December 2, 2013
Tony and Olivier Award-winning director Maria Aitken once again brings her deft touch to Boston's Huntington Theatre Company with a taut and tangy production of THE COCKTAIL HOUR, A.R. Gurney's quasi-autobiographical expose of the bitter truths lurking beneath one well-bred WASP family's carefully polished veneer.BWW REVIEW: A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL Is a Quirky Family Delight
November 25, 2013
Singing and dancing extravaganza based on the beloved stories of Jean Shepherd gets the eccentric tone just right in this funny and affectionate remembrance of the simple joys of Christmases past.BWW Reviews: Zeitgeist's THE NORMAL HEART Is Powerful Theatre
November 22, 2013
Be prepared to be enraged, enlightened and deeply moved by the Zeitgeist Stage Company's riveting production of Larry Kramer's autobiographical drama.BWW REVIEW: THE HEAT IS ON IN 'MISS SAIGON' AT NSMT
November 17, 2013
Exceptional cast and direction close North Shore Music Theatre's 2013 season with a stunning production of 'Miss Saigon.'BWW REVIEW: THERE'S HOPE AND FUTILITY IN 'WAITING FOR GODOT'
November 10, 2013
The wonderful trick of the Gare St Lazare Players of Ireland's mesmerizing production of Samuel Beckett's classic WAITING FOR GODOT (at ArtsEmerson in Boston through this weekend only) is that it inspires hope even as it suggests life is hopeless.BWW REVIEW: 'THE POWER OF DUFF' CASTS ITS SPELL OVER BOSTON
November 8, 2013
In Stephen Belber's new play 'The Power of Duff' a lonely newsman seeks redemption by inadvertently turning his anchor desk into a pulpit, working miracles for strangers while still failing to communicate at home.BWW REVIEW: TOO LITTLE TOO LATE IN LYRIC'S 'WATER BY THE SPOONFUL'
November 5, 2013
Quiara Alegria Hudes' Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Water by the Spoonful' leaves us thirsty for more substance in the Lyric Stage's competent but ultimately listless production about lost souls seeking redemption and human connection.BWW REVIEWS: POWER TO THE PEOPLE AS THREE NEW PLAYS MAKE BOSTON PREMIERES
November 4, 2013
A host of characters are desperately seeking human connection in 'Splendor,' 'Water by the Spoonful,' and 'The Power of Duff,' three new plays currently making their Boston premieres.BWW REVIEW: NEW REP'S 'RANCHO MIRAGE' IS NO OASIS IN THE DESERT
October 25, 2013
National New Play Network rolling premiere of Steven Dietz's 'Rancho Mirage' comes to New Repertory Theatre in Watertown as aimless as tumbleweed tumbling in from the prairie.BWW REVIEW: 'BARITONES' ARE BACK WITH A VENGEANCE AT ARTS/EMERSON IN BOSTON
October 16, 2013
'Baritones UnBound' makes a delightful world premiere at the Paramount Center Mainstage at ArtsEmerson in Boston, giving splendid voice to a cavalcade of songs for the common man.BWW REVIEW: 'THE JUNGLE BOOK' SWINGS IN BOSTON
October 13, 2013
Music soars in Mary Zimmerman stage adaptation of "The Jungle Book" entering its final week at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, but this new theatrical version based on the Kipling and Disney classics is ultimately unfulfilling, needing more depth and heart.BWW REVIEW: CRANSTON A BORN LEADER IN 'ALL THE WAY' AT A.R.T.
October 5, 2013
The Emmy Award-winning star of 'Breaking Bad' brings his considerable acting heft to the role of President Lyndon Baines Johnson in the American Repertory Theatre's exciting new production of 'All the Way' now through October 12 only.BWW REVIEW: 'LA CAGE AUX FOLLES' – THIS BIRD DOESN'T SING AT NSMT
October 3, 2013
Cagelles are a kick but romance suffers from weak singing leads in 'La Cage Aux Folles' at North Shore Music TheatreBWW REVIEW: 'TRIBES' SPEAKS VOLUMES AT BOSTON'S SPEAKEASY STAGE
October 2, 2013
Sound and silence are powerful forces in the Boston area premiere of Nina Raine's 2012 Drama Desk Award-winning play TRIBES now at the SpeakEasy Stage through October 19BWW REVIEW: STRONG CAST EARNS 'A' FOR EFFORT IN STONEHAM'S 'SEMINAR'
September 26, 2013
Fast pace and smart performances fuel Boston area premiere of "Seminar," Theresa Rebeck's latest Broadway comedy now getting laughs at Stoneham Theatre in Stoneham, MassachusettsBWW REVIEW: 'THE ELEPHANT MAN' COMES IN FROM THE COLD AT NEW REP
September 23, 2013
Outstanding performances make 'The Elephant Man' worthwhile in an elegant but often austere production at New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, Mass.BWW REVIEW: 'ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS,' FEW LAUGHS
September 12, 2013
Boston premiere of recent Broadway hit "One Man, Two Guvnors" at Lyric Stage Company is inconsistent when it comes to playing farceBWW Interviews: Mary Zimmerman Brings the Beat of THE JUNGLE BOOK to Life
September 9, 2013
Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman brings her unique vision to the world premiere stage adaptation of 'The Jungle Book' now at the Huntington Theatre Company of Boston through October 13BWW REVIEW: SPEAKEASY'S 'IN THE HEIGHTS' HEATS UP BOSTON
June 23, 2013
Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop homage to home is enjoying an extended run at the SpeakEasy Stage in Boston through June 30.BWW REVIEW: 'AMADEUS' BORDERS ON DIVINE AT NEW REP
May 11, 2013
Virtuosic performances, perfectly orchestrated direction and exquisite period detail render the decadence and divinity beautifully in Peter Shaffer's Tony Award-winning 'Amadeus' at New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, Mass.