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Review: SpeakEasy makes the best of Nine
Less than 10
Music had better be the food of love in Nine , because there's little else in the Tony-winning show to indicate why its middle-aged, three-timing protagonist is such a chick magnet.
| February 01, 2011
History and mystery
R. Buckminster Fuller; aftermath; In the Footprint
In 1975 in Philadelphia, R. Buckminster Fuller delivered a 42-hour talk titled "Everything I Know." Even in this day of marathon theater events, that might be a hard sell.
| January 27, 2011
Review: In the Footprint: The Battle over Atlantic Yards
The Civilians fight the battle over Atlantic Yards
I've seen a lot of musicals in development; this is the first I've seen about development.
| January 21, 2011
Review: The Huntington's Ruined
Plus Company One's Neighbors
Even if it did not ride piggyback on the monumental shoulders of Bertolt Brecht, Lynn Nottage's 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner, Ruined , would stand tall.
| January 18, 2011
Jokes and the unconscious spar in Hysteria
We're given the Freudian slip early on in Hysteria, or Fragments of an Analysis of an Obsessional Neurosis - and it comes with several other silky undergarments summarily discarded by a nubile visitor to the London study of the Father of Modern Psychoanalysis in Brit writer Terry Johnson's Olivier Award-winning 1992 comedy.
| January 11, 2011
Review: Kafka goes backstage in The Understudy
Gregor Samsa catches the acting bug in Theresa Rebeck's 2008 comedy The Understudy, which is in its area premiere at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
| January 04, 2011
11 must-see plays of early 2011
Hem, Chaim, Bucky, Poppins, Kuntz, and more
With such tantalizers in the wings, it’s hard to grieve over the exit of all the Rockettes, Scrooges, and tipsy Welshmen that see out the old year.
| December 29, 2010
Boston’s Best Theater Productions of 2010
Busting out all over
Renovation and reanimation were the news this year, and that led one to wonder: if the Fabulous Invalid is so sick, why does it need so many new cribs?
| January 04, 2011
Review: ART's The Blue Flower
Plus SpeakEasy's Striking 12
The stem of The Blue Flower is its compelling score, an unusual mix of Weimar cabaret and country heartache onto which husband-and-wife creators Jim and Ruth Bauer have grafted a somewhat skeletal story that nonetheless encompasses the first half of the 20th century and then some.
| December 20, 2010
Review: Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Plus Mrs. Grinchley; Merrimack's Beasley; Stoneham's Pageant
What could be more heartwarming for the holidays than a couple of middle-aged losers getting naked?
| December 07, 2010
Review: The Fever Chart
Three Visions of the Middle East at Central Square
In The Fever Chart — Three Visions of the Middle East , Naomi Wallace does not so much take the temperature of that splintered region as invade its dreams.
| December 01, 2010
Huntington's Vengeance is sweet
The ghosts of Arthur Miller and Sam Shepard hover over Vengeance Is the Lord's in its world premiere by the Huntington Theatre Company.
| November 23, 2010
Review: Two Wives is a roaming holiday
A hectic if underpopulated Indian travelogue celebrating both love beginning and love being let go of.
| November 08, 2010
Review: The Lyric does Dickens
Plus Iraq in the Aftermath
Plenty of theaters make A Christmas Carol sing. But the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, under the frenzied baton of Spiro Veloudos, is rendering an entire Dickensian symphony in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
| November 04, 2010
Review: Aftermath presents Iraq refugees in their own words
Aftermath presents Iraq refugees in their own words
| October 29, 2010
Review: Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, Body Awareness, and The Aliens
Local troupes take a road trip to Shirley, VT
Over the river and through the woods from Grover's Corners lies Shirley, VT, Green Mountain stand-in for college-centric Amherst, MA, where playwright Annie Baker grew up.
| October 27, 2010
Review: Cherry Docs kicks over a hate crime
Cherry Docs , which is getting its area premiere by New Repertory Theatre, is named for a pair of steel-tipped, rose-hued Doc Martens combat boots.
| October 26, 2010
Review: The ART's Cabaret
Amanda Palmer's Kit Kat collaborative
The American Repertory Theater Cabaret is not some souped-up train carrying self-proclaimed Amanda Fucking Palmer through burgeoning Nazi Germany.
| September 16, 2010
Fall Theater Preview: The event’s the thing
Fall on Boston boards
Artistic directors have suddenly morphed into event planners. Both the American Repertory Theater’s Diane Paulus and the Huntington Theatre Company’s Peter DuBois speak of programming not plays but “events.”
| September 14, 2010
Review: Wicked; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; The Real Inspector Hound
"It's a bit much," acknowledges the Wizard of Oz, emerging from under the neon-blue-eyed Lion King mask behind which he does his heavily amplified business in the Broadway blockbuster Wicked .
| September 07, 2010
Intriguing Love Song hums two tunes
The 2006 Love Song, to which Orfeo Group is giving a bristling Boston premiere (at Charlestown Working Theater through August 27), fields a catalytic intruder who is not what she seems.
| August 19, 2011
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