Broke-ology, a Vivid Family Drama from Lyric Stage Company of Boston
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The last date listed for Broke-ology was Saturday April 23, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Broadway's Into the Woods combines a Tony-winning score by Stephen Sondheim with the iconic stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Jack (the giant killer). The result cleverly turns the fairy tale world on its head to deliver a deeper message about the nature of greed and whether "happily ever after" is even possible. Unable to bear children, a baker and his wife are lured into completing a number of tasks by a witch who promises to grant their wish in return, sending them on an eventful journey where they encounter several familiar characters. With music and lyrics by Sondheim and a book by James Lapine, this show's original Broadway run won critical praise and numerous awards, including a trio of Tonys. The cast recording, which includes "Children Will Listen," "Giants in the Sky" and "No One Is Alone," took home a Grammy, and a movie is now in production for a Christmas 2014 release with an all-star cast that includes Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick and more. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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I saw Broke-Ology at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2009 and was so moved by it that I wanted to see it again. We were lucky to score front row seats and meet the cast afterward at a reception. It's a brilliant play. Well done on every front. Glad that the Lyric tackled it.
Quotes & Highlights
Nathan Louis Jackson’s writing contains “so much verve and pathos that passages…practically sing.” —Variety
“Jackson’s characters love, laugh, dance, and argue in a way that honors their bittersweet survival.” —The New Yorker
Written by Nathan Louis Jackson
Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
Johnny Lee Davenport
A warm and wrenching play about a loving African-American family facing its troubles with humor, resiliency, and grace. Set in a beleaguered Kansas City neighborhood, two grown brothers try to balance the challenges of their own lives with their desire to care for their ailing father. Even as they remember simpler times, tension builds between the brothers as their conflicting interests churn into a surprising outcome.