Theater

Home/Theater
Jan 23 2020

ONSTAGE NOW: PASS OVER

By |2020-01-23T23:48:45-04:00January 23rd, 2020|Theater|0 Comments

Photo/Nile Scott Studios PASS OVER by Antoinette Nwandu co-presented by SpeakEasy Stage and the Front Porch Arts Collective is a potent 90 minutes that encapsulates then unleashes a penetrating take on the black experience in America. Stylistically and thematically, PASS OVER takes a cue from Samuel Beckett by way of the old testament. [...]

Dec 31 2019

THEATER: “MOBY DICK” A Whale of Premiere Musical Tale

By |2019-12-31T13:38:36-04:00December 31st, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

The American Repertory Theater's world premiere "musical reckoning" of Melville's masterpiece MOBY DICK is nothing to sneeze at. And yet, that's what I did in the penultimate moments of this 3 1/2 hour magnum opus;  my attempt to stifle a freakish, out of the blue, nasal explosion backfired, and to my utter shock and awe, [...]

Dec 20 2019

THEATER: “CHRISTMAS ON URANUS”/”PARADE”

By |2020-01-22T11:58:47-04:00December 20th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Christmas is being celebrated on other planets, and has special significance on those indiscreetly-named celestial bodies currently being invaded by Ryan Landry's GOLD DUST ORPHANS.  I laughed my ass off, and so will you! If you like silly, bawdy fun in the holiday spirit, then CHRISTMAS ON URANUS is [...]

Nov 26 2019

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND THEATER: Quixote Nuevo, The Seagull

By |2019-11-26T23:14:51-04:00November 26th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Want some theater to digest this Thanksgiving weekend? Here's my take on what you might like! QUIXOTE NUEVO--This delightful new adaptation of Cervantes' "Don Quixote" by Octavio Solis is an illuminating, funny, heartbreaking, and wholly relevant musical adventure, and the first time I have fully connected with this classic saga of a hero tilting at [...]

Nov 18 2019

WINTER FUN: December through February!

By |2019-11-18T14:41:55-04:00November 18th, 2019|Dance, Museums, Music, Restaurants, Theater, VISUAL ART, Visual ART|0 Comments

The days are short. The holidays are long. You need time to cool down after an avalanche of obligations and kick back with family, friends or just by your delightful self, this dark and lovely season. Here's a winter wonderland of ways to enjoy the chill--this article also appearing in EXHALE MAGAZINE! Settle Into A [...]

Nov 01 2019

THEATER: ADMISSIONS/THANKSGIVING/CAMBODIAN ROCK!

By |2019-11-12T14:45:58-04:00November 1st, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

There is a barrage of local theater on stages in and around Boston-- here's my take! Photo: Maggie Hall Photography ADMISSIONS-- Joshua Harmon's adroit take on one of the most incendiary issues of the day: diversity at an elite prep school. The play heats up on ignition when Maureen Keiller as admissions officer [...]

Oct 11 2019

THEATER :THE LION KING/ CHOIR BOY/BOOK CLUB/KING LEAR/42ND STREET/

By |2019-10-16T11:08:48-04:00October 11th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Here it is short and sweet--a guide on what to see this weekend onstage! THE LION KING: Disney's extravaganza by way of the movie and local wunderkind Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor, THE LION KING has roared back into town! The show literally emerges grandly from the audience and right up onto the stage [...]

Sep 18 2019

THEATER: THE STONE, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

By |2019-09-20T11:16:00-04:00September 18th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

There's a trove of theater to discover in Boston RIGHT NOW! Here's more of what I've seen onstage in the last 10 days. "THE STONE"-- Take a trip to Needham and up a narrow staircase to a tiny theater and a troupe of artists bursting with ideas, talent, and drama. Award-winning Russian theater company Arlekin Players works [...]

Sep 17 2019

THEATER: THE PURISTS

By |2019-09-19T13:30:01-04:00September 17th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

MUST SEE: "THE PURISTS" presented by the Huntington Theatre Company at the BCA Calderwood Pavilion.  Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter (FX "Pose," "Kinky Boots") directs this world premiere hip hop dramedy by actor Dan McCabe in his debut as a playwright. It's timely, wise, entertaining, funny as hell, with a killer cast. The title is rich, [...]

Aug 30 2019

THEATER: SIX:THE MUSICAL (I didn’t lose my head)

By |2019-08-30T23:36:53-04:00August 30th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

In 1971, Helen Reddy sang the hit female anthem: I am woman, hear me roar In numbers too big to ignore In 2019, the cast of SIX: The Musical sang the pop concert musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss about Henry VIII's six wives currently streaming 400,00 songs daily worldwide and just opened at [...]