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About Joyce Kulhawik

Joyce Kulhawik, best known as the Emmy Award-winning arts and entertainment critic for CBS-Boston (WBZ-TV 1981-2008), is currently lending her expertise as an arts critic/advocate, motivational speaker, and cancer crusader. Kulhawik is President of the Boston Theater Critics Association, a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics, and Boston Online Film Critics Association. Joyce also writes for WBUR's The ARTery and RogerEbert.com.
May 22 2024

41st ANNUAL ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS 2024!

By |2024-05-22T01:06:39-04:00May 22nd, 2024|Theater|Comments Off on 41st ANNUAL ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS 2024!

It’s official. The NORTIES are now the hottest ticket in town! This was the biggest turnout ever to applaud our brilliant, passionate, hardworking, and simply splendid theater community. This year, more individuals, organizations, and businesses from all over greater Boston and beyond stepped up to join the BOSTON THEATER CRITICS ASSOCIATION to support, sponsor, and [...]

May 16 2024

THEATER: A STRANGE LOOP

By |2024-05-16T19:02:09-04:00May 16th, 2024|Theater|Comments Off on THEATER: A STRANGE LOOP

I can't stop thinking about A STRANGE LOOP -- the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award-winning musical written by Michael R. Jackson  which has been mounted by SpeakEasy Stage and Front Porch Arts Collective in its New England premiere. That's a lot of accolades. I'm baffled. The show was monotonous, assaultively sung, and left me wanting. The [...]

May 15 2024

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: THE BLUE ANGELS

By |2024-05-21T18:32:39-04:00May 15th, 2024|Documentary, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Movies|Comments Off on FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: THE BLUE ANGELS

You are cordially invited to a free advance VIRTUAL screening of THE BLUE ANGELS from Amazon MGM Studios! Follow the link to RSVP: https://amazonscreenings.com/BLUEANGELSjoyce Once you RSVP, your screening window opens at 6:00pm local time on Monday, May 20th and is open for 36 hours. One hour before your screening window opens, you’ll [...]

May 10 2024

THEATER: TOUCHING THE VOID/THE FULL MONTY

By |2024-05-21T18:34:06-04:00May 10th, 2024|Theater|Comments Off on THEATER: TOUCHING THE VOID/THE FULL MONTY

Head to Chelsea and hang on as you watch Apollinaire Theatre's fantastic production of TOUCHING THE VOID. It's a real life tale of high-climbing adventure brought to surreal life by some kick ass theater making. In his book, Joe Simpson tells the story of his adventure with fellow climber Simon Yates in 1985 as they [...]

Apr 18 2024

THEATER NOW: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE/ THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

By |2024-04-19T09:54:39-04:00April 18th, 2024|Theater|Comments Off on THEATER NOW: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE/ THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

For a good time, head to THE DROWSY CHAPERONE onstage at Lyric Stage!  It's a bubbly brouhaha of hi-jinks and high-stepping hilarity! Yes, I just said that. And it's utterly in keeping with the silly frisson of this absurdly entertaining "show within a show" musical--but with a tinge of blue at its core. The show [...]

Apr 06 2024

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: HOUSEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS

By |2024-04-18T22:56:23-04:00April 6th, 2024|Drama, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Movies|Comments Off on FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: HOUSEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF¬† FOCUS FEATURES¬† HOUSEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS¬† Wednesday, April 10th, 7pm¬†@ AMC Boston Common LINK TO DOWNLOAD PASSES https://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/JoycesChoicesHFB Synopsis: ‚ÄėHOUSEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS' explores the universal truths of family, encompassing both the bonds we inherit and those we create. The narrative revolves around Dita, who, [...]

Mar 23 2024

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: THE GREATEST HITS

By |2024-04-18T22:57:50-04:00March 23rd, 2024|Drama, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction|Comments Off on FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: THE GREATEST HITS

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES FEATURE "THE GREATEST HITS"! Sunday, April 7th¬†at 7:30 PM at AMC Causeway RSVP HERE for passes: https://searchlightscreenings.com/JoycesChoicesTGH Synopsis: Harriet (Lucy Boynton) finds art imitating life when she discovers certain songs can transport her back in time ‚Äď literally. While she relives [...]

Mar 21 2024

THEATER: THE MINUTES/KING HEDLEY II

By |2024-03-22T10:31:59-04:00March 21st, 2024|Theater|Comments Off on THEATER: THE MINUTES/KING HEDLEY II

The following are both CRITICS PICKS which indicate shows that the Boston Theater Critics Association (of which I am proud to be president) have especially  recommended while they are still onstage and able to be seen in and around Boston! Photo: Jim Sabitus The first is the greater Boston premiere of a Pulitzer Prize-nominated [...]

Mar 20 2024

THEATER: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY

By |2024-03-20T17:24:25-04:00March 20th, 2024|Theater|Comments Off on THEATER: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY

I can't stop thinking about GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY a strange and complex amalgam of music and storytelling. The Tony Award-winning musical now onstage at the Emerson Colonial Theatre features 22 songs by Bob Dylan, is set in Dylan's hometown Duluth, Minnesota but appears to have little to do with the Nobel Laureate's life [...]

Mar 18 2024

THEATER: COST OF LIVING

By |2024-03-18T21:41:49-04:00March 18th, 2024|Theater|Comments Off on THEATER: COST OF LIVING

ON STAGE NOW  in its Boston premiere is 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winner COST OF LIVING presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at The BCA Calderwood. I had NO idea what to expect going forward-- which is how I like it. This show in turn rewarded me by taking me places I had never been before and made [...]

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