Best of Boston

2016 Best Theater

American Repertory Theater

This season has continued to justify A.R.T.’s rise to a theater of national prominence. Under artistic director Diane Paulus, it sent both Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 and Waitress, a Sara Bareilles musical, to Broadway—all while coaxing an impressive star turn out of Courtney Love in Kansas City Choir Boy.

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