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Play by play: May 28, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, May 28, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 28, 2010

Play by Play: May 21, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 21, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 21, 2010

Play by play: May 14, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 14, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 14, 2010

Play by play: December 18, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, week of December 18
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 18, 2009
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Review: The Christmas Revels

" 'Tis a gift to be simple," goes the beginning of the Shaker hymn "Simple Gifts," and it's been taken to heart in the 39th annual production of The Christmas Revels (at Sanders Theatre through December 27). The theme this year is America — Shaker Amer
Revels takes us back to our roots
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 18, 2009

Play by Play: December 12, 2009

Boston theater listings: December 12, 2009
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 11, 2009


Play by Play: December 4, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 04, 2009

Play by Play: June 12, 2009

Boston theater this week
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 12, 2009

Play by Play: June 5, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 05, 2009

Play by play: May 29, 2009

Boston Theater this week
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 29, 2009
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Cracking wise

I don’t know that David Mamet’s is a fine Romance , and it certainly doesn’t conjure love at first scene.
Mamet’s Romance with ART; ASP’s Much Ado About Nothing
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 22, 2009


Play by play: April 3, 2009

Plays around town
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 01, 2009

Play by Play: March 27, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 24, 2009

Play by Play: March 20, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 18, 2009
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Fighting Rome

It takes chutzpah for a first-time playwright to get into the ring with Bertolt Brecht.
Two Men of Florence at the Huntington; Coriolanus at the Armory
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 17, 2009

Play by Play: March 13, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 10, 2009


Play by play: March 6, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 03, 2009
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Old wives’ tales

A pretty girl is less like a melody than like yesterday’s news in Follies , the New York Drama Critics Circle Award–winning 1971 musical that lost money but became the stuff of legend.
Follies at the Lyric; We Won’t Pay! by the Nora
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 09, 2008
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Night music

Classic musicals make substantial enterprises —this is now the best thing the Pops does.
The Pops aces Sondheim
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  June 24, 2008
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Oscar winner?

The Lyric offers some sly, Wildean touches in a discreetly pruned, generally creditable production.
The Lyric’s Importance of Being Earnest
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 13, 2008
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Game faces

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


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Not about heroes

Guns and cocoa butter are the subjects of George Bernard Shaw’s 1894 Arms and the Man , the first of the great Irish contrarian’s “Plays Pleasant.”
Lyric Stage’s Arms and the Man ; Gold Dust Orphans’ The Milkman Always Comes Twice
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 10, 2007
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Tyrants’ tales

According to legend, Nero fiddled while Rome burned.
American Repertory Theatre’s Britannicus, Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s The Winter’s Tale
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 30, 2007
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Love and war

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 .
All’s Well That Ends Well ; The Man Who ; Boots on the Ground
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 25, 2006
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Grief encounters

Bryony Lavery turns a cold eye on a heated subject in Frozen (at New Repertory Theatre through February 12).
Frozen , Dark As a Thousand Midnights , A Prayer for Owen Meany
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 25, 2006
HEY, HO: Kenny Raskin brings a vaudeville touch to Feste.

Present mirth

A turn-of-the-20th-century dourness collides with a likable lightness of being in Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s Twelfth Night .
Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s delightful Twelfth Night
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 02, 2006