Artistic Director Courtney says, “In my short time here at the Lyric Stage, I’ve come to feel so connected with our audiences. They care so deeply about the characters onstage and the actors who inhabit them. Their investment in theatrical art makes every night a celebration.”
We’ve got a new cast of characters coming your way!
THE LYRIC STAGE’S 2020-2021 SEASON
Join Artistic Director Courtney O’Connor and Executive Director Matt Chapuran for a season filled with stories and characters that will compel, intrigue, and delight you. Celebrating brilliant Boston women directors and the return of Spiro Veloudos!
BE HERE NOW
by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Directed by Courtney O’Connor
A romantic comedy in which two damaged souls ask themselves how much they’re willing to risk for love and meaning.
FABULATION OR, THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE
by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Dawn M. Simmons
From two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage (Intimate Apparel, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Sweat) comes a riches-to-rags comedy about a high-powered African-American publicist who stumbles down the social ladder after her husband steals her hard-earned fortune.
A co-production with the Front Porch Arts Collective
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
Directed by Spiro Veloudos
Book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Music Direction and Piano by Matthew Stern
This Tony Award-winning Best Musical follows the hilarious adventures of Monty Navarro, eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, as he sets out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm…and a dash of murder. Of course, all will be worth it if he can slay his way into Highhurst Castle. And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind.
FIRES IN THE MIRROR
by Anna Deavere Smith
Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
Actor Maurice Emmanuel Parent animates 26 characters in Anna Deavere Smith’s epic play, helping us to understand the African-American and Jewish frissons leading to the 1991 Crown Heights riots.
THE BOOK OF WILL
by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Courtney O’Connor
In the wake of Shakespeare’s death, his company of actors unite to preserve the plays they performed, narrowly rescuing the iconic playwright from obscurity. A love letter to Shakespeare, the power of art, and the stage.
ALL MY SONS
by Arthur Miller
Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw
A young couple is kept apart by the ghosts of family and the sins of a father. A story of lies, greed, love, and loss.
Book by Heather Hach, Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
Directed by Leigh Barrett
In this vibrant musical, Elle Woods proves that blonde is a state of mind, as she accomplishes much more than anyone – herself included – thought possible.
AND AN 8TH PRODUCTION
Watch this space for the announcement of the new title soon.
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