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 [...]

Mar 08 2012

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: “MISS REPRESENTATION”

By | March 8th, 2012|Documentary, Movies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY and I embrace all my sisters the world over!  Female empowerment is one of THE pivotal issues of the 21st century and I am about to add fuel to the fire.  I have just finished watching one of the most infuriating movies I have ever seen. It’s a 90-minute documentary [...]

Mar 06 2012

THIS JUST IN: “THE BOOK OF MORMON” IN BOSTON– and MORE!

By | March 6th, 2012|Theater|1 Comment

I am so EXCITED!!  The hottest show on Broadway, the winner of nine Tony awards including Best Musical-- THE BOOK OF MORMON-- is headed to Boston as part of  the upcoming 2012-2013 Lexus Broadway Season presented by Broadway in Boston! Plus: the winner of five Tony awards including Best Play WAR HORSE,  Tony award-winning Best [...]

Mar 04 2012

THEATER REVIEW: PHOTOGRAPH 51

By | March 4th, 2012|Theater|6 Comments

  I  could barely keep from screaming when I saw it: PHOTOGRAPH 51--an eye-opening play about yet ANOTHER unsung woman's achievement: Rosalind Franklin, a scientist duped out of the NOBEL prize by Watson and Crick of double helix fame.  I will now forever think of them as double-crossers. The play by Anna Ziegler tells the [...]

Mar 01 2012

THEATER REVIEW: TIME STANDS STILL

By | March 1st, 2012|Theater|0 Comments

TIME STANDS STILL -- in a photograph-- but what is its value, and its cost? These are the questions a photojournalist must ask herself in one of the smartest new Broadway plays now onstage in Boston at The Lyric Stage Company: TIME STANDS STILL by Donald Margulies. Under Scott Edmiston's astute direction, this expert ensemble [...]

Feb 29 2012

THEATER REVIEW: TIME OF MY LIFE

By | February 29th, 2012|Theater|1 Comment

We've all been there-- those uncomfortable little family dinners, roiling with resentments and old hurts, that turn testy between courses. Welcome to Zeitgeist Stage Company's accomplished production of TIME OF MY LIFE. As we enter the theater, it's like walking into a restaurant and we're spectators-- some of us at neighboring tables-- observing a cacophonous [...]