Jan 18 2012

THEATER REVIEW: ‘ART’

By | January 18th, 2012|Theater|0 Comments

It all begins with a blank canvas. Doesn't everything. But who could have imagined what would happen when one of three friends purchases just that-- and all hell breaks loose? That's precisely what French playwright Yasmina Reza imagined in her play 'ART,' a terrifically engaging and very well-played dramedy? tragicomedy?-- now onstage at [...]

Jan 17 2012

THEATER REVIEW: “RED”

By | January 17th, 2012|Theater|2 Comments

The best show onstage in Boston right now stars the dizzyingly talented Thomas Derrah as abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko in RED at the SpeakEasy Stage Company.  Don't worry if you know nothing about painting; the 2010 Tony Award-winning show by John Logan and flawlessly directed by David R. Gammons is an extraordinarily [...]

Jan 15 2012

ISABELLA’S PALAZZO IN THE 21ST CENTURY

By | January 15th, 2012|Joyce's Choices, More A & E, Museums, Uncategorized|2 Comments

                    I recently sat down with Anne Hawley Director of the ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM which opens its new wing—all glass and light-- by architect Renzo Piano on January 19, 2012. The opening is sure to be the highlight of the cultural scene this winter! For [...]

Jan 13 2012

THEATER REVIEW: “SUPERIOR DONUTS”

By | January 13th, 2012|Theater|0 Comments

The Lyric Stage Company has a hit on its hands: SUPERIOR DONUTS! Director Spiro Veloudos said to me at intermission, "If you choose the right cast, your work is done-- just step aside and let them do what they do." Well this cast gets it done-- they make the donuts-- and how. The masterful ensemble [...]

Jan 09 2012

2 FREE TICKETS: LEGENDARY JIMMY WEBB AT BULL RUN!

By | January 9th, 2012|Music, Restaurants|0 Comments

  This Friday the 13th could be your lucky day!! You can win  2 FREE TICKETS to see the legendary JIMMY WEBB!!  The BULL RUN RESTAURANT In Shirley, MA presents: JIMMY WEBB, FRIDAY JANUARY 13TH 8PM!! Be the FIRST TO RESPOND to this posting and I will reserve TWO FREE TICKETS  to be held under [...]

Jan 04 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: WAR HORSE

By | January 4th, 2012|Action & Adventure, Epic & Historical, Family, Movies|4 Comments

I was so angry with Steven Spielberg after I saw this movie. It had a perfectly good premise. A gorgeous horse named Joey and the poor English farm boy (Jeremy Irvine who looks like a young Tom Brady) who tamed and loved him, has to relinquish his pet to the brutality of World War I. [...]

Dec 26 2011

THEATER REVIEW: PETER PAN

By | December 26th, 2011|Theater|6 Comments

By now you've probably heard that PETER PAN has been flying  around City Hall Plaza since October. No--this isn't some kind of wisecrack. It's simply true--and it's a unique theatrical production of J.M. Barrie's little boy who wouldn't grow up. I saw it awhile ago-- and some of it is quite thrilling-- and some of [...]

Dec 23 2011

MOVIE REVIEW: THE ARTIST

By | December 23rd, 2011|Comedy, Drama, Family, Movies, Musicals, Romance|4 Comments

Friends, my gift to you this Christmas weekend is a review of the most enchanting, witty, and brilliant film at the movies this year: THE ARTIST. More magical than HUGO, more universally appealing than THE DESCENDANTS, THE ARTIST speaks volumes without saying a word. It's a valentine to the movies that will leave you as [...]

Dec 20 2011

MOVIE REVIEW: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

By | December 20th, 2011|Drama, Movies, Thriller|0 Comments

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is a killer film that will leave you breathing hard, and thinking at warp speed. Directed by David Fincher and based on the smash international best-selling trilogy by the late Stieg Larsson, the American version is not as viscerally affecting as its Swedish cousin, but packs mighty tension into [...]

Dec 19 2011

Oy Vey! Christmas Eve in a Chinese Restaurant

By | December 19th, 2011|Joyce's Choices, More A & E|0 Comments

The NEW CENTER FOR ARTS & CULTURE and APT 6B PRODUCTIONS present Moo Shu Jew!! This Meshuggena Show was created for Jews to enjoy on Christmas eve, where else but, in a Chinese Restaurant! It will be  an evening of Jewish inspired stand up comedy and a 5 course dinner at Hei La Moon! This all [...]