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BWW REVIEW: O.P.C. Turns Trash into Treasure at A.R.T. Review BWW REVIEW: O.P.C. Turns Trash into Treasure at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - 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. (more...)


BWW Reviews: JESUS CHRIST, IT'S CHRISTMAS! Review BWW Reviews: JESUS CHRIST, IT'S CHRISTMAS!
by Nancy Grossman - December 12, 2014

Ho, ho, ho and Hallelujah! The Gold Dust Orphans are back in Boston with an all-new holiday joyride, exclaiming JESUS CHRIST, IT'S CHRISTMAS! Based on the 1947 classic film THE BISHOP'S WIFE, Ryan Landry's sendup of the romantic comedy is overflowing with winking biblical references and musical numbers that make the season merry. Put tickets for this in your stocking, but do not bring the kids! (more...)


BWW REVIEW: Stoneham's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS Is White Bread Americana Review BWW REVIEW: Stoneham's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS Is White Bread Americana
by Jan Nargi - 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. (more...)


BWW REVIEW: Penny Fuller Delights in 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI Review BWW REVIEW: Penny Fuller Delights in 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI
by Jan Nargi - 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. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Moonbox Makes Merry With Musical Mash-up Review BWW Reviews: Moonbox Makes Merry With Musical Mash-up
by Nancy Grossman - December 08, 2014

Moonbox Productions opens its fifth season with THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!), with seamless direction and choreography by Rachel Bertone and music direction by Dan Rodriguez. Paying homage to the stylings of five giants of musical theater, there's something for everyone in this satirical songfest. It's a totally enjoyable night at the theater that will make your spirits bright. (more...)


BWW REVIEW: THE LITTLE PRINCE Takes Flight at New Rep Review BWW REVIEW: THE LITTLE PRINCE Takes Flight at New Rep
by Jan Nargi - December 08, 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. (more...)


BWW REVIEW: THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Suffers from Congestion at Lyric Stage in Boston Review BWW REVIEW: THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Suffers from Congestion at Lyric Stage in Boston
by Jan Nargi - December 03, 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. (more...)


BWW REVIEW: Cicely Tyson Makes a Joyful Noise in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Review BWW REVIEW: Cicely Tyson Makes a Joyful Noise in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by Jan Nargi - December 01, 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. (more...)


BWW REVIEW: BAD JEWS Set Off Sparks at SpeakEasy Stage Review BWW REVIEW: BAD JEWS Set Off Sparks at SpeakEasy Stage
by Jan Nargi - 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. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Chilling Set in Actors Shakespeare Project's PHEDRE Review BWW Reviews: Chilling Set in Actors Shakespeare Project's PHEDRE
by Alex Lonati - November 24, 2014

Actors Shakespeare Project's production of Phedre, which took place at the First Church of Boston, a highly descriptive and heightened diatribe of a play. (more...)


BWW Reviews: PigPen Theatre Company Enchants With THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON Review BWW Reviews: PigPen Theatre Company Enchants With THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
by Nancy Grossman - November 20, 2014

PigPen Theatre Company tells a good, old-fashioned story in a good, old-fashioned style with folk music and various forms of theatrical magic at the Paramount Center Main Stage. In THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON, the PigPen guys will draw you into their imaginative world of shadow puppets, sailboats, and swordplay while acting like a bunch of energetic school boys. (more...)


BWW Reviews: British Wit Abound in Bad Habit Productions' THE REAL THING Review BWW Reviews: British Wit Abound in Bad Habit Productions' THE REAL THING
by Alex Lonati - November 17, 2014

Review of Bad Habit Productions' THE REAL THING, a dry British comedy by Tom Stoppard (more...)


BWW Reviews: Odets Classic AWAKE AND SING! at Huntington Theatre Company Review BWW Reviews: Odets Classic AWAKE AND SING! at Huntington Theatre Company
by Nancy Grossman - November 15, 2014

It is a signal of good writing and significant dramatic impact that a play which premiered in 1935 can be relevant nearly eighty years later. Clifford Odets' classic AWAKE AND SING! is grounded in the dire economics of the depression era and the circumstances of a Jewish immigrant extended family struggling to survive in their overcrowded Bronx apartment. Informed by her own family history, Obie Award-winner Melia Bensussen directs the Huntington Theatre Company production with intensity and an inherent understanding of the challenges faced by the Bergers and their ilk. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Check Into Horovitz's 6 HOTELS at Hub Theatre Company of Boston Review BWW Reviews: Check Into Horovitz's 6 HOTELS at Hub Theatre Company of Boston
by Nancy Grossman - November 10, 2014

Hub Theatre Company of Boston draws the curtain on its second season with the Boston premiere of 6 HOTELS by Israel Horovitz. Half a dozen slices of life share comedic and poignant DNA, with four actors playing twenty-two characters trying to connect in hotel rooms, bars, and restaurants. Club Cafe serves as an ideal venue and co-directors John Geoffrion and Daniel Bourque use the space well. Some vignettes land better (lightly) than others (with a thud), but the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Inventive Space and Witty Language in Brown Box Theatre Project's BLUE WINDOW Review BWW Reviews: Inventive Space and Witty Language in Brown Box Theatre Project's BLUE WINDOW
by Alex Lonati - November 10, 2014

Craig Lucas's Blue Window, directed by emerging talent Anna Trachtman. The show, a speedy 75-minute whirlwind, concerns a group of young professionals before, during, and after a dinner party in the 80s. (more...)


BWW Reviews: CHOSEN CHILD Haunted by Family Memories Review BWW Reviews: CHOSEN CHILD Haunted by Family Memories
by Nancy Grossman - November 07, 2014

Boston Playwright's Theatre alumna Monica Bauer turned her memoir into a memory play that tells her compelling personal story. CHOSEN CHILD travels between times and places, as well as across generations, but it is worth staying with it to get inside these characters and understand their motivations. A stellar cast under the direction of Megan Schy Gleeson gives nuanced performances, brimming with intensity and commitment. (more...)


BWW REVIEW: Reading Between the Lines in DEAR ELIZABETH Review BWW REVIEW: Reading Between the Lines in DEAR ELIZABETH
by Jan Nargi - November 05, 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. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Israeli Stage Thrives and Celebrates Review BWW Reviews: Israeli Stage Thrives and Celebrates
by Nancy Grossman - November 05, 2014

Israeli Stage celebrates its fourth anniversary and looks ahead to its first full theatrical production, in partnership with ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage. Producing Artistic Director Guy Ben-Aharon continues to expand his roster of incredible Boston theater talent, featuring an all-star cast in MAKE MY HEART FLUTTER at the Goethe-Institut. (more...)


BWW Reviews IN DARFUR, a Profound Evening of Drama at WAM Theatre Review BWW Reviews IN DARFUR, a Profound Evening of Drama at WAM Theatre
by Larry Murray - November 03, 2014

IN DARFUR is a theatrical experience and a call to arms exploring the act of genocide, and how to bring it to an end. (more...)


BWW Reviews: ETHER DOME: A Bloody Good Account of the Bad Old Days Review BWW Reviews: ETHER DOME: A Bloody Good Account of the Bad Old Days
by Nancy Grossman - October 29, 2014

Regardless of your opinion about the Affordable Care Act, you might be interested to know how paying for healthcare started and the reluctant role played by surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital. Set primarily in Hartford and Boston, ETHER DOME has special significance for the local audience, offering both a history lesson and theatrical entertainment of the highest order. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Factory Theatre Laid to Rest with LANGUAGE OF ANGELS Review BWW Reviews: Factory Theatre Laid to Rest with LANGUAGE OF ANGELS
by Nancy Grossman - October 24, 2014

Happy Medium Theatre starts its sixth season by ending the run of the Factory Theatre with LANGUAGE OF ANGELS, a testament to the ambience and creative possibilities of the soon-to-be-defunct space. Director Lizette M. Morris does a masterful job of building and prolonging the suspense, with a strong assist from her design team and ensemble cast. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Wheelock Family Theatre's ALICE Appeals to the Little Ones Review BWW Reviews: Wheelock Family Theatre's ALICE Appeals to the Little Ones
by Nancy Grossman - October 21, 2014

Wheelock Family Theatre opens its 34th season with ALICE, a musical reimagining of Lewis Carroll's classics, ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. WFT veteran Andrew Barbato wrote the adaptation and directs the production featuring a garden of flower buds played by children who may one day follow in his footsteps, as well as some perennials on local theater stages who deserve to have more than a few bouquets tossed their way. From seedlings to adolescents to full-grown, the vibrant members of this ensemble are all ready to embark on the journey with Alice, down the rabbit hole and wherever it may lead. (more...)


BWW Reviews: This Sparkling ON THE TOWN Traveled From the Berkshires to Broadway Review BWW Reviews: This Sparkling ON THE TOWN Traveled From the Berkshires to Broadway
by Larry Murray - October 20, 2014

ON THE TOWN has moments of classic dance, comedy and music, but it's the earthy country sailors who make this musical soar. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Mystery of Poet's Death Unresolved in POE Review BWW Reviews: Mystery of Poet's Death Unresolved in POE
by Nancy Grossman - October 13, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents the world premiere of POE by Eric Hill at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, imagining the last days of the writer before his untimely death in Baltimore in 1849. In the title role, David Adkins breathes life into the man, but the play needs life support. Kate Maguire mesmerizes with her recitation of 'The Tell-Tale Heart,' showing that Poe's own words can best provide the necessary drama. (more...)


BWW REVIEW: SpeakEasy Stages a Visually Rich FAR FROM HEAVEN Review BWW REVIEW: SpeakEasy Stages a Visually Rich FAR FROM HEAVEN
by Jan Nargi - 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. (more...)


 
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