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Jan 26 2024

THEATER: MOBY DICK

By |2024-01-27T13:44:54-05:00January 26th, 2024|Theater|Comments Off on THEATER: MOBY DICK

My head is spinning between Oscar nominations-- an exceptional batch of movies this year--and theater which stretches the boundaries. Though it's only here til Sunday-- I loved it so much I couldn't resist writing about it! Read on... MUST SEE: MOBY DICK-- with puppets!! Wait, what? This production is a marvel, somewhere between stagecraft and [...]

Jan 04 2024

THEATER: REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES

By |2024-01-04T19:08:35-05:00January 4th, 2024|Theater|Comments Off on THEATER: REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES

Get the New Year off to an upbeat, feel-good, rousing start and, if you haven't already, do yourself a favor and see REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES! Head to the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge for a world premiere musical directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Sergio Trujillo who keeps this 2 hour 40 minute production [...]

Dec 08 2023

THE CULTURE SHOW: THE BAND’S VISIT, THE HEART SELLERS, THE ROCKY MENORAH CHRISTMAS SHOW

By |2023-12-08T12:43:47-05:00December 8th, 2023|Joyce's Choices, Music, Theater|Comments Off on THE CULTURE SHOW: THE BAND’S VISIT, THE HEART SELLERS, THE ROCKY MENORAH CHRISTMAS SHOW

Something really exciting has happened on the arts and culture scene! A new radio show hosted by GBH Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen debuted this week: THE CULTURE SHOW on GBH 89.7 from 2-3PM every day following Boston Public Radio with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan. Tune in daily for an hour of wide-ranging conversations on the [...]

Dec 01 2023

THEATER/MOVIE ROUND UP: THE HEART SELLERS/CHICAGO/ THE HOLDOVERS

By |2023-12-01T19:44:51-05:00December 1st, 2023|Comedy, Drama, Movies, Theater, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This is a BUSY time for theater and award-worthy movie releases --and I've seen a lot lately. Here's a roundup of my take on some of the latest! MUST SEE: The New England premiere of THE HEART SELLERS! The Huntington has done it again. This funny and moving new play by Lloyd Suh (who also [...]

Nov 17 2023

THEATER: THE BAND’S VISIT

By |2023-11-19T00:22:11-05:00November 17th, 2023|Theater|0 Comments

THE BAND'S VISIT is a profoundly beautiful production by two of Boston‚Äôs best companies. It goes where only the arts and theater can go‚ÄĒstraight to the heart of what unites us. This is "must-see" theater for everyone at this time in our world. A co-production by The Huntington where it was performed, and SpeakEasy Stage, [...]

Nov 07 2023

THEATER: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE

By |2023-11-08T11:36:05-05:00November 7th, 2023|Theater|0 Comments

Actors' Shakespeare Project production of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE  has earned a Boston Theater Critic's Pick and rattled me to my core. This is one of the very best productions I have seen all year. Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is brilliantly structured, slowly but surely gathering momentum as it takes us back to [...]

Oct 19 2023

THEATER: THE ADDAMS FAMILY/MR SWINDLE’S TRAVELING PECULIARIUM

By |2023-10-19T16:08:40-04:00October 19th, 2023|Theater|0 Comments

I must say, I'm not crazy about THE ADDAMS FAMILY musical, despite adoring the TV show based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams. I was mad about Carolyn Jones as the slender, pale-faced, black-haired Morticia (I once dressed as Morticia for Hallowe'en) and John Astin as Gomez, her googly-eyed, Romeo of a husband. [...]

Oct 17 2023

THEATER: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

By |2023-10-17T15:08:28-04:00October 17th, 2023|Theater|0 Comments

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET kicks off the soft opening of a new performance space in Harvard Square. What used to be the A.R.T.'s second stage Club Oberon is now ARROW STREET ARTS home to Moonbox Productions which delivers a well-sung but awkwardly-mounted production of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical. The cast [...]

Oct 02 2023

THEATER: FAT HAM

By |2023-10-02T17:05:24-04:00October 2nd, 2023|Theater|0 Comments

The Huntington in association with Alliance Theatre and Front Porch Arts Collective has kicked off its seventh season at the BCA Calderwood Pavilion with a brilliant production of the wildly funny and wise FAT HAM!  This show which has already been extended through October 29, marks yet another chapter in a remarkable and eye-opening collaboration [...]

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