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    Shakespeare on the Common: King Lear

    Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

    July 22 - August 9, 2015

    For Commonwealth Shakspeare Company's 20th season production of Free Shakespeare on the Common, CSC is pleased to present King Lear for the very first time. King Lear follows the journey of an aging king, faced with his own mortality and mental decline, who tries to secure the legacy of his kingdom by dividing it amongst his three daughters. Only through loss — of status, of love, of ...more


    THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

    Presented by Brown Box Theatre Project

    August 21, 2015

    Deception and desire abound in Shakespeare's classic comedy when Christopher Sly, a tinker tricked into believing himself a nobleman, is treated to a play wherein an ornery and willful woman is...more

    Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

    Presented by Bad Habit Productions at Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, Deane Hall, Boston

    August 8 - August 23, 2015

    Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play, Edward Albee's The Goat portrays the family crisis of architect Martin, his wife Stevie, and their son Billy, when Martin reveals that he...more

    Judy Garland Live!

    Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Club Cafe, Boston

    June 6 - August 29, 2015

    Judy Garland Lives! :A Concert Tribute In Boston starring Peter Mac

    With June 2015 marking the 93rd birthday of Judy Garland, it feels entirely appropriate to rediscover the music...more

    National Theatre Live: Everyman

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

    September 4 - September 6, 2015

    Everyman is successful, popular and riding high, but when Death comes calling he is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to...more

    The Royal Shakespeare Company's The Merchant of Venice

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

    September 11 - September 13, 2015

    In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all—as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. When the...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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