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March 29, 2013

Bringing Broadway Home

Boston hosts 10 shows in upcoming season

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Directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, this new musical based on the classic 1983 movie, which itself was based on stories by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd, features funny and heartfelt songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a faithful, yet inventive, book by Joseph Robinette. The New York Times says, “I was dazzled.” Visit www.AChristmasStorytheMusical.com.

‘I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE’

Dec. 3 to 22

Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre

“I Love Lucy I Live On Stage” is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from one of the most beloved programs in television history.

It’s 1952 and viewers are members of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar “I Love Lucy” episodes. A charming host entertains and enlightens viewers to the behind-the-scenes filming process of this brand new thing called “television.” The Crystaltone Singers perform advertising jingles in perfect 50s-style harmony. And the sidesplitting antics of America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – are presented live on stage and in color for the very first time.

This is a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience TV Guide’s William Keck calls “the most entertaining stage production I’ve seen in years.”

‘ONCE’

Jan. 7 to 19, 2014

Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, “Once” is a truly original Broadway experience.

Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, it tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights, but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance.

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