Performing Arts

July 15, 2020 by Anonymous
New Play SeriesThe Umbrella Stage Company is seeking submissions from local playwrights of new work written specifically for a digital platform. Submissions should be 30-40 minutes in length and should leverage technical opportunities unique to a virtual performance environment to create a fully realized, digital audience experience. Plays should feature fewer than 6... Keep Reading »
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July 13, 2020 by Stewart
For COVID Reboot, a Short Season of Diverse, Relevant Titles  The Umbrella Stage Company has announced a revised roster of shows planned for its 2020-2021 season, while we continue to prepare for a safe return to our brand new theaters at 40 Stow Street.With all in-person performances delayed until after the new year, the Company's shortened four-show season... Keep Reading »
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April 2, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre produces the Boston Theater Marathon (BTM), an award-winning, all-day marathon of new 10-minute plays. The plays are chosen from more than 400 entries from NewEngland playwrights, and the 50 selected plays are produced by 50 New England theatre companies who donate their time to this event. Generously supported over the years by the Boston... Keep Reading »
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November 20, 2019 by Stewart
By Gayel Gauthier August Wilson’s FENCES, one of his 10 plays known as “Century Cycle” that covers African-American history in the 20thcentury, is a riveting, Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play (1987).The stage is set in front of a brick family home, where actors perform on the steps and in the yard. There is a wide expanse of other brick home fronts... Keep Reading »
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November 12, 2019 by Stewart
The Umbrella Stage Company's newly constructed Black Box theater is a modern, flexible performance space that allows our design teams to design creative and intimate stagings for our smaller-audience productions. To kick things off in our new space with August Wilson's Fences, Dan Daly has created a lovingly researched and rendered version of an African-American... Keep Reading »
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Steve Miller and Lyle Lovett by Jim Sabitus
November 2, 2019 by Stewart
Spontaneous Jam Session with Country Superstar Lyle Lovett and Rock Icon Steve Miller Brings the House Down at The Umbrella Arts Center The Umbrella Concert Series came full circle on Friday, October 25, in a surprise-filled performance by four-time Grammy winner Lyle Lovett.It came as no surprise when Lovett’s return to The Umbrella Concert Series was announced that... Keep Reading »
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Natalie Merchant benefit concert for The Umbrella (Photo by Jim Sabitus)
June 24, 2019 by Stewart
Fans of famed singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant were treated to some very special, wonderfully intimate performances in small venues this past week as the former lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs performed in two events to benefit arts programming at The Umbrella.On Friday, June 21, in one of the fastest-selling shows in the history of The Umbrella Concert... Keep Reading »
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Season 12 Announcement to be Revealed
March 5, 2019 by Stewart
The Umbrella Stage Company has released its video announcing the line-up of shows for its first, expanded season as Greater Boston's newest professional theater.The 2019-2020 season will take place in the two theaters of the newly constructed Performing Arts Wing at The Umbrella's 40 Stow Street complex.See the complete video announcement and show descriptions here. 
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February 21, 2019 by Stewart
The Umbrella Stage Company to Go Equity, Expand Programs in New Multi-theater HomeThe Umbrella Performing Arts Program has announced that it will kick off its 2019/2020 season in September in its new home, with a new name -- The Umbrella Stage Company -- and a new status as Greater Boston’s newest professional theater.In a news release issued this week,... Keep Reading »
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Rehearsal Shot for Hedwig & the Angry Inch by Julia Deter
January 11, 2019 by Guest Contributor
She makes her entrance like a star dying to be born – goose-stepping through the audience with the arrogant aplomb of Marlene Dietrich and Jim Morrison; decked out like a trailer-park tart’s idea of a glam-rock fox, in stone-washed denim, an Aryan-yellow, blow-dried mane and red-glitter lipstick; accompanied by the refried-Queen strains of "America the Beautiful" and... Keep Reading »
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