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Pulitzer-Winning Play Explores Genius & Mental Illness

at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
OFFER DATES:
Tue, January 23
Thu, January 25
Fri, January 26
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Thu, January 25
Fri, January 26
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Sat, January 27
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Sat, February 03
Sat, February 10
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FULL PRICE: $39 - $55
OFFER PRICE: $19.50 - $27.50

An enigmatic woman, her brilliant father, and an unanticipated suitor. After the discovery of a groundbreaking proof, Catherine is confronted with the question of how much of her mathematician father'... [more+]

An enigmatic woman, her brilliant father, and an unanticipated suitor. After the discovery of a groundbreaking proof, Catherine is confronted with the question of how much of her mathematician father's brilliance did she inherit -- and is that the only thing he passed on to her? Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, David Auburn's "Proof" is a moving exploration of the nature of genius, women in mathematics, and father-daughter relationships. Don't miss this Catalyst Collaborative@MIT and The Nora Theatre Company production at Central Square Theater in Cambridge. [less-]

O'Carolan Etcetera: Celtic-Folk Trio

at Gore Place, Waltham
OFFER DATES:
Tue, January 23
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

This fabulous trio of talented musicians performs the timeless melodies of Turloch O'Carolan, the 18th-century Irish harper whose instrumental compositions are among the most enduring and spirited in ... [more+]

This fabulous trio of talented musicians performs the timeless melodies of Turloch O'Carolan, the 18th-century Irish harper whose instrumental compositions are among the most enduring and spirited in the Celtic tradition. You'll hear English dance tunes that Jane Austen might've known, Irish jigs and Scottish airs, Old New England reels, laments, lullabies and love songs from across the Celtic lands and Scotch-Irish music transformed into Appalachian old-time tunes. O'Carolan Etcetera appears as part of the Carriage House Concert Series at Gore Place in Waltham. [less-]

Improv Asylum Regulars & Guests Perform Longform Improv in "Vanity Project"

at Improv Asylum, Boston
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Wed, January 24
Wed, January 31
Wed, February 07
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Improv Asylum founders and original cast members Chet Harding and Norm Laviolette take the stage with current Improv Asylum actors, alums and special guests to perform two extended sets of anything-go... [more+]

Improv Asylum founders and original cast members Chet Harding and Norm Laviolette take the stage with current Improv Asylum actors, alums and special guests to perform two extended sets of anything-goes, hilarious longform improvisation in "Vanity Project". It's a different show every time with this group of top-notch performers. Goldstar members who've attended call it "improv comedy at its best" and "a fantastic, laugh till it hurts but you can't stop laughing" event. [less-]

Traveling Real Estate Hucksters Star in "Road Show"

at Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Boston
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Wed, January 24
Fri, January 26
Sat, January 27
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FULL PRICE: $51 - $77
OFFER PRICE: $25.50 - $38.50

Join influential architect Addison Mizner and his wheeling-dealing brother Wilson on their picaresque misadventures from the Alaskan Gold Rush to India, Hawaii, Guatemala and their eventual developmen... [more+]

Join influential architect Addison Mizner and his wheeling-dealing brother Wilson on their picaresque misadventures from the Alaskan Gold Rush to India, Hawaii, Guatemala and their eventual development of Boca Raton, Florida. Spanning 40 years, musical travelogue "Road Show" follows the mismatched brothers through all of their opportunistic ups and downs to tell an amazing true story. Tony-winning playwright John Weidman ("Contact") reunited with living legend Sondheim ("Sweeney Todd") to create this Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning musical, which you can catch at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. [less-]

6 Female Monologues: A Response to the Arab Spring

at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage, Boston
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Wed, January 24
Thu, January 25
Fri, January 26
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $80
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $40

In 2011, democratic uprisings erupted all over the Arab world as citizens challenged their leadership and questioned regimes. "In the Eruptive Mode" presents six stories of ordinary citizens, all wome... [more+]

In 2011, democratic uprisings erupted all over the Arab world as citizens challenged their leadership and questioned regimes. "In the Eruptive Mode" presents six stories of ordinary citizens, all women, caught in the violence and chaos of the Arab Spring. Through raw, satirical and original songs and spoken word, this show unveils unheard voices, each at their own point of no return. "In the Eruptive Mode" embraces contemporary language and the power of storytelling to respond to the challenges that still reign across much of the Arab world today. Come see it at the Emerson Paramount Center in Boston. [less-]

Boston's Hilarious Whodunit "Shear Madness"

at Charles Playhouse, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Wed, January 24
Thu, January 25
Fri, January 26
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FULL PRICE: $56
OFFER PRICE: $22 - $37

Set in a local hair salon, "Shear Madness" is a hilarious whodunit with "you" as a central character and jokes and lines as up-to-date as the morning's news. When the beauty parlor's landlady is murde... [more+]

Set in a local hair salon, "Shear Madness" is a hilarious whodunit with "you" as a central character and jokes and lines as up-to-date as the morning's news. When the beauty parlor's landlady is murdered at the outset, a blend of mystery and improvisational theater ensues, with audience members called upon to make sense of the clues, question the actors and ultimately solve the crime. This award-winning Boston institution, ongoing at the Charles Playhouse since 1980, boasts new clues and ripped-from-the-headlines humor every night, resulting in rollicking repeat visits, and has spawned 50 different productions in cities as far-flung as Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Tel Aviv, Melbourne and Johannesburg. [less-]

"The Taming of the Shrew" With Drunken Cast Member

at The Rockwell, Somerville
OFFER DATES:
Thu, January 25
Fri, January 26
Sat, January 27
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $15

Fans of "Drunk History" and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at "Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare", which combines an entirely serious Shakespeare play with one completely inebriated cast membe... [more+]

Fans of "Drunk History" and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at "Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare", which combines an entirely serious Shakespeare play with one completely inebriated cast member. For the last six years, "Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare" has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the U.K., and the cast is bringing the good time to Austin. Side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive, the show is fresh off sell-out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals, where a cast member drinks beer, wine and whiskey on stage, drunkenly sings the "Dawson's Creek" theme song and occasionally (accidentally, of course) bares a nipple or two. Brush up on your Bard knowledge, and head down to The Rockwell near Boston for "The Taming of the Shrew", because this is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before. [less-]

Comedian Rich Vos: "Last Comic Standing" Star and "Opie & Anthony Show" Regular

at Laugh Boston, Boston
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Thu, January 25
Fri, January 26
Sat, January 27
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Fri, January 26
Sat, January 27
Sat, January 27
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $25
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $12.50

A master of crowd work who prides himself on being able to make any audience laugh, Rich Vos' range has earned him credits running from "The View" to "Def Comedy Jam". He appeared regularly on "Tough ... [more+]

A master of crowd work who prides himself on being able to make any audience laugh, Rich Vos' range has earned him credits running from "The View" to "Def Comedy Jam". He appeared regularly on "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn", and is a regular guest of radio's Opie and Anthony. Vos has also had a number of his own Comedy Central stand-up specials. He may be best known, though, for his star turn as a finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing". [less-]

David Mamet's Biting Satire of the American Dream

at The Umbrella Annex, Concord
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Thu, January 25
Fri, January 26
Sat, January 27
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Fri, January 26
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Thu, February 01
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $12 - $15

A group of cutthroat Chicago real estate salesmen will go to any lengths -- from lies and flattery to bribery and burglary -- to unload parcels of Florida land on unsuspecting buyers in this darkly co... [more+]

A group of cutthroat Chicago real estate salesmen will go to any lengths -- from lies and flattery to bribery and burglary -- to unload parcels of Florida land on unsuspecting buyers in this darkly comic satire of the American Dream. The stakes are high: The top salesman gets a new Cadillac while the loser gets to clean out his desk. Written by David Mamet ("American Buffalo", TV's "The Unit"), "Glengarry Glen Ross" draws on his real-life experiences at a Chicago real estate firm in the 1960s, serving as a scathing yet humorous critique of American business culture. This production of "Glengarry Glen Ross" at The Umbrella Annex in Concord remains as relevant today as when it won the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award in 1984. [less-]

The Best of Boston Improv at ImprovBoston Mainstage Thursdays

at ImprovBoston, Cambridge
OFFER DATES:
Thu, January 25
Thu, February 01
Thu, February 08
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Thu, January 25
Thu, February 01
Thu, February 08
Thu, February 15
Thu, March 01
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Thu, March 29
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Thu, May 03
Thu, May 10
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Thu, May 31
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Thu, June 14
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FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

If you want to see the best improv comedy in New England, you go to ImprovBoston; and if you want to see the best of the best, you go to their Mainstage show. This weekly event showcases their signatu... [more+]

If you want to see the best improv comedy in New England, you go to ImprovBoston; and if you want to see the best of the best, you go to their Mainstage show. This weekly event showcases their signature style, blending fast-paced games, hilarious scenes, skillful storytelling, memorable music and 100% voluntary audience participation into a completely unique show each Thursday. There are no rules and no boundaries, just hilarious comedy dished up by an elite cast of the best improvisers in the Northeast. [less-]

"History, Legend, and Lore: Paranormal New England"

at WGBH Studios, Brighton
OFFER DATES:
Thu, January 25
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

Join Jeff Belanger -- author, adventurer and paranormal expert -- at WGBH Studios in Brighton for an evening of ghost stories and New England legends. Not sure you believe in ghosts? No problem! Learn... [more+]

Join Jeff Belanger -- author, adventurer and paranormal expert -- at WGBH Studios in Brighton for an evening of ghost stories and New England legends. Not sure you believe in ghosts? No problem! Learn about the paranormal history that has shaped our region, and find out why these stories still remain so heavily embedded in our culture centuries later. "History, Legend, and Lore: Paranormal New England" is sure to be a night that will leave you questioning what you believe ... or don't believe. After the presentation, enjoy a wine and dessert reception. [less-]

Blue Man Group: Worldwide Sensation at the Charles Playhouse

at Charles Playhouse, Boston
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Thu, January 25
Sat, January 27
Sun, January 28
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Sat, January 27
Sun, January 28
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Sat, February 03
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FULL PRICE: $104.40
OFFER PRICE: $46.60

From the beating drums to the splashing paint to the sensory surprises at every turn, the Blue Man Group experience is wildly intense and totally unique. The show combines comedy, music and technology... [more+]

From the beating drums to the splashing paint to the sensory surprises at every turn, the Blue Man Group experience is wildly intense and totally unique. The show combines comedy, music and technology -- but no words -- to create a pulsing rhythm that unites people of all ages, languages and cultures in a spirit of joy. Reviewers describe it as "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny" -- and audiences often come away speechless, with huge smiles on their faces. An international sensation, the Blue Man Group has made themselves a longtime home at Boston's Charles Playhouse, nestled in the heart of the Theater District, just steps from Boston Common. [less-]

Sex, Love & Deception in French Comedy

at Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Wellesley
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Thu, January 25
Fri, January 26
Sat, January 27
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Thu, February 01
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

As effervescent as a bottle of Dom Pérignon, love, lies and sex bubble over in this sublime French masterpiece. Dorante, a charming and handsome pathological liar, has come to Paris seeking pleasure.... [more+]

As effervescent as a bottle of Dom Pérignon, love, lies and sex bubble over in this sublime French masterpiece. Dorante, a charming and handsome pathological liar, has come to Paris seeking pleasure. He falls head-over-heels for the beautiful Clarice, but mistakes her name for that of her best friend, Lucrece. After lying his way into a world of trouble, can Dorante lie his way back out again? Overflowing with rhyming verse, witty allusions and puns by the metric ton, don't miss this sparkling and intoxicating Wellesley Repertory Theatre production of "The Liar" at the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre. [less-]

Composer Thomas Adès Conducts the BSO

at Boston Symphony Hall, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Thu, January 25
FULL PRICE: $39 - $87
OFFER PRICE: $19.50 - $43.50

Thomas Adès shocked and thrilled the theater world with his 1995 chamber opera "Powder Her Face", an acclaimed and explicit tale about Margaret Campbell, the "Dirty Duchess" whose divorce proceedings... [more+]

Thomas Adès shocked and thrilled the theater world with his 1995 chamber opera "Powder Her Face", an acclaimed and explicit tale about Margaret Campbell, the "Dirty Duchess" whose divorce proceedings scandalized England in the 1960s. In this concert at Boston Symphony Hall, Adès takes the stage to conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a performance of a suite from his risque opera, then joins violinist Augustin Hadelich for György Ligeti's 1993 "Violin Concerto", accompanied by a cadenza written by Adès for the finale. The whole program kicks off with Mozart's boisterous Symphony No. 8 and closes with Stravinsky's ballet "The Fairy's Kiss" -- an homage to Tchaikovsky that borrows liberally from the Russian composer's music. [less-]

"Jelly": The Untelevised Comedy Variety Show

at ImprovBoston, Cambridge
OFFER DATES:
Thu, January 25
Thu, March 22
Thu, April 26
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Thu, March 22
Thu, April 26
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Thu, June 28
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FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

"Jelly" spotlights Boston's brightest comedians, from veterans to rising stars, with an emphasis on female talent. The sharp and cutting night of comedy includes a classic TV variety show style featur... [more+]

"Jelly" spotlights Boston's brightest comedians, from veterans to rising stars, with an emphasis on female talent. The sharp and cutting night of comedy includes a classic TV variety show style featuring live music, sketch, stand-up, improv and audience interaction. Travel through time to the entertainment of yesteryear with a fresh, alternative slant. The show gets going at ImprovBoston, with host Nonye Brown West, announcer Harry Gordon and the Jelly House Band with Jeff Greenwald's rock and jazz ensemble. [less-]

Catch Top Stars and Rising Comedians at Nick's Comedy Stop

at Nick's Comedy Stop - Boston, Boston
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Fri, January 26
Sat, January 27
Fri, February 02
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Sat, January 27
Fri, February 02
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Fri, February 09
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Fri, February 23
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Fri, March 02
Sat, March 03
Fri, March 09
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

One of Boston's oldest comedy houses "and" one of the top clubs in the country, Nick's Comedy Stop has hosted such legendary comedians as Denis Leary, Jerry Seinfeld, Phyllis Diller, Lenny Clarke and ... [more+]

One of Boston's oldest comedy houses "and" one of the top clubs in the country, Nick's Comedy Stop has hosted such legendary comedians as Denis Leary, Jerry Seinfeld, Phyllis Diller, Lenny Clarke and Jay Leno for more than 30 years. Nick's draws national headliners while providing a space for up-and-coming talent, as well as the leading local stand-up comics in Boston, including Steve Sweeney and Joe Wong. This hub for humor -- named the Top Comedy Club in Boston by "Travel + Leisure" magazine -- is located in the heart of the city's Theater District. [less-]

Improvised Musical Theater: "Boston's Unscripted Musical Project"

at The Rockwell, Somerville
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 26
Fri, February 09
Fri, February 23
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Fri, January 26
Fri, February 09
Fri, February 23
Fri, March 09
Fri, March 23
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FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $5

Improv comedy and Broadway musicals collide in "Boston's Unscripted Musical Project". The B.U.M.P. troupe takes a single suggestion from the audience and uses it to spontaneously create a fully improv... [more+]

Improv comedy and Broadway musicals collide in "Boston's Unscripted Musical Project". The B.U.M.P. troupe takes a single suggestion from the audience and uses it to spontaneously create a fully improvised one-act musical spectacular. The heroes and villains invent hilarious lyrics and choreography to tell their story, while a full band dreams up a score to match. Because every show is totally unique, you never know just what B.U.M.P. will come up with, but with veterans of Chicago's legendary Second City and Improv Olympic as well as ImprovBoston and Improv Asylum performing, you can be sure this show won't be your typical Broadway musical. Experience the mirth at Davis Square Theatre in Somerville. [less-]

Live Screening of NTL's "Obsession" With Jude Law

at Emerson Paramount Center Bright Family Screening Room, Boston
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Fri, January 26
Sat, January 27
Sat, January 27
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FULL PRICE: $19
OFFER PRICE: $9.50

The National Theatre is a pretty big deal. It's one of the three top funded performance art venues in the U.K. and regularly features some of Britain's top acting talent, so watching one of their play... [more+]

The National Theatre is a pretty big deal. It's one of the three top funded performance art venues in the U.K. and regularly features some of Britain's top acting talent, so watching one of their plays is kind of like going to the movies. In which case, National Theatre Live's screening of the romance thriller "Obsession" is sure to double as a trip to the cinema and to London. At the Emerson Paramount Center in Boston, you'll watch the play through a live recording of the performance on the other side of the globe! This stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti's 1943 film features heartthrob Jude Law as a drifter who begins an affair and a plot with a woman to murder her husband. [less-]

Pianist Jeremy Denk and Violinist Stefan Jackiw

at Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 26
FULL PRICE: $75
OFFER PRICE: $25

A thought-provoking, multi-faceted and compelling artist, pianist Jeremy Denk joins with Stefan Jackiw, one of his generation's most significant violinists, to play Charles Ives' complete sonatas for ... [more+]

A thought-provoking, multi-faceted and compelling artist, pianist Jeremy Denk joins with Stefan Jackiw, one of his generation's most significant violinists, to play Charles Ives' complete sonatas for violin and piano in a fresh, re-imagined format at the New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston. This unique program features an engaging introduction to Ives by Jeremy Denk, who speaks of the penchant for nostalgia in Ives' work drawn from church hymns, patriotic songs and marches. To illustrate, the five singers of Hudson Shad will perform various hymns and songs before the performance of the sonata in which they are quoted. [less-]

"Hype Man: a break beat play"

at Boston Center for the Arts - Plaza Theatre, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 26
Wed, January 31
Fri, February 02
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Fri, January 26
Wed, January 31
Fri, February 02
Sat, February 03
Wed, February 07
Fri, February 09
Wed, February 14
Fri, February 16
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FULL PRICE: $25 - $38
OFFER PRICE: $12.50 - $19

Frontman Pinnacle and his hype man Verb have been making Hip-Hop together since they were kids. Now that they've got top-notch beatmaker Peep One in the mix, the group is finally on the verge of makin... [more+]

Frontman Pinnacle and his hype man Verb have been making Hip-Hop together since they were kids. Now that they've got top-notch beatmaker Peep One in the mix, the group is finally on the verge of making it big -- until the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager shakes the trio to its core, and forces them to navigate issues of friendship, race, and privilege. The latest from break beat poet and playwright Idris Goodwin ("How We Got On"), "Hype Man" asks us: Who has the responsibility to speak up in the face of social injustice? [less-]

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