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Sep 18 2019

THEATER: THE STONE, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

By |2019-09-20T11:16:00+00:00September 18th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

There's a trove of theater to discover in Boston RIGHT NOW! Here's more of what I've seen onstage in the last 10 days. "THE STONE"-- Take a trip to Needham and up a narrow staircase to a tiny theater and a troupe of artists bursting with ideas, talent, and drama. Award-winning Russian theater company Arlekin Players works [...]

Sep 17 2019

THEATER: THE PURISTS

By |2019-09-19T13:30:01+00:00September 17th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

MUST SEE: "THE PURISTS" presented by the Huntington Theatre Company at the BCA Calderwood Pavilion.  Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter (FX "Pose," "Kinky Boots") directs this world premiere hip hop dramedy by actor Dan McCabe in his debut as a playwright. It's timely, wise, entertaining, funny as hell, with a killer cast. The title is rich, [...]

Aug 30 2019

THEATER: SIX:THE MUSICAL (I didn’t lose my head)

By |2019-08-30T23:36:53+00:00August 30th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

In 1971, Helen Reddy sang the hit female anthem: I am woman, hear me roar In numbers too big to ignore In 2019, the cast of SIX: The Musical sang the pop concert musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss about Henry VIII's six wives currently streaming 400,00 songs daily worldwide and just opened at [...]

Jul 30 2019

THEATER: “CYMBELINE” FREE SHAKESPEARE ON THE COMMON!

By |2019-07-30T16:00:11+00:00July 30th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Imogen-- where have you been all my life?! I have only seen Shakespeare's CYMBELINE once before (March '92 at the Huntington Theatre) but I don't recall its heroine as vividly as I will remember this boisterous and boundlessly energized performance by Nora Eschenheimer as Princess Imogen, a young woman as honest, loyal, and determined as the [...]

Jul 19 2019

COOL THEATER WEEKEND: THE LIGHTNING THIEF, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, THE 39 STEPS

By |2019-07-19T15:37:44+00:00July 19th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

A sweltering weekend is upon us so here's how to escape the record-breaking temps outside and see what's hot onstage! THE LIGHTNING THIEF: The Percy Jackson Musical. After flaming out onscreen, this global best-seller by Rick Riordan is now a hit musical onstage which just opened in Boston at the Huntington Avenue Theatre! I [...]

Jul 16 2019

THEATER: DEAR EVAN HANSEN

By |2019-07-16T23:28:48+00:00July 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 |2019-06-26T19:26:37+00:00June 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 |2019-06-20T01:11:48+00:00June 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 |2019-05-21T13:03:21+00:00May 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. [...]