This Week in Boston Shows (April 26-May 2)

By on April 26, 2010 in ,

A few tickets are still available for Joe Bonamassa at The Wilbur Theatre on Wednesday, April 28th. Playing guitar since the age of 4, Bonamassa has collaborated with musical legends such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Joe Cocker, and Eric Clapton. The blues guitarist is currently touring in support of his latest album, Black Rock, and tickets start at $109. On Friday, April 30th, Corrinne Bailey Rae will be performing at the House of Blues. Rae broke through to international acclaim after releasing her self-titled debut album in 2006. After being nominated for and winning numerous awards for that album, Rae took a hiatus from the music industry following the death of her husband in 2008. Many songs on her new project, The Sea, were inspired by that tragedy. Tickets for Rae’s appearance at the HOB are available for $65.

Also on Friday, comedian George Lopez appears at The Wang Theater. Best known for his sitcom George Lopez, he currently hosts the late-night talk show Lopez Tonight. He is also the author of the autobiography Why You Crying, and won praise for his performance in the drama Real Woman Have Curves. He has also guest starred on and hosted various television shows. His stand-up routines frequently examine race relations, including his own Mexican American culture. Orchestra tickets to the performance on April 30th are just $95.

On Saturday, May 1st, Australian singer/songwriter Sia will appear at the House of Blues. Sia gained attention around 2005 when her single “Breathe Me” appeared on the series finale of the HBO show Six Feet Under. Her blend of electronic elements and acoustic instruments, as well as her emotional and smooth vocals has resulted in comparisons to artists such as Dido and Sarah McLachlan. Her songs are also frequently heard in clubs, remixed by many famous DJs. Sia has also provided vocals for the band Zero 7. She is now touring in support of her soon to be released album entitled We Are Born. General admission tickets are available for $65.

If you’re looking for a laugh on Saturday night, actress/comedian Sommore will be at the Wilbur Theatre. Sommore has appeared on various shows such as Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at the Apollo, The Hughleys, and The Parkers. She also was part of the “Queens of Comedy” tour and participated in the sixth season of Celebrity Fit Club. Mezzanine tickets start at $69.

On Sunday, May 2nd, pop rock band Honor Society will be at the House of Blues. Named as one of the breakout bands from Bamboozle to watch in 2009, the band gained popularity as the opening act on the Jonas Brothers World Tour of that year. They’ve appeared on soundtracks for the movie Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel, and the TV show The Wizards of Waverly Place. Their stop at the HOB is part of the “Here Comes Trouble” tour, and tickets are available for $85.

Led by Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge, supergroup Angels & Airwaves will also be visiting Boston’s House of Blues soon. The band also includes guitarist David Kennedy, drummer Adam Willard, and former 30 Seconds to Mars bassist Matt Wachter. Their most recent album, upcoming film, and current tour are all called “Love,” and tickets to the May 4th performance are currently available starting at $75.


LIMITED RUN: August: Osage County
This dark comedy has had audiences riveted and critics raving. The show centers on the Oklahoma reunion of the fictional Westons, whom Entertainment Weekly called one beautiful screwed up family. The show is running from May 4th to May 9th at the Colonial Theatre. Tickets start at $49, and orchestra seats are available at $109.

CONTINUING: Young Frankenstein
The musical comedy continues its Boston run at the Opera House. Balcony tickets start at $59, and orchestra at $125.

CONTINUING: The Big Apple Circus still has its tents set up in Boston City Hall Plaza. Performances occur most weekdays at 11 AM and 6:30 PM; weekends at 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Mezzanine tickets start at $49 and ringside seats are available for $69.


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