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Body modification as art at the Peabody Essex Museum
As Massachusetts’s puritanical Blue Laws started to fade in the late 1990s, the kids on Comm Ave rejoiced.
By: SALLY CRAGIN  |  February 20, 2008


Beane town

Speakeasy walks The Little Dog Laughed
The dish runs away with the show, not just the spoon, in Douglas Carter Beane’s Tony-nominated 2006 The Little Dog Laughed .
By: SALLY CRAGIN  |  January 08, 2008


Acting teacher

Nilaja Sun’s journey from tough schools to art
Here’s what happens when teaching artist Nilaja Sun takes on a typical 10th-grade class in the South Bronx.
By: SALLY CRAGIN  |  November 20, 2007


Razor’s edge

Judy Kaye on reuniting with Sweeney Todd’s Demon Barber
According to the Tony-winning actor, there’s always more to discover about the Demon Barber’s culinary accomplice.
By: SALLY CRAGIN  |  October 17, 2007


Arabian nights

Roosen's monologues considers sex beneath the veil
Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues was frank — nay, explicit — in its exploration of women’s sexuality.
By: SALLY CRAGIN  |  October 09, 2007


Channeling Hitchcock

The 39 Steps Lead from the Huntington to Broadway
The classic British hero is cool, collected, witty, slightly bored, well-mannered, and possessed of lightning-fast reflexes when needed.
By: SALLY CRAGIN  |  September 04, 2007


Would you like Mozart with that?

Don Juan Giovanni and Figaro fuse theater and opera
Tracy Chapman sang about revolution that “sounds like a whisper,” but at the American Repertory Theatre the French Revolution will be broadcast loud and clear.
By: SALLY CRAGIN  |  August 21, 2007


Police force

Many little things they did were magic
Along came the Police, packing cold, steely hits with flashes of heat.
By: SALLY CRAGIN  |  July 25, 2007


Pass the jelly

John Kuntz toasts Mr. Marmalade
It came about “because I knew a girl who wanted to wear a tutu on stage.”
By: SALLY CRAGIN  |  July 10, 2007
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