Announcing Our 30th Anniversary Season!
A Co-Production with The Front Porch Arts Collective
The Explosive Broadway Hit Comes To Boston! Hailed by The New York Times as “one of the best and most provocative new works to show up on Broadway in years,” Slave Play is a broad send-up of race and sex in 21st Century America. Nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems over at the McGregor Plantation, where three interracial couples rip open history at the intersection of race, love, sex, and sexuality. “A ballsy, often ferociously funny original work,” Slave Play is “a welcome blast of defiantly fresh air.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
Returns to SpeakEasy: OCT 25 – NOV 30, 2020
Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based upon the Novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy
Directed by Pascale Florestal
Music Direction by David Freeman Coleman
Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical! In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, we are thrilled to present a rousing new adaptation of one of the most beloved musicals in SpeakEasy and Broadway history, which also has the distinction of being the first full-fledged musical we ever produced. Powered by a pulsating Calypso beat, this delightful musical fable tells the sweeping story of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who, guided by the mighty island gods, sets out on a remarkable journey to follow her heart and find her place in the world. Featuring a joyous, uplifting score by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Anastasia), Once on This Island is “a bewitching celebration of love, resilience, and the spirit of hope.” (NY Daily News)
Directed by David R. Gammons
Featuring Marianna Bassham and John Kuntz
New York Times Critic’s Pick! Boasting critically acclaimed, sold-out runs in both London and New York, People, Places & Things is an exhilarating new play about surviving in the modern world. The story focuses on Emma, a thirty-something actress who thinks she is having the time of her life, until she finds herself in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma; it’s with everyone else. And when intoxication feels like the only way to survive, how can she ever sober up? From award-winning playwright Duncan Macmillan (1984, Lungs, Every Brilliant Thing), comes this mesmerizing trip into addiction, rehab, and identity.
Boston Premiere: FEB 26 – MAR 27, 2021
Music, Book, and Story by Steve Martin
Music, Lyrics, and Story by Edie Brickell
Directed by Paul Daigneault
Music Direction by Eli Schildkraut
Choreography by Misha Shields
2016 Tony Award Nominee for Best Musical! Created by comedy legend Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell, Bright Star is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set in the American South during the 1920s and ‘40s. This richly emotional story weaves together two chapters in the life of literary editor Alice Murphy: the first, as a young backwoods girl in love with the son of a prominent family; and the second, as mentor to a young soldier just back from the war. Propelled by a rousing country and bluegrass score, and brimming with charm, Bright Star is a refreshingly original and daringly hopeful new entry in the musical theatre canon.
Directed by Paul Daigneault
Featuring Nancy E. Carroll
2019 Olivier Award Winner for Best Play! Interweaving lives and spanning generations, The Inheritance brilliantly transposes E.M. Forster’s novel Howards End to 21st century New York. A generation after the peak of the AIDS crisis, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York? What is the legacy left to them by previous generations? What do they owe the future and each other? Award-winning playwright Matthew Lopez explores these and many other profound themes through the turbulent and often hilarious experiences of a group of young, ambitious New Yorkers in a work that has been hailed as “perhaps the most important American play of the century so far.” (The Daily Telegraph – UK)