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The piano man lands on Point Street

When Point Street Dueling Pianos opens its doors in the coming weeks, some patrons will recognize the bare brick walls and angled windows as the former home of the Hi-Hat — the respected, if slightly under-attended, jazz club that closed earlier this yea
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By PHILIP EIL  |  December 16, 2011
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Review: Sex and the City 2

Where does your 1998–2004 HBO hit series about sex and the single girl go when three of your four girls are no longer single? How about the United Arab Emirates?
Abu Dhabi to the rescue
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 28, 2010

Where the wind blows

Thank you for the first nonpartisan, fact-based article I have read regarding the Cape Cod wind-farm project.
Letters to the Boston editor, May 21, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 21, 2010
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Mayor-Select Marie?

Tom Menino, just a few months into an unprecedented fifth term as Boston’s mayor, has raised eyebrows by hiring State Representative Marie St. Fleur of Dorchester to the newly created, $120,000-a-year position of chief of advocacy and strategic investmen
Some think that Tom Menino is anointing Marie St. Fleur as his successor, but he might just be serving himself
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 07, 2010

Play by Play: March 5, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, March 5, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 05, 2010

Play by play, February 26, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, week of February 26, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 26, 2010


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Missed connections

Private Fears in Public Places — Alan Ayckbourn's London-set tragicomedy from 2004 — is all about how difficult it is to know another person.
Private Fears in Public Places at Zeitgeist, Neighborhood 3 at Apollinaire
By MADDY MYERS  |  February 26, 2010

Play by play: February 19, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theatre listings, week of February 19, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 19, 2010

Play by play: February 12, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, February 12, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 12, 2010

Play by play: February 5, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 05, 2010
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Review: A Single Man

Christopher Isherwood published his novel about a middle-aged homosexual grieving for a lost lover, the frank depiction of gay desire scandalized some readers.
Colin Firth stands alone
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 25, 2009


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I is another

Lothar Berfelde was born both a generation too late and a generation too early, growing up as he did in Berlin when the Nazis were coming to power in the '30s.
Ed Shea’s tour de force in 2nd Story’s Wife
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 09, 2009
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Dead like me

"Perception vs. reality. In high school, they are pretty much the same thing." So writes Tonya Hurley, author of ghostgirl and ghostgirl: Homecoming (Little Brown), two books ostensibly written for young adults but with elements that are just as appeali
Tonya Hurley's high-school afterlife
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 07, 2009
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Review: Chéri

Once chic, French author Colette has fallen out of favor, perhaps because her acceptance of male dominance offends women's-libbers and her embrace of female carnality offends chauvinist men.
As much esprit as a diorama
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 26, 2009

Play by Play, May 8, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z 
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 08, 2009

Play by Play: April 10, 2009

Plays around town
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 10, 2009


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Going on sale: October 3, 2008

Low vs Diamond, MC Frontalot, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  October 01, 2008
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Dysfunction junctions

“Have you ever been in a gymnasium in the round before?” asks one of the participants toward the top of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at North Shore Music Theatre.
Spelling Bee in Beverly; The Goatwoman in Lenox
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 19, 2008
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Getting hitched

It's a show that stretches from va-va-voom to the solemn roots of marriage in our culture. And maybe says a bit about — if I dare be so grand — the magical, irresistible force of love.
‘Wedded Bliss’ at the Peabody Essex Museum
By GREG COOK  |  July 22, 2008

Crossword: ''I'm going to have to cut you off''


You've had one too many
By MATT JONES  |  July 02, 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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Sex and the City: The Movie

What can I tell you about this eagerly awaited film sequel to the 1998–2004 HBO hit that doesn’t involve giving away the story?
Can the hit-and-run half-hour TV format manage to stretch out to 135 minutes without resorting to obvious lessons about love and forgiveness?
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 28, 2008

Identity crisis

Black Kids lead singer Reggie Youngblood is relaxed and focused, articulate and unpretentious, polite with a sharp sense of humor.
Black Kids know who they are, even if you don’t
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  May 06, 2008
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Fools rush in

If you think Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands, Daniel Day-Lewis, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, and Judi Dench are all hopelessly overrated, then WGBH/ITV has your TV movie.
WGBH remakes A Room with a View
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 09, 2008
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Lipstick bungle

It’s impossible to discuss Lipstick   Jungle  without making comparisons to Sex and the City.
The Candace Bushnell-based series is no better than a cheap knock-off
By ELLEE DEAN  |  February 11, 2008
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Intimacy issues

There’s a fine line between “whimsically surreal” and “Oh God please make it stop.”
Pushing Daisies  hides its feelings; HBO can’t get it up
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  October 30, 2007


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Flying high

Cantata Singers director David Hoose must feel that Weill’s music is more timely than ever.
Kurt Weill in Stow; Ziegler and Lima sing Mahler
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  September 26, 2007
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Don ho!

In 1665, when it made a brief appearance before being suppressed for a couple of hundred years, Molière’s Don Juan was a “machine play.”
On the road with Mozart and Molière in Don Juan Giovanni
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 04, 2007
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Dead white females

Can you remember the last time you curled up under the covers with Marcel Proust’s I n Search of Lost Time ?
From Fall Out Boy to One Night in Paris , modern pop culture is what it is today thanks to 10 long-expired ladies
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 08, 2007
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Musicmaking 101

This school is all about fun. Period.
A local School of Rock; the ’Mericans; and more
By BOB GULLA  |  July 17, 2007