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    Murder by Misadventure

    Presented by The Cape Playhouse at The Cape Playhouse, Dennis Village

    August 25 - September 5, 2015

    A British Thriller

    by Edward Taylor
    Directed by James Brennan

    Everybody loves a good mystery! Set in 1992 before the ubiquitous cell phone, this quintessential thriller examines what happens when two successful mystery writers, who have worked together for years, begin to hate each other. Harry has invested well and now lives with his glamorous wife in a luxury, hi-tech apartment ...more


    The Boys in the Band

    Presented by Zeitgeist Stage Company at BCA Plaza Black Box, Boston

    September 11 - October 3, 2015

    Written by Mart Crowley
    Directed by David J. Miller

    This seminal work of the Off-Broadway movement premiered in 1968 and was a long-running hit onstage. Michael is throwing...more

    The Royal Shakespeare Company's Othello

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    October 2 - October 4, 2015

    Othello is the greatest general of his age, a fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies...more

    National Theatre of London Live in HD: "The Beaux' Stratagem"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 6, 2015

    Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar’s wild comedy of love and cash.  The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown...more

    Appropriate

    Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Roberts Studio Theatre, Boston

    September 12 - October 10, 2015

    Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
    Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara

    2014 Obie Award Winner: Best New American Play

    After the death of their patriarch,...more

    Kansas City Choir Boy

    Presented by Oberon and American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge

    October 1 - October 10, 2015

    Music and Lyrics by Todd Almond
    Directed by Kevin Newbury
    Choreography by Sam Pinkleton
    Musical Directon by David Bloom
    Starring Courtney Love and Todd Almond
    ...more

    La Boheme

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    October 2 - October 11, 2015

    Music by Giacomo Puccini
    Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

    Sung in Italian with projected English translation

    Puccini’s poetic masterpiece is reimagined against...more

    1984

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    October 17, 2015

    George Orwell’s classic novel takes on a frightening contemporary topic. In Oceania, Big Brother watches everyone, everywhere. Winston and Julia resist the oppressive governing Party that...more

    Mr. Joy

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center, Boston

    September 22 - October 18, 2015

    What happened to Mr. Joy? A Harlem community is disrupted when a Chinese immigrant’s shoe repair shop, a neighborhood pillar for decades, does not open its doors. Playwright and...more

    Julius Caesar

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    October 18, 2015

    In Shakespeare’s political tragedy, suspicions arise when the beloved Caesar gains popularity among his people. Fearing that he will corrupt the freedom of the State, other members of the...more

    Othello

    Presented by Actors' Shakespeare Project at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University, Boston

    September 23 - October 25, 2015

    By William Shakespeare
    Directed by Bridget Kathleen O'Leary

    "'Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus."
     -Othello, Act I
    ...more

    Carousel

    Presented by Boston College Theatre Department at Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center, Chestnut Hill

    October 21 - October 25, 2015

    In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his...more

    Dry Land

    Presented by Company One Theatre at BCA Plaza Theatre, Boston

    October 2 - October 30, 2015

    A Boston Premiere by Ruby Rae Spiegel
    Directed by Steven Bogart

    Emerging as the Lena Dunham of the theatre world, 21-year-old playwright Ruby Rae Spiegel — a...more

    The Salem Haunted Magic Show

    Presented by The Salem Haunted Magic Show

    October 2 - November 1, 2015

    The Salem Haunted Magic Show is proud to present for the 2015 season, Hysteria: Redux...more

    Luna Gale

    Presented by Stoneham Theatre at Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham

    October 22 - November 8, 2015

    By Rebecca Gilman
    Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw

    Six-month-old Luna is at the heart of a raging storm. This gripping new drama about a heart-wrenching custody battle...more

    Chopin Without Piano

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Paramount Center, Boston

    November 11 - November 14, 2015

    Take Chopin’s piano concertos, remove the piano and replace it with a monologue detailing the composer’s life and radical approach to music. The result is Chopin without Piano, a staggeringly...more

    National Theatre Live: Hamlet

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    November 13 - November 15, 2015

    Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
    Directed...more

    Copenhagen

    Presented by Central Square Theater at Central Square Theater, Cambridge

    October 1 - November 15, 2015

    Copenhagen, 1941: Two brilliant physicists – fast friends from enemy nations – famously confront each other at the height of WWII. This award-winning psychological mystery unravels what...more

    Big Love

    Presented by Boston College Theatre Department at Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center, Chestnut Hill

    November 19 - November 22, 2015

    Based on Aeschylus's The Suppliants, this play is about fifty brides who flee to a manor in Italy to avoid marrying their fifty cousins. The play takes the plot of the original...more

    The Royal Shakespeare Company's Henry V

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    November 21 - November 22, 2015

    Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. After the French Dauphin...more

    Casa Valentina

    Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Roberts Studio Theatre, Boston

    October 24 - November 28, 2015

    Written by Harvey Fierstein
    Directed by Scott Edmiston

    2014 Tony Award Nominee: Best Play

    Based on actual events, Casa Valentina takes...more

    Macbeth

    Presented by Brandeis Department of Theater Arts at Spingold Theater Center, Laurie Theater, Waltham

    December 4 - December 6, 2015

    Macbeth

    by William Shakespeare
    Directed and Adapted by Zoe Golub-Sass '16

    Think you've seen Shakespeare's "Macbeth"? Think again! This production approaches the classic...more

    National Theatre of London Live in HD: "Jane Eyre"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 8, 2015

    Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfillment on her...more

    Alice in War

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater, Boston

    December 8 - December 11, 2015

    Alice in War is a contemporary fable about a girl and her family confronting the absurdity, senselessness, and intimacy of war. This fantastical play weaves a curious tale as Alice, Bianca...more

    Rosmersholm

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210, Boston

    December 9 - December 13, 2015

    Johannes Rosmer, a former clergyman, lives peacefully now that his wife Beata is dead. Life at his family estate is free, thoughtful, and full of new, liberal ideas, thanks to Rebecca West...more

    National Theatre Live: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    January 29 - January 31, 2016

    Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2012,...more

    National Theatre of London Live in HD: "As You Like it"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 25, 2016

    Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.


    Three Sisters

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, Boston

    March 2 - March 6, 2016

    One of Russia’s premiere theatre companies presents this luminous retelling of Chekhov's masterpiece, which follows three sisters who are forced to leave Moscow for life in a provincial town....more

    Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Paramount Center, Boston

    March 16 - March 20, 2016

    In this critically acclaimed staging of three one-woman plays by Samuel Beckett, directed by the playwright’s longtime friend Walter Asmus, the obsessive rhythms of existence are laid bare. In...more

    THE REALNESS: A BREAK BEAT PLAY by Idris Goodwin

    Presented by Merrimack Repertory Theatre at Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall, Lowell

    March 16 - April 10, 2016

    There’s nothing more hip-hop than falling in love.

    World Premiere

    It’s 1996, the hip-hop scene is roaring, and T.O. has arrived in the city, eager to...more

    Historia De Amor

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, Boston

    April 21 - April 24, 2016

    With the grit and imagery of a dark graphic novel comes this violent story that destroys the boundaries between domination and submission. Based on the French novel by Régis Jauffret, Historia de...more

    Daughter of a Cuban Revolution

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center, Boston

    April 27 - May 1, 2016

    Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary presents the astonishing tale of three towering figures in the life of versatile performer Marissa Chibas. As she recalls her father, Raul Chibas (who co-wrote...more

    Premeditation

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Paramount Center, Boston

    May 4 - May 14, 2016

    Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce, but how many end in murder? Meet two disgruntled housewives from opposite sides of the track: Esmeralda, sophisticated and calculating, and Lydia,...more

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