Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-Winning Play 'ART'
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The last date listed for 'ART' was Sunday February 5, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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Told entirely through songs, Closer Than Ever has been described as a "bookless show musical." But don't let the lack of traditional dialogue trick you into thinking this musical, presented by the New Repertory Theatre, is lacking in story. The show's 24 self-contained songs -- with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. (Fosse, Miss Saigon) and music by David Shire (Big: the musical) -- deal with topics like aging, unrequited love, friendships and mid-life crises. The New York Times has actually celebrated the show as having, "one of the half-dozen finest American theater scores of the last decade." Inspired by real-life experiences and stories, Closer Than Ever won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and netted Drama Desk Award nominations for both Maltby and Shire. And its message to value the little things in life remains as meaningful today as ever. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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Superbly acted! The three actors must be among the most accomplished in the Boston area. As performed, the play turned out, surprisingly, to have a great many funny moments, though the director himself described it (during the talk back after the show) as a funny tragedy. I'm glad I saw it and would recommend it to everyone as a wonderful theatrical experience.
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Art becomes a mirror, not just for taste or to declare whether one “likes” something or not but for comparing and contrasting attitudes about everything from personal relationships and cultural attitudes to politics. The painting is a virtual...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“It’s an actor’s dream, a nonstop cross-fire of crackling language.” —Newsweek
“‘ART’ belongs to a tradition that once flourished on Broadway but is seldom represented there these days: the sleek, pleasant comedy of manners with an intellectual veneer that allows audiences to relax at the theater." —The New York Times
From the playwright of God of Carnage
This intelligent and witty Tony Award-winning play by Yasmina Reza asks the question, “What does our taste in art say about who we are as individuals?” When Serge, a novice art collector, asks his two friends to view his newly acquired work of art, this “priceless” piece tests their fifteen-year friendship and causes them to validate their self-worth.
About the Ticket Supplier: New Repertory Theatre - Boston
Now in its third decade, New Rep has established itself as one of Boston’s premiere theatre companies. Celebrated for electrifying, compelling, and poignant productions, New Rep plays reflect our world and community: they present images of many times and places and regularly explore ideas that have vital resonance in our lives—here and now. New Rep shows are provocative, intelligent, and entertaining.