Broadway or Bust
Part II: Boot Camp
Sunday at 8pm on WGBH2
Friday, 9pm on WGBH 2
CALLIE CROSSLEY SHOW
To see the performance "Woody Sez," and to hear Guthrie's songs again, one is struck by how relevant the music is today, given our country's current economic situation.
Traditions take new and wild turns as a band of theater renegades reinterpret Mary Poppins, Tim Burton drops a vampire into 20th century Maine and the Boston Pops celebrate America's diverse music history with Steve Martin on banjo.
CALLIE CROSSLEY SHOW
Boston's outstanding theater scene is highlighted again with a round of awards and new performances by ArtsEmerson and the Huntington Theatre.
Theater-goers won't want to miss this long-awaited performance of Eugene O'Neill's powerful examination of family, and families won't want to miss a night of delight under the Big Top.
CALLIE CROSSLEY SHOW
Boston's theater scene is blossoming this spring with regional performances and national tours.
Sunday, 7pm on WGBX 44
The Australian group Circa brings a new definition of "circus" to Boston.
Ballet that reveals the pure essence of the dance, circus acrobats without the fanfare and a play about a painting and its inherent value.
Premiere performances, bold comedy and daring exhibitions prove Boston's art scene is to be taken seriously.
Jung Chang's bestselling memior, Wild Swans, about her family’s survival during much of 20th century China’s upheaval, is finally adapted for performance.
From contemporary sculpture to knitting bombers, ballet to Sondheim theater, or even an afternoon of Broadway love songs, Bostonians will find something appealing this weekend.
U.K.-born Adele grabbed the headlines but at least six of this year's Grammy winners have Boston connections. Listen to their music here.
From black comedy to bleak history to the day the sun went out in ancient Pompei.
Two female leads portray women who go to extremes as they face the fallout of war and the pressure of hardship.
The long-awaited new wing at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum opens to much fanfare. And all of it is deserved.
It's blood and gore all over the place in the Boston arts scene this week. Well, more like razor wit, black comedy and red paint.
Three friends channel the spirit of the Schubertiade at American Repertory Theater, partying with the piece of music you'd least expect.
An elaborate production of "Peter Pan" has been drawing audiences all season long. I had an invitation I just couldn’t turn down tonight to soar and be a star — that is, to take a flying lesson and have a cameo role as a pirate in the show one night.
The Emily Rooney Show
A MassINC poll shows overwhelming support for the arts as a catalyst for economic development in cities such as New Bedford, Lowell and Brockton.
What to do this weekend? There's the movie "My Week With Marilyn," the new play "Captors" and the all-string group Childsplay's annual series of concerts.
Don't be a chocolate turkey: start planning your early-winter nights out now with an extra holiday serving of Arts Ahead.
Does the Hollywood sign outshine the lights of the Cutler Majestic? Emerson leader Lee Pelton said a new LA campus is an expansion — and not the start of a wholesale move west.
Reimagined classics are the theme of the weekend, with fascinating takes on the "Oz" series, an Ibsen classic and "Peter Pan" competing for your literary and theatrical attention.
Tom Keith, longtime sound effects master with 'A Prairie Home Companion,' passed away October 30. But for a Boston-area theater company, his influence lives on.
Every Thursday, reporter Jared Bowen discusses the weekend's hottest arts events with WGBH Morning Edition Host Bob Seay. In Boston this Halloween, something campy this way comes.
PART ONE: A.R.T. REIMAGINES PORGY AND BESS
WEB EXTRA: PLAYWRIGHT SUZAN-LORI PARKS ON PORGY AND BESS AS THE GARDEN OF EDEN
WEB EXTRA: PORGY AND BESS STAR AUDRA MCDONALD ON THE SONG "SUMMERTIME"
WEB EXTRA: PORGY AND BESS STAR DAVID ALAN GRIER ON REINTERPRETING THE GERSHWINS' PLAY
This is the second of two stories we featured on the American Repertory Theater's bold new adaptation of the Gershwin classic Porgy and Bess. For all the excitement surrounding the production, there's also been a fair amount of controversy.
Bruce George is a legend even though he would rather be recognized as a poet. But he is the reason why the art of performance poetry catapulted to stardom in this decade, and continues to thrive despite the rapidly changing interests of the American television viewership.
An international education conference is highlighting the work of Dorchester's William Henderson Inclusion Elementary School for its pioneering work incorporating the arts into its classrooms. WGBH's Andrea Smardon visits the school.
What ever became of your college roommate? Here's what happened to Mahler's.
If you liked this afternoon's performance of Beethoven's Emperor concerto, check this out.
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook chronicles the singer's quest to preserve and celebrate the Great American Songbook. Premieres Wednesday, Oct 6 at 8pm on WGBH 2
Pianist Yaron Kohlberg brings a graceful approach and emotional honesty to the heart-wrenching Sonata "1.X.1905" by Leos Janacek and the Davidsbündlertanze by Robert Schumann.
Now you can see what you hear on the radio with these videos of concert performances from world-class artists, recorded in our Fraser Performance Studio.Live Performances from Fraser
Live from Fraser
Download the best performances from the 99.5 All Classical studios.
WGBH LearningTours presents: Mediterranean Voyage of Discovery with Diane Rehm and Scott Simon
The Greek Independence Day festival took over Boston Common on Sunday.
The hits and the highlights from WGBH
Stay in the know about upcoming shows, special events, discounts, and more!