The Curtain Report: What to see in Boston NOW

The Curtain Report

What to see in Boston NOW
by 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 chill has set in but don’t worry, the Boston arts scene is generating heat this coming week. With a Shakespeare classic, a circus extravaganza and more, there’s no excuse to stay huddled under a blanket. Many shows have already begun this October and this upcoming week will be perfect for catching them before they close. Be sure not to miss college theatre too, as many schools have kicked off their Fall seasons with knock-out productions. Put on your scarf and get out there!

10/17-11/9Dear Elizabeth @ The Lyric Stage Company
Told through the extensive and imaginative correspondence between two of the 20th century’s most important and celebrated American poets — Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell — Dear Elizabeth is a different kind of love story, of artists and friends. Bishop and Lowell’s thirty-five-year friendship served to buoy each other up in life and art, each being profoundly impacted by the other. Celebrated playwright Sarah Ruhl weaves a lyrical, moving portrait of a friendship between two writers that transcends oceans, continents, and time.
Tickets and more about Dear Elizabeth

Assassins @ New Repertory Theatre
The musical compilation of history’s most infamous assassins, by the one and only Stephen Sondheim, is at the New Rep. Theatre this month.
Tickets and more about Assassins

10/10 – 10/26
Far Reaches @ The Sanctuary Theatre
If you enjoy dance, be sure to catch Far Reaches, a concert of original ballads with a world premiere.
Tickets and more about Far Reaches

10/15 – 10/23
King Lear @ ArtsEmerson

Cast of King Lear

Bringing eye-opening Shakespeare to Boston once again is ArtsEmerson with London’s renowned Shakespeare’s Globe. King Lear, a tale of redemption, realization, and the restraints of man, opens on Wednesday, October 15th at Emerson’s Paramount Center Mainstage and runs through October 23rd. Being one of Shakespeare’s prime tragedies, King Lear is sure to be just as successful as Hamlet was when it was done two seasons ago at ArtsEmerson, also through Shakespeare’s Globe. Starring Joseph Marcel, this production is most certainly a show that you will not want to miss, especially if you have a special place in your heart for Shakespeare.
Tickets and more about King Lear

10/2 – 10/12
Traces @ ArtsEmerson
Don’t miss the final weekend to see this acrobatic extravaganza, ArtsEmerson’s powerful, movement-based season opener.
Tickets and more about Traces

37th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert @ Blackman Theatre @ Northeastern University
This concert is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” with collaboration between FJCMC and Northeastern’s Center for the Arts.
Tickets and more about John Coltrane Memorial Concert

We hope you take advantage of the endless productions and cultural events going on in Boston this month. Many shows close this coming week so be sure to grab your tickets if something interests you. Be on the lookout for the Curtain Report update every Friday, with exciting facts and upcoming information about shows about arts in Boston. Enjoy the show!