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: Ogunquit Brews Up Another Winner with WITCHES OF EASTWICKBWW REVIEW: Ogunquit Brews Up Winner with WITCHES OF EASTWICK
Posted: Sep. 10, 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: CLOSER THAN EVER Opens Door to Directing for Leigh BarrettBWW REVIEW: CLOSER THAN EVER Opens Door to Directing for Leigh Barrett
Posted: Sep. 22, 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: CRANSTON A BORN LEADER IN 'ALL THE WAY' AT A.R.T.BWW REVIEW: CRANSTON A BORN LEADER IN 'ALL THE WAY' AT A.R.T.
Posted: Oct. 5, 2013


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: 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: 'THE JUNGLE BOOK' SWINGS IN BOSTONBWW REVIEW: 'THE JUNGLE BOOK' SWINGS IN BOSTON
Posted: Oct. 13, 2013


BWW REVIEW: 'LA CAGE AUX FOLLES' – THIS BIRD DOESN'T SING AT NSMTBWW REVIEW: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES DOESN'T SING AT NSMT
Posted: Oct. 3, 2013


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.
BWW REVIEW: THE HEAT IS ON IN 'MISS SAIGON' AT NSMTBWW 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'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 BOSTONBWW 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'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 PREMIERESBWW 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.


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