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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 15, 2013 Page 11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN The Stoneham Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning Thoroughly Modern Millie this April. See THEATER SECTION for more details. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE 539 Washington St., Boston, MA 617-259-3400 www.BostonOperaHonseOnline,eom SLEEPING BEAUTY -- March 22, 2013 - April 7, 2013. Marius Petipa's Sleeping Beauty has become one of Boston Ballet's trademark works. This breathtakingly beautiful classical bal- let is presented with lavish original sets and costumes by David Walker from the Royal Ballet. When last presented in 2009, The New York Times raved, "exquisite." NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY JORDAN HALL 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, MA 617-585-1260 www.NECMnsic.edu JONATHAN BISS - SCHUMANN: UNDER THE INFLUENCE -- March 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm. Celebrity Series presents American pianist Jonahtan Biss performing Schumann: Under the Influence. Biss represents the third generation in a musical lin- eage that stretches back to his pater- nal grandmother Raya Garbousova (for whom Samuel Barber composed his Cello Concerto}. His parents are the Israeli-born violinist Miriam Fried and the violist Paul Biss. He studied at Indiana University with Evelyne Brancart and at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Leon Fleisher. "The idea of Schumann: Under the Influence is, in a sense, to "place" Schumann -- to view him not as just a happy accident, but a cen- tral and incredibly important figure in the history of music." - Jonathan Biss. BERKLEE PERFORMANCE CENTER 136 Massachusetts Avenue Boston MA 02115 www.Berklee.Edu/Events ATLANTIC STEPS-- March 23, 2013 at 7:00 pro. Atlantic Steps is an international-touring adaptation of the phenomenally successful Irish show Fuaim Chonamara. Featuring Brian Cunningham and family, it tells the inspiring epic story of Ireland's oldest dance form, portrayed through the music, song, dance, and energy of the Connemara region. THE LYRIC STAGE COMPANY OF BOSTON 140 Clarendon St., Boston, MA 617-585-5678 www.LyricStage.com BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK -- March 29th through April 27th. In a new screwball comedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage takes a funny and ir- reverent look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood. By the Way, Meet Vera Stark is a 70 year journey through the life of Vera Stark, a headstrong African-American maid and budding actress and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately grasping to hold on to her career. When circumstances col- lide and both women land roles in the same Southern epic, the story behind the cameras leaves Vera with a surprising and controversial legacy scholars will debate for years to come. STONEHAM THEATRE 395 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 781-279-2200 www.StonehamTheatre.org THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE -- April 18, 2013 through May 12, 2013. Winner of six Tony Awards, in 2002, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of a small-town girl, MiIlie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love. Millie samples the "thoroughly modern" flapper life, makes friends and finds unexpected romance. With rousing dance numbers and toe-tap- ping music, Thoroughly Modem Millie is a thoroughly enjoyable night of the- atre. Everyone should have the op- portunity to experience live theatre. In an effort to bring the excitement of live theatre to more of the commu- COMEDY ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS ITALIAN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHBITION WOLK GALLERY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING M.I.T., CAMBRIDGE "L'AQUILA, 2010" Now through April 18th. An exhibition of photographs by Italian photographer Michele Nastasi. ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" i0:00 am to 12 Noon every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from i0:00 am-l:00 pm. Go to www.1110wccmanLcom. "Italia Oggl" Sundays 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www.1460WXBR.com. "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com. "The Nick Franciosa Show" Sundays from 12 Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" 8:00 am-9:00 am Sundays on WSRO 650 AM and online at www.wsro.com. "Radio Italia Unita" - Thursdays 2:00 pm-3:00 pm on www.zumix.org/ radio or itunes, college radio click on Zumix. For more information, log onto www. italiaunita.org. "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 - Sundays 9:00 pm- 10:00 pm on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place. Visit www.MusicNotNoise.com. nity, the theatre offers "Pay What You Can." One hour prior to the first Thursday performance of each Mainstage production, tickets to that performance will be sold on a "Pay What You Can" basis. Sponsored by Melrose Cooperative Bank. This offer may not be combined with any other offers. Subject to availablility. AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge, MA 617-547-8300 www JnerieanRepertoryTheat er.org BEOWULF: A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE -- April 16th through May 5th. The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard Univer- sity, under the Artistic Direction of Diane Paulus, presents A Banana Bag & Bodice SongPlay, BEOWULF -- A Thousand Years of Baggage, by Jason Craig and Dave Malloy, co- directed by Rod Hipskind & Mallory Catlett. PIRATES OF PENZANCE -- May 10th through June 2nd. The Hypocrites' bring their award- winning and audience favorite pro- duction from their native Chicago. An eighty-minute exotic excursion fea- turing bathing beauties, philosophiz- ing pirates, and grown men in re- markably short shorts! Warning: If you want boring, stay away; this ex- perience will cause immense joy and the compulsion to spontaneously sing along. Come ashore with the Very Model of A Modern Major Gen- eral, the Pirate King, and a banjo- picking Mabel. The show features beach balls, sunshine (the artificial kind) and tons of fun music. THE DONKEY SHOW- .Ongoing. Bringing the ultimate disco experi- ence to Boston, this crazy circus of mirror balls, feathered divas, roller skaters and hustle queens tell the story of A Midsummer Night's Dream through great '70s anthems you know by heart. REAGLE MUSIC THEATRE 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 781-891-5600 www.ReagleMusicTheatre.org AN AFTERNOON WITH LUCIE ARNAZ -- April 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm. An Afternoon With Lucie Arnaz Is cel- ebrated in the concert world for her renditions of great pop standards revitalized with some stunning new arrangements, singing beautiful bal- lads, recreating her Broadway tri- umphs and entertaining audiences worldwide with memories of an iconic childhood including a hot Latin set tributing her famous Cuban father, Desi Arnaz. CHARLES PLAYHOUSE 74 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 617-931-2787 or 617-426-6912 www.Charles-Playhouse.com BLUE MAN GROUP -- Ongoing. This giddily subversive off-Broadway hit serves up outrageous and inven- tive theater where three muted, blue- painted performers spoof both con- temporary art and modern technol- ogy. Wry commentary and bemusing antics are matched only by the inge- nious ways in which music and sound are created. The show has recently been updated. SHEAR MADNESS - Ongoing. This hilarious Boston-set whodunit, where the clues change every night and the laughs come fast and furious, is a worldwide phenomenon filled with up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor and quicksilver improvisation where the audience becomes part of the action and gets to solve the crime. NICK'S COMEDY STOP 100 Warrenton St., Boston, MA 617-248-1976 www.NicksComedyStop.com WOMEN IN COMEDY FESTIVAL -- March 21st through March 23rd. For three nights, come celebrate women in comedy at Nick's Comedy Stop with some of the funniest women around. All shows are 18 and over and begin at 8:00 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm.Visit Nick's website for more details and information on how to purchase tickets. CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER WANG 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA (617) 482-9393 www.CitiCenter.org LEWIS BLACK: THE RANT IS DUE -- March 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm. Lewis Black, Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working .to, lay. Receiving critical ae-- claim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sell out audiences through- out Europe, New Zealand, Canada and United States. He is one of a few per- formers to sell out multiple renowned theatres including Carnegie Hail, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas and most recently a sold out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in NYC. His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an au- dience to laughwhile making com- pelling points about the absurdity of our world. Lewis Black came into national prominence with his ap- pearances on The Daily Show in 1996. Those appearances on The Daily Show led to comedy specials on HBO. Com- edy Central, Showtime and Epix. In 2001, he won the Best Male Stand- Up at the American Comedy Awards. He has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 Grammy Award- winning The Carnegie Hall Perfor- mance. Lewis Black won his second Grammy Award for his album Stark Raving Black. Lewis has published three bestselling books, Nothing's Sacred, Me of Little Faith and l'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas. GIGGLES AT PRINCE PIZZERIA 517 Broadway (Rt. 1) Saugns, MA 781-233-9950 www.PrincePizzeria.com DAVE RUSSO -- March 29th and March 30th. Dave is one of the sharp- est and most exciting comics working at Boston comedy shows. After win- ning the Boston International Com- edy Festival's "Best New Comic" award, Dave received national attention when he beat out over 5,000 enter- tainers, winning a contract on the E! Entertainment Network's series The Entertainer starring Mr. Las Vegas, Wayne Newton. Dave has also ap- peared on Comedy Central, NBC's The Today Show, The Phantom Gourmet and was hand-selected by the pro- ducer of NBC's Last Comic Standing to perform on the TV show NESN's Comedy All Stars. With his relentless work ethic, this Boston comedian has shown himself to be a perfect cor- porate entertainer. Dave Russo is an energetic, versatile entertainer, a clever comedian for hire who has yet to meet the crowd that he can't win over with his charm and upbeat attitude. INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BOSTON 45 Matignon Rd., Cambridge, MA 617-499-1451 www.ISBos.org POETS' SPRING - PRINTEMPS DES PONTES, BOSTON 2013 -- March 29, 2013. The International School of Boston hosts a French poetry evening mixed with music, dance, painting and drama works of students and professionals. Joining the students will be O. Besson, cho- reographer, Boston Conservatory, S. Leventhal, violonist and music teacher, Boston Conservatory. A.B. Amr, qanounist, M. Karaa, singer, C. Lucien and JD Joachim and C. Ribes-de Palma, poets from Haiti and France. FENWAY PARK 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA www.RedSox.com RUN TO HOME BASE -- On Saturday, May 4th, several thou- sand runners and walkers will have the thrill of crossing home plate at Fenway Park while supporting wounded veterans and their families. The 2013 Run-Walk to Home Base presented by New Balance is a 9K {5.6 mile) run and a 3-mile walk to benefit the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program. Participants will help provide much needed clinical care for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat stress or traumatic brain injury -- wounds that effect an estimated 30% of the brave men and women who served our nation. The run is a unique, fun event that also supports services and counseling for veterans' families, research to improve diagnosis and treatment and community educa- tion. Registered runners and walk- ers begin at historic Fenway Park and wind their way through scenic Boston and with a timed finish at the Green Monster and a photo finish at Fenway's famous home plate. The Run-Walk to Home Base is a wonderful opportunity to show your support of our deserving veter- ans. And friends and family are in- vited to Fenway to cheer you on and enjoy terrific family activities. While runners must be 14 and older, fami- lies of all ages may participate in the walk. Advance registration is required. Visit their website at www.runtohomebase.org for more information. HISTORY CHANNEL Check Your Local Listings THE BIBLE -- Every Sunday now through March 31st at 8:00 pro. From Executive Producers Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and Mark Burnett (Survivor) comes The Bible. A five-episode series retelling stories from the Scriptures for a whole new generation. Breathtaking in scope and scale, The B/b/e features powerful per- formances, exotic locales and dazzling visual effects that breathe spectacu- lar life into the dramatic tales of faith and courage from Genesis through Revelation. This historic tele- vision event is sure to entertain and inspire the whole family. Beginning on March 3, 2013, it will air on tbe History Channel for five consecutive Sundays at 8:00 pm. Be sure to watch this amazing s-/ies! AGANNIS ARENA 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 617-358-7000 www.BU.EDU/Agannis/ SIGUR R(S -- March 26, 2013. Sigur R6s is an ambient/post-rock band from Reykjavik, Iceland, who have been active since 1994. Known for its ethereal sound, frontman JOnsi Birgisson's falsetto vocals and the use of bowed guitars, the band's music is also noticeable for its incor- poration of classical and minimalist aesthetic elements. Purchase tickets by visiting www.ticketmaster.eom, by calling 800-745-3000 or at all Ticketmaster locations. TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 617-624-1050 www.TDGarden.eom PINK --March 28, 2013. With spe- cial guest The Hives. P!nk's new tour, The Truth About Love, stops in Boston at the TD Garden. The American singer-songwriter has six platinum albums under her belt along with appearances in many films. She's sold over 40 million albums and 70 mil- lions singles in her 18-year career and is as hot as ever. HOUSE OF BLUES 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, MA 888-693-BLUE (2583) www.HouseOfBlues.com GLORIANA--March 29, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Gloriana is an American country music group founded in 2008. It is composed of brothers Tom Gossin and Mike Gossin (vocals, guitar), and Rachel Relnert (vocals, tambourine). Before the band's foundation. Kimball was the 2002 winner of the competi- tion America's Most Talented Kid and a solo artist on Epic Records. Gloriana released their debut single Wild at Heart in February 2009, which was a Top 15 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The group's self- titled debut album, Gloriana, was released on August 4, 2009. ORPHEUM THEATRE 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 617-482-0106 www.OrpheumTheatreBoston.com NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK -- March 30, 2013 at 7:30 pro. NKOTB come home to Boston for the release party for their newest record 10, which will be released on April 2nd. Their newest single Remix (I Like The) is available for purchase now. Join the New Kids at a rare intimate ap- pearance at the Orpheum Theatre. Visit the theatre's website for more information on the event. BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY NORTH END BRANCH 25 Parmenter Street North End (Boston), MA 617-227-8135 www.BPl.org/Branches/North MARCH MONSTER MOVIES: DOUBLE FEATURES -- Watch mon- ster movies every Saturday in March from II:00 am to 2:30 pm at the North End branch of the Boston Public Library. - -  ....... . , V