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ArtsEmerson In the News


The Boston Globe | Aug 2017

Screens and screams (and stages)

"Next month, ArtsEmerson launches its latest “Stage to Screen” series featuring a lineup that includes the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre Live, the Old Vic, Stratford Festival, and Stage Russia."

The Boston Globe | Jul 2017

Speaking volumes onstage, often without words

"ArtsEmerson, one of the most prominent presenting organizations in the city, opened last season with two consecutive circus productions and will kick off its 2017/2018 season in September at the Cutler Majestic Theatre with the US premiere of “Reversible," by the Montreal-based circus troupe Les 7 Doigts de la Main."


The ARTery, WBUR | Jul 2017

Trump's Call For 'Heightened Vetting' May Be Affecting International Artists, Lawyers Say

"We're not naive about the fact that it may cause us challenges ahead. But the larger challenge would be to start to walk away from our own values and what we know to be important in our community." - David Dower

The Boston Globe | May 2017

New Rankine play to highlight ArtsEmerson season dedicated to Cutler

"Founded in 2010 by Robert J. Orchard, ArtsEmerson is a presenting and producing organization that operates under the auspices of Emerson College and presents shows at two theaters housed within the Paramount Center (one of them named after Orchard) as well as at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, also owned by Emerson. "

The Boston Globe | Sep 2016

ArtsEmerson renames Paramount stage to honor founding director Orchard

"Emerson College Thursday announced the Paramount Theatre Mainstage will be renamed the Robert J. Orchard Stage in honor of the retired founding director of ArtsEmerson and creator of its “The World on Stage” program."

The Boston Globe | Jul 2016

Thrilling circus show ‘Cuisine & Confessions’ is a captivating meal

"Innovative and challenging productions have made ArtsEmerson...an indispensable force on the performing arts landscape"

Bay State Banner | Jul 2016

Dinner and a show - ArtsEmerson serves up a culinary circus experience

“ArtsEmerson has established itself in recent years as a purveyor of the new and unique.”

The Boston Globe | Apr 2016

Circuses, operas, Melinda Lopez premiere in store at ArtsEmerson

“In its 2016-17 season, announced Monday evening, ArtsEmerson will present new works by several theater artists who have previously made memorable appearances on the organization’s stages, while also providing a showcase for an opera trilogy and a new solo play by Boston dramatist-actress Melinda Lopez.”

Edge Media Network | NOV 2015

Chopin Without Piano

“ArtsEmerson continues to push the boundaries of what to expect out of them”

White Rhino Report | NOV 2015

ArtsEmerson Continues To Amaze With Innovative Programming - "Chopin Without Piano" Is Stunning Music And Theater

“It is like nothing else I have seen before - which is something I often find myself thinking and saying when I drink at the rich fountain of ArtsEmerson's offerings.”

WBUR | DEC 2013

“In four short years, [they] have established ArtsEmerson as one of the most important cultural institutions in New England.”