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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: 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: A Potent YEAR ZERO Opens Season at Merrimack RepBWW REVIEW: A Potent YEAR ZERO Opens Season at Merrimack Rep
Posted: Oct. 4, 2014


BWW REVIEW: SpeakEasy Stages a Visually Rich FAR FROM HEAVENBWW REVIEW: SpeakEasy Stages a Visually Rich FAR FROM HEAVEN
Posted: Oct. 11, 2014


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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: A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL Is a Quirky Family DelightBWW REVIEW: A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL Is a Quirky Family Delight
Posted: Nov. 25, 2013


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


BWW REVIEW: THERE'S HOPE AND FUTILITY IN 'WAITING FOR GODOT'BWW REVIEW: THERE'S HOPE AND FUTILITY IN 'WAITING FOR GODOT'
Posted: Nov. 10, 2013


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: 'THE POWER OF DUFF' CASTS ITS SPELL OVER BOSTONBWW REVIEW: 'THE POWER OF DUFF' CASTS ITS SPELL OVER BOSTON
Posted: Nov. 8, 2013


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

Electricity courses through Ogunquit Playhouse's stunning production of BILLY ELLIOT, continuing through July 26 at 'America's foremost summer theatre.'
Photo Coverage: Cast of South Pacific at Reagle Music Theatre Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Cast of South Pacific at Reagle Music Theatre Celebrates Opening Night
June 14, 2014

Cast and crew celebrate opening night of SOUTH PACIFIC at Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston.
Photo Coverage: South Pacific at Reagle Music TheatrePhoto Coverage: South Pacific at Reagle Music Theatre
June 14, 2014

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston opens its 46th summer season with the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific
BWW REVIEW: DANCING BUOYS 'ANYTHING GOES' AT NSMTBWW REVIEW: DANCING BUOYS 'ANYTHING GOES' AT NSMT
June 6, 2014

Original choreography, clever comic bits, and a strong supporting cast add spark to North Shore Music Theatre's ANYTHING GOES, Cole Porter's fizzy screwball shipboard romance that finds itself somewhat at sea while trying to stay afloat in the round.
BWW REVIEW: MAGICAL BUT MILD 'TEMPEST' AT A.R.T.BWW REVIEW: MAGICAL BUT MILD 'TEMPEST' AT A.R.T.
June 2, 2014

Tom Waits tunes and Teller magic create a haunting and ethereal mood for THE TEMPEST at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass., but despite its brilliant execution, this inventive and entertaining adaptation doesn't quite deliver the perfect storm.
BWW REVIEW: Huntington's COCKTAIL HOUR Served Chilled with a TwistBWW REVIEW: Huntington's COCKTAIL HOUR Served Chilled with a Twist
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 DelightBWW 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 TheatreBWW 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.


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