R. Scott Reedy

R. Scott Reedy

R. Scott Reedy began covering theater and the arts in Boston in 1982 for his college newspaper, The Suffolk Journal, for which he subsequently served as editor-in-chief. He earned both a Bachelor's degree in journalism and a Master's in education from Suffolk University. From 1992 to 2023, his work – including theater reviews and feature interviews with Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winners – appeared in The Patriot Ledger, Middlesex Daily News, the TABs, the Providence Journal, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, and other Gannett Media outlets nationwide. He was also a longtime contributing writer for Soap Opera Weekly and Soaps In Depth magazines.  Previously on the Independent Reviews of New England (IRNE) committee, he is  currently a voting member of the Boston Theater Critics Association Elliot Norton Awards..




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First Show:

Man of La Mancha

Favorite Show:

Fiddler on the Roof

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MOST POPULAR ARTICLES

Review: Central Square Theater and Front Porch Arts Collective's NEXT TO NORMAL is Heart-Rending and Hopeful
Review: Central Square Theater and Front Porch Arts Collective's NEXT TO NORMAL is Heart-Rending and Hopeful
June 10, 2024

What did our critic think of NEXT TO NORMAL at Central Square Theater?

Interview: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a Tradition for Kathy St. George
Interview: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a Tradition for Kathy St. George
June 7, 2024

Actor, singer, and Stoneham native Kathy St. George is coming full circle with her current role as Yente the matchmaker in the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” running through June 16 at Bill Hanney’s North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly.

Review: Sullivan Rep's Strong Cast Shines in Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
Review: Sullivan Rep's Strong Cast Shines in Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
June 4, 2024

Late in the second act of “A Little Night Music,” the Stephen Sondheim musical about love – and the amorous, sometimes adulterous, always complicated entanglements that accompany it – the opening lines of the plaintive ballad “Send in the Clowns” ask, “Isn’t it bliss? Don’t you approve?” When it comes to the enchanting Sullivan Rep production of the show, now at Newton City Hall through June 8, the answer to both is a resounding yes.

Interview: Victoria Clark and Jason Danieley talk BROADWAY TODAY! BROADWAY'S MODERN MASTERS
Interview: Victoria Clark and Jason Danieley talk BROADWAY TODAY! BROADWAY'S MODERN MASTERS
May 30, 2024

Interview: Victoria Clark and Jason Danieley talk BROADWAY TODAY! BROADWAY'S MODERN MASTERS

Review: Take Yourself Out to to the Huntington to See a Crackerjack TONI STONE
Review: Take Yourself Out to to the Huntington to See a Crackerjack TONI STONE
May 28, 2024

It’s baseball season in a baseball town, Red Sox caps are sprouting like spring flowers, and the Huntington is getting in on the act, too, with a crackerjack production of “Toni Stone,” a play about the first woman to play professional baseball on a men’s team, which will run through June 16 at the Huntington Theatre in its New England premiere.

Review: Actors' Shakespeare Project breathes new life into ROMEO AND JULIET
Review: Actors' Shakespeare Project breathes new life into ROMEO AND JULIET
May 19, 2024

What did our critic think of ROMEO AND JULIET at Roberts Theatre, Calderwood Pavilion At Boston Center For The Arts?

Interview: Janie E. Howland Honor Sets the Stage for ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS
Interview: Janie E. Howland Honor Sets the Stage for ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS
May 15, 2024

The 41st annual Elliot Norton Awards, presented by the Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) on May 20 at the Huntington Theatre, promises to be a big night for scenic designer Janie E. Howland. Read our interview.

Review: Opening Night at Pops Showcases George Gershwin, Harry Connick, Jr., and More
Review: Opening Night at Pops Showcases George Gershwin, Harry Connick, Jr., and More
May 15, 2024

There were three great pianists on the program when the Boston Pops recently opened its 138th season at Symphony Hall.

Review: JERSEY BOYS Works Its Way Back to Beverly
Review: JERSEY BOYS Works Its Way Back to Beverly
May 14, 2024

What did our critic think of JERSEY BOYS at North Shore Music Theatre?

Review: Leslie Odom, Jr. Delivers Wonderful Blend of Standards, Show-Tunes and New Music at Emerson Colonial Theatre
Review: Leslie Odom, Jr. Delivers Wonderful Blend of Standards, Show-Tunes and New Music at Emerson Colonial Theatre
May 12, 2024

What did our critic think of AN EVENING WITH LESLIE ODOM, JR. at Emerson Colonial Theatre?

Interview: Playwright Kirsten Greenidge talks MORNING, NOON, AND NIGHT and more
Interview: Playwright Kirsten Greenidge talks MORNING, NOON, AND NIGHT and more
May 11, 2024

Morning, Noon, and Night, being given its world premiere by C1 in a co-production with Boston University’s College of Fine Arts at the Plaza Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts, through May 25 – follows a mother and daughter, Mia and Dailyn, as they struggle to feel seen and supported by each other.

Review: Humor and heartache abound in SpeakEasy Stage and Front Porch Arts Collective co-production of A STRANGE LOOP
Review: Humor and heartache abound in SpeakEasy Stage and Front Porch Arts Collective co-production of A STRANGE LOOP
May 8, 2024

Between its 2019 off-Broadway run, 2021 Washington, D.C., staging, and 2022–2023 Broadway engagement at the Lyceum Theatre, the musical “A Strange Loop” – with music, lyrics, and book by Michael R. Jackson – has won a much-deserved 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2022 Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical. It has also earned a place as one of the most talked-about, must-see new musicals in recent years.

Review: CLUE: A NEW COMEDY brings full out fun to Emerson Colonial Theatre
Review: CLUE: A NEW COMEDY brings full out fun to Emerson Colonial Theatre
May 2, 2024

What did our critic think of CLUE: A NEW COMEDY at Emerson Colonial Theatre?

Review: Lyric Stage Company's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is an Irresistible Delight
Review: Lyric Stage Company's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is an Irresistible Delight
April 22, 2024

Under Larry Sousa’s wonderfully imaginative direction and with his choreography, a 16-person company of some of Boston’s brightest, most versatile performers is bringing the Canadian musical, with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Gregg Morrison and book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, to dazzling life with delightfully silly production numbers aplenty and a well-served soupçon of heart-tugging emotion.

Interview: Avon Native John Ambrosino Makes his Broadway Debut in THE WHO'S TOMMY
Interview: Avon Native John Ambrosino Makes his Broadway Debut in THE WHO'S TOMMY
April 19, 2024

While a student at Thayer Academy in Braintree, actor, singer, and director John Ambrosino saw his earliest Broadway shows – from “Sunset Boulevard” to “Victor/Victoria” and, in his senior year, “Titanic” with Brian D’Arcy James, brother of the school’s then Head of Drama, Anne James.

Interview: Gordon Clapp talks ROBERT FROST: THIS VERSE BUSINESS
Interview: Gordon Clapp talks ROBERT FROST: THIS VERSE BUSINESS
April 16, 2024

Bittersweet serendipity will be in the air when actor Gordon Clapp takes the stage in the Boston premiere of “Robert Frost: This Verse Business,” being presented April 23–28 by Spring Pool Arts at the Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts.

Interview: Lowell Native Maryann Plunkett Brings Real-Life Experience to THE NOTEBOOK: THE MUSICAL
Interview: Lowell Native Maryann Plunkett Brings Real-Life Experience to THE NOTEBOOK: THE MUSICAL
April 13, 2024

Tony Award winner Maryann Plunkett has played a wide range of roles in her Broadway career. The Lowell native’s latest, an elderly woman dealing with dementia, in “The Notebook: The Musical,” may be her most personal, however, as she recalls her own mother’s struggle with debilitating memory loss to bring her current character to life.

Review: Gender-Swapped COMPANY Cleverly Reimagines Sondheim Show
Review: Gender-Swapped COMPANY Cleverly Reimagines Sondheim Show
April 8, 2024

More than 50 years after its original Broadway production, which had a Boston tryout at the Shubert Theatre, the Stephen Sondheim musical Company, with book by George Furth, had its third revival in 2021, in a sprightly, cleverly reimagined, gender-swapped production that won five Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical.

Review: ANTHONY RAPP'S WITHOUT YOU Looks at the Joy and Sadness in RENT Star's Life
Review: ANTHONY RAPP'S WITHOUT YOU Looks at the Joy and Sadness in RENT Star's Life
April 6, 2024

What did our critic think of ANTHONY RAPP'S WITHOUT YOU at Calderwood Pavilion At Boston Center For The Arts?

Review: Patti LuPone Splendidly Sings of A LIFE IN NOTES
Review: Patti LuPone Splendidly Sings of A LIFE IN NOTES
April 3, 2024

In the past few years, Patti LuPone has resigned from Actor’s Equity Association and suspended her legendary Broadway career, but as she proved with her Celebrity Series of Boston performance at Symphony Hall on April 2, the three-time Tony Award winner can still command a concert stage.



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