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THEATER: 2016 ELLIOT NORTON AWARD NOMINATIONS!

THEATER: 2016 ELLIOT NORTON AWARD NOMINATIONS!

Joyce Kulhawik April 15, 2016 1

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

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THEATER ROUNDUP: GREAT LAKES/ VIA DOLOROSA/VIOLET

THEATER ROUNDUP: GREAT LAKES/ VIA DOLOROSA/VIOLET

Joyce Kulhawik January 16, 2016 0

Absolutely dash up to the Apollinaire Theatre Co. in Chelsea and catch the last weekend of “A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes.” It’s a wild and horribly funny take on family dynamics

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THEATER: “appropriate”

THEATER: “appropriate”

Joyce Kulhawik September 22, 2015 3

“APPROPRIATE” is a ghost story that has “appropriated” the familiar tropes of familial dysfunction and reveals some very “inappropriate” secrets that crack open a white southern family as they “unpack” the dark contents of their estate after dad has

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THEATER: MOTHERS & SONS/ LIGHT UP THE SKY

THEATER: MOTHERS & SONS/ LIGHT UP THE SKY

Joyce Kulhawik June 3, 2015 0

            In MOTHERS & SONS, we never meet the son, but we meet his mother immediately, center stage, heavily defended in thick fur. Katherine (Nancy E. Carroll) has just paid a surprise visit

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THEATER: NECESSARY MONSTERS

THEATER: NECESSARY MONSTERS

Joyce Kulhawik December 22, 2014 0

There’s a world premiere onstage right now at SpeakEasy Stage Company that rattled my cage;  in fact, it’s staged in a cage, the audience peering in from either side as NECESSARY MONSTERS took shape before

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THEATER: BAD JEWS/DISPLACED HINDU GODS/DEAR ELIZABETH/DUSK RINGS A BELL

THEATER: BAD JEWS/DISPLACED HINDU GODS/DEAR ELIZABETH/DUSK RINGS A BELL

Joyce Kulhawik November 5, 2014 0

It’s nuts out there on the boards! We’ve got bad Jews & displaced Hindu gods, dead poets and long lost lovers wrestling with love. Here we go! BAD JEWS: This is a real crowd pleaser written by Joshua

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THEATER: INTO THE WOODS/CARRIE

THEATER: INTO THE WOODS/CARRIE

Joyce Kulhawik May 22, 2014 0

Musicals take the stage in Boston this spring–and it’s hit and miss. HIT: INTO THE WOODS, Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant, bittersweet musical romp through the thicket of life, and Lyric Stage Company of Boston has

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ELLIOT NORTON AWARD WINNERS 2014!!

ELLIOT NORTON AWARD WINNERS 2014!!

Joyce Kulhawik May 20, 2014 0

  It was a fabulous night!! THE MAYOR Marty Walsh spoke about his commitment to Boston as an ARTS town; OSCAR-WINNER Olympia Dukakis was honored, and her cousin and former GOVERNOR Mike Dukakis paid

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THEATER: THE WHALE

THEATER: THE WHALE

Joyce Kulhawik March 12, 2014 0

MORE great theater in town–this time at SpeakEasy Stage Company which presents the New England premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s off-broadway hit THE WHALE.  Superbly cast and tackling a profusion of problems, the show

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THEATER REVIEWS: ELEPHANT MEN, TRIBES, LIBERTINES, AND MISS DAISY

THEATER REVIEWS: ELEPHANT MEN, TRIBES, LIBERTINES, AND MISS DAISY

Joyce Kulhawik September 18, 2013 0

The FALL theater season is on– with mostly winning productions! This is what I’ve seen so far–in order of  “shelf-life.”And so I begin with the first to expire: THE ELEPHANT MAN— which is dead

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