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Jun 05 2018

A CLASSIC & A WORLD PREMIERE: “THE WIZ”/ “FALL”

By | June 5th, 2018|Theater|1 Comment

If you're in town this weekend, take the kids and catch the hit musical strutting its stuff at LYRIC STAGE which has extended its run of "THE WIZ" til July 1! The 1975 classic which added soul to "The Wizard of Oz" and walked away with seven Tony Awards, is now easin' on down the [...]

May 25 2018

YOU OUGHTA KNOW:THIS SHOW ROCKS OUR JAGGED LITTLE WORLD

By | May 25th, 2018|Theater|7 Comments

Alanis Morissette These days are a jagged pill to swallow--which makes the world premiere musical JAGGED LITTLE PILL inspired by Alanis Morissette's landmark 90's primal scream of an album more relevant than ever. Artistic director Diane Paulus has once again looked back to look forward, putting her finger on the pulse of the [...]

May 08 2018

THEATER: LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!

By | May 8th, 2018|Theater|1 Comment

It has stayed with me all week: ZEITGEIST Stage Company's production of LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! A line of men in white tulle; they are performing "Swan Lake" in drag. It's a scream--and heartrending. They are like angels appearing and disappearing, AIDS waiting in the wings, hovering over their lives, in the shadows of one summer [...]

May 04 2018

MUST SEE THEATER THIS WEEKEND: BROKELAHOMO!!

By | May 4th, 2018|Theater|1 Comment

I've been running all over town to catch what's onstage and there's a stockpile of fantastic shows waiting to be seen--beginning with what I just saw at the Ramrod Center for The Performing Arts!  I nearly laughed myself into insanity at what Ryan Landry and his GOLD DUST ORPHANS have rustled up: BROKELAHOMO!  It's "Brokeback [...]

Apr 25 2018

RANDY RAINBOW: NORTON AWARDS GUEST OF HONOR

By | April 25th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

  As president of The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) I am pleased to report MORE GOOD NEWS: the one and only Randy Rainbow, comedian, actor, and internet sensation will be our Guest of Honor at the 36th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 7 PM, at the Huntington Avenue Theatre!! [...]

Apr 18 2018

2018 ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS NOMINATIONS/ENA PRIZE WINNER: LEIGH BARRETT

By | April 18th, 2018|Theater|2 Comments

THE NORTIE NOMINATIONS ARE IN!! CONGRATULATIONS ONE AND ALL!! As president of The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) I am happy to announce two dozen nominations of outstanding productions, actors, directors, designers and ensembles, with winners to be revealed at the 36th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 7 PM, at the [...]

Mar 30 2018

THREE TO MAYBE SEE: Guards at the Taj, A Dead Man’s Diary, the Bakelite Masterpiece

By | March 30th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

Beauty, Bakelite, and a dead Russian's diary are all the subjects of three quasi-interesting theatrical productions now onstage in the area. I sat through them all and only fell asleep at one: THE BAKELITE MASTERPIECE at NEW REP THEATRE through April 8. It's based on the true story of a masterpiece famously forged and laminated [...]

Mar 06 2018

WOKE THEATER ROUND UP!

By | March 6th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

Now that OSCAR has "officially" put last year's movie season to bed, here's what's kept me woke lately on stage: ORLANDO: This attractive, jam-packed production bursts from the compact LYRIC STAGE. Sets and costumes are stripped down, beautiful, and efficient-- allowing for the fleet passage of time!  Sara Ruhl's play is adapted from Virginia Woolf's satiric, [...]