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Articles by Ryan Walsh

By David Dower “There’s no business like show business”   For his 1946 musical Annie Get Your Gun, Irving Berlin wrote what has become the unofficial anthem of the American theater: “There’s No Business Like Show Business”. The song is as popular with theater professionals as it is with theater audiences. For those of us who work in “the business of show”, the song fully captures both the grind and the glory we experience every…

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Sometimes a season is planned with themes in mind.   Sometimes you look for those themes after the season has been planned.   And then sometimes, once in awhile, you are given the gift of ending the season with a show that perfectly encapsulates everything that came before it. That’s the situation we find ourselves in by closing out the 2014/15 Season with The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century). Here’s a play that takes…

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HERE WE GO!   IT ALL STARTS HERE…AND YOU’RE INVITED! 2015/16 SEASON PREVIEW Intentionally Different, Entirely ArtsEmerson   THU, MAY 7 @ 6:30PM Emerson/Paramount Center 559 Washington St, Boston FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   Our 2015/16 Season will be different. In the midst of a wild array of fresh stories from around the globe, we’ll invite you to be part of something wholly eclectic…and entirely ArtsEmerson. We’ll experience diverse cultures, multiple languages and…

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  In this public discussion, ArtsEmerson hosted three members of Culture Clash (Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza) and Double Edge artists Stacy Klein, Carlos Uriona and Matthew Glassman as they reflected on some of the questions that the two companies share.   How is the work done by both companies rooted in the idea of “creative responses” to injustice/destruction? How does the work grow out of the communities in which artists live and…

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“That was SO ArtsEmerson”   This is something audiences often exit our theatres saying, which begs the question, “How can so many people say the same thing about such wildly different shows?” Nothing encapsulates the answer to that question better than the upcoming stage, screen and music programming we’ll present over the next month. Although it’s sometimes difficult to connect these events via direct themes or genres, they all do belong here at ArtsEmerson. Unexpected,…

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