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Jul 16 2019

THEATER: DEAR EVAN HANSEN

By | July 16th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

I have seen DEAR EVAN HANSEN and remain overwhelmed by the lyrical beauty of its score (Benj Pasek & Justin Paul), the power of these performances, and the emotional intelligence of its book (Steven Levenson). This Tony Award-winning musical juggernaut has as ardent a following as "Hamilton" and with good reason. I saw it for [...]

Jun 26 2019

THEATER ROUND UP: Three Musketeers, Pride and Prejudice, Barefoot in the Park

By | June 26th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

What do the Three Musketeers, two young newlyweds, and Austen's Bennet sisters have in common? They're all subjects for some good old-fashioned fun onstage around town this weekend! Head to Stoneham for the Greater Boston Stage Company and The Front Porch Arts Collective production of Dumas' swashbuckler THE THREE MUSKETEERS which reframes the 17th century [...]

Jun 20 2019

THEATER: “CLOUD 9”

By | June 20th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Head for Central Square and be on CLOUD 9! The Nora Theatre Company's latest production puts you there. An extremely nimble ensemble directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner takes Caryl Churchill's rambunctious, gender-bending, time-warping, traditional and taboo sexual roundelay and skewers white patriarchal oppression from Victorian British Colonial Africa (Act I) to swinging late '70's London [...]

May 21 2019

37th ANNUAL ELLIOT NORTON AWARD WINNERS!

By | May 21st, 2019|More A & E, Theater|0 Comments

OH WHAT A NIGHT! Faye Dunaway as our Guest of Honor. Pinch me. Melinda Lopez our big Elliot Norton Prize winner. Nick Christopher from HAMILTON kicking off the show. A preview of the A.R.T.s world premiere musical WE LIVE IN CAIRO. AND--the whole glorious cast of SpeakEasy's ONCE performing that beautiful song on our stage. [...]

May 14 2019

THEATER: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY

By | May 14th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

SCHOOL GIRLS; Or, The African mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Summer L. Williams is now on stage and DO check this one out  at SpeakEasy Stage. In their hands, this material about queen bees, their followers, and beauty standards is sharp and funny, with a denouement that stings us awake as [...]

May 14 2019

THEATER: THE EBONIC WOMAN

By | May 14th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

As superheroes dominate big screens around the world, a bawdy bunch of bionic thespians have taken the stage over at the Ramrod Center for the Performing Arts! Meet THE EBONIC WOMAN a new musical comic book farce loaded with social commentary and satiric sass from Ryan Landry and his unstoppable GOLD DUST ORPHANS.  This is [...]

Apr 30 2019

THEATER: “THE RETURN”/ ISRAELI STAGE’S LAST ACT

By | April 30th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

If you're looking for theater to shake you out of your seat and into a new perspective, THE RETURN, the sleek and stirring swan song presented by Guy Ben-Aharon's Israeli Stage, takes you there. On a blank  white slice of backdrop, a literal tabula rasa, a man and a woman stand before us as the [...]

Apr 11 2019

2019 ELLIOT NORTON AWARD NOMINEES/ENA PRIZE WINNER MELINDA LOPEZ!!

By | April 11th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

THIS JUST IN!!! Two dozen nominations (full list below) of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7 PM, at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.  This year’s recipient of [...]