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POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 18, 2014 Page 11 PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN DAN(;E Don't miss the acclaimed Mark Morris Dance Group's Acis and Galatea performance this May{ Check the DANCE section for more information. MUSIC CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, WANG THEATRE 270 Tremont Street, Boston 617-482-9393 www.CitiCenter.org IL DIVO -- May 16. The record- breaking classical crossover group that has sold more than 26 million albums worldwide will bring //D/vo -- A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs of Broadway 25. Live to the Citi Wang Theatre in support of the group's sixth studio album, A Musical Affair. The show intertwines the most famous songs from Broadway musicals with the individual theatrical experiences of Carlos, David, Urs and Sebastien. The album A Musical Affair show- cases II Divo's signature romantic and emotional interpretation of heartfelt classics like Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific), "Bring Him Home" (Les Miserables), "Tonight" (West Side Story) and more. I1 Divo has also pro- vided new arrangements for these much-loved songs, as well as invited familiar Broadway and pop artists to appear on certain tracks as their duet partners. "It has been so inspir- ing to work with such legendary songs from the world of Broadway musicals for our new album," says Urs Buhler of I1 Divo. HOUSE OF BLUES 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston 888-693-2583 www.HouseOfBlues.eom LANA DEL REY -- May 6. Eliza- beth Woolridge Grant (born area, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston. In addition to the TD Garden date, Barry will be performing at famed music venues including Nikon at Jones Beach Theater outside New York City and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The show also fea- tures his eldest son Stephen and his niece, Maurice's daughter, Samantha Gibb. LADY GAGA -- June 30. One of the top global touring acts of our time, having sold nearly 4 million tickets during her first 3 tours, Lady Gaga is hitting the road in support of her new album ARTPOP. Live Nation Global Touring announced that Lady Gaga's artRave: The ARTPOP Ball will begin May 4th in Ft. Lauderdale. The tour will include several cities that have not hosted Lady Gaga before as well as cities that missed her tour in 2013 following a hip injury, which forced her to cancel. June 21, 1986}, known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, is an American singer-songwriter. Del Rey started writing at the age of 18 and she signed her first recording contract with 5 Points Records in 2007, releasing STONEI-IAM THEATRE her first digital album Lana Del395 Main Street, Stoneham Ray in January 2010. Del Rey bought 781-279-2200 herself out of the contract withhttp://StonehamTheatre,org 5 Points Records in April 2010. THE UNBLEACHED AMERICAN She signed a joint contract with -- Through April 27. Discover a piece Interscope, Polydor, and Stranger of American history with Ernest Records in July 201 I. Del Rey'sHogan, the "father of ragtime" and the music has been noted for its cine- first African American to perform on matic sound and its references to Broadway. Beloved by his fans and various aspects of pop culture, par- wealthy beyond his wildest dreams, ticularly that of the 1950s and Hogan was also an infamous writer of 1960s Americana. The singer has "coon songs" that many considered described herself as a "self-styled offensive to his own race. This fasci- gangsta Nancy Sinatra." Before sign- nating world-premiere play imagines ing to a major record label, Del Rey the relationship between Ernest and provided sole production of her the woman sent to care for him at music videos. Musically, she draws the end of his life, as he struggles influence from what she deems towith both his own mortality and be the masters of each genre, includ- the legacy he leaves behind. Don't ing Elvis Presley, Amy Winehouse, miss Elliot Norton Award-winning Janis Joplin, Nirvana, Eminem, Bruce actor Johnny Lee Davenport as Springsteen, and Britney Spears, as Ernest in his Stoneham Theatre well as from poetry and film noir. debutl THE SECRET GARDEN -- May 15- TO GARDEN June 8. Mary Lennox, a young or- 1OO Legends Way, Boston phan, is sent to England to live with 617-624-I050 her reclusive uncle and sickly cousin. www.TDGarden.com When this neglected child discovers RARRY GIBB -- May 15. The leg- an equally neglected garden, she be- endary Grammy Award winner, Barry gins to bring life (and a bit of magic) Gibb, announced his Mythology: The back to both the garden and her Tour Live will kick off on May 15th uncle's manor. This lush Broadway in Boston, MA at TD Garden. Pro-musical won 3 Tony Awards, includ- moted exclusively by Live Nation, ing "Best Score of a Musical." Directed the run of shows, including three by Caiflin Lowans and Weylin Symes. outdoor concerts, will bring the mu- sic icon to the New York City area, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay COMEDY ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" -- I0:00 am to Noon every Friday with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italia Show" with Nunzi0 DiMarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www.11IOwccmam.corrr "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. Go to www.1460WXBR.corra "Dolce Vita Radio" -- DJ RocGardarco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pm; Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.corra "The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays from 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. "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. "L'Italia Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Emanuele Capoano -- Thursdays 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. Visit www.zumix.org/radio or litaliachiamo.wordpress.com; email: litaliachiamoshow@gmail.com. Tel. 857-334-0868. THE HANOVER THEATRE 2 Southbridge St., Worcester 877-571-SHOW (7469) info @TheHanoverTheatre .org HAIR -- May 6-7. The rock musi- cal that sparked a revolution and ignited a generation is back! CITI PERFORMING ARTS All the original hits and new songs CENTER, WANG THEATRE rediscovered from the original pro- 270 Tremont Street, Boston duction are played live by The Tribe. 617-482-9393 Although initially performed in www.CitiCenter.org 1967, the universal themes of indi- EDDIE IZZARD THE WORLD viduality, experimentation and accep- TOUR -- May 8-9. The man the Low tance in the face of oppression are don Sunday T/rues calls "The Greatest just as resonant today. All the chart- British Stand-Up Comedian of his topping songs that became anthems Generation" returns to America with of counter-culture and the sexual his world tour force majeure. One of revolution are back, including the most acclaimed comedians of his Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In, generation, Izzard's unique, tangen- Good Morning Starshine and Easy tial, absurd and surreal comic narra- to be Hard. Bold! Brash! Angry tives are lauded for their creativity and and defiant! This new production wit, earning him a New York Drama returns to its rebellious and pro- Desk Award and two Emmys for Dress vocative roots! Join the revolution to Kill, two British Comedy Awards for -- it's the dawning of a new age! Top Stand-Up Comedian and an WARNING: This production contains Olivier Award nomination for Out- nudity, standing Achievement. His comedy style takes the form of rambling whim- sical monologue and self-referential pantomime. He had a starring role as Wayne Malloy in the teevision series The Riches and has appeared in many films. In the U.S., Izzard is the first solo stand-up comedian to perform at the Hollywood Bowl and has sold-out three consecutive nights at Radio City Music Hall. REGENT THEATRE 7 Medford Street, Arlington 781-646-4849 JOE AVATI "BACK TO BASICS" WORLD TOUR -- June 14. Joe Avati is one of Australia's top comedy ex- ports sitting just behind Kath and K/m, Chris Lilley and Barry Humphries. He is also the world's number one selling bilingual comedian. His massive cult following sees him crisscross the globe performing his unique brand of com- edy (performing in both English and Italian) on both sides of the Atlantic where he sells out in the United King- dom, The United States of America and Canada. This puts him into an elite group of comedians alongside the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Russell Brand, Robin Williams, Bill Cosby, Billy Connolly and Barry Humphries. Joe Avati has been dubbed "the biggest comedian you've never heard of" clev- erly staying under the radar and side- stepping the limelight avoiding the media attention. MY SON THE WAITER - A JEW- Boston's Cafe Fleuri returns for ISH TRAGEDY -- April 23-May 25. its 25th season. The acclaimed des- "Ninety minutes of non-stop laugh- sert paradise brings more than terF From the producers of "My 200 pounds of chocolate to diners, Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and to celebrate the landmark anni- and I'm in Therapy," "Respect" and "I versary, Excutiye Chef Mark Sapienza Say Tomato You Say Shut Up!" If you and Pastry Chef Ryan Pike present ever longed for something, If you ever "Decades Of Decadence," featuring desired it with all your heart, If you the most popular desserts from the were willing to wait tables for past 25 years. With a DJ sppining 29 years to pursue your dream then fun upbeat tunes, the all-you-can- My Son The Waiter will give meaning enjoy Chocolate Bar feature sta- to your Lifel You don't have to be tions with varying levels of chocolate Jewish or a waiter to relate to Brad intensity and flavors. There is also an Zimmerman's 'one man show' aboutadult chocolate cocktail menu featur- growing up, being an actor, being an ing cocoa-infused martinis. actor who waits tables, and persever- ing through everything life throws at MARINE INDUSTRAIL PARK you. Brad's stand-ups of his child- South Boston hood, family, career and misbegotten 877-613-0134 love life are as warm and poignant as www,Boston-Theater.com they are hilarious! He has acted in CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - AMALUNA "The Sopranos," and done his fair -- May 29-June 15. Amaluna invites share of roasts at the famed Friar's you to a mysterious island ruled by Club. To quote Joan Rivers, "I've had goddesses and guided by the cycles of 3 great opening acts in my lifetime: the moon. Their queen, Prospera, Billy Crystal, Garry Shandling and Brad directs her daughter's coming-of-age Zimmerman." In the volatile world of ceremony in a rite that honours femi- comedy, Brad has had a long career, ninity, renewal, rebirth and balance, working with some of the best. He has marking the passing of these insights made many television appearances on and values from one generation to the Conan O'Brian, Comedy Central, and next. In the wake of a storm caused The David Letterman Show. His new by Prospera, a group of young men one-man show, My Son, The Waiter- seek refuge on the island, triggering A Jewish Tragedy, has been touring an emotional story of love between theatres throughout the country.Prospera's daughter and a brave young suitor. But their love will be put to the test. The couple must face nu- merous demanding trials and over- ~come daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony. HYNES CONVENTION CENTER 900 Boylston Street, Boston 617-954-2000 www.MassConvention.com STAR TREK CONVENTION -- June 21-22. The 2014 Star Trek Convention will include a great list of celebrities and offer attendees an off-the-hook, sensational week- end to remember. We are thrilled to add one of our favorites to the guest celebrity list, which already includes three captains, nine total guests and some fantastic events and attractions -- priced at an amazing deal for full days of live entertainment. CAFE FLEURI, LANGHAM HOTEL 250 Franklin Street, Boston 617-451-1900 www.Boston.LanghanHot els.com DECADES OF DErADENCE -- Every Saturday throtgh June 28. The Chocolate Bar at "lhe Langham, CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, WANG THEATRE 270 Tremont Street, Boston 617-482-9393 www.CitiCenter.org ALVIN ALLEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER -- May 1-4. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92"d Street Y in NYC. Led by Alvin Alley and a group of young African American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. The company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at the- aters in 48 states and 71 countries on 6 continents -- as well as millions more through television broadcasts. When Mr. Alley began creating dances, he drew upon his "blood memories" of Texas, the blues, spiri- tuals and gospel as inspiration, which resulted in the creation of his most popular and critically acclaimed work, Revelations. Although he created 79 ballets over his lifetime, Mr. Alley maintained that his company was not exclusively a repository for his own work. MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP, ACIS AND GALATEA -- May 15-18. Celebrity Series of Boston is co- commissioner of this fully-staged production of Mozart's arrangement of Handel's opera, Acts & Galatea, by director and choreographer Mark Morris and the Mark Morris Dance Group making its East Coast premiere. Known as one of the greatest pasto- ral operas, Acis and Galatea, based on Ovid's Metamorphoses, was com- posed by Handel in 1718 and arranged by Mozart in 1788. Celebrated visual artist and scenic designer Adrianne Lobel, fashion icon and costume de- signer Isaac Mizrahi and acclaimed lighting designer Michael Chybowski will set the stage for Morris who will direct the Mark Morris Dance Group and four vocal soloists in this epic tale. 7 Buona Pasqua FAMOUS FOR Cannoli Italian Pastry Wedding and Birthday Cakes Ice Cream Specialists 300 Hanover Street - Boston, Massachusetts Mike Mercogliano, Owner ..J