Next season is filled with must-see theatrical events—two world-premiere musicals and two vitally important plays which explore themes of immigration, the American dream, and what it means to feel welcome in our country. We’ve been thrilled to see packed houses as audiences returned to the A.R.T. this past year, and I can’t wait for our community to experience this next boundary-breaking season and line-up of extraordinary artists.
Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus
Produced by The Walk Productions in association with Handspring Puppet Company.
September 7, 2023 in Harvard Square
Free and open to the public
Little Amal, whose name means “hope” in Arabic, is a 12-foot puppet of a refugee Syrian child whose journey brings attention to the urgent needs of marginalized people around the globe with a simple message: don’t forget us. Amal carries her message of hope for displaced people everywhere, especially children who have been separated from their families. Amal Walks Across America, a 6,000-mile journey beginning in Boston, will include more than 100 events in 35 cities and towns across the US.
North American-Premiere Play
By Inua Ellams
Movement Direction by Orlando Pabotoy
Directed by Taibi Magar
A co-production with New York Theatre Workshop
September 8 – 24, 2023 at the Loeb Drama Center
★★★★ “Striking.” – The Guardian
When Demi—half Greek god, half Nigerian mortal—takes his first shot on a basketball court, the deities of the land wake up. But as Demi’s skills propel him from his village in South West Nigeria to the NBA playoffs and the London Olympics, Zeus gets jealous of his game. From award-winning playwright and poet Inua Ellams (Barber Shop Chronicles) comes a new epic fusing Greek mythology and Yoruba spirituality, in which mothers, daughters, and goddesses rise up against the entitled lord of Mount Olympus.
Produced in partnership with New York Theatre Workshop, The Half-God of Rainfall is directed by Taibi Magar (Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; Macbeth In Stride; We Live in Cairo).
Music & Lyrics by Joy Huerta & Benjamin Velez
Book by Lisa Loomer
Based on the Play by Josefina López
And HBO’s Real Women Have Curves, Screenplay by Josefina López & George LaVoo
Music Supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo
Directed & Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo
December 8, 2023 – January 21, 2024 at the Loeb Drama Center
“Big-hearted and empowering.” – Variety
Summer 1987, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. After eighteen years under the roof of her immigrant parents, Ana is ready to spread her wings. Her dreams of college and a career in New York City are bursting at the seams, but her family’s expectations would keep her home, working at their garment factory. Is it worth sacrificing the dreams of her family, who have sacrificed everything for her? Based on the play by Josefina López that inspired the iconic hit film, Real Women Have Curves: The Musical is an empowering new show that explores life’s unexpected curves.
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Arrabal, Ain’t Too Proud, Jersey Boys), this world-premiere musical features a book by award-winning playwright Lisa Loomer (Roe; The Waiting Room; Girl, Interrupted) with an original score by Grammy-winning recording artist Joy Huerta (from world-renowned Mexican pop duo Jesse&Joy) and Fred Ebb Award winner Benjamin Velez (Kiss My Aztec).
By P. Carl
Directed by Diane Paulus and P. Carl
February 16 – March 10, 2024 at the Loeb Drama Center
“Jolting, honest, passionate, and beautifully written.” – Claudia Rankine on P. Carl’s memoir, Becoming a Man
When we change, can the people we love come with us? For fifty years, P. Carl lived as a girl and then a queer woman, building a career and a loving marriage while waiting to realize himself in full. When he decides to affirm his gender at a pivotal political moment in America, his transition puts everything—family, career, friendships—at stake.
Adapted from P. Carl’s acclaimed memoir and co-directed by Diane Paulus and P. Carl, Becoming a Man is a story about the courage—and the community—we need to become ourselves.
Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Music by Florence Welch and Thomas Bartlett
Lyrics by Florence Welch
Book by Martyna Majok
Choreographed by Sonya Tayeh
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
May 25 – July 21, 2024 at the Loeb Drama Center
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s legendary novel The Great Gatsby comes to new life in this world-premiere musical with a score by international rock star Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine) and Oscar and Grammy Award nominee Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), and a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok (Cost of Living).
Gatsby is staged by Tony Award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; Moby-Dick) with choreography by Tony Award winner Sonya Tayeh (Moulin Rouge!).
Gatsby will be produced at American Repertory Theater by special arrangement with Amanda Ghost and Len Blavatnik for Unigram/Access Entertainment, and Jordan Roth, in association with Robert Fox. Hannah Giannoulis serves as co-producer.
Additional production support of Gatsby is provided by Janet and Irv Plotkin.
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Subscriptions are priced per seat as follows:
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A.R.T. in the World
- Life of Pi (A.R.T. North American premiere December 2022) opened on Broadway March 30, 2023 at the Gerald Schoenfield Theatre and begins a UK/Ireland tour in fall 2023.
- 1776 (A.R.T. revival premiere May 2022) continues a US National Tour following its winter 2022/23 Broadway run.
- Jagged Little Pill (A.R.T. world premiere May 2018) continues a 30-city North American Tour, returning to Boston in June 2023.
- Ocean Filibuster (A.R.T. world premiere February 2022) continues a national tour in spring 2023.
- Waitress (A.R.T. world premiere August 2015) will be screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in June 2023.
- Evita (A.R.T. revival premiering May 2023) transfers to Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC, in fall 2023.
- Macbeth In Stride (A.R.T. world premiere October 2021) will be produced at Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington, DC, and Philadelphia Theatre Company in fall 2023.
- The immersive phenomenon Sleep No More (A.R.T. production October 2009) continues at The McKinnon Hotel in Shanghai and at The McKittrick Hotel in New York City.
- Notes from the Field (A.R.T. production August 2016) is currently available on HBO.
- All the Way (A.R.T. production September 2013) is currently available on HBO.