The Davis Square Theatre is changing its name, reopening Sept. 12 as The Rockwell, and it’s for good reasons, albeit for reasons most people could have warned management about before the 160-seat venue opened four years ago.
It turns out composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and hoaxer P.T. Barnum have a fair amount in common, starting with being the basis for the Moonbox Productions theater company’s 2016-17 season.
Poet and author Jade Sylvan talks about “Spider Cult: The Musical” – the “apocalyptic lesbian sci-fi horror burlesque musical” now in its final weeks before taking the stage for four performances at Harvard Square’s Oberon.
The past five years have seen Harvard’s A.R.T. do a reliable business sending plays from Cambridge to Broadway, but that may not be the case for the upcoming season.
The heavy hitters are coming in the four-play season announced last week by the Somerville-based Actors’ Shakespeare Project, including “Hamlet,” “The Tempest” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Edward II” by Christopher Marlowe. It starts in October.
The connection between colonialism and the Black Lives Matter movement gets made explicit at a free event Tuesday at the Central Square Theater, with scenes from the play “The Convert” followed by a moderated discussion between the actors and audience.
Just as the country becomes fully engrossed by the questions of who succeeds Barack Obama in the White House, the Actors’ Shakespeare Project brings the succession drama “Richard II” to Central Square for a three-week run.
Before getting to its season of staged productions – Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” and the sexy jazz musical “The Wild Party” – the Harvard Square nonprofit theater company Moonbox Productions is starting with its second annual fundraiser cabaret.
There have been celebrity guests at “Slutcracker” before, but the local holiday tradition has an opening night guest this year that may never be topped.
Wrapping up its 11th season, the Somerville-based Actors’ Shakespeare Project is also swapping out an executive producer and board president, renewing its focus on education and looking for its first director of marketing in nearly four years.