Jul 28 2017

THEATER: Romeo & Juliet/ American Moor

By | July 28th, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

I can always tell when a production hits the sweet spot for me. Words for my reviews start running through my head and I can't stop them. This week there are TWO such productions which you MUST SEE, both Shakespearean-- one a splendid production of his most popular play, and the other a searing one-man [...]

Jul 26 2017

I’m Back with MOVIES:WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL

By | July 26th, 2017|Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Movies|2 Comments

Happy summer one and all! A pro-LONG-ed bout of pneumonia and a vacation abroad has kept me away from my website for awhile-- but I'm back up to speed with a slew of movies over the next few days and some "must-see" theater to recommend.  Today I begin with the WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL about [...]

Jun 23 2017

THEATER: FAT PIG/THE EFFECT/DAYS OF ATONEMENT

By | June 23rd, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

There's almost NOTHING to see at the movies these days except techno-driven retreads of assorted superheroes, smurfs, or humans acting like imbeciles. Unless you've put your brain on ice this summer, your resources are BEST spent on live theater. Here's my take on three onstage right now beginning with THE EFFECT a New England Premiere [...]

Jun 13 2017

THEATER: BEWARE CORPORATE GIVING–AND TAKING

By | June 13th, 2017|Theater|1 Comment

I applaud the statement  issued by Boston's Praxis Stage who are about to mount a production of JULIUS CAESAR in Cambridge this summer. In fact, I laughed myself silly--though this is truly no laughing matter. Praxis called it, and I'm happy to amplify their response to the ongoing attempts to suppress freedom of expression and the crucial conversations theater provokes, especially in times of [...]

Jun 02 2017

THEATER: RIPCORD/ ARRABAL

By | June 2nd, 2017|Dance, More A & E, Music, Theater|0 Comments

DON'T MISS the Huntington Theatre Company's "RIPCORD" which just opened at the Calderwood Pavilion and has already been extended through July 2! David Lindsay-Abaire's comedy is set in that most hilarious and freewheeling of all environments--an assisted living complex. Hang on, it involves two elderly women who find themselves roommates, but one of them can't stand the other.  The sour-pussed Abby (Nancy E. Carroll) [...]

May 16 2017

35th ANNIVERSARY ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS 2017!

By | May 16th, 2017|Theater|1 Comment

  Joyce Kulhawik, Cherry Jones, Diane Paulus & Boston Theater Critics Association/Photo: Mikki Ansin If you are a theater lover/goer and were not at the HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY's BU Theater on Monday May 15, 2017, you missed the event of the local theatrical season: The 35th Anniversary Elliot Norton Awards with Guest of Honor [...]

May 08 2017

WIN TIX: THE MET LIVE IN HD

By | May 8th, 2017|Drama, Movies, Music, Musicals, Romance, Theater|0 Comments

HURRY! WIN complimentary passes to Fathom Events: THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2016-17 SERIES – DER ROSENKAVALIER To enter-to-win please click on the link below and fill out the required information. http://tinyurl.com/hrfdgfk  Winners will receive their passes via email. Passes will be valid at the specified locations and guarantee you a seat up until 10 [...]

May 05 2017

THEATER: Weekend Adventure–PARADISE/HOMEBODY

By | May 5th, 2017|Theater|1 Comment

WEEKEND ADVENTURE!! FIRST--Head to the Central Square Theater in Central Square Cambridge this weekend and get closer to the Middle East. SECOND--Buy a ticket to PARADISE --and you will find it. This two-act play by Laura Maria Censabella and presented by Underground Railway Theater is about a young muslim-American teenager from the Bronx with a gift [...]

May 03 2017

THEATER: See NOW! BECKETT IN BRIEF

By | May 3rd, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

Most of the productions I'll review over the next few days will end this weekend MAY 7--See them before they close! Beginning with: BECKETT IN BRIEF: A stunning troika of Beckett plays brought to luminous life by an equally stunning trinity of actors led by the incandescent Will Lyman who appears in each. Lyman's extraordinary elegance, timing, [...]

Apr 17 2017

MOVIE: BOSTON

By | April 17th, 2017|Documentary, Epic & Historical, Movies|1 Comment

In marathon season, after a marathon of coverage including the fictionalized film "Patriots Day" and the documentary play "Finish Line," the latest entry in the reportage of Boston's beloved race comes in first with the last word. My review here reprinted from The ARTery. "Boston" is the first feature length documentary film on [...]