A.R.T., now under the artistic direction of Tony nominated Hair director Diane Paulus, has divvied up its season in to separate festivals of themed programming. The first, Shakespeare Exploded, celebrates new works inspired by the Bard.
Current productions include The Donkey Show (the disco spin on Midsummer), Best of Both Worlds (an R&B/gospel rendition of Winter's Tale) and Sleep No More (a haunting theatrical experience inspired by Macbeth).
A.R.T. is offering New Yorkers the chance to catch all three shows, and the opportunity to book VIP packages at the Charles Hotel and enjoy meals at some of the Boston area's best restaurants including La Morra and Henrietta's Table.
Additional programming includes panel discussions with Paulus, Marjorie Garber and Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis. A reading of Robert Brustein's new play Mortal Terror will also be presented.