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BWW Review: A Nimble BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Gloucester Stage Company Photo BWW Review: A Nimble BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Gloucester Stage Company
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 18, 2019

Gloucester Stage Company opens its 40th Anniversary Season with a nostalgic romp in the park, specifically Neil Simon's 1963 hit play, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK. Pairing McCaela Donovan and Joe Short (who are married in real life) as the young newlyweds moving from their blissful six-day honeymoon into a Manhattan sixth-floor walk up is a stroke of luck for Director Shana Gozansky. Making her GSC debut, she didn't have to worry about establishing trust and comfort in the romantic aspects of the characters' relationship. Not only do Donovan (Corie) and Short (Paul) fit together hand in glove, but Paula Plum and Richard Snee, another offstage married couple, complete the cast and contribute immeasurably to the hilarity.

BWW Review: OKLAHOMA! at North Shore Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: OKLAHOMA! at North Shore Music Theatre
by David Tompkins - Jun 6, 2019

Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in farm country outside the town of Claremore, Indian Territory, in 1906, it tells the story of farm girl Laurey Williams and her courtship by two rival suitors, cowboy Curly McLaine and the sinister and frightening farmhand Jud Fry. A secondary romance concerns cowboy Will Parker and his flirtatious fiancee, Ado Annie.

North Shore Music Theatre Opens 2019 Musical Season With OKLAHOMA! Photo North Shore Music Theatre Opens 2019 Musical Season With OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019

Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) kicks off the 64th Annual Season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!, one of the greatest classic musicals of all time, playing for two-weeks only from Tuesday, June 4 thru Sunday, June 16, 2019. OKLAHOMA! is sponsored by Beverly Bank.

BWW Review: ONCE: Guy and Girl Extend Their Stay at SpeakEasy Stage Photo BWW Review: ONCE: Guy and Girl Extend Their Stay at SpeakEasy Stage
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 7, 2019

Once upon a time, a guy and a girl meet on the streets of Dublin, bond over their shared passion for music, enrich each other's lives, and find the way forward to the separate paths that their lives were meant to follow. With its current homegrown production of ONCE, SpeakEasy Stage Company demonstrates once again its penchant for capturing the essence of an award-winning musical and successfully molding it to fit the expectations of their audience and the parameters of the Roberts Studio Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts. It was announced today that the run is extended for an additional week due to overwhelming demand.

SpeakEasy Extends Its Production Of ONCE Through April 7 Photo SpeakEasy Extends Its Production Of ONCE Through April 7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Due to overwhelming demand, SpeakEasy Stage Company has added seven more performances of its acclaimed production of the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE.  The show will now play through Sunday, April 7, 2019.  

Tony Award-Winning Musical ONCE Announced At SpeakEasy Stage Photo Tony Award-Winning Musical ONCE Announced At SpeakEasy Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Regional Theatre Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE.

Tony Award-Winning Musical ONCE Announced At SpeakEasy Stage Photo Tony Award-Winning Musical ONCE Announced At SpeakEasy Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Regional Theatre Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE.

BWW Review: 1776: A Musical For The Ages Photo BWW Review: 1776: A Musical For The Ages
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 6, 2018

1776 is a show that appreciates in value and import when viewed in the context of its time. It opened on Broadway in 1969 when Richard Nixon was president, the controversial war in Vietnam raged on, and civil unrest was the domestic order of the day. With that backdrop, it's popularity was unexpected, yet it ran for 1,217 performances and won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Seems like an ideal time for a remount of the story of our Founding Fathers, and the New Repertory Theatre production has found a formula to make it fresh, exhilarating, and inclusive.

Review Roundup: New Repertory Theatre's Gender-Bent Production Of 1776 Photo Review Roundup: New Repertory Theatre's Gender-Bent Production Of 1776
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

New Rep Theatre in Massachusetts's gender-bent production of 1776 is now on stage! The production is set to run at the Mosesian Center for the Arts through December 23rd.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At New Repertory Theatre's Gender-Bent Production Of 17 Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At New Repertory Theatre's Gender-Bent Production Of 1776
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at New Rep Theatre in Massachusetts's gender-bent production of 1776 this holiday season! The production is set to run at the Mosesian Center for the Arts through December 23rd.

BWW Review: THE BLACK CLOWN World Premiere at A.R.T. Photo BWW Review: THE BLACK CLOWN World Premiere at A.R.T.
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 8, 2018

World premiere musical theater piece adapted by Davone Tines and Michael Schachter from 1931 Langston Hughes poem, 'The Black Clown.' Dramatic monologue with orchestral accompaniment is part elegy, part declaration of independence, and part celebration which resonates in 2018 America. Tines gives a full-throated performance as the titular character with support from a twelve-person ensemble of singularly-talented singers and dancers.

New Repertory Theatre in Massachusetts To Stage Diverse and Gender-Bent Production Of Photo New Repertory Theatre in Massachusetts To Stage Diverse and Gender-Bent Production Of 1776
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned that New Rep Theatre in Massachusetts will stage a gender-bent production of 1776 this holiday season! The production is set to run at the Mosesian Center for the Arts November 30th through December 23rd.

BWW Review: THE ROSENBERGS (AN OPERA) at Brandeis University Next Weekend Photo BWW Review: THE ROSENBERGS (AN OPERA) at Brandeis University Next Weekend
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 23, 2018

Boston Playwrights' Theatre hosted the North American premiere of THE ROSENBERGS (AN OPERA) the past two weekends. It moves to Spingold Theater Center at Brandeis University for three performances next weekend. A co-production of Boston University and Brandeis, the opera features music by Joachim Holbek, libretto by Rhea Leman, and is directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky. Moving performances by Brian Church and Christie Lee Gibson breathe life into Julius and Ethel Rosenberg as real people who lived a tragic love story.

BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Sizzles at SpeakEasy Stage Company Photo BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Sizzles at SpeakEasy Stage Company
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 16, 2018

SpeakEasy Stage Company's New England premiere production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE is a meaty, fast-paced comic romp with lots of sizzle to go with that steak. Jennifer Ellis and new leading man in town, George Olesky, are a match made in heaven, surrounded by a talented ensemble that includes Nancy E. Carroll, Remo Airaldi, Eddie Shields, and Lewis D. Wheeler. Director Scott Edmiston wrangles a cast of 18 into a cohesive bundle of joy

SpeakEasy Stage Presents SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Photo SpeakEasy Stage Presents SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2017

From January 12 to February 10, 2018, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England premiere of the hit London comedy SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE.

BWW Review: ELEMENO PEA: Life's a Beach Photo BWW Review: ELEMENO PEA: Life's a Beach
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 8, 2017

Boston Playwrights' Theatre presents the Boston premiere of Molly Smith Metzler's own revision of her charming, funny 2011 play ELEMENO PEA. Set at the end of the summer on Martha's Vineyard, a couple of blue collar siblings from Buffalo try to reconnect with each other while caught up in the world of pink pants and new money. Metzler also writes for film and television (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, SHAMELESS), and this production is ready for prime time.

BWW Review: Cliff Odle's LOST TEMPO: Ode to Jazz and Rhythm of Life Photo BWW Review: Cliff Odle's LOST TEMPO: Ode to Jazz and Rhythm of Life
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 9, 2017

Boston Playwrights' Theatre opens its 36th season with Cliff Odle's ode to jazz and its place in the transitional period of the late 1950s to early 1960s. Director Diego Arciniegas does a first-rate job of translating Odle's play with music into a living, breathing entity with a rhythmic ebb and flow. An ensemble of seven actors and three live musicians give the play a real-life, real time quality that makes us feel like we are in Mitzy's Jazz Kitchen in Harlem in 1959.

BWW Review: Boston Premiere MEN ON BOATS Photo BWW Review: Boston Premiere MEN ON BOATS
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 18, 2017

SpeakEasy Stage Company opens its 27th season with the Boston-area premiere of MEN ON BOATS, directed by Dawn Simmons, and featuring an all-female design team and a racially diverse, non-male cast. The playwright specifies in the script that the actors are to be female-identifying, trans-identifying, gender fluid, and/or non-gender-conforming, but no cisgender white males. Even as she bases the play on the known history and Major John Wesley Powell's own journal of the events on his 1869 expedition, Jaclyn Backhaus flips the narrative by altering the nature of the cast of characters.

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents Region Premiere of MEN ON BOATS Photo SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents Region Premiere of MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

From September 8 to October 7, 2017, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston-area premiere of MEN ON BOATS, a comic adventure tale about an actual 1869 expedition to chart the Colorado River, brought thrillingly to life by a diverse non-male cast.

Billy Porter, Kristine Nielsen, Shoshana Bean & More Earn Elliot Norton Nominations; Diane Paulus Receives Prize for Sustained Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 35th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7 PM, at Huntington Theatre Company's BU Theatre.  

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