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 16 2024

EMMYS: “IN MEMORIAM” WHAT WE DID NOT KNOW…

By |2024-01-16T17:08:26-05:00January 16th, 2024|TV|Comments Off on EMMYS: “IN MEMORIAM” WHAT WE DID NOT KNOW…

The 75th EMMY AWARDS are now history and most of last night's winners are what we expected from THE GOLDEN GLOBES and THE CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS. But there is so much to know that is precious about those we lost in 2024 I did not know and makes their passing particularly poignant. Two of my [...]

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 29 2023

MOVIES: WONKA/POOR THINGS/AMERICAN FICTION

By |2024-01-01T22:52:46-05:00December 29th, 2023|Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Musicals|Comments Off on MOVIES: WONKA/POOR THINGS/AMERICAN FICTION

I've seen what feels like a thousand movies in the last three weeks, the result of a tidal wave of year-end releases before the holidays and in time to qualify for the Oscars while remaining fresh in viewers' minds.  Not all of the following are Oscar-worthy, but here's my take on a few you might [...]

Dec 11 2023

BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS 2023!

By |2023-12-11T13:25:14-05:00December 11th, 2023|Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies|Comments Off on BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS 2023!

THE HOLDOVERS, set and shot right here in and around Boston, was voted BEST FILM OF THE YEAR by The Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC). The voting unfolded at a 9 hour marathon meeting on Sunday, December 10 and we emerged blurry-eyed, but with a slate of winners that spans the globe and our [...]

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 [...]

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