Feb 14

Coming Attractions: February 14 through 27– What Will Light Your Fire

BU Cinemateque at 640 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, MA

19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA

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At the Special Exhibitions Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, through June 3

Emerson Urban Arts: Media Art Gallery, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

An Education in Prudence by Stefan Lanfer. Directed by Pascale Florestal. Staged by the Open Theatre Project at St. John’s Church, 1 Roanoke Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA, through February 24.

Nomad Americana by Kira Rockwell. Directed by Damon Krometis. Staged by Fresh Ink at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, through February 17.

...Bard and the human spirit, in the mode of Shakespeare in Love, perhaps. “Set in 1942 Providence, the play follows the women of the fictional Oberon Playhouse, who endeavor to continue with...

for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange. Directed by Dayenne CB Walters. Staged by Praxis Stage at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Boston, MA, February 15 through 26.

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, adapted by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by A.Nora Long. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, February 23 through March 25.

Ripe Frenzy by Jennifer Barclay. Directed by Bridget Kathleen O’Leary. A New Rep co-production with the Boston Center for American Performance at Studio ONE, Boston University, 855 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, February 24 through March 11.

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At the First Lutheran Church, 299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA

At Sanders Theatre/Harvard University, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

At Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

    Coming Attractions: February 14 through 27- What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film The MFA presents a new festival of recent films from Japan. The films with individual links are listed below. A complete overview of the schedule is here.
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Feb 07

Rialto Round-Up: Adieu to the One and Only Larry Coen

On January 2 I’ll be starting rehearsals for DIVINE SISTER.  (pause)

    Rialto Round-Up: Adieu to the One and Only Larry Coen
    To be with Larry was to be part of his family. If you passed muster, you were friends for life. And Larry had a LOT of friends.... By Davis Robinson A few things you need to know about Larry. A lot has been written about what a great performer he was and what a savvy and sassy writer.
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Feb 05

Theater Review: Wilbury Theatre Group’s “The Skin of Our Teeth” — Surreal Meltdown

The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder. Directed by Josh Short. Staged by the Wilbury Theatre Group at 40 Sonoma Court, Providence, Rhode Island, through February 11.

    Theater Review: Wilbury Theatre Group's "The Skin of Our Teeth" - Surreal Meltdown
    The WTG production succeeds largely because it heightens the absurdity of a play about catastrophe that Wilder himself warns us not to take too seriously. The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder. Directed by Josh Short. Staged by the Wilbury Theatre Group at 40 Sonoma Court, Providence, Rhode Island, through February 11.
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Feb 02

Theater Review: “Hear Word! Nigerian Woman Talk True” — Speaking Truth to Power

Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True, written by Ifeoma Fafunwa and others. Directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa. Staged by American Repertory Theater, Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA, through February 11.

    Theater Review: "Hear Word! Nigerian Woman Talk True" - Speaking Truth to Power
    Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True, written by Ifeoma Fafunwa and others. Directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa. Staged by American Repertory Theater, Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA, through February 11. By Robert Israel The title of Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True putsthe emphasis on the singular: "woman."
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Jan 28

Coming Attractions: January 28 through February 13 — What Will Light Your Fire

At the Fenway Gallery, Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA, through September 10

At the Special Exhibitions Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, February 9 through June 3

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Winter Panto, written and performed by Matthew Woods & The Ensemble. Directed by Woods. Staged by imaginary beasts at the Charlestown Working Theater, 442 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, MA, through February 4.

Shakespeare in Love, Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard. Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. Directed by Scott Edmiston. Staged by SpeakEasy Stage at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, through February 10.

Road Show, Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by John Weidman Directed by Spiro Veloudos.Co-directed and choreographed by Ilyse Robbins. Music direction by Jonathan Goldberg. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, through February 11.

The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder. Directed by Josh Short. Music direction by Matt Requintina. Staged by The Wilbury Theatre Group at 40 Sonoma Court, Olneyville, Rhode Island, through February 4.

HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True. Written and directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa. Staged by the American Repertory Theater at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, through February 11.

An Education in Prudence by Stefan Lanfer. Directed by Pascale Florestal. Staged by the Open Theatre Project at St. John’s Church, 1 Roanoke Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA, February 9 through 24.

Nomad Americana by Kira Rockwell. Directed by Damon Krometis. Staged by Fresh Ink at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, February 2 through 17.

...Bard and the human spirit, in the mode of Shakespeare in Love, perhaps. “Set in 1942 Providence, the play follows the women of the fictional Oberon Playhouse, who endeavor to continue with...

At the Emmanuel Church/Lindsey Chapel, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

At S. Stephen’s Church 114 George Street, Providence, RI

At the First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA

At Brown Hall/New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA

    Coming Attractions: January 28 through February 13 - What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film Produced by the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the series showcases films that have been rescued from extinction.
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Jan 23

Theater Review: “Road Show” — Sondheim’s Latest Gets Its Boston Premiere

...Cristina Todesco. Costume design by Amanda Mujica. Produced by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA, through February 11...

    Theater Review: "Road Show" - Sondheim's Latest Gets Its Boston Premiere
    Road Show is unlikely to top anyone's list of Sondheim favorites, it's an often entertaining take on a quintessentially American story. Road Show. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by John Weidman. Co-directed by Spiro Veloudos and Ilyse Robbins. Music director, Jonathan Goldberg. Choreography by Ilyse Robbins.
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Jan 14

Coming Attractions: January 14 through 30 — What Will Light Your Fire

Bakalar Gallery, MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Fenway Gallery, Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA

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Winter Panto, written and performed by Matthew Woods & The Ensemble. Directed by Woods. Staged by imaginary beasts at the Charlestown Working Theater, 442 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, MA, through February 4.

Shakespeare in Love, Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard. Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. Directed by Scott Edmiston. Staged by SpeakEasy Stage at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, through February 10.

Road Show, Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by John Weidman Directed by Spiro Veloudos.Co-directed and choreographed by Ilyse Robbins. Music direction by Jonathan Goldberg. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, through February 11.

Crossing Flight: a tale of the post-apocalypse by Erin Lerch. Directed by Rosalind Thomas-Clark. Staged by TC Squared Theatre Company at The Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, January 18 to 21.

IRRESISTIBLE, performed by Liars and Believers. Directed by Jason Slavic. At Sonia at the Middle East, Central Square, 10 Brookline Street, Cambridge, MA on January 24.

The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder. Directed by Josh Short. Music direction by Matt Requintina. Staged by The Wilbury Theatre Group at 40 Sonoma Court, Olneyville, Rhode Island, January 18 through February 4.

HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True. Written and directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa. Staged by the American Repertory Theater at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, January 26 through February 11.

At the New Conservatory at the Jordan Hall/New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA

Presented by the Boston University School of Music at the Boston University Concert Hall, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

At the Emmanuel Church/Lindsey Chapel, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

    Coming Attractions: January 14 through 30 - What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film Iran is producing some of the world's most elegant films. Here is a chance to take in movies that haven't received traditional distribution.
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Jan 02

Coming Attractions: January 2 through 16 — What Will Light Your Fire

At the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Bakalar Gallery, MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

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University Research Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Winter Panto, written and performed by Matthew Woods & The Ensemble. Directed by Woods. Staged by imaginary beasts at the Charlestown Working Theater, 442 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, MA, January 13 through February 4.

Shakespeare in Love, Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard. Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. Directed by Scott Edmiston. Staged by SpeakEasy Stage at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, January 12 through February 10.

Road Show, Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by John Weidman Directed by Spiro Veloudos.Co-directed and choreographed by Ilyse Robbins. Music direction by Jonathan Goldberg. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, January 12 through February 11.

At Sanders Theatre/Harvard University, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

    Coming Attractions: January 2 through 16 - What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film Wonderstruck January 7 at 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Dawson City: Frozen Time January 7 at a 4:30 & 9:30 p.m.
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Dec 27

Our End-of-the-Year Appeal — Support Quality Arts Coverage

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    Our End-of-the-Year Appeal - Support Quality Arts Coverage
    The end of the year is upon us. I ask you to consider contributing to The Arts Fuse so that we can continue to be an indispensible part of the Boston arts landscape. Dear Arts Fuse Reader: I hope you are well and that you attended some live arts events this past year.
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Dec 17

Coming Attractions: December 17 through January 2 — What Will Light Your Fire

At the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata. Directed by Benny Sato Ambush. Choreography by Jubilith Moore. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, through December 31.

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Nurse Play by James Wilkinson. Directed by Joe Juknievich. Staged by Exiled Theater at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA through December 17.

Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo. Directed by James Peter Sotis. Staged by Praxis Stage at the First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, through December 17.

299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA

    Coming Attractions: December 17 through January 2 - What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film Paris, Texas, directed by Wim Wenders. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, screening on December 20 and 21.
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Dec 13

The Arts on Stamps of the World — December 13

...1883) by Nikolai Yaroshenko (13 December [O.S. 1 December] 1846 – 7 July [O.S. 25 June] 1898), who was born in Poltava and became one of the leading figures among the...

    The Arts on Stamps of the World - December 13
    An Arts Fuse regular feature: the arts on stamps of the world. By Doug Briscoe Today's avalanche of artists buries us with Donatello, Heinrich Heine, four Russians, four Romanians, painters from Germany, Canada, Armenia, Spain, and Britain (and Russia and Romania), a French chess master, a Danish novelist, a Ukrainian composer, actors from Greece and Japan (and Russia), and a Panamanian violinist.
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Dec 12

The Arts on Stamps of the World — December 12

Nikolay Karamzin (12 December [O.S. 1 December] 1766 – 3 June [O.S. 22 May] 1826) was primarily an historian, the author of a twelve-volume...

    The Arts on Stamps of the World - December 12
    An Arts Fuse regular feature: the arts on stamps of the world. By Doug Briscoe The top names for December 12th are Gustave Flaubert, Edvard Munch, Yasujiro Ozu, Edward G. Robinson, and Frank Sinatra. The great French writer Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 8 May 1880) is an artist with the rare quality of being almost universally admired.
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Dec 11

Theater Review: “Hold These Truths” — A Vital Lesson

Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata. Directed by Benny Sato Ambush. Choreography by Jubilith Moore. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, through December 31.

    Theater Review: "Hold These Truths" - A Vital Lesson
    Hold These Truths is an invaluable reminder that alternative facts are not a new thing. Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata. Directed by Benny Sato Ambush. Choreography by Jubilith Moore. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, through December 31.
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Dec 08

The Arts on Stamps of the World — December 8

...when Pathé took over his studio in 1923. Despite these losses, there are still some 200 Méliès films extant, and most or all of them can be seen on DVD...

    The Arts on Stamps of the World - December 8
    An Arts Fuse regular feature: the arts on stamps of the world. By Doug Briscoe Well, we have quite an impressive line-up for December 8, the birthday of Horace, Jean Sibelius, Diego Rivera, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Georges Méliès, Camille Claudel, James Thurber, Sammy Davis Jr, Bohuslav Martinů, Lucian Freud, Maximilian Schell, Jim Morrison, the architect of the White House, and the creator of Popeye, for starters.
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