Categories of Events
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June 5, 7:30 PM
You are invited to party with A.R.T. at their Spring Celebration as the theater reflects on the year that’s passed. The one-hour live program will be co-hosted by Brittney Mack (SIX)
and feature appearances and performances by beloved A.R.T. artists
Sara Bareilles, Gavin Creel, Claudia Rankine, and more!
Streaming begins June 10, 8 PM
Join us for the virtual premiere of Alice in Rainbowland. Queer Bodies in Motion is a dance project aiming to build awareness of LGBTQ discrimination and celebrate queer identity. Its debut artistic endeavor, Alice in Rainbowland, is a re-imagining of Alice in Wonderland told through dance, music, and LGBTQ pride.
The Lunch Room: Tuesdays, 12-1 PM
A virtual Talk Show with the artists, activists, and civic leaders who are shaping our culture and communities. Join members of the A.R.T. staff for curated conversations and interactive Q&A's.
June 6, 8 PM
chekhovOS /an experimental game/, is a performance experiment in development by Igor Golyak,
a leading innovator of virtual theater since the start of the pandemic.
His recent State vs. Natasha Banina was a Critic’s Pick in The New York Times by Maya Phillips
who declared, “The verdict is in: the virtual can, in fact, be an effective new stage for theater.” Golyak’s latest work fuses film, theater, and video game technology to create a new medium where viewers are able to interact with the performers. Inspired by Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard , this interactive online theater experience accesses the world in which his characters live, searching for happiness.
Boston Center for the Arts
June 14 - 18
From the Motherland explores Zimbabwean cultural roots and a personal rite of passage into womanhood. Filmed at the Boston Center for the Arts, From the Motherland features a series of twelve songs entitled Mwedzi, including original works by Shirley Graham du Bois, Creative in Residence, and Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa Nzou Mambano for solo voice, mbira, piano,
percussion and bass.
The Boston Pops Honors Women, through June 5
Join the Pops beginning on Mother’s Day weekend to celebrate music by and about women, and beloved by all! The orchestra will perform music by Maurice Ravel, Rachel Bruerville, and William Grant Still that depicts the love and care mothers give, and it will also feature music by composers Clara Schumann and Joan Tower. Plus, sing along to music by Carole King and Abba!
Through June 26
The Boston Pops are delighted to share with our national and international audience, for the first time in decades, Exquisite Ella - Pops Classic from the Archives. This is a treasure from the Symphony Hall archives! From the moment she appeared on stage in June of 1976 – to a standing ovation no less – the exquisite Ella Fitzgerald had the Pops audience in the palm of her hand.
Greater Boston Stage
(formerly Stoneham Theater)
The Young Company's Summer Festival 2021: Theater Programs for Kids
The Young Company at Greater Boston Stage company offers Summer programs for students entering grades 1-12 and high school graduates from the Class of 2021.
Streaming through June 13
In The Niceties an ambitious young Black college student and her esteemed white professor meet over Skype to discuss a paper the college junior is writing about the American Revolution. Unfortunately, they find it hard to agree about the facts of the past - or the present. Discussions of grammar and Google turn to race and reputation, and soon they’re in dangerous territory
neither of them had foreseen - and facing stunning implications that can’t be undone.
Through short audio plays, Dream Boston asks local playwrights to imagine favorite locations, landmarks, and their friends in a future Boston, when we can once again meet and connect.
These 11 micro-plays take place at the MIT Great Dome, the Boston Public Library,
and the edge of the Boston Common. The plays, approximately 10 minutes each,
portray a future vision of our city that is somewhere between dream and reality.
Irish Repertory Theater
June 14, 7:30 PM
Join Irish Rep Online for their 2021 GALA: THE INDOMITABLE IRISHRY, an evening of music and songs celebrating their 32 years of bringing the best Irish and Irish American stories to our stage – including our digital one! At this one-night-only event, we will raise our glasses to toast with
Irish Rep stars from around the globe, while an evening of song unfolds on the Irish Rep
digital stage. Proceeds will help us continue to employ actors and theatre artists while producing vital new works by Irish and Irish-American playwrights.
Streaming Now: New Walking Plays
Short (<15 minutes) audio explorations of the private moments we experience in public.
Living Water, Monstrat Viam, Kill the Dogs, Knock Them Over!, In Any Face,
On Paying Attention and Monster in the Sky.
Lyric Stage’s artistic director Courtney O’Connor says this new audio series was created
as a way to bring “a form of live theater” to a public that hasn’t been able to experience it since theaters closed due to the pandemic.
Live Outdoors, June 5-July 11
The New Rep’s first Historical Moving Play, The Charles W. Experience, left audiences clamoring for more. Listen to Sipu answers the call with a captivating and powerful story that illuminates Watertown’s Indigenous history. Join in on a socially-distanced performance lead by a modern-day Tour Guide and meet Sipu, a quick-witted Indigenous woman who’s more than willing to correct misinformation when she hears it. Armed with facts, The Tour Guide begins describing Watertown’s local history only to find that the facts are missing a lot of truths. Sipu is ready to step in and set the record straight, but will people choose to listen?
Through June 15
Educators! Stream #RomeoJuliet for your school group!
New Rep Education and Queen Mab Productions present a raw and relevant 2-person interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Considering our shared experiences of 2020,
this production examines the play’s themes of isolation, separation, and what sacrifices we make
as we attempt to cross boundaries. Recommended for grades 5 and up.
A purchase of #RomeoJuliet includes:
- A private link to the recording of our new production, to be accessed at anytime between March 15 – June 15, 2021
- A complete study guide to use with your class or group
- A live, virtual discussion with theater professionals and your class or group
Through June 8
This breathtaking musical revue, Songs for a New World, will ask us to look forward to a
“new world” - one of endless hope and possibility. It features songs about standing on the precipice, performed by some of Boston’s brightest talent. Cast includes Rashed Alnuaimi, Laura Marie Duncan, Jennifer Ellis, Dwayne P. Mitchell, Davron Monroe, Mikayla Myers, Rebekah Robles, Alexander Tan, and Victor Carrillo Tracey.
June 11 - 24
The Boston Project: Project Resilience - We Bostonians have always been known for our strong and stalwart nature, but this past year has presented challenges that have tested even the toughest among us. To celebrate the distinct and enduring spirit of this great city, SpeakEasy is commissioning five Boston playwrights to each write a brand-new, site-specific, ten-minute play that celebrates the resilience that sees us through each day.
Live Outdoors, June 17, 7:30 PM
America Too: Reckoning and Resilience marks the sixth year of the America Too initiative.
The 5-part online series combined theater, music, and art with stories from our community and sought to catalyze community dialogue around the many challenges and potential opportunities as we confront the aftermath of a polarizing election season, observe the year’s anniversary of the arrival of the pandemic, and reckon with the structural racism and anti-Black violence that continues to rock our communities. After 5 online episodes, the project will culminate in an outdoor, live, in-person event. It will be held outdoors in Adrian Hall Way, next door to the theater. Safety precautions will include social distancing and mask-wearing.
A Different Event Every Day!
Click here to access "What To Do Without Broadway".
May includes A Cold Supper Behind Harrods; Bard at the Gate; Becoming Dr. Ruth;
In the Heights; several Galas; and more!
Click on each event for Tickets, from FREE to $60 (and up for Galas).
Playbill's Streaming Guides
So Many Choices of Daily Goings-On!
June shows, on a variety of platforms (Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Facebook Live, HBO Max, Hulu, Instagram, Netflix, TV, YouTube, Zoom and more), TBA.
Click here for the daily list of Live Streams, with times of events, including:
Juliet and Romeo; The Moth Mainstage with Lin-Manuel Miranda; and more.
Scroll through a list of shows which are and will be available for streaming, including
Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose; I Can't Stop Loving You - The Genius of Ray Charles; Hamilton; and more.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Daily Varied Offerings
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts now offers Programs, Series, On Demand
and a daily schedule of several Events per day on its outstanding website.
The Shows Must Go On!
Fridays at 2:00 PM for 48 hours
Each weekend stream a FULL SHOW for free. Thereafter, scenes can be viewed for free.
Options for viewers to donate to organizations that support theater workers during the pandemic, such as Acting For Others, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the
Actors Benevolent Fund, and others. Each stream remains available for 48 hours. Streaming On: YouTube
Metropolitan Opera Nightly Opera Streams
Daily - 7:30 PM
Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for 23 hours,
from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions,
starring all of opera’s greatest singers. In June:
Bizet’s Carmen; Mozart’s Così fan tutte; The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess; Verdi’s Rigoletto.
A different free opera streams every night.
Amazon, and Roku devices, and Samsung Smart TV.
Globe Theater, London
Kabuki Theater, Tokyo
Stratford Shakespeare Festival,
Home page here, 14 Plays to stream: scroll down on Home page here
Sydney Opera House
Home page here; Calendar of Events (scroll down) here
Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires