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A.R.T. - American Repertory Theater

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Address: 64 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3443
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The A.R.T. at Harvard University is a leading force in the American...

The A.R.T. at Harvard University is a leading force in the American theater, producing groundbreaking work in Cambridge and beyond. The A.R.T. was founded in 1980 by Robert Brustein, who served as Artistic Director until 2002, when he was succeeded by Robert Woodruff. Diane Paulus began her tenure as Artistic Director in 2008. Under her leadership, the A.R.T. seeks to expand the boundaries of theater by programming events that immerse audiences in transformative theatrical experiences.

Throughout its history, the A.R.T. has been honored with many distinguished awards, including consecutive Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical for Pippin (2013) and The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (2012), both of which Paulus directed; a Pulitzer Prize; a Jujamcyn Prize for outstanding contribution to the development of creative talent; the Tony Award for Best Regional Theater; and numerous Elliot Norton and I.R.N.E. Awards.

The A.R.T. collaborates with artists around the world to develop and create work in new ways. It is currently engaged in a number of multi-year projects, including the Civil War Project, an initiative that will culminate in the staging of new work in the 2014/15 season. Under Paulus's leadership, the A.R.T.'s club theater, OBERON, has become an incubator for local and emerging artists and has attracted national attention for its innovative programming and business models.

As the professional theater on the campus of Harvard University, the A.R.T. catalyzes discourse, interdisciplinary collaboration, and creative exchange among a wide range of academic departments, institutions, students, and faculty members, acting as a conduit between its community of artists and the university. A.R.T. artists also teach undergraduate courses in directing, dramatic literature, acting, voice, design, and dramaturgy. The A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training, which is run in partnership with the Moscow Art Theater School, offers graduate-level training in acting, dramaturgy, and voice.

Dedicated to making great theater accessible, the A.R.T. actively engages more than 5,000 community members and local students annually in project-based partnerships, workshops, conversations with artists, and other enrichment activities both at the theater and across the Greater Boston area.

Through all of these initiatives, the A.R.T. is dedicated to producing world-class performances in which the audience is central to the theatrical experience.

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Fantastic Production of The Night of the Iguana

We recently saw The Night of the Iguana at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge. It is an excellent production! We really enjoyed it, from the acting to the lighting to... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We recently saw The Night of the Iguana at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge. It is an excellent production! We really enjoyed it, from the acting to the lighting to the sets everything was fantastic. To the management team. I would consider opening the lobby area outside the theatre half an hour earlier. We watched several older couples who... More 

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Go see this, fabulous cast ( James Earl Jones, Dana Delany, Amanda Plummer, Bill Heck) fabulous performance. The theater doesn't have a bad seat and centrally located to Harvard Square. Long history of terrific entertainment but his one is special

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

As a Christmas present, I wanted to get my wife something a little bit different. I called the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge Massachusetts to see the play Fingersmith. Whoever was on the phone could not have been nicer. I got the medium range tickets for $55 apiece. She gave me the best available seats which were excellent and she... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

Great acting, music, set, costumes -- highly recommend attending this play. Set in Victorian times but with modern sensibility. A very enjoyable evening.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

The A.R.T. at the Loeb Drama Center provides concerts, dance, Plays as well as discussion and interview events. This was a chance to be present for an interview with this popular television, theater and movie actor. A terrific event to hear Bryan talk about acting and his book A LIFE IN PARTS. For $30 we were entertained for about 90... More 

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Lockport, New York
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

I went to A.R.T. while visiting Boston recently. I "Saw Notes From The Field, Doing Time in Education" with Anna Deavere Smith. Thank you for your insight and efforts to bring to the theatre a venue for audience dialogue regarding significant and startling realities in our communities. It was disturbing how helpless individuals felt during Act II (facilitated audience dialogue).... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

We saw Mark Rylance's Nice Fish and 1984; both were brilliant. A cosy theater in the heart of Harvard Square just a few blocks from the T and near lots of great places to dine. A theater must in Boston.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

ART's publicity for the current production of 1984 includes, “This production contains loud noises including gun shots, bright and flashing lights that create a strobe-like effect, and scenes that some audience members may find disturbing.” This statement is a significant understatement. There is a very long scene of graphic representation of brutal torture that is very difficult to watch. These... More 

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Reviewed 8 February 2016

Fantastic theater experience on a Saturday afternoon. We parked in the lot on Church Street which was a short walk from the theater. Even though our seats were in the next to the last row, the sight line was excellent as were the acoustics. We were very fortunate to have been able to see Mark Rylance in his play, Nice... More 

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saratoga springs NY
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

Saw performance of Nice Fish starring Mark Rylance & sat up front, perfect for viewing. Neat theater. Plenty of restaurants nearby. Parking a hassle. Print coupons on website for local parking garages.

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