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May 21 2019

37th ANNUAL ELLIOT NORTON AWARD WINNERS!

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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

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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

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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 [...]

Apr 01 2019

THEATER QUICK TIPS: DRAGON CYCLE, PHOTOGRAPH 51, CARDBOARD PIANO

By | April 1st, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Rounding out the season, I've seen a raft of shows-- here are the ones that floated my boat: Photo/GretjenHelene.com DRAGON MAMA: I was blown away by this one-woman show at Club Oberon part of A.R.T.'s breakout series in Harvard Square, Cambridge. This is a solo memoir and tour de force performance by the extraordinary [...]

Mar 26 2019

GUEST OF HONOR: FAYE DUNAWAY AT 37th ANNUAL ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS!

By | March 26th, 2019|More A & E, Theater|0 Comments

Legendary actress FAYE DUNAWAY, winner of an Academy Award, three Golden Globes, a BAFTA, and an Emmy, will be the Guest of Honor at the 37th Annual Elliot Norton Awards presented by the Boston Theater Critics Association on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Huntington Avenue Theatre! As President of the BTCA, I am thrilled that Ms. Dunaway, BU [...]

Mar 11 2019

MORE THEATER: “Romeo And Juliet” / “Endlings”

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

Our two great regional theater companies have mounted ambitious productions: Huntington Theatre Company's ROMEO AND JULIET charts a tragic end, while American Repertory Theater's ENDLINGS is an interesting beginning. We all know how Romeo and Juliet end up. The challenge is to find a fresh way to envision this tragedy of star-crossed lovers whose feuding [...]