Sep 19 2017

THEATER: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

By | September 19th, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

By any measure, "Merrily We Roll Along" the Huntington Theatre Company's season opener is a first rate show with a brilliant cast, directed by Maria Friedman who recreates her smash hit London production with a challenging book by George Furth about luck and choice, and a Sondheim score that sheds light on those murky twists [...]

Sep 19 2017

THEATER/THREE TO SEE: CONSTELLATIONS/IDEATION/& GYPSY

By | September 19th, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

Here are three to see onstage right now beginning with CONSTELLATIONS presented by Underground Railway Theater at the Central Square Theater. This is one of the most fascinating and brilliantly performed productions I've ever seen locally, as emotionally charged as it is intellectually stimulating. I was entranced at first sight of the set-- a luminous, [...]

Aug 31 2017

THEATER/”BURN ALL NIGHT”: End of the World premiere!

By | August 31st, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

In the last days of summer, an out-of-this-world, world premiere, end-of-the-world musical has sprung up at OBERON (through September 8) the A.R.T.'s second stage where anything can and often does happen. BURN ALL NIGHT seems to be channeling the zeitgeist as it speaks to looming disaster: four millennials trying to find their way through life [...]

Aug 28 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “HOME AGAIN”

By | August 28th, 2017|Comedy, Drama, Free Advance Screening, Movies, Romance|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for an Open Roads  Films’ release “HOME AGAIN”. For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please visit: http://www.gofobo.com/iblUK94286 Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM in Somerville (Theater will be named on your ticket) “HOME AGAIN” Running Time: 97-minutes Rated: “PG-13” Opening Date: September 8, 2017 Cast: REESE WITHERSPOON, [...]

Aug 19 2017

MOVIES: MARJORIE PRIME/A Ghost Story

By | August 19th, 2017|Drama, Fantasy, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction|0 Comments

What would you do if you could conjure up deceased friends and relatives and re-visit your past? That is the premise of "Marjorie Prime" a new film based on a Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by Jordan Harrison which made a splash at Sundance. I found the film more suggestive than the play, and it is having [...]

Aug 16 2017

MOVIES/SCREEN GRABS: DUNKIRK, BABY DRIVER, THE BIG SICK

By | August 16th, 2017|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Musicals, Thriller, War|0 Comments

A few more SCREEN GRABS in the dog days of summer--and none of the following are dogs: DUNKIRK: If you haven't already, see this masterful and intimate experience of the grueling WWII battle when the Nazis had 400,000 Allied troops-- British, French, and Belgian--trapped on the beach at Dunkirk but they never surrendered; [...]

Aug 11 2017

THEATER: “42nd Street”/”Finding Neverland”

By | August 11th, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

Two musicals have just descended on the Boston area: one old, one new--each with its ups and downs. Mara Cecilia as PEGGY SAWYER First,"Come and meet those dancing feet/On the avenue I'm taking you to/42ND STREET"--now in Waltham at the REAGLE THEATRE just finishing up its 49th season! This is the final weekend of [...]

Aug 08 2017

MOVIES/”DETROIT”: Agonizing Essential Viewing

By | August 8th, 2017|Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|0 Comments

After combing through the listings of franchise-fatigued superheroes now clogging big screens everywhere, I've come up with a list of well-made, challenging, and engrossing films for folks as sick of vacuous action adventure as I am. Over the next few days I'll write about the following films that left me reeling: BABY DRIVER, THE BIG [...]

Aug 05 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE TRIP TO SPAIN”

By | August 5th, 2017|Comedy, Free Advance Screening, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for an IFC Films’ release “THE TRIP TO SPAIN”. For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please visit: http://tinyurl.com/TripToSpainBos Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM in Boston (Theater will be named on your ticket) “THE TRIP TO SPAIN” Running Time: 1-hour 55-minutes Rated: Not Yet Rated Opening Date: [...]

Jul 29 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE GLASS CASTLE”

By | July 29th, 2017|Drama, Free Advance Screening, Movies|1 Comment

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a Lionsgate release “THE GLASS CASTLE”. For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please visit: http://www.lionsgatescreenings.com/tUGVU25857 Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Somerville (Theater will be named on your ticket) “THE GLASS CASTLE” Running Time: 127-minutes Rated: “PG-13” Opening Date: August 11, 2017 Cast: Brie Larson, [...]