Dec 08 2018

WEEKEND ONSTAGE: Best, Bawdiest, Delightful, Musical

By | December 8th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

Here are four recommendations, the best, the bawdiest, most delightful, and thoroughly musical offerings onstage now: beginning with The Huntington's MAN IN THE RING which is simply a masterpiece and  THE BEST PRODUCTION ONSTAGE NOW. This is a profoundly moving, complex, brilliantly performed and conceived bio-drama about fighter Emile Griffiths here played by two actors, [...]

Dec 05 2018

WIN TIX: URBAN NUTCRACKER!

By | December 5th, 2018|Dance, More A & E, Music|0 Comments

URBAN NUTCRACKER Boston is pleased to offer Joyce’s Choices followers a CHANCE TO WIN TIX to one of four Family-4 packs (4 tickets!) to see the City Ballet of Boston production of Urban Nutcracker at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre! WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 27 at 7pm! The show is SO much fun! More than your usual ballet, URBAN NUTCRACKER celebrates a wildly [...]

Dec 04 2018

MOVIE: THE FAVOURITE

By | December 4th, 2018|Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|0 Comments

It's my favorite film so far this season: THE FAVOURITE, an 18th century biopic about British Queen Anne. A good old-fashioned, period costume drama? No bloody way. It's "Dangerous Liaisons" shot through the looking glass, except that it's "Anne" instead of "Alice," and "les liaisons" are decidedly and historically lesbian. THE FAVOURITE is [...]

Dec 01 2018

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “SECOND ACT”

By | December 1st, 2018|Comedy, Free Advance Screening, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a STXFilms’ release “SECOND ACT” For the chance to receive two tickets to this screening please visit: http://stxtickets.com/JoycesSecondAct Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Revere (Theatre will be named on your ticket) “SECOND ACT” Running Time: 1-hour 45-minutes Rated: PG-13 Opening Date: December 21, 2018 Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Leah [...]

Nov 27 2018

FREE HOLIDAY TIX: BOSTON CAMERATA!

By | November 27th, 2018|More A & E, Music|0 Comments

THE BOSTON CAMERATA is pleased to offer four Joyce’s Choices followers A CHANCE TO WIN 2 tickets each to see their holiday concerts in Boston, Newburyport, Lexington, Brookline or Cambridge! December 7-17, 2018!  The Boston Camerata, America's preeminent early music ensemble, brings two celebratory programs to Boston this holiday season: Puer Natus Est: [...]

Nov 08 2018

THEATER DOUBLE FEATURE: MACBETH/EQUIVOCATION

By | November 8th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

There's one more weekend to catch a terrific tandem production presented by ACTORS' SHAKESPEARE PROJECT to open its 15th season, a theater double feature: MACBETH and EQUIVOCATION. The first is the bard's blackest tragedy, so violent, pitiless and bleak, its name cannot be uttered in a theater without tempting wicked fate. This production of  "the [...]

Oct 23 2018

THEATER/ “FUN HOME” FINDS A HEARTWARMING LOCAL HOME

By | October 23rd, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

SpeakEasy Stage continues its superb season with a regional premiere and one of the best local productions of a Tony-Award winning musical I've ever seen: FUN HOME. I saw this heartbreaking musical last season in Boston's big Opera House; the voices were stronger, but the intimate setting the show finds onstage at SpeakEasy gives this [...]

Oct 17 2018

THEATER DOUBLE FEATURE: ALL MY SONS/THE TRAGIC ECSTASY OF GIRLHOOD

By | October 17th, 2018|Theater|1 Comment

I just saw a very moving "theater double feature" in one afternoon involving sons and daughters in jeopardy. Boston Playwrights' Theatre just opened its season with "THE TRAGIC ECSTASY OF GIRLHOOD" a new play with an unwieldy title but an ensemble of exceptional young actresses who draw us into the painful emotional centers of their [...]

Oct 09 2018

GAGA for GAGA: “A STAR IS BORN”

By | October 9th, 2018|Drama, Movies, Musicals, Romance|0 Comments

I knew he was good, but even from the trailer I could tell SHE was good too. What I couldn't tell was just HOW good they would be together. Writer/director/composer/star Bradley Cooper found his muse in singer/composer/performance artist Lady Gaga; their alchemy is what tethered me to this moving, though imperfect film, and [...]

Sep 26 2018

THEATER: BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY

By | September 26th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

Speakeasy Stage Company is in top form as it kicks off its season with a superb production of the New England premiere of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning play BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY. Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis and billed as a "dark urban comedy," the play plunges us into the murky water where most human beings [...]