Apr 25 2012

ART & CHEMO: A HEALING COMBO AT THE DANA FARBER

By | April 25th, 2012|More A & E, Museums, Spontaneous Acts of Joyce|2 Comments

Waiting for Chemo? Check out the Andy Warhol and over 500 pieces of art on the walls of Boston's Dana Farber Cancer Institute! I had my own chemotherapy at the Dana over 20 years ago. Not only have the therapies greatly improved over all that time, saving more lives than ever before--but so has the [...]

Apr 17 2012

ELLIOT NORTON AWARD NOMINATIONS!

By | April 17th, 2012|Theater|0 Comments

BOSTON THEATER CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE NOMINEES FOR 30th ANNIVERSARY ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS Tommy Tune To Receive Special Lifetime Achievement Award Kate Snodgrass To Receive Annual Prize for Sustained Excellence   Tickets: $30 available online: aestages.org. or call: 617-824-8000!   30TH ANNIVERSARY ELLIOT NORTON AWARD NOMINEES: OUTSTANDING VISITING PRODUCTION Mabou Mines DollHouse (ArtsEmerson) Richard III and [...]

Apr 13 2012

ONE DIRECTION/LIVE MUSIC COUNTDOWN!

By | April 13th, 2012|More A & E, Music, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This spring and summer live music will turn up the heat all over New England! SO much music--SO little time. Here are my picks for the best shows coming to town! If you have teen or pre-teen girls- THIS JUST IN: ONE DIRECTION!! THEIR FIRST HEADLINE TOUR SELLS OUT IN MINUTES INCLUDING MADISON SQUARE GARDEN! DUE [...]

Apr 04 2012

THEATER REVIEW: MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

By | April 4th, 2012|Theater, Uncategorized|0 Comments

It's not too late to see one of the BEST shows now onstage in Boston-- the Huntington Theatre Company's explosive, soul-searing production of Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist August Wilson's MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM. With this play, the Huntington  completes its presentation of all ten of Wilson's epic cycle of plays, one for each decade of the [...]

Mar 27 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: THE HUNGER GAMES

By | March 27th, 2012|Action & Adventure, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller|2 Comments

This is a lean time of year for good films-- but THE HUNGER GAMES has put an end to the famine. It isn't perfect-- but it is perfectly cast.  Jennifer Lawrence who earned considerable notice for her powerful, understated performance in 2010's WINTER'S BONE, is bound for superstardom in this futuristic thriller directed by Gary Ross, [...]

Mar 25 2012

THEATER REVIEW: NEXT TO NORMAL

By | March 25th, 2012|Theater|1 Comment

Delusional "bipolar depression with manic episodes," isn't usually the stuff of musical theater, but Tom Kitt (music) and Brian Yorkey (book/lyrics) have set the malady to music and turned it into art, winning three Tony's and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for drama.  NEXT TO NORMAL has just made its Boston premiere at the SpeakEasy [...]

Mar 23 2012

THEATER REVIEW: LES MISERABLES

By | March 23rd, 2012|Theater|1 Comment

I haven't been able to get these glorious songs by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg out of my head, since seeing the new 25th Anniversary Production of LES MISERABLES at the Boston Opera House last week. The show remains a pulverizing extravaganza of story, music, and emotion, as powerful as the first time I saw [...]

Mar 15 2012

THIS JUST IN: TIX ONSALE FOR TOMMY TUNE & ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS!

By | March 15th, 2012|Theater|0 Comments

  BOSTON THEATER CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE LEGENDARY SONG & DANCE MAN TOMMY TUNE RECIPIENT OF THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY ELLIOT NORTON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS SET FOR MAY 21 AT PARAMOUNT CENTER Tickets on sale March 15 at 10am. The Boston Theater Critics Association is pleased to announce legendary song and dance man TOMMY TUNE will [...]

Mar 14 2012

SIMPLE AS “PI.”

By | March 14th, 2012|Spontaneous Acts of Joyce|0 Comments

One of my oldest and dearest friends from high school-- Brigid Smith-- is a brilliant writer and wrote the following in honor of today's special date! "It's Pi Day! 3/14/2012 12:00:00 PM Every year on March 14 we pause to celebrate pi, the irrational number commonly abbreviated to 3.14. Some enthusiasts go so far as [...]