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Play by Play: June 12, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston theater this week
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 11, 2009

Play by Play: June 5, 2009

Plays A to Z
Boston's theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 02, 2009

Play by play: May 29, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 27, 2009

Cracking the wise

Mamet’s Romance with ART; ASP’s Much Ado About Nothing
I don’t know that David Mamet’s is a fine Romance , and it certainly doesn’t conjure love at first scene.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 20, 2009

SpeakEasy's The New Century, Cabaret at New Rep

Gay apparel
The New Century , a quartet of related short plays by Paul Rudnick, takes its name from the discount department store Century 21.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 26, 2009

Learning curves

  SpeakEasy’s The History Boys; Trinity’s Paris by Night
From Mr. Chips to Miss Jean Brodie, charismatic teachers have been the stuff of drama.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 08, 2008

Paint by numbers

Three Tall Women at the Lyric; 7 Blowjobs from Theatre on Fire
Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women are really one tall woman, and she’s a tall order.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 01, 2008

Game faces

The Clean House at New Rep; Gary at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
There’s something awe-inspiring about watching an ensemble in which everyone is performing at the top of his or her game.
By ED SIEGEL  |  March 04, 2008

Primary colors

It’s the political season on area stages
Now that the holiday hubbub is behind us, we have no dreams of white Christmases or visions of Sugar Plum Fairies to warm a theatergoer’s heart.
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 26, 2007

The best on the boards

Theatre: 2007 in review
There have been a few muggings on the rialto this year.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 17, 2007

After the fall

Sweeney Todd ; Macbeth ; A House with No Walls
The evil is boiled down in the revival of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and that makes for a stew far tastier than Mrs. Lovett’s human-hamburger pies.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 30, 2007

Send in the clowns

Chorus pro Musica’s verismo duo; the Boston Early Music Festival; and Carousel at the Pops
Boston newcomers proved that even without scenery or traditional costumes, these operas can pack a wallop.
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  June 19, 2007

Norton Awards go silver

The Elliot Norton Awards turned 25 on Monday night — though that’s nothing compared with Norton himself, who lived to be 100.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 23, 2007

Endurance act

Backstage at the Boston Theater Marathon
Playwright Janet Kenney was wearing a tiara and serving as a kind of royal den mother when I checked in at the Calderwood Pavilion Sunday for the Boston Theater Marathon.
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  May 22, 2007

Faith-based antics

Miss Witherspoon at the Lyric; Theresa at Home at BPT
If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you took Comparative Religion and crack cocaine simultaneously, the answer may be Christopher Durang’s Miss Witherspoon .
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 27, 2007

Spring stages

From hoofers to Mormons and more
As we recover from turning the clocks ahead and making our day’s journey into night a bit longer, area stages are taking a cue from Mother Nature.
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  March 13, 2007

Life’s enchanted cup

Our Town at Trinity; BTW’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The buzz about Trinity Repertory Company’s Our Town has centered on its double-barreled depiction of community.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 07, 2007

Eternal questions

The Beard of Avon at the Publick; Happy Days at Gloucester
Bard or beard — that is the question.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 11, 2006


ART’s No Exit returns
There’s a pointed irony surrounding the return of the American Repertory Theatre’s No Exit : if Hell is other people, then why are all the actors so thrilled to be working together again?
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  June 14, 2006

Drama loading

Preparing for the Boston Theater Marathon
No sooner has the final runner staggered past the Prudential than it’s time to gear up for another long-distance event: the Boston Theater Marathon, which takes place this Sunday, May 21.
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  May 16, 2006

Love and war

All’s Well That Ends Well ; The Man Who ; Boots on the Ground
Shakespeare might have subtitled All’s Well That Ends Well (presented by Actors’ Shakespeare Project at Cambridge Family YMCA Theater through May 14) Smart Women, Foolish Choices .
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 25, 2006

Animal farm

The Goat at Lyric Stage of Boston, Indoor/Outdoor at Trinity Rep
The word tragedy means “goat song” in ancient Greek, and indeed, the protagonist of Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia? is making beautiful music with a mistress of the caprine persuasion.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 02, 2006

Close companions

No Exit , Les Liaisons Dangereuses , and Little Women
The characters of Jean-Paul Sartre’s iconic 1944 one-act No Exit are in Hell.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 23, 2006
Jerry Mouawad

Balancing act

The ART tips for No Exit
In Jean-Paul Sartre's play, Will LeBow and Karen MacDonald feel the earth move under their feet.
By Iris Fanger  |  January 03, 2006

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