Category: Theatre

BU Today feature: Two Wildly Different Miami Plays from One Rising BU Playwright

This article was originally published in BU Today on February 21, 2019. By Joel Brown.  The two plays are wildly different in both style and substance, but both are set in today’s Miami and both focus on young Latinx women. That’s no accident, says playwright Alexis Scheer, the third-year MFA student who wrote both of […]

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BU Today feature: CFA Tackles Tobias Picker Opera Based on a Stephen King Novel

This article was originally published in BU Today on February 19, 2019. By Joel Brown. Murder, dementia, domestic abuse, a broken family—Stephen King’s novel Dolores Claiborne has all the torment and passion of any tragic opera. Composer Tobias Picker thought so, too, and in 2013, he turned King’s best-selling psychological drama into an opera, with a libretto by J. […]

Categories: Music, Opera, Theatre

BU Today feature: Wheelock Family Theatre’s Ragtime a Story That Resonates Today

This article was originally published in BU Today on January 25, 2019. By John O’Rourke At first glance, Ragtime might seem an unlikely choice for a children’s theater company to perform. A sweeping tale of early 20th-century America told through the eyes of three families of differing racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, the play blends fictional characters and […]

Categories: Alumni News, Theatre

BU Today feature: 2019 Oscar Nominations: The Snubs and Surprises

Harvey Young, CFA dean, weighs in, offers some predictions This article was originally published in BU Today on January 23, 2019 by John O’Rourke. On Monday, Black Panther became the first superhero film to earn an Academy Award nomination for best picture. The Marvel Studios film received a total of seven nominations. Photo courtesy of Disney Movies […]

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Spring Operas: Dolores Claiborne & The Cunning Little Vixen

Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre announce the spring 2019 season of operas, beginning with Tobias Picker’s Dolores Claiborne, a re-telling of Stephen King’s thriller co-commissioned with New York City Opera, and Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, which will receive its premiere this summer at the […]

Categories: Opera, Theatre

BU Today feature: Who Can Build the Better Gingerbread House: CFA or ENG?

  This article was originally published in BU Today on December 17, 2018 by Alan Wong.  On a cold winter night last week, students from two BU schools went head-to-head in a West Campus meeting room. The object? Which two-person team, one from the College of Fine Arts, one from the College of Engineering, could […]

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BU Today feature: Winter People Shines a Light on a Different Side of the Hamptons

This article was originally published in BU Today on December 13, 2018 by Sara Rimer.  Laura Neill grew up in Southampton, on eastern Long Island, but no, she doesn’t know the Kardashians or any of the other fabulously rich and famous people who descend on the Hamptons each summer. Neill’s family—her father is a Stony […]

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Take a Tour of BU College of Fine Arts

  Another typical day at the College of Fine Arts! From orchestra rehearsal to kinetic sculptures to the light & sound lab at Booth Theatre, there is always something amazing happening within the walls of CFA. Take a peek behind-the-scenes of some of our favorite spaces! Established in 1954, Boston University College of Fine Arts […]

Categories: Music, Opera, Theatre, Visual Arts

BU Today feature: CFA Presents Two-Part Pulitzer Winner Angels in America

   This article first appeared in BU Today on October 18, 2018. In the 1980s, America was riven by a crisis that the federal government mostly ignored, a tragedy that played out across the country in living rooms and hospital wards and in whispers that gradually gave way to angry roars as more and […]

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CFA School of Theatre announces 2018-2019 performance season in new Booth Theatre

Tony Kushner’s ANGELS IN AMERICA opens the season at Boston University Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) School of Theatre is thrilled to announce the inaugural season of mainstage productions at the new Boston University Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre. With performances featuring undergraduate and graduate students of the […]

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