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New Rep’s Historical Moving Play Celebrates Black Civil War Hero from Watertown

By Celina ColbyBay State Banner New Repertory Theatre will present a series of socially-distanced, outdoor historical plays this fall in collaboration with Watertown Free Public Library and the Historical Society of Watertown. Running Sept. 26–Nov. 8, these plays, presented in a walking format with safety precautions in place, will highlight historical figures from the Watertown area, beginning with […]

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Watertown’s the Stage for ‘The Charles W. Lenox Experience’

By R. Scott Reedy, CorrespondentMetroWest Daily News Like most stages in greater Boston, New Repertory Theatre hasn’t presented in-person performances since early March, when the company’s home, the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, closed its doors in response to the coronavirus pandemic. While the Mosesian Center remains shuttered, New Rep – in partnership […]

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Interview with Aaron Posner

Aaron Posner talks Chekhov, truth, and his role as playwright and director of his (sort of) adaptation of Stupid F**king Bird. What prompted you to adapt Chekhov’s The Seagull? I love Chekhov and The Seagull. But the truth is… it is old and no longer speaks directly to our lives as I am sure it did a […]

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Boston Globe Review

“…the New Rep production features such topnotch singers as Yewande Odetoyinbo, who plays Dionne and opens the show by leading the ensemble in a stirring rendition of “Aquarius’’; Lovely Hoffman (Celie in SpeakEasy Stage Company’s production of “The Color Purple’’) as an unnamed member of the tribe; and Aaron Patterson (who made a vivid impression […]

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TheaterMania Review

“…Simon’s Claude is a wonder, and he nails the vibe and the spirit that is integral to the success of Hair.”

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MetroWest Daily News Review

“…there’s no denying the array of talent on stage at New Rep, much of it groomed in the musical theater department at Boston Conservatory.”

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New England Theatre Geek Review

“Hair at the Mosesian Center is excellent. The care taken by this cast to respect the work and intentions by Ragni, Rado, and MacDermot is obvious. It is frankly one of the best productions to have hit the New England area that I have ever seen.”

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South Shore Critic Review

“On the whole this production is very well directed and performed…”

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The Arts Fuse Review

“Yewande Odetoyinbo (Dionne) provides the show’s highlight with the musical’s most famous number, “Aquarius.” “

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TheatreMirror Review

“…[the] vocal talent and boundless energy light up this revival.”

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