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"The Blue Flower is not just one thing. It’s a musical as well as a play, richly infused with a variety of paintings and film..." -WBUR
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"At minimum, the recipe for a good party includes a hearty stock of friends and acquaintances, stirred with liquor and topped with tunes. But what if your hosts’ idea of a party playlist is two-dozen somber, chilly songs by Franz Schubert? That’s the unlikely starting point for Three Pianos..." - Time Out New York  
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"Beverly couple — with help of 'Wicked' creator — see their musical come to life."
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"Suzan-Lori Parks, the Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright of “Topdog/Underdog,” and Diedre Murray, the musician and composer, are developing a new version of “Porgy and Bess” that features rearrangements of George Gershwin’s famed score and plays down its roots as an opera. The show is scheduled to debut in September at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where it will be directed by Diane Paulus, the theater’s artistic director." -The New York Times  
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A re-imagined Porgy and Bess will open the A.R.T.'s 2011-2012 season. “ ‘Porgy and Bess’ has this incredible place in our lives as a classic opera now,’’ Paulus said. “The idea here was to give it a life on a musical stage.’’ -The Boston Globe
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From the moment you enter the doors of Oberon on the edge of Harvard Square, you can sense the innovation -- part nightclub, part burlesque cabaret.
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Make no mistake - the nightmarish quality of Cabaret is omnipresent, accentuated by the ghostly, powdery makeup adorning the faces and bodies of the Kit Kat Dancers, the lonely, hollow sound of a train whistle, the blinding white spotlight emulating an oncoming train, and the gruesome closing scene that sears itself into your retina.
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In this Plugged In, local chanteuse, Amanda Palmer lights up the stage in the American Repertory Theater's rendition of Cabaret.
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"Cabaret" seemed like an odd choice for a follow-up to the American Repertory Theater’s amazing first season under the artistic direction of Diane Paulus. But Paulus once again proves she knows how to pick a winner.
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"Cabaret," which runs until October 30 at OBERON, forces audience members to enter a world that at first glance might seem like a far cry from the streets outside. It’s self-aware and understands the possibility for theater to become removed from the patrons it entertains, while still feeling emotionally relevant.
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