BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY: Light PrivilegeBWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY: Light Privilege
by Nancy Grossman - May 8, 2019

SpeakEasy Stage Company presents the New England premiere of the 2018 Lucille Lortel Award-winner for Outstanding Play (tie), Jocelyn Bioh's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MAN GIRLS PLAY, directed by Summer L. Williams. A Ghanaian-American playwright, Bioh sets the play in 1986 at a top boarding school in Ghana. The action centers on self-anointed queen bee Paulina (Ireon Roach) who aspires to win the Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant in order to represent her country in the coveted Miss Global Universe Pageant. When Headmistress Francis (Crystin Gilmore) introduces Ericka (Victoria Byrd), a new student from Ohio, just before the audition, Paulina is unexpectedly faced with a formidable challenger, not just for the competition, but also for the attentions and loyalty of her crew. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents the New England Premiere of SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAYSpeakEasy Stage Company Presents the New England Premiere of SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 3, 2019

From May 3 - 25, 2019, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England Premiere of the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway comedy, SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY by Jocelyn Bioh. (more...)

BWW Review: SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Wedding Bell Blues
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 23, 2016

SpeakEasy Stage Company is presenting the New England premiere of a new comedy by Joshua Harmon (BAD JEWS) prior to its scheduled Broadway run in February, 2017. Under the insightful direction of Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault, SIGNIFICANT OTHER offers a cornucopia of talented players (Greg Maraio atop the list), pointed humor, and poignant commentary on the universal human condition. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present SIGNIFICANT OTHER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

From September 9 to October 8, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present SIGNIFICANT OTHER, a sharply observed new comedy about the challenges of finding love and letting go, written by Bad Jews playwright Joshua Harmon. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present SIGNIFICANT OTHER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

From September 9 to October 8, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present SIGNIFICANT OTHER, a sharply observed new comedy about the challenges of finding love and letting go, written by Bad Jews playwright Joshua Harmon. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE HIGH PRIESTESS OF DARK ALLEY at Le Petit Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, in partnership with Jackie Alexander Productions, presents the regional premiere of The High Priestess of Dark Alley, now through July 24, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre to Present Regional Premiere of THE HIGH PRIESTESS OF DARK ALLEY This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, in partnership with Jackie Alexander Productions, presents the regional premiere of The High Priestess of Dark Alley, July 7 - 24, 2016. (more...)

BWW Reviews: INTIMATE APPAREL Worn Close to the Heart
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 6, 2015

INTIMATE APPAREL is one woman's story of courage and resilience set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing America in early 20th century New York City. Under the direction of Summer L. Williams, who also directed Lynn Nottage's BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK at the Lyric Stage Company, INTIMATE APPAREL offers a realistic depiction of the human drama inherent in the journeys of half a dozen individuals who have more in common than it first appears. (more...)

Lyric Stage Company of Boston to Stage BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, 3/29-4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK by Lynn Nottage, March 29 - April 27, 2013. (more...)

BWW Review: BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK at Lyric Stage Company
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 2, 2013

A play about a wannabe movie star features a magical blending of live performance with cinematic images in the New England premiere of 2011 Off-Broadway hit BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK. Summer L. Williams makes her Lyric Stage directing debut with Kami Rushell Smith shining at the forefront of a strong ensemble cast, most of whom play dual roles. Film and Media Designer Johnathan Carr puts his stamp on the production. (more...)

Lyric Stage Company of Boston Stages BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK by Lynn Nottage, tonight, March 29 - April 27, 2013. (more...)

Lyric Stage Company of Boston to Stage BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, 3/29-4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK by Lynn Nottage, March 29 - April 27, 2013. (more...)

Rachel York, Estelle Parsons, et al. Win 2011 IRNE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2011

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE), a panel of critics from media outlets around the state of Massachusetts, have announced the winners for the 2011 IRNE Awards honoring the best of the 2010 Theatre Season. A list of the nominees and winners is below. (more...)