COVID-19 Relief Fun(d)

Due to Governor Baker’s encouragement to not hold public gatherings, and as a precaution to protect the communities we serve because of the COVID-19 outbreak, New Repertory Theater has made the difficult decision to:

  • Postpone all performances of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill to April 25 through May 17
  • Postpone all bookings of our touring productions scheduled prior to April 13 of Thurgood, The Scarlet Letter, and Romeo & Juliet until further notice.
  • Postpone our Gala 2020 (previously scheduled for May 5) to Monday, October 26, 2020
  • Cancel all performances of August Wilson’s Fences
  • At this time, the Mosesian Center for the Arts is closed to the public.

“It is my sincerest wish that our community will support and take care of the arts organizations and local artists that have brought so much joy to so many,” says Michael J. Bobbitt, Artistic Director of New Repertory Theatre.  “Like so many other industries, this crisis puts our organization at risk. The aforementioned productions, tours, and Gala comprise 20% of our operating budget, and a potentially devastating loss of nearly $275,000 this fiscal year.  We will need our community’s help to make it through this.”

Due to our need to postpone and cancel so many shows and events, many of our New Rep Family is found without an income to sustain themselves. To our stage managers, directors, actors and fellow artists—we stand with you during this hard time. We ask our supporters to take a stand with us by donating to our COVID-19 Release Fun(d). Every dollar will go towards making sure New Rep can recover from the $275,000 projected loss and keep our doors open for the diverse community of artists that call our theatre home.

Your gift is your voice. Speak powerfully.

For questions regarding COVID-19 and our response, click here.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Ari Herbstman, Development Manager, at 617-923-7060 x8210 or