Best of Boston

2018 Best Theater Company, Large

American Repertory Theater

Another year, another astonishing season at the A.R.T. There were flashy new musicals like the synth-pop millennial saga Burn All Night and Jagged Little Pill, based on Alanis Morissette’s iconic album and featuring a book by Oscar winner Diablo Cody. Then there were world premieres of dramas such as WarholCapote and Claudia Rankine’s The White Card, a provocative play about race in high society. All of these shows prove the A.R.T. is setting the standard for the world of theater, so it makes sense that the company has also invited the world into its theater, such as with the Nigerian drama-and-dance production Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True.

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