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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.
Sep 22 2022

THEATRE: “HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING”

By |2022-09-22T17:29:32-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

SPEAKEASY STAGE has just kicked off its season with perhaps the most daring, intelligently written, and eye-opening production onstage right now in progressive theater circles: HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING.  The play is a sharp, densely-written theatrical exploration of conservatism, specifically the rift between old and new Catholic conservatives as they debate the hot topics [...]

Sep 20 2022

THEATER: “SING STREET”

By |2022-09-20T22:06:38-04:00September 20th, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

THE HUNTINGTON opened its fall season with the musical "SING STREET" based on the 2016 movie by writer/director John Carney. It's a coming of age story set in 1980's Dublin about a teenage boy who falls for a beautiful mysterious girl who calls herself a "model." So he claims to have a band and then [...]

Sep 16 2022

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “SMILE”

By |2022-09-16T22:15:17-04:00September 16th, 2022|Free Advance Screening, Horror, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY! You are invited to a FREE ADVANCE SCREENING of Paramount Pictures release "SMILE"! Wednesday, September 28 at AMC Boston Common @ 7pm EST! Please RSVP HERE – seats are provided on a first come, first served basis! Synopsis: After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) starts experiencing frightening occurrences [...]

Sep 14 2022

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “BROS”

By |2022-09-14T15:18:46-04:00September 14th, 2022|Comedy, Free Advance Screening, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY! You're invited to a FREE ADVANCE SCREENING of Universal Pictures release "BROS"! Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 PM at AMC Boston Common 19 RSVP HERE for passes: https://gofobo.com/bJBDD16657 SYNOPSIS: This fall, Universal Pictures proudly presents the first romantic comedy from a major studio about two gay men maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling towards love. [...]

Sep 05 2022

THEATER: “TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992”

By |2022-09-06T11:58:53-04:00September 5th, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 is the magnificent season-opening salvo at The American Repertory Theater! Anna Deavere Smith's astonishing theatrical document captures the fraught history of racism in America, here revised as an ensemble piece and sleekly directed by Taibi Magar. It's hard to imagine that Anna Deveare Smith ever acted all the parts herself, but [...]

Aug 31 2022

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE SILENT TWINS”

By |2022-09-16T22:21:11-04:00August 31st, 2022|Drama, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF FOCUS FEATURES RELEASE: "THE SILENT TWINS." SCREENING DETAILS Tuesday, September 13th, 7pm @ AMC Boston Common RSVP LINK https://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/SILENTTWINSJOYCESCHOICES *Please note seating is first-come, first-served and not guaranteed.  **If asked for a code to redeem passes, please enter SILENTTWINSJOYCESCHOICES Release date: In theaters nationwide on Friday, September 16, 2022 Story: [...]

Jul 31 2022

THEATER: “MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING”

By |2022-08-01T13:54:04-04:00July 31st, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

It's our annual Boston theatrical ritual-- FREE Shakespeare on the Common presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, and this summer's production is just what we needed after a year of too much of everything and always something-- so what better time for "Much Ado About Nothing"! Just sit back under the stars with a scoop of [...]

Jul 27 2022

THEATER: “CAN I TOUCH IT?”

By |2022-07-27T15:35:52-04:00July 27th, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

You certainly can...not touch it.  And once you see this production of "can i touch it," especially if you have ever posed this and other imposing questions about a Black person's hair, you will understand why not. Company One Theatre presents this 4 person piece about "beauty"-- from beauty supply products and gentrification to who [...]

Jul 25 2022

2 FREE ADVANCE SCREENINGS: “Thirteen Lives” & “Easter Sunday”

By |2022-08-31T13:03:06-04:00July 25th, 2022|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Family, Movies|0 Comments

***HURRY! GET YOUR TIX to TWO Different Free Advance Screenings!! *** FREE ADVANCE SCREENING #1   "THIRTEEN LIVES"  Sunday July 31st, 2:00PM  AMC Boston Common IMAX. To download a pass to "THIRTEEN LIVES"  on Sunday 7/31, 2PM at AMC Boston Common IMAX go to: https://amazonscreenings.com/13livesjoyce'schoices Opening Date: July 29, 2022 In Select Theaters, August 5, [...]

Jul 15 2022

THEATER: THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE

By |2022-07-16T11:46:53-04:00July 15th, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

This week, I witnessed the world premiere, pre-Broadway opening of THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE at the Colonial Theatre and immediately tweeted out:"Holly Holy Sh*t! The new Neil Diamond Musical is a hit!" I don't know if Mr. Diamond would approve of that profane couplet, but it certainly captures my shock and awe [...]