May 25 2018

YOU OUGHTA KNOW:THIS SHOW ROCKS OUR JAGGED LITTLE WORLD

By | May 25th, 2018|Theater|7 Comments

Alanis Morissette These days are a jagged pill to swallow--which makes the world premiere musical JAGGED LITTLE PILL inspired by Alanis Morissette's landmark 90's primal scream of an album more relevant than ever. Artistic director Diane Paulus has once again looked back to look forward, putting her finger on the pulse of the [...]

May 18 2018

MOVIE: ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE

By | May 18th, 2018|Celebrity Interviews, Comedy, Documentary, Movies, Romance|0 Comments

The first few minutes of this documentary are a tribute to discretion: a montage of talking heads who refuse to talk--and as Diana Vreeland once said, "elegance is refusal." The very fact of this documentary verges on the indiscreet, but I forgave the indiscretion and am thrilled to have had a peek. This is a [...]

May 16 2018

TOGETHER AGAIN: WBZ-TV’s ICONIC ANCHOR TEAM

By | May 16th, 2018|More A & E|1 Comment

It was surreal-- and just like home! Jack & Liz & Bob & Bruce & Joyce--WBZ-TV 4's Anchor Team together again for ONE NIGHT ONLY!  Here's a preview of their reunion on the set as part of the station's  7oth Anniversary celebration!! Watch the promo HERE then tune in for the story THURSDAY MAY 17 [...]

May 08 2018

THEATER: LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!

By | May 8th, 2018|Theater|1 Comment

It has stayed with me all week: ZEITGEIST Stage Company's production of LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! A line of men in white tulle; they are performing "Swan Lake" in drag. It's a scream--and heartrending. They are like angels appearing and disappearing, AIDS waiting in the wings, hovering over their lives, in the shadows of one summer [...]

May 04 2018

MUST SEE THEATER THIS WEEKEND: BROKELAHOMO!!

By | May 4th, 2018|Theater|1 Comment

I've been running all over town to catch what's onstage and there's a stockpile of fantastic shows waiting to be seen--beginning with what I just saw at the Ramrod Center for The Performing Arts!  I nearly laughed myself into insanity at what Ryan Landry and his GOLD DUST ORPHANS have rustled up: BROKELAHOMO!  It's "Brokeback [...]

Apr 25 2018

RANDY RAINBOW: NORTON AWARDS GUEST OF HONOR

By | April 25th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

  As president of The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) I am pleased to report MORE GOOD NEWS: the one and only Randy Rainbow, comedian, actor, and internet sensation will be our Guest of Honor at the 36th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 7 PM, at the Huntington Avenue Theatre!! [...]

Apr 18 2018

2018 ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS NOMINATIONS/ENA PRIZE WINNER: LEIGH BARRETT

By | April 18th, 2018|Theater|2 Comments

THE NORTIE NOMINATIONS ARE IN!! CONGRATULATIONS ONE AND ALL!! As president of The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) I am happy to announce two dozen nominations of outstanding productions, actors, directors, designers and ensembles, with winners to be revealed at the 36th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 7 PM, at the [...]

Mar 30 2018

THREE TO MAYBE SEE: Guards at the Taj, A Dead Man’s Diary, the Bakelite Masterpiece

By | March 30th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

Beauty, Bakelite, and a dead Russian's diary are all the subjects of three quasi-interesting theatrical productions now onstage in the area. I sat through them all and only fell asleep at one: THE BAKELITE MASTERPIECE at NEW REP THEATRE through April 8. It's based on the true story of a masterpiece famously forged and laminated [...]