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I POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 13, 2014 Page11 NOW PLAYING UPTOWN & DOWNTOWN Don't miss popular boy band, One Direction, this summer! Check the MUSIC section for more details. MUSIC TD GARDEN 100 Legends Way, Boston 617-624-1050 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. Music Awards, six TEEN CHOICE Awards, three MTV EMAs, two 2013 American Music Awards and a moonman for Best Song Of The Sum- mer at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. With two albums to date, UP ALL NIGHT and TAKE ME HOME, the boys have sold more than 35 million records worldwide and have achieved a total of 67 # l's {including albums). It's the Hilarious Celebration of of hilarious, best-selling comedy al- amazing deal for full days of live Women and The Change! bums, which went on to win eight entertainment. BOSTON OPERA HOUSE Gold Records, five Platinum records . 539 Washington St.. Boston, MA and five Grammy Awards. His role on CAFE FLEURI, LANGHAM HOTEL 617-259-3400 TV's I Spy made him the first African- 250 Franklin Street, Boston American to co-star in a dramatic se- 617-451-1900 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA -- ries, breaking television's racial bar- June 26 through July 20. A mysteri- rier and winning three Emmy Awards. DECADES OF DECADENCE -- ous deformed musical ~genius stalks In the 1980s, he again rocked the tele- Every Saturday through June 28. the Paris Opera, passing his time ter= vision world with the The Cosby Show, The Chocolate Bar at The Langham, rorizing the members of the company a gentle, whimsical and hugely suc- The acclaimed dessert paradise brings and its owners. But when he hears cessful series that single-handedly more than 200 pounds of chocolate the beautiful and innocent chorus girl revived the family sitcom (and rescued to diners, and to celebrate the land- Christine Daae sing he falls in love, NBC). With hit movies like Uptown Sat- mark anniversary, Excutive Chef Mark teaching this young soprano to sing urday Night and best-seUing books like Sapienza and Pastry Chef Ryan Pike the Music of the Night. Believing him Fatherhood, Bill Cosby is quite simply present "Decades of Decadence," lea- to be her guardian angel, Christine a national treasure with the unique turing the most popular desserts from blossoms under his tutelage. But when ability to touch people's hearts, the past 25 years. With a DJ spinning she becomes engaged to another fun upbeat tunes, the all-you-can- man, he hatches a terrifying plot to WILBUR THEATRE enjoy Chocolate Bar feature sta- kidnap her, and he will murder any- 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA tions with varying levels of chocolate body who gets in his way. Andrew 617-248-9700 intensity and flavors. There is also an Lloyd Webber's smash musicalization adult chocolate cocktail menu featur- of the Gaston Leroux novel won the BOB SAGET -- June 21. Robert ing cocoa-infused martinis. 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical. Lane "Bob" Saget (born May 17, 1956] Now a new era beckons for Broadway is an American stand-up comedian, MARINE INDUSTRAIL PARK megahit Phantom -- beginning with actor and television host. Although South Boston the launch of a national tour of a he is best known for his family-friendly 877-613-0134 newly reimagined production, roles as Danny Tanner in Fu//House REAGLE MUSIC THEATER 617 Lexington Street, Waltham 781-891-5600 SOUTH PACIFIC -- Through June 22. As haunting and evocative as the island of Bali Ha'i ,itself, this master- ful and deeply romantic love story be- tween an Army nurse and a mysteri- ous French planter won ten Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Set in an island paradise dur- ing World War II, South Pac/fic's por- trayal of Americans stationed in an alien culture in wartime is as relevant today as when it first thrilled audi- ences in 1949. The lush sounds of Reagle's orchestra will bring Rodgers and Hammerstein's score to life, fea- turing such timeless songs as... "Some Enchanted Evening," "There is Nothtu' Like A Dame," "Honey Bun," "Younger Than Springtime," and "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair." MUSEUMS THEATER COMEDY STONEHAM THEATRE 395 Main Street, Stoneham REGENT THEATRE 781-279-2200 7 Medford Street, Arlington 781-646-4849 MENOPAUSE, THE MUSICAL -- Through June 29. This hilarious mu- JOE AVATI "BACK TO BASICS" sical parody stage~l to classic tunes WORLD TOUR -- June 14. Joe Avail GILLETTE STADIUM from the '60s, '70s and '80s will have is one of Australia's top comedy ex- 1 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA you cheering and dancing in theports sitting just behind Kath and Kim~ (800) 543-1776 aisles. See what millions of women Chris LiUey and Barry Humphries. He www.GilletteStadium.eom worldwide have been laughing about is also the world's number one selling JAY-Z & BEYONCE -- July I. On for over i0 years! bilingual comedian. His massive cult the Run Tour: Beyonc~ and Jay Z in Set in a department store, fourfollowing sees him crisscross the partnership with #BeyGood benefit- women with seemingly nothing inglobe performing his unique brand of ting the Shawn Carter Foundation. common but a black lace bra on sale, comedy {performing in both English Jay-Z and Beyonce are heading out come to find they have more to share and Italian) on both sides of the On theRunthis Summer, bringing their than ever imagined. The all-female Atlantic where he sells out in the superstar talent to stadiums across cast makes fun of their woeful hot United Kingdom, The United States the nation. Easily this generation's flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, of America and Canada. This puts most iconic power couple, Mr. and Mrs. wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate him into an elite group of comedians Carter have teased us since 2008 by binges. A sisterhood is created be- alongside the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, making guest appearances on each tween these diverse women as they Russell Brand, Robin Williams, Bill other's solo albums, but this is the realize that menopause is no longer Cosby, Billy Connolly and Barry first time you can see the two together The Silent Passage, but a stage in Humphries. Joe Avati has been in one flawless show, which will in- every woman's life that is perfectly dubbed "the biggest comedian you've clude smash collaborations such as normal! never heard of," cleverly staying Crazy in Love, Deja Vu and the epic "Most women know intuitively that under the radar and sidestepping Drunk in Love. A dream come true for every other woman is experiencing hot the limelight avoiding the media fans of the married couple, this is the flashes or night sweats," says author attention. closest to perfection we can imagine! Jeanie C. Linders. "There is always a ONE DIRECTION -- August 9. close friend or two who can sympa- DAN(;E Niall Horan, Zayn M ali~rsLiam Payne, ~ thize or identify, but when ~hey are Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - sitting in a theatre with hundreds of formed in 2010 and have since other women, all laughing and shout- amassed a loyal fan base and fame all ing "That's me! That's me on stage!' across the globe. It has been an in- They know what they are experienc- credible year for the boys, as they took ing is normal. They aren't alone or home a BRIT Award, three Billboard crazy. It becomes a sisterhood." ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" -- I0:00 am to Noon every Friday with hosts Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www.1110wccmam, corrL "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays II:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. Go to www.1460WXBR.corrL "Dolce Vita Radio" -- DJ RocGardarco Mesiti Ii:00 am-l:00 pm; Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.corr~ "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 "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 "L'Italia Chiamo Italian Radio Show" hosted by Stefano Marchese and Emanuele Capoano -- Thursdays 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. Visit or; email: Tel. 857-334-0868. and the original host of America's CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - AMALUNA Funniest Home Videos, Saget is also -- Through June 15. Ama/una invites known for his very vulgar stand-up you to a mysterious island ruled by routine. He has been an out of his goddesses and guided by the cycles of mind, standup comedian for over the moon. Their queen, Prospera, thirty years. From his HBO special directs her daughter's coming-of-age *That Ain't Right" to his scene-steal- ceremony in a rite that honours femi- ing cameos in "Entourage," and "The ninity, renewal, rebirth and balance, Aristocrats," it's always effective as marking the passing of these insights Saget embraces his dark side. Bob was and values from one generation to the seen reprising the role of "Himself" next. In the wake of a storm caused by on HBO's hit series "Entourage" and Prospera, a group of young men seek he starred in his own documentary refuge on the island, triggering an comedy series for A&E tiffed, "Strange emotional story of love between Days with Bob Saget," an exploration Prospera's daughter and a brave young of unusual subcultures in America. suitor. But their love will be put to the He recently guest starred on "Law and test. The cbuple must face numerous Order Los Angeles," "Entourage: A demanding trials and overcome daunt- Look Back," and "Louie," and is con- ing setbacks before they can achieve tinually playing to sold out audiences mutual trust, faith and harmony. in theaters and universities across North America. CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, WANG THEATRE 270 Tremont Street, Boston 617-482-9393 LEGENDS OF BOSTON COMEDY -- June 14. This amazing lineup stars Boston comedy superstar Lenny Clarke, *The Godfather of Boston Comedy," Don Gavin, "The Funniest Man You've Never Heard Of," Kenny Rogerson and hometown favorite Tony V. See the comedians that ushered in the golden age of Boston comedy! Never once giving up on their love for comedy has put these four performers in the icon category for comedy fans of all ages. They are ready with hilarious material, impeccable stage presence, and some of the best Boston accents you've ever heard. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 617-723-2500 PANDAS: THE JOURNEY HOME -- Pandas are a lovable, iconic, and -- unfortunately -- highly endangered species. In Pandas: The Journey Home, meet the dedicated team Working tirelessly to save these captivating creatures from extinction. Filmmak- ers were granted unprecedented access to the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda to tell the story of our furry friends. The pandas' fascinating habits and unique personalities will leave you with a huge appreciation for the animals and the individuals work- ing to protect them. Witness an incredible story of survival and fall in love with these black and white gentle giants on the IMAX Dome screen! 2THEXTREME: MATHALIVE! -- Ongoing. 2theXtreme: MathAlive! is a highly entertaining, interactive ex- hibit that lets visitors experience math in action. It brings to life all the differ- ent types of mathematics at work be- hind video games, sports, design, mu- sic, entertainment, space, robotics, and more. Innovative technologies create fun experiences that help you understand .how math is used in countless ways. Six themed sections with hands-on examples show the rel- evancy of math to real life: "Outdoor Action," "Build Your World," "Future Style," "Kickin' It," "Game Plan," and "Robotics and Space." Throughout the exhibit, you'll be accompanied by the BotZ, three math-loving virtual guides. With quirky personalities and kid-friendly language, the BotZ make mathematical concepts more acces- sible to younger visitors. CASINO BALLROOM HYNE5 CONVENTION CENTER 169 Ocean Boulevard 900 Boylston Street, Boston Hampton Beach, NH 617-954-2000 603-929-4100 www.MassConvention.c om STAR TREK CONVENTION -- BILL COSBY -- August 16. Over June 21-22. The 2014 Star Trek the past century, few entertainers Convention will include a great list have achieved the legendary status of celebrities and offer attendees of William H. Cosby Jr. His successes an off-the-hook, sensational week- span five decades and virtually all end to remember. They are thrilled media, remarkable accomplishments to add one of their favorites to the for a kid who emerged from humble guest celebrity list, which already beginnings in a Philly project. In the includes three captains, nine total 1960s, his stand-up act was a coast- guests and some fantastic events to-coast sensation, spawning a string and attractions -- priced at an WILBUR THEATER 246 Tremont Street, Boston 617-248-9700 www, JEFF TIMMONS OF 98 DEGREES PRESENTS "MEN OF THE STRIP" -- June 13. Jeff Timmons, found- .ing member of the internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum, Grammy Nominated selling group 98 Degrees, teamed up with Glenn Douglas Packard, Emmy nominated choreog- rapher to the biggest names in the entertainment industry, to assemble the hippest, hottest and sexiest male entertainers for a fresh take on the "Male Revue." This show is ~all about the ladies, we picked a variety of talented sexy guys to each girls liking, the music is what girls dance to and the moves are going to make the woman scream. It's all about the GIRL POWER!" For more information on "Men of The Strip" go to THE CROSBY WHISTLE STOP 24 Roland Street, Charlestown, MA www.BostonSwingCentral.eom SWING DANCE EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT -- Come and check out Boston's most excitir~g swing dance. Conveniently located in Sullivan Square less than a 5 minute walk from the T, with free parking also avail- able. A killer line up of DJ's and live bands every Friday night. Beautiful 3,000 sq ft dance hall with exposed brick. A beginning lesson is included in the price of admission from 8:00- 9:00 pm prior to social dancing from 9:00 pm-12:00 am. No partner or prior experience is required. All ages and dance levels welcome. HYNES CONVENTION CENTER 900 Boylston Street, Boston 617-954-2000 HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO -- June 14-15. The Health and Fitness Expo offers fun activities with lots of information on products and services that relate to healthy living. Free health screenings, free fitness activi- ties, cooking demonstrations, celeb- rity appearances, talks given by BMC doctors and education and informa- tion about health, exercise and more. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about health and wellness while hav- ing FUN with your friends and family! For a complete schedule of events, exhibits, speakers and celebrity ap- pearances, please visit the official Health & Fitness Expo website: II