Tonight is our final post-show forum and then only a few more performances till we close on Saturday. Rehearsals for聽Avenue Q聽are underway, and we will dive into that a little more next week at our freshly-launched,聽all-new

  • Julie-Anne Whitney, Assistant Box Office Manager In 1950, Harry Hay co-founded The Mattachine Society, the first national gay rights organization in America. Their goal was to "eliminate discrimination, derision, prejudice and bigotry,"[1]聽against homosexuals and to assimilate them into mainstream society. At

  • Julie-Anne Whitney, Assistant Box Office Manager In 1950, Harry Hay co-founded The Mattachine Society, the first national gay rights organization in America. Their goal was to "eliminate discrimination, derision, prejudice and bigotry,"[1]聽against homosexuals and to assimilate them into mainstream society. At

  • A. Nora Long, producing associate Dear readers, As we near the end of our聽Temperamentals聽blog, we here at the theatre can't help but notice the HUGE viewing stats this little guy has gotten. It has lead some of us to think that

  • A. Nora Long, producing associateDear readers, As we near the end of our聽Temperamentals聽blog, we here at the theatre can't help but notice the HUGE viewing stats this little guy has gotten. It has lead some of us to think that

  • Greetings, internet! You have stumbled upon the official blog for the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Boston's oldest professional聽theater聽company. Our hope is to use this platform as a way to connect with our audiences and provide interesting and thoughtful content that

  • By Stephen Nonack, The History ProjectHaving just concluded Stuart Timmons鈥 biography of Harry Hay,聽The Trouble with Harry: Founder of the Modern Gay Movement聽(a source for聽The Temperamentals), I am struck by my distance from the place and time when the Mattachine

  • By Stephen Nonack, The History Project Having just concluded Stuart Timmons鈥 biography of Harry Hay,聽The Trouble with Harry: Founder of the Modern Gay Movement聽(a source for聽The Temperamentals), I am struck by my distance from the place and time when the Mattachine

  • By Victor L. Shopov, actor Our Temperamentals: l to r, Steve Kidd, Will McGarrahan, Nael Nacer, Shelley Bolman, Victor L. Shopov. Photo Mark S. Howard Working on the Lyric's production of The Temperamentals has been quite the educational experience, not just in terms

  • A. Nora Long, producing associate During the time period of聽The Temperamentals, to be anything outside of an聽"Ozzie and Harriet"聽definition of normal could devastatingly impact your ability to get a job, buy a home, run for office. It mattered, and not because

  • A. Nora Long, producing associate During the time period of聽The Temperamentals, to be anything outside of an聽"Ozzie and Harriet"definition of normal could devastatingly impact your ability to get a job, buy a home, run for office. It mattered, and not because

  • By Victor L. Shopov, actor Our Temperamentals: l to r, Steve Kidd, Will McGarrahan, Nael Nacer, Shelley Bolman, Victor L. Shopov. Photo Mark S. Howard Working on the Lyric's production of The Temperamentals has been quite the educational experience, not just in

  • Neal Kane, chair, The History ProjectPreparing for The History Project鈥檚 presentation in conjunction with the Lyric Stage鈥檚 April 12 performance of The Temperamentals has enabled the members of our group to revisit some of the original research we compiled for our 1998

  • .eal Kane, chair, The History Project Preparing for The History Project鈥檚 presentation in conjunction with the Lyric Stage鈥檚 April 12 performance of The Temperamentals has enabled the members of our group to revisit some of the original research we compiled for our 1998

  • Brian Dudley, Box Office ManagerSo have you seen the show yet? Our production of The Temperamentals has now played four full performances, and things are off to a really great start across the board. Oh, sure, I could tell you what the critics

  • Brian Dudley, Box Office ManagerSo have you seen the show yet? Our production of The Temperamentals has now played four full performances, and things are off to a really great start across the board. Oh, sure, I could tell you what the critics

  • A. Nora Long, producing associate Tonight is the final dress rehearsal and there will be LOTS more to say on that soon.BUT, I wanted to take a moment to tell you all about a little experiment we are engaged in. As you

  • A. Nora Long, producing associate Tonight is the final dress rehearsal and there will be LOTS more to say on that soon.BUT, I wanted to take a moment to tell you all about a little experiment we are engaged in. As you

  • A. Nora Long, producing associate Our lighting designer, John Malinowski, forwarded聽this article聽along to members of the production staff and company with the subject heading, "Coming Out in the 21st Century". It is a beautiful little story about one American family, and

  • A. Nora Long, producing associate Our lighting designer, John Malinowski, forwarded聽this article聽along to members of the production staff and company with the subject heading, "Coming Out in the 21st Century". It is a beautiful little story about one American family, and

  • A. Nora Long, producing associate Mattachine Society Christmas Party, 1951 or 1952. From left to right: Konrad Stevens, Dale Jennings, Harry Hay, Rudi Gernreich, Stan Witt, Bob Hull, Chuck Rowland, Paul Bernard. Photo by Jim Gruber. This picture is of

  • A. Nora Long, producing associate Mattachine Society Christmas Party, 1951 or 1952. From left to right: Konrad Stevens, Dale Jennings, Harry Hay, Rudi Gernreich, Stan Witt, Bob Hull, Chuck Rowland, Paul Bernard. Photo by Jim Gruber. This picture is of the

  • Jeremy Johnson, director. When I was 15, this old guy Andy (I think he was probably 30 at the time) worked with me at the local community theatre in Randolph, New Jersey. One day Andy handed me聽Reflections of a Rock Lobster聽and聽One

  • Jeremy Johnson, director. When I was 15, this old guy Andy (I think he was probably 30 at the time) worked with me at the local community theatre in Randolph, New Jersey. One day Andy handed me聽Reflections of a Rock Lobster聽and聽One

  • A. Nora Long, producing associate On Tuesday night , The Temperamentals  began its first rehearsal with the traditional Lyric "Meet and Greet." Members of the company staff, design team, cast and crew gathered to introduce themselves, and learn a little more about the

  • A. Nora Long, producing associate On Tuesday night , The Temperamentals  began its first rehearsal with the traditional Lyric "Meet and Greet." Members of the company staff, design team, cast and crew gathered to introduce themselves, and learn a little more about the

  • Sara Brown, scenic designer In order to recount the founding of the Mattachine Society, Jon Marans' script flows quickly through a number of scenes that take place in a variety of different locations. These scenes are written to flow into one

  • A. Nora Long, producing associate Sorry, blog, this is a day late. But, hopefully, I will make up for my tardiness, with thoughtfulness (fingers crossed). On Sunday, I led our second talkback for our current production Time Stands Still; (Hang on, isn't

  • A. Nora Long, producing associateSorry, blog, this is a day late. But, hopefully, I will make up for my tardiness, with thoughtfulness (fingers crossed). On Sunday, I led our second talkback for our current production聽Time Stands Still;聽(Hang on,聽isn't this blog about聽The

  • The Tasty Space Between Brian Dudley, Box Office Manager Okay, can we be honest with each other? I don鈥檛 love reading plays.Before you start chasing me out of the box office with torches and pitchforks, please note that this does not mean I don鈥檛 like plays. No,

  • Brian Dudley, Box Office Manager I don鈥檛 like reading plays. But wait! Before you start chasing me out of the box office with torches and pitchforks, please note that this does not mean I don鈥檛 like plays. On the contrary! I think plays are

  • by A. Nora Long, producing associate Hello Internet!And welcome to the Lyric Stage Company of Boston鈥檚 blog for our upcoming production of聽The Temperamentals. This play by Jon Marans centers on events in history that don鈥檛 get much play in lessons about

  • See pictures from Part 1 of Nicholas Nickleby, featuring pictures by Mark S. Howard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkJKfsqOO2M

  • The 24 person cast, plus designers, crew, and staff members 鈥淚 absolutely LOVE my work with you all. I feel so incredibly lucky to be in this show with such wonderful people and working on material that has such

  • Recently, we've been studying the etiquette of Victorian England, and what it took to be a gentleman or a lady. Here's a hint: a lot. The Victorians were very concerned with how one behaved, and the rules for what one

  • Watch the video below for the speedy version of the set construction in the theatre:

  • Watch video from The Nicholas Nickleby Rehearsal Center below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2Y_1yW_YoE The ensemble of THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY rehearses narration for the production at The Nicholas Nickleby Rehearsal Center. The cast includes: Leigh Barrett, Daniel Berger-Jones, Peter A. Carey, Neil

  • "To LONDON!"In a cavernous, almost empty, and very echo-y warehouse space in the South Boston Waterfront District on September 14th, 24 voices thundered that phrase in unison for the first time. It was about hour 4 of our first rehearsal, and Spiro

  • An excerpt from the Stage Manager's report after the first rehearsal of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby: We鈥檙e on our way! The meet 鈥榥鈥 greet at the top of rehearsal introduced our stellar cast to our brilliant staff and the

  • Here we are 鈥 three weeks from the first rehearsal. And while this is the part of the process that many people generally think of as the beginning, it is not. For example, most people probably don鈥檛 realize how far

  • Many directing books suggest that the single most important thing a director does is cast their show. If you cast it well, much of the work is done for you. Make a mistake, and 鈥 well, let鈥檚 just say that

  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby聽is a huge undertaking, from an administrative standpoint as well as a creative one. Here in the box office, we鈥檝e striven to ensure that all of our subscribers will see both parts in the

  • Click on the link below and transport yourself to Dicken's London, to meet many of the author's colorful characters. Pick pockets for Fagin from Oliver Twist or travel the streets with the ghost of Jacob Marley from A Christmas Carol and learn fun facts

  • By Associate Director, Courtney O'Connor Whenever I tell people about our epic project, they generally stare at me for a few seconds after they learn that the total running time for聽The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby聽will be about 6 陆