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A buff Hair hits the Colonial

At the close of the second act of last Thursday's performance of Hair , as the cast disrobed, an audience member began yelling loud enough to be heard over the mawkish ensemble number, "Where Do I Go."
Aging Aquarian
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 01, 2011
F. Murray Abraham brings his Shylock to ArtsEmerson

From Cleopatra to Picasso to Alan Turing: Spring theater in Boston

Famous historical figures come to life on the Boston theater scene this spring.
Familiar faces
By MADDY MYERS  |  March 18, 2011

Review: Rock of Ages

At the start of the hair-metal musical Rock of Ages (at the Colonial Theatre through October 17), narrator Lonny (Patrick Lewallen) promises a night of sexy decadence and general kick-assery.
Strip Mauled: Rock of Ages doesn't rock
By BRETT MILANO  |  October 15, 2010

Interview: Constantine Maroulis

There once was a time when the anthemic earnestness of '80s hard rock was considered giggle-worthy, and keeping a straight face while listening to self-helpy bombast ballads like "Don't Stop Believin' " and "Here I Go Again" was possible only with severa
On cracking Rock of Ages
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 01, 2010
Mamma Mia! In Boston

Mamma Mia! In Boston

We have no idea who's going to be on stage in the latest touring production of Mamma Mia! to hit the Colonial Theatre, but we...
By Ian Sands  |  December 16, 2009
Avenue Q | November 17

Avenue Q | November 17

This isn't your mom's Muppet show. The 2004 Tony winner for Best Musical, Avenue Q, might star a lot of similarly furry and fuzzy characters...
By Scott Kearnan  |  November 02, 2009

Pam Ann | October 10

Pam Ann | October 10

Launching the start of "USA Layover 2009," her first stateside tour in five years, Australian comedian Pam Ann flies in to Boston tonight, and her...
By Scott Kearnan  |  October 05, 2009
Rent: The Broadway Tour 2009

Rent: The Broadway Tour 2009

  Headed by original Broadway cast members Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, Rent: The Broadway Tour swings into Boston. Jonathan Larson’s hit musical about a...
By Shaula Clark  |  July 08, 2009


Unlike its predecessor, the over-hyped Rent , Spring Awakening is the genuine item: a Tony-winning amalgam of theater and pop music that smells like teen fusion.
Spring Awakening at the Colonial; Jerry Springer: The Opera at SpeakEasy
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 08, 2009
Spring Awakening (featuring score by Duncan Sheik)

Spring Awakening (featuring score by Duncan Sheik)

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik penned the tunes for Spring Awakening, which hits ...
By Shaula Clark  |  April 22, 2009
Dame Edna: My First Last Tour

Dame Edna: My First Last Tour

Dame Edna Everage may not go gently into that good night, but she does begin a protracted journey...
By Shaula Clark  |  April 14, 2009


My two Dads

For those still jonesing for The Sopranos , Chazz Palminteri's A Bronx Tale (at the Colonial Theatre through April 5) may provide a somewhat sanitized fix.
Chazz Palminteri recycles A Bronx Tale
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 10, 2009
Center Stage: Our picks for spring's must-see performances

Center Stage: Our picks for spring's must-see performances

Contrary to what the Aqua song led us to believe, life in plastic isn't always so fantastic - a fact Lotte Jones, the central character of Trojan Barbie (pictured above), knows all too well. A doll-repair expert who is in serious need of a vacation, she embarks on a Turkish getaway, only to end up traveling much further than she intended ... all the way back to the time of the Trojan War. Stuck in a detention camp with a cast of characters that includes Clytemnestra, Cassandra, and Helen of Troy, Lotte learns firsthand how war devastates human lives, no matter what millennium you happen to find yourself in. With humor and historical drama, contemporary commentary and clever allusions to Euripides' Trojan Women, this play - which is getting its world premiere from the folks at the American Repertory Theatre - has
By Stuff Boston  |  April 02, 2009


Chazz Palminteri tells the tale

You may not recognize actor/writer Chazz Palminteri by name, but you definitely know his face.
The Bronx is up
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  March 25, 2009

Peter Morgan's Frost-Nixon

Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon at the Colonial
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  February 03, 2009

Interview: Stacy Keach

"He was Satan personified," says Stacy Keach, who has signed on to play our second-worst commander in chief in the national tour of Frost/Nixon.
Sympathy for the Devil
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 21, 2009



 Before FROST/NIXON was a movie, it was a play based on an actual television event. See the li...
By Shaula Clark  |  January 21, 2009


Harry Connick Jr. has been deploying Yuletide missiles since 2003’s triple-platinum When My Heart F...
By Shaula Clark  |  December 17, 2008

Avenue Q at the Colonial Theatre

TUESDAY, MARCH 11 - SUNDAY, MARCH 23Be careful not to confuse the puppets in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Avenue Q with the ones living...
By Heather Bouzan  |  March 10, 2008