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Originally built as a cinema in 1970, the Stuart Street Playhouse was converted into a live performance space called the 57 Theater in the summer of 1996. Early productions included The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Eddie Izzard. Throughout 1999 and 2000, the theater was redesigned by noted Boston theater architect Thomas Bakalars complete with a new outer lobby designed by Prellwitz/Chilinsky Architects. In the fall of 2000, Producing Director Nick Paleologos inaugurated the newly renamed Stuart Street Playhouse with the long running hit I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Subsequent productions include Back From Broadway, STOMP!, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, The MOMologues, Forever Plaid, Broad Comedy , the smash hits, Menopause the Musical! and Respect: A Musical Journey! Defending the Caveman as well as the Boston premiere of Fancie Panties. In the historic political season of 2008, we were pleased to have presented RFK, A Portrait of Robert F. Kennedy, and the first commercial production of According to Tip by Boston’s own Dick Flavin. Currently on our stage is the killer rock band the Ultronsonic Rock Orchestra and A Night At The Rock Opera, with 18 singers and musicians performing the music of The Beatles, the Who, Bowie, Queen and Zepplin!