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 [...]

Feb 23 2019

MY OSCAR PICKS/PREDICTIONS: WHO WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN!

By | February 23rd, 2019|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Science Fiction|0 Comments

OK.  The big night is upon us and it's the wild west out there. Not just the Kevin Hart controversy; the cutting telecast categories controversy; the "only Gaga/Kendrick Lamar can sing" controversy; the "popular" movie category controversy; but also that crazy slate of Best Picture nominees with no front runner! Well, the final ballots are [...]

Feb 22 2019

MUST SEE THEATER NOW: THE LITTLE FOXES

By | February 22nd, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

The Lyric Stage company has gone from THE WOLVES to THE LITTLE FOXES, Lillian Hellman's classic about a ravenous pack of southerners hungry for a business deal that would satiate their need for even greater wealth and power. This melodrama set in the antebellum south is brilliantly helmed by Scott Edmiston, staged on a glorious [...]

Feb 15 2019

ONSTAGE NOW: BEDLAM’S PYGMALION!/GIRLISH/NAT TURNER/ EARTHA MAE

By | February 15th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Women dominate much of what's onstage right now, beginning with George Bernard Shaw's comedy of manners, gender, class, and now-- colonialism and cultural assimilation. PYGMALION has gotten a makeover by New York's brilliant Bedlam theater company by way of Underground Railway Theater at Central Square. It's a crisp, up-to-the minute, vibrant and touching take on a classic. [...]

Jan 30 2019

THEATER: OTHELLO, RAGTIME, THE WOLVES, HEARTLAND, WELL

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

SO MUCH THEATER OUT THERE NOW! I caught up with five shows while nursing a broken ankle (don't ask) and most of them were worth going the distance. OTHELLO at THE AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER in Cambridge by way of The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is an update on Shakespeare's tragedy about a noble man of [...]

Jan 15 2019

THEATER: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS/A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2

By | January 15th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

There are two new comedies onstage in Boston right now, both entertaining, and well-executed by superb casts, but it was the scripts that gave me pause. The New England premiere of SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company was a hit off-broadway and absolutely made me laugh-- and that's about it. What we have [...]

Jan 04 2019

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE UPSIDE”

By | January 4th, 2019|Comedy, Family, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY!  FREE ADVANCE SCREENING of the STX release  "THE UPSIDE" Wednesday January 9, 2019  7PM at AMC Boston Common For the chance to download two complimentary passes to this advance screening please visit:   “THE UPSIDE”  (running time 2 hours 6 minutes) Rating:                                                    PG-13 for suggestive content and drug use Cast:                                                          Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Julianna Margulies Writers:                                                    Jon Hartmere, Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache Director:                                                   [...]