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A.R.T. frees The Glass Menagerie
"Then go to the moon — you selfish dreamer!" screams Amanda Wingfield at her fleeing son at the climax of The Glass Menagerie .
| February 15, 2013
Review: ''Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie'' at A.R.T.
At American Repertory Theater at the Loeb Drama Center through June 3.
| May 18, 2012
The Lisps try to deliver a message in 'Futurity'
It isn't easy to put together a 90-minute musical that includes the Civil War, the birth of computer programming, indie rock, the internal dynamics of Lord Byron's family, mathematical formulas, and writing letters back and forth about an invention that
All we are saying
| March 30, 2012
Warming up with the Boston theater scene's winter offerings
Although the whirlwind of Scrooges and Rockettes will soon be exiting stage left, the storm of winter theater continues unabated.
| December 30, 2011
I loves you, Porgy
So shoot me, Porgy purists. To my mind, the retooling of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess for American Repertory Theater is compelling enough to push past quibbles.
The A.R.T. streamlines a classic
| September 02, 2011
Reimagining Porgy and Bess
In the new production at the American Repertory Theater, directed by Diane Paulus, Messrs. Heyward and Gershwin have been reworked by two actual African-Americans: two-time Obie Award winner Diedre L. Murray and Suzan-Lori Parks, the first African-Americ
The A.R.T. takes on the Gershwins' classic and prep it for Broadway
| August 12, 2011
Tod Machover's Death and the Powers, plus Norrington's C.P.E. Bach and the Cantata Singers' B-minor Mass
In her director's note for the American premiere of Death and the Powers: The Robots' Opera , Diane Paulus, artistic director of the American Repertory Theater, wrote that this "work of music-theater . . . has brought together artists from the widest r
| March 25, 2011
The A.R.T.'s 21st-century Ajax
An embittered soldier who snaps and commits a heinous act of violence? It's a wonder Sophocles's Ajax isn't performed as often as Hamlet .
| February 25, 2011
History and mystery
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.
R. Buckminster Fuller; aftermath; In the Footprint
| January 22, 2011
Meghan McGeary's Stuff
Photo: MICHAEL DISKIN The road taken by any up-and-coming thespian is an uncertain one - just ask Meghan McGeary. The Smith College alum is currently...
| November 29, 2010
Dreams and portents loom large in Richard III . So it seems fitting that John Douglas Thompson's dynamic Dick Crookback should deliver the play's famed opening lines from a supine position on the floor, as if envisaging in slumber "the winter of our dis
Richard III weaves his web in Lenox
| August 13, 2010
Curse and worse
The high point of Johnny Baseball , the new musical receiving its world premiere from the American Repertory Theater (at the Loeb Drama Center through June 27), comes two-thirds of the way through the second act.
Johnny Baseball is stuck in the minors
| June 11, 2010
Play by play: May 14, 2010
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| May 14, 2010
Diamonds in the rough
The setting is more boring '90s than Roaring '20s.
Gatz at the ART, Groundswell at the Lyric Stage
| January 15, 2010
The ART And Elevator Repair Service Present "Gatz"
Diane Paulus's new-look American Repertory Theater and New York's Elevator Repair Service give the latter's acclaimed experimental Gatz - a six-hour marathon reading and theatrical...
| January 06, 2010
From the clamorous arrival of some ghetto hot wheels to a scorching gospel finale, Best of Both Worlds warms up The Winter's Tale . The third entry in American Repertory Theater's Shakespeare Exploded! Festival, this sizzling and soulful gloss on th
Best of Both Worlds rocks The Winter's Tale
| December 11, 2009
C-dust pinch-hits for fairy dust in The Donkey Show , Diane Paulus & Randy Weiner's disco-set riff on A Midsummer Night's Dream . Forget the juice of "a little western flower" with which fairy king Oberon and hench-sprite Puck mix up the libidos o
The Donkey Show gets its kicks at the ART
| September 18, 2009
It's freshman and sophomore year on the Boston rialto, with American Repertory Theater artistic director Diane Paulus introducing her first season and Huntington Theatre Company honcho Peter DuBois endeavoring to survive his second.
Fall on Boston boards
| September 18, 2009
The A.R.T. makes an ass of itself: The Donkey Punch transforms Zero Arrow into OBERON
The American Repertory Theater's Zero Arrow theater is no more; it has been stomped to cosmic dust under the glitter-crusted platform heels of The Donkey...
| August 04, 2009
Ducks and dicks
If the American Repertory Theatre is renewing its vows to David Mamet, several of whose plays it premiered in the 1990s, the double bill of The Duck Variations and Sexual Perversity in Chicago will do nicely for something old and something blue.
The ART revisits early Mamet
| June 19, 2009
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