In the News

Some people are shocked to hear that for the first time in its 30-year history, the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge is producing a play by the great Southern writer Tennessee Williams.
Read more
Ladies like Amanda Wingfield, Tennessee Williams' overbearing mama of The Glass Menagerie, ring a belle for Southern-bred actress Cherry Jones.
Read more
If Amanda Wingfield ever goes on trial, she’d be wise to retain Cherry Jones as her defense attorney.
Read more
Cherry Jones and director John Tiffany at Zero Church Street last month preparing for “Glass Menagerie,” which opens Saturday at ART’s Loeb Drama Center.
Read more
While starring in "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" on Broadway, actor Matthew James Thomas got used to flying through the air. Thomas' new gig at the American Repertory Theater has him doing a few crazy stunts again. "The difference here is that we're not using any wire," says the British performer, who plays the lead role in "Pippin."   
Read more
While starring in "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" on Broadway, actor Matthew James Thomas got used to flying through the air. Thomas' new gig at the American Repertory Theater has him doing a few crazy stunts again. "The difference here is that we're not using any wire," says the British performer, who plays the lead role in "Pippin."   
Read more
Staying atop what’s called a “rolling globe” also offers a handy metaphor for the balancing act that ART artistic director Paulus is attempting with “Pippin,” much as she did with her Tony Award-winning revivals, “Hair” and “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.” She has to honor the 1972 Broadway hit, with its iconic songs by Stephen Schwartz and its Tony Award-winning choreography and direction by Bob Fosse, while at the same time appealing to a new generation of theatergoers.
Read more
“The main purpose [of 'Pippin'] is to thrill, to re-establish a sense of mystery in the world. This show hits home with every single person,” he said.
Read more
Life is a circus, not only for the characters in “Pippin,” the musical revival that opens Dec. 5 at American Repertory Theater, but also for the actors preparing the show.
Read more

Pages