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BWW Review: MURDER BY MISADVENTURE - Wow, What a Whodunit!
by Kristen Morale - September 02, 2015

Written by Edward Taylor (whom I would love to have the privilege of chatting with, the inner workings of his brain must be so profound) and directed by James Brennan (this show rocked, if you haven't already caught that), Murder by Misadventure is the title that mystery-series writing duo Kent and ... (more...)
BWW Review: From One Sandy Shore to Another, Neil Simon's Journey Triumphs at APA
by Kristen Morale - August 31, 2015

Imagine that you are a fifteen year old living in the midst of the Great Depression, living in tight quarters with both your immediate family and a few relatives, with every dollar earned considered precious and vital to getting through each passing day. If this were the case for any of us, it would... (more...)
BWW Review: Dickinson's Words Ring Forevermore in Harwich
by Kristen Morale - August 31, 2015

Dickenson believed in the power and majesty of the written word, and so, too, can a Cape Cod audience now embrace her passion in a new production which portrays not only the life of Massachusetts' own world-renown poet, but more specifically those emotions which made her one of the most memorable an... (more...)
BWW Review: A 'Midsummer' to End All Summers
by Kristen Morale - August 30, 2015

Watching Shakespeare's play come to life on the sandy shores of Chatham, Massachusetts is a rather interest thing to behold. Hippolyta lounges on a beach chair near the ocean while the mischievous Puck jovially dances onto the stage wearing an Anglers jersey. Cape Cod is to be found everywhere, yet ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: WAITRESS Tests Its Recipe for Success at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - August 24, 2015

WAITRESS, the promising new musical adaptation of the 2007 indie rom-com that starred Kerri Russell and Nathan Fillion, may need a bit more shaking and baking before it's ready to contend for Broadway's Blue Ribbon. However, singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, screenwriter-turned-librettist Jessie Nel... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: KINKY BOOTS Kicks Up Its Heels on Boston Leg of National Tour
by Jan Nargi - August 22, 2015

The sex may be in the heels, but in KINKY BOOTS the fun is in Cyndi Lauper's Tony and Grammy Award-winning score, a bouncy pop techno-disco party which keeps the musical's pedestrian plot from (ahem) dragging the show down.... (more...)
BWW Review: Ho!, What a Show!
by Kristen Morale - August 22, 2015

Directed by Mary O'Brady, who really did a splendid job with this production, Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues is a tour-de-force of the lives of complete strangers, brought together for basic training and all to late realizing that their perception of what awaits them in the Army was rather askew. O'Brady... (more...)
BWW Review: A Cape Cod Chekhovian Cacophony
by Kristen Morale - August 19, 2015

Is there any way to understand what it is like for a person to sit at home, living in a personal hell of a cocoon and watching the world turn while there seems little hope or chance for that one person? If only for a day or as long as ten years, the time spent waiting in despair, hoping for the anti... (more...)
BWW Review: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Serves Up Italian Favorites
by Erica Miner - August 18, 2015

Boston loves Italian opera... (more...)
BWW Review: 'A New Argentina' Has Risen with Cape Rep's EVITA
by Kristen Morale - August 17, 2015

When Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice came together to write Evita, they probably didn't realize how big a splash they would be making the realm of musical theater; with its dynamic and rather challenging score, its continuous demand for the sung word (trademark of many Lloyd Webber pieces) and ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Ma and Ax Channel Beethoven at Tanglewood
by Erica Miner - August 17, 2015

Ma and Emanuel Ax performed all five Beethoven cello sonatas in one evening at Tanglewood's Koussevitzky Shed... (more...)
BWW Review: Let There Be No Prejudice Here
by Kristen Morale - August 13, 2015

It is safe to say that Monomoy has done a spectacular job staging Austen's work: from the chosen cast, the beautiful period costumes and the way in which it just felt like the novel should feel, there is really nothing bad to say about this production. The set was beautiful, and without moving more ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Andris Nelsons Takes Command in Tanglewood Mahler 8
by Erica Miner - August 13, 2015

Subtitled "The Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert" in homage to Bernstein... (more...)
by Jan Nargi - August 12, 2015

There's no mistaking who's in charge in the Williamstown Theatre Festival's crackling production of A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN now running through August 23. As Eugene O'Neill's indomitable Josie Hogan, six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald stomps, kicks, shoves and brandishes a big stick as she... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MOTHER OF THE MAID at Shakespeare & Company
by Karen Bovard - August 12, 2015

Imagine:  you're a peasant woman in 15th century France, and your teenage daughter has taken strange.  It seems she's having visions of St. Catherine, who's instructed her to lead the French army to victory over the invading English. In pants. And armor. Yep:  you call her Joanie, but we know her as... (more...)
BWW Reviews: WONDERFUL TOWN: A Nice Place to Visit
by Nancy Grossman - August 12, 2015

Katie Anne Clark and Jennifer Ellis are dynamite as the dynamic Sherwood sisters in the Reagle Music Theatre production of WONDERFUL TOWN, an old-fashioned musical comedy with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Clark's comedic flair, Ellis' luminous voice, an ens... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Majesty At Its Peak at Harwich Junior Theatre
by Kristen Morale - August 11, 2015

As part of a very impressive sixty-forth summer season, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon makes its Cape Cod premiere with Harwich Junior Theater's current production…and what a clever idea it was to bring such a heartwarming story to its stage! Written by Grace Lin, adapted by Jeannine Coulombe and... (more...)
BWW Reviews: A Trio of TALKING HEADS at Elements Theatre Company
by Nancy Grossman - August 10, 2015

Elements Theatre Company selected three of the 12 monologues in Alan Bennett's TALKING HEADS for their summer production which concluded its brief run this past weekend at Paraclete House at Rock Harbor in Orleans. Ordinary, albeit quirky, characters were brought to life in extraordinary performance... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Monomoy's SPELLING BEE Spells Success!
by Kristen Morale - August 10, 2015

What would happen if one were to switch the first few letters of "amazing" to form a new, exciting word that only certain minds could quickly figure out? Actually, who cares! As long as each of you knows the word's definition and what it implies, there can only be synonyms of the word used to descri... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Tanglewood Celebrates 75 Years of Koussevitzky's Dream
by Erica Miner - August 06, 2015

The world's most gifted young music students study with esteemed members of the Boston Symphony... (more...)
BWW Reviews: 'OH MY!' to Cape Playhouse's MY FAIR LADY
by Kristen Morale - August 06, 2015

My Fair Lady is truly of the most perfect testaments of a musical success there ever was; from a plot filled with witty little criticisms to rather verbose songs about the triumphs of the human will, Lerner and Loewe's classic has captured the hearts of many since its premiere more than half a centu... (more...)
by Kristen Morale - August 02, 2015

The Chatham Drama Guild, established eighty-four years ago and boasting one of the only truly volunteer managed community theater groups on the Cape, continues its summer season with Guys and Dolls, the well-known tale of gamblers-by-trade Nathan Detroit, Sky Masterson and their 'dolls' in the midst... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Who Could Ask for Anything More of Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT?
by Jan Nargi - August 02, 2015

You won't be slipped a Mickey Finn, but Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse will knock you off your feet with its 'delishious' production of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT running through August 15. Chock-a-block full of bootleggers, playboys, dancing girls and temperance leaders, NICE WORK is a non-stop musica... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Coolidge Ends Run in SAVING KITTY 8/2 in Cambridge
by Jan Nargi - August 01, 2015

Stage, film and television star Jennifer Coolidge ends her acclaimed run in SAVING KITTY at the Nora Theatre Company in Cambridge, Mass., on Sunday, August 2. Coolidge stars as the devastatingly funny Kate Hartley, a smart but frustrated society matron who is bound and determined to save her daughte... (more...)
BWW Reviews: A Knight of a Night at APA'S MAN OF A LA MANCHA
by Kristen Morale - July 28, 2015

What is interesting about Quixote, though, is that he is not a knight at all, but a man soon considered by the masses to be delusional - a complete lunatic to believe that knights are still in existence and can be of some heroic use amongst men when such people seem hopeless causes for which to figh... (more...)