The fifth PBS Arts Festival includes artists Andrea Bocelli, Michael Jackson and Gloria Estefan as well as Chita Rivera, Broadway’s Kander & Ebb, Hollywood’s Danny Elfman, plus full-tilt productions of the Moss Hart play Act One, and the musicals Billy Elliot and Showboat.
A surprisingly candid documentary about our celebrated Massachusetts legislator enables us to meet not only the irrepressible Barney, but also his loving partner, Jim Ready. Premieres via Showtime on October 23, 2015.
Wagner’s Tannhäuser wins the maestro’s time and attention as James Levine deals with reduced energy, leaving Berg’s Lulu (seen in photo) to others.
This innovative marriage of drama and comedy, “captures the rawness of high school, without a filter,” says Max Teplansky (’18) who plays the pot-smoking character Van.
Kameron Steele, who worked with Tadashi Suzuki’s company in Japan says “this production takes advantage of the CenterStage’s unique, flexible structure to focus on the universal appeal of Lorca’s poetry and iconoclastic worldview.” Oct. 15-17, 2015.
Critic Roseann Cane reports that “this production, beautifully directed by Eric Hill, boasts sterling actors who are not only up to the task, but inspired, fierce, funny, and fully realized.”
Tom Coasch the playwright explains: “the vast majority of women that I spoke to were veiled, they were very positive about it and it being their choice and saying, “No, we hate it when people say we’re oppressed.”