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Jan Nargi

Jan Nargi Jan Nargi is owner and creative director of JMN Publications, a marketing and public relations firm based in Boston, Mass. She provides consultation, communications, and writing services to clients in the health care, entertainment, financial, retail, manufacturing, non-profit, and sports industries. As a freelance writer, Jan has had hundreds of articles published in business and high-tech magazines. Theatrically, she has reviewed, written, directed, acted, produced, sung, danced, managed publicity, pounded nails, and designed lighting and sets. Jan has even acted in the occasional B-movie, playing a zombie, a psycho shrink, and a clueless news reporter. You may visit her on the web at www.jmnpublications.com.
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BWW REVIEW: THE LITTLE PRINCE Takes Flight at New RepBWW REVIEW: THE LITTLE PRINCE Takes Flight at New Rep
Posted: Dec. 8, 2014


BWW REVIEW: Cicely Tyson Makes a Joyful Noise in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFULBWW REVIEW: Cicely Tyson Makes a Joyful Noise in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
Posted: Dec. 1, 2014


BWW REVIEW: Penny Fuller Delights in 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTIBWW REVIEW: Penny Fuller Delights in 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI
Posted: Dec. 10, 2014


BWW REVIEW: Stoneham's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS Is White Bread AmericanaBWW REVIEW: Stoneham's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS Is White Bread Americana
Posted: Dec. 11, 2014


BWW REVIEW: THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Suffers from Congestion at Lyric Stage in BostonBWW REVIEW: ALLERGIST'S WIFE Suffers from Congestion at Lyric Stage
Posted: Dec. 3, 2014


BWW REVIEW: BAD JEWS Set Off Sparks at SpeakEasy StageBWW REVIEW: BAD JEWS Set Off Sparks at SpeakEasy Stage
Posted: Nov. 28, 2014


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW REVIEW: BILLY ELLIOT Shines at Ogunquit PlayhouseBWW REVIEW: BILLY ELLIOT Shines at Ogunquit Playhouse
Posted: Jul. 9, 2014


BWW REVIEW: Ogunquit Brews Up Another Winner with WITCHES OF EASTWICKBWW REVIEW: Ogunquit Brews Up Winner with WITCHES OF EASTWICK
Posted: Sep. 10, 2014


BWW REVIEW: FINDING NEVERLAND Needs to Find Its VoiceBWW REVIEW: FINDING NEVERLAND Needs to Find Its Voice
Posted: Aug. 17, 2014


BWW REVIEW: NSMT's Swanky New CHICAGO Is a Real KillerBWW REVIEW: NSMT's Swanky New CHICAGO Is a Real Killer
Posted: Oct. 5, 2014


BWW REVIEW: Gail Bennett Leads Ogunquit's MARY POPPINS in the Most Delightful WayBWW REVIEW: Ogunquit's MARY POPPINS Flies in the Most Delightful Way
Posted: Aug. 13, 2014


BWW REVIEW: DANCING BUOYS 'ANYTHING GOES' AT NSMTBWW REVIEW: DANCING BUOYS 'ANYTHING GOES' AT NSMT
Posted: Jun. 6, 2014


BWW REVIEW: Christopher Chew Is Razor Sharp in Lyric's SWEENEY TODDBWW REVIEW: Christopher Chew Is Razor Sharp in Lyric's SWEENEY TODD
Posted: Sep. 15, 2014


BWW REVIEW: O.P.C. Turns Trash into Treasure at A.R.T.BWW REVIEW: O.P.C. Turns Trash into Treasure at A.R.T.
December 19, 2014

One person's trash is another person's treasure in Eve Ensler's O.P.C., a socio-political comedy currently enjoying its world premiere at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass.
BWW REVIEW: Stoneham's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS Is White Bread AmericanaBWW REVIEW: Stoneham's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS Is White Bread Americana
December 11, 2014

Young Sirena Abalian of Lexington is the shining standout in an otherwise lackluster production of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, Stoneham Theatre's misguided attempt to stage the bland Broadway version of the classic Judy Garland movie musical.
BWW REVIEW: Penny Fuller Delights in 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTIBWW REVIEW: Penny Fuller Delights in 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI
December 10, 2014

Illustrious stage and screen actress Penny Fuller brings all of her charm and incandescence to Merrimack Repertory Theatre this holiday season in the lovely one-woman musical 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI.
BWW REVIEW: THE LITTLE PRINCE Takes Flight at New RepBWW REVIEW: THE LITTLE PRINCE Takes Flight at New Rep
December 8, 2014

The New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, Mass. harks back to a family classic for this season's holiday fare as THE LITTLE PRINCE takes the audience on an imaginative flight of fancy that teaches gentle lessons along the way.
BWW REVIEW: THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Suffers from Congestion at Lyric Stage in BostonBWW REVIEW: THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Suffers from Congestion at Lyric Stage in Boston
December 3, 2014

Too much mishegas makes for a muddled tale of midlife meltdown in Charles Busch's first venture into mainstream comedy now at Boston's Lyric Stage through December 20.
BWW REVIEW: Cicely Tyson Makes a Joyful Noise in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFULBWW REVIEW: Cicely Tyson Makes a Joyful Noise in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
December 1, 2014

Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony Award-winning role as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote's poignant American classic THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL now in its only east coast engagement at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston, Mass. The ArtsEmerson World on Stage production continues through December 7.
BWW REVIEW: BAD JEWS Set Off Sparks at SpeakEasy StageBWW REVIEW: BAD JEWS Set Off Sparks at SpeakEasy Stage
November 28, 2014

If watching family members spew venom at each other for 100 uninterrupted minutes is your idea of holiday cheer, then by all means head on over to SpeakEasy Stage Company this Thanksgiving weekend for a visit with BAD JEWS.
BWW REVIEW: Reading Between the Lines in DEAR ELIZABETHBWW REVIEW: Reading Between the Lines in DEAR ELIZABETH
November 5, 2014

Boston's Lyric Stage plumbs the poetry and prose of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell in Sara Ruhl's quietly aching DEAR ELIZABETH, a play in letters that chronicles the 30-year friendship of two lost literary souls.
BWW REVIEW: SpeakEasy Stages a Visually Rich FAR FROM HEAVENBWW REVIEW: SpeakEasy Stages a Visually Rich FAR FROM HEAVEN
October 11, 2014

The score to Scott Frankel and Michael Korie's Off-Broadway musical FAR FROM HEAVEN may be less than memorable, but gorgeous visuals and a superb performance by Jennifer Ellis as Cathy make SpeakEasy Stage's 2014-15 season opener unforgettable.
BWW REVIEW: NSMT's Swanky New CHICAGO Is a Real KillerBWW REVIEW: NSMT's Swanky New CHICAGO Is a Real Killer
October 5, 2014

Director and choreographer Nick Kenkel has swept through the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Mass. like a breath of fresh autumn air with his inventive, delightful, and often surprising production of CHICAGO: A Musical Vaudeville. With a less stylized concept than Bob Fosse's 1975 original or the current long-running Tony Award-winning Walter Bobbie-Ann Reinking revival, Kenkel has injected a relaxed playfulness into his staging that invites the audience to visit this familiar killer musical anew.
BWW REVIEW: A Potent YEAR ZERO Opens Season at Merrimack RepBWW REVIEW: A Potent YEAR ZERO Opens Season at Merrimack Rep
October 4, 2014

The Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) in Lowell, Mass. opens its 36th season with the potent new play YEAR ZERO, a taut and touching comedic drama about a first-generation Cambodian-American teenager coming of age as he comes to grips with the death of his mother, a survivor of the horrific genocide of the Khmer Rouge and a woman who held her family together when abandoned by her husband. Set in Long Beach, California in 2003, YEAR ZERO is the only play written thus far that explores the experiences of the children of Cambodian refugees beginning new lives in America.
BWW REVIEW: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER? Still Has an EdgeBWW REVIEW: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER? Still Has an Edge
September 29, 2014

Boston's Huntington Theatre Company stages Todd Kreidler's funny yet poignant adaptation of the ground-breaking 1967 film about the hidden prejudices that surface when two liberal families are confronted with their children's desire to commit to an interracial marriage.
BWW REVIEW: MacDonald Is a Powerhouse in Stoneham's DOUBTBWW REVIEW: MacDonald Is a Powerhouse in Stoneham's DOUBT
September 27, 2014

Karen MacDonald fuels Stoneham Theatre's gripping production of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning DOUBT: A PARABLE through September 28.
BWW REVIEW: CLOSER THAN EVER Opens Door to Directing for Leigh BarrettBWW REVIEW: CLOSER THAN EVER Opens Door to Directing for Leigh Barrett
September 22, 2014

Leigh Barrett, one of Boston's most formidable musical theater talents, makes an impressive professional directorial debut with New Repertory Theatre's CLOSER THAN EVER.
BWW REVIEW: Christopher Chew Is Razor Sharp in Lyric's SWEENEY TODDBWW REVIEW: Christopher Chew Is Razor Sharp in Lyric's SWEENEY TODD
September 15, 2014

Revenge is anything but sweet in the Lyric Stage Company of Boston's compelling, often gut-wrenching take on Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical masterpiece about Victorian London's notorious demon barber of Fleet Street.
BWW REVIEW: Ogunquit Brews Up Another Winner with WITCHES OF EASTWICKBWW REVIEW: Ogunquit Brews Up Another Winner with WITCHES OF EASTWICK
September 10, 2014

Ogunquit continues its 'high-flying' 82nd season with the American Northeast premiere of Cameron Mackintosh's THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, a musical adaptation based on John Updike's novel and the 1987 Warner Brothers hit motion picture.
BWW REVIEW: FINDING NEVERLAND Needs to Find Its VoiceBWW REVIEW: FINDING NEVERLAND Needs to Find Its Voice
August 17, 2014

Just as central character J. M. Barrie needs to find his true voice in order to break through the writer's block that is hampering his playwriting career, FINDING NEVERLAND, the new musical about the family that inspired the beleaguered author to create Peter Pan, needs to find its voice, too. Teetering abruptly between empty frivolousness and genuine pathos, FINDING NEVERLAND is an uneven adventure in its current pre-Broadway tryout at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass.
BWW REVIEW: Gail Bennett Leads Ogunquit's MARY POPPINS in the Most Delightful WayBWW REVIEW: Gail Bennett Leads Ogunquit's MARY POPPINS in the Most Delightful Way
August 13, 2014

Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine is on a roll, following its thrilling, record-breaking production of BILLY ELLIOT with another beloved British musical import, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS. Featuring a terrific cast, crisp, thoughtful direction by Shaun Kerrison, and energetic choreography by Lisa Stevens, this MARY POPPINS is - yes, let's just say it and get it over with - practically perfect in every way.
BWW REVIEWS: Two Bawdy Romances Brighten Boston's SummerBWW REVIEWS: Two Bawdy Romances Brighten Boston's Summer
August 4, 2014

The Nora Theatre's HER ACHING HEART and Commonwealth Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT are the theatrical equivalents of light summer reading, and both deliver spirited romance for a mid-summer night.
BWW REVIEW: THE LITTLE MERMAID IS IN FINE VOICE AT NSMTBWW REVIEW: THE LITTLE MERMAID IS IN FINE VOICE AT NSMT
July 18, 2014

Charming performances, strong music, and inventive staging create an undersea paradise for Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Mass.


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