Mar 05 2017

THEATER: STAGE KISS/EDWARD II/INFORMED CONSENT

By | March 5th, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

Here's three to see beginning with the Lyric Stage Company's smart and funny production of STAGE KISS by Sarah Ruhl ("The Clean House," "In the Next Room or the vibrator play")whose surface lightness illuminates real life in surprising and important ways. In "Stage Kiss" an actress called simply "She"(the consistently marvelous Celeste Oliva who hits the [...]

Mar 02 2017

MOVIE: WIN FREE TIX TO “THE SHACK”

By | March 2nd, 2017|Drama, Movies|0 Comments

ENTER BELOW FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN an admit-two pass to see THE SHACK at a Boston-area theater! Passes valid starting Monday, March 6! ENTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/COUAbW5sX950SkpH2 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. SUPPLY LIMITED. ONE (ADMIT-TWO) PASS PER PERSON. WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN AT RANDOM. Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack takes [...]

Mar 01 2017

THEATER: THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA

By | March 1st, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

Amanda Plummer & James Earl Jones/Gretjen Helene Photography/A.R.T. One of the hottest tickets of the season is the American Repertory Theater's production of Tennessee Williams THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA starring James Earl Jones-- but the star of the show is the incandescent AMANDA PLUMMER who cuts loose from most of the rest of the [...]

Feb 27 2017

OSCARS: ULTIMATE PLOT TWIST!!!

By | February 27th, 2017|Movies|0 Comments

WHAT??? No doubt the story of the 89th annual Academy Awards is perhaps the biggest plot twist in Oscar history. Just as I was resigning myself to the inevitable news that "La La Land" had won Best Picture, it was discovered that "Moonlight" (my favorite film of the year) had actually won! Justice has been done. The [...]

Feb 23 2017

THEATER:TWO IRISH PLAYS/THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE & THE HONEY TRAP

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

Marie Mullen as Mag Folan & Aisling O’Sullivan as Maureen Folan Here's an Irish double feature beginning with THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE now on the ArtsEmerson Paramount Mainstage. I had never before seen this Tony Award-winning dark Irish tragi-comedy, the first of a trilogy by Martin McDonough. First performed by Ireland's Druid Theatre Company in Galway in 1996, it [...]

Feb 07 2017

THEATER: BILLY ELLIOT The Musical

By | February 7th, 2017|Theater|1 Comment

In the middle of the snow, and the rain, and the wind, and the cold, and a million people heading into Boston for the PATRIOTS' victorious rolling rally onto City Hall Plaza (am still in SHOCK and AWE at that miraculous triumph), I found myself practicing evasive maneuvers in order to make my way to WHEELOCK FAMILY THEATRE's school matinee of BILLY [...]

Feb 04 2017

THEATER: CABARET

By | February 4th, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

A few bedraggled Kit Kat Chorines milled around onstage as the audience filed in to see the iconic Kander and Ebb musical that had its 1966 pre-broadway premiere right here in Boston. Now, more than a half century later the Boston Opera House welcomes the Roundabout Theatre Company's pivotal Tony Award-winning production of CABARET -- and trust me: this is no walk in the park, old chum, not [...]

Jan 26 2017

THEATER: TRANS SCRIPTS PART I: THE WOMEN

By | January 26th, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

There is no balder, fresher medium than theater to communicate personal reality, warm bodies right there on stage conveying flesh and blood experiences. In TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMEN, now having its US premiere on the American Repertory Theater's  mainstage, playwright Paul Lucas leads us on an exploration of what it is to be "transgender." The means are simple and [...]

Jan 26 2017

ENTER TO WIN:THE MET LIVE & BOLSHOI BALLET

By | January 26th, 2017|Drama, Fantasy, More A & E, Movies, Music, Musicals, Romance|0 Comments

WIN complimentary passes to the Fathom Events: THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2016-17 SERIES and BOLSHOI BALLET! Enter to win by e-mailing fathomeventsboston@gmail.com with (name of the event/JOYCE) in the subject line. Please send your full name and e-mail address!  5 admit 2 winners will be selected for each event and emailed their complimentary passes. [...]

Jan 24 2017

THEATER: SOMETHING ROTTEN!

By | January 24th, 2017|Theater|1 Comment

To paraphrase the bard, there's nothing rotten with the state of entertainment in Boston this week! A hit Broadway musical has just launched its national tour right here at the Boston Opera House: SOMETHING ROTTEN! It is, however, overripe--with big production numbers, superb voices, witty songs, exuberant choreography, and copious laughs. In other words, it's a feast for anyone who likes their musicals riotously scrambled or [...]