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Jun 02 2017

THEATER: RIPCORD/ ARRABAL

By | June 2nd, 2017|Dance, More A & E, Music, Theater|0 Comments

DON'T MISS the Huntington Theatre Company's "RIPCORD" which just opened at the Calderwood Pavilion and has already been extended through July 2! David Lindsay-Abaire's comedy is set in that most hilarious and freewheeling of all environments--an assisted living complex. Hang on, it involves two elderly women who find themselves roommates, but one of them can't stand the other.  The sour-pussed Abby (Nancy E. Carroll) [...]

May 16 2017

35th ANNIVERSARY ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS 2017!

By | May 16th, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

  Joyce Kulhawik, Cherry Jones, Diane Paulus & Boston Theater Critics Association/Photo: Mikki Ansin If you are a theater lover/goer and were not at the HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY's BU Theater on Monday May 15, 2017, you missed the event of the local theatrical season: The 35th Anniversary Elliot Norton Awards with Guest of Honor [...]

Jan 13 2017

THEATER TRIPLE THREAT: HAND TO GOD/A DOLL’S HOUSE/THURGOOD

By | January 13th, 2017|Theater|1 Comment

What a FASCINATING week for theater in town—I saw three plays this week: a one-man show, one classic, and one Tony-nominated play having its New England premiere all of which left me thinking, laughing, scratching my head, and utterly engaged. You gotta love theater! Here goes. SpeakEasy Stage is presenting the New England premiere of [...]

Nov 03 2016

THEATER: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS/TIGER STYLE come up short.

By | November 3rd, 2016|Theater|0 Comments

Last week was a big disappointment on the theater scene for me-- two plays I couldn't wait to see came up short. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS which just opened its national tour onstage at the new Boch Center's Wang Theatre (through November 6) is gorgeous to look at with great choreography, sets, costumes, and music-- but a book that [...]

Sep 16 2016

THEATER: Significant Other, Sunday in the Park With George

By | September 16th, 2016|Theater|0 Comments

The new theater season is upon us! So much theater, so little time. I've seen 9 plays in the last 9 days! (Already reviewed CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE). Here are two more: Greg Maraio, Kris Sidberry, Sarah Elizabeth Bedard, Jordan Clark. Photo by Justin Saglio SIGNIFICANT OTHER--Rush down to SpeakEasy Stage Company and SEE THIS before it goes to BROADWAY. I [...]

Jun 10 2016

THEATER: I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU

By | June 10th, 2016|Theater|0 Comments

The world premiere of  I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU is firing on all cylinders and requires we be MOST ALIVE as an audience to every cue-- visual and aural--  as we witness this extraordinary ensemble wrestle with life's random cruelties. It's a potent evening presented by the Huntington Theatre Company at the BCA's Calderwood Pavilion [...]

Apr 15 2016

THEATER: 2016 ELLIOT NORTON AWARD NOMINATIONS!

By | April 15th, 2016|Theater|1 Comment

Drama Critic Elliot Norton It's "NORTIE" time! The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) of which I am president is pleased to announce its nominations for the 34th Annual Elliot Norton Awards! For one night--Monday May 23, 2016, on one stage--Boston's Citi Shubert Theatre, the greater Boston theater community will celebrate in the name of the late great [...]

Feb 11 2016

THEATER: RENT, THE CONVERT, MILK LIKE SUGAR

By | February 11th, 2016|Theater|2 Comments

Paying the rent, colonizing a country, and milk like sugar--all cost; but these issues are definitely worth the price of admission as enacted on stages around town over the next few weeks. The 20th Anniversary production of RENT by Fiddlehead Theatre Company which runs only  through February 21 at the Back Bay Events Center is a musical about starving artists, drag queens, and AIDS based [...]

Jan 20 2016

THEATER: DISGRACED

By | January 20th, 2016|Theater|1 Comment

The Pulitzer Prize-winning DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar presented by the Huntington Theatre Company and Long Wharf  Theatre is a stellar production of an explosive piece of work. The material cuts to the quick of the racial, ethnic, religious, and social divide--embedded with assumptions, and laced with tribal allegiances; pile on the politically correct reactions triggered, and we've got a powder [...]

Nov 21 2015

THEATER: A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES

By | November 21st, 2015|Theater|3 Comments

It's hard to dramatize language, and that is the nut this show needs to crack. A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES  is the latest presentation by the Huntington Theatre Company adapted by Jefferey Hatcher from John Kennedy Toole's posthumously published Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Its title is derived from Jonathan Swift's witty observation about the recognition of genius by way of the witless response to it. But what, on the page, is a rollicking, [...]