On the Town: February 28, 2013

February 28, 2013

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Sorry Adele, this dame is MINE. You're not having a stroke, and the above photo isn't a bunch of flawless drag queens. This past weekend at the Oscars, Babs, Adele, and Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey actually did meet and pose for this photo with me. Not at all wanting to dim the shine of these ladies with any further ado, I present to you #OnTheTown: Triple Action Diva Edition!

Comment below with your own divalicious #BostonArts-going weekend plans!

ANDERS ZORN: A EUROPEAN ARTIST SEDUCES AMERICA @ ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM

"A European Artist Seduces America." An entire gallery show about Dame Shirley!!! ... Wait ... It's not about Dame Shirley ... but it's fierce all the same! Anders Zorn, considered one of the most important artists of the Belle Époque, is the focus of this exhibition—the very first historical show in the new Hostetter Gallery at the Gardner. And among the beautiful works will be someone you might recognize—Mrs. Gardner herself was painted by Zorn!

Anders Zorn: A European Artist Seduces America: At the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; 280 The Fenway, Boston; gardnermuseum.org. Through May 13. @gardnermuseum

THE LOVER @ BRIDGE REP OF BOSTON

Well, judging from her music, Ms. Adele certainly knows a thing or two about love. The central characters in Harold Pinter's one-act play, The Lover, seem to know a bit less. Being staged at the Calderwood Pavilion by ambitious upstart Bridge Rep, look for great things to come from this company!

The Lover: By Harold Pinter; Directed by Shana Gozansky. At Deane Hall, Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts; 527 Tremont Street, Boston; bridgerepofboston.com. Through March 17.

METAMORPHOSIS @ ARTSEMERSON

Living legend Barbra Streisand could be very accurately characterized as a metamorphosis. From Broadway to popular to—yes—Classical, Babs has done it all, much like the protagonist in Franz Kafka's seminal work of 20th century fiction. In it, a traveling salesman wakes to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect, for no apparent reason. ArtsEmerson's presentation of this stage adaptation employs fabulous gravity-defying stagecraft and original music to tell this disturbing and humorous story to the max.

Metamorphosis: By Franz Kafka; Directed and adapted by Gisli Örn Gardarsson and David Farr. At the Paramount Center Mainstage; 559 Washington Street, Boston; artsemerson.org. Through March 3. @artsemerson

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