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Gone but not forgotten

Before there was eHarmony, there were harmony and disharmony.
She Loves Me at the Huntington; plus Way Theatre Artists’ The Memory of Water
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 27, 2008
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Enter triumphant

It was a Martin love fest Monday night at the 26th annual Elliot Norton Awards, Boston theater’s annual pat on the head.
This year’s Elliot Norton Awards
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 14, 2008
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The war games

The Cry of the Reed seems torn from some particularly gruesome headlines: kidnapping, beheading, such stuff as Daniel Pearl’s final dreams were made on.
The Huntington’s The Cry of the Reed ; Travesties by the Publick
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 15, 2008
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Rough magic

The cupboards of Irish dramaturgy are crammed with ghosts.
Shining City at the Huntington; ASP’s The Tempest
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 18, 2008
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Bottled-spider web

Richard III  is a thing of additions and subtractions.
Trinity’s Richard III; plus Shakespeare’s Actresses in America
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 05, 2008

Primary colors

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.
It’s the political season on area stages
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 26, 2007


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The best on the boards

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

For further indication of the darkening zeitgeist, consider the personae of imaginary rabbits.
Donnie Darko, plus The Bluest Eye and To Kill a Mockingbird
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 08, 2007
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Theater of war

Director Scott Ellis doesn’t call David Rabe’s Streamers a play about war.
The Huntington revives Streamers
By IRIS FANGER  |  October 31, 2007
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Grief encounter

The protagonist of Ronan Noone’s Brendan bestrides the narrow world, but hardly like a colossus.
The Huntington’s Brendan  and the Lyric’s Dying City
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 25, 2007
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Bye-bye blarney

Ronan Noone is flummoxed.
Brendan introduces the American Ronan Noone
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  October 01, 2007


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Channeling Hitchcock

The classic British hero is cool, collected, witty, slightly bored, well-mannered, and possessed of lightning-fast reflexes when needed.
The 39 Steps Lead from the Huntington to Broadway
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  September 04, 2007
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Garry glitter

Youth may be “a stuff will not endure,” but Noël Coward’s Present Laughter — which takes its title from the Shakespearean ditty that tells us so — certainly does.
Present Laughter shines at the Huntington; plus Hillary and Monica
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 29, 2007
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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.
Kudos
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 23, 2007
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From Berlioz to Bayadère

The czy ambiance at Symphony Hall made the announcement of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2007–2008 season seem like a family chat with James Levine.
The BSO and Boston Ballet announce 2007–2008
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 03, 2007
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Demeter’s daughter

This preview was almost never written.
Noah Haidle keeps mum about Persephone
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  March 28, 2007


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Sick comedy

Lisa Kron calls her “multi-character theatrical exploration of issues of health and illness both in an individual and in a community” Well .
Well at the Huntington; Fat Pig at SpeakEasy
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 20, 2007
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Spring stages

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.
From hoofers to Mormons and more
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  March 13, 2007
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Living la vida local

I am a fan of convenience.
Or: how I learned to stop driving and (sort of) love mom and pop
By SARA DONNELLY  |  January 24, 2007
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Home fires

There’s not a samovar in sight, and American playwright Richard Nelson has sharpened and pared down the script.
The Cherry Orchard; Brontë; Sailing Down the Amazon and Haiku
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 17, 2007
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Rethinking Chekhov

Conventional wisdom and introductory drama classes describe Anton Chekhov’s final masterpiece, The Cherry Orchard , as a prescient statement about his country’s future, written in 1903 as the playwright was dying.
The Huntington steps into The Cherry Orchard
By IRIS FANGER  |  December 28, 2006


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A winter’s tale

Even as the family drama of your holiday comes to a close, there’s no need to don a kerchief and settle in for a long winter’s nap.
The season ahead on area stages
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 28, 2006
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Life and death

When the author is David Lindsay-Abaire, what you expect from a play called Rabbit Hole is Alice, not astrophysics.
Rabbit Hole   from the Huntington; Twelve Angry Men at the Colonial
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 13, 2006
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High philately

“When I started working on this play, a lot of people came out of the woodwork and said, ‘I used to collect stamps,’ ” explains writer Theresa Rebeck over the phone from Los Angeles.
Mauritius enters the weird world of stamps
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  September 27, 2006
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Groundbreakers

As the Huntington Theatre Company mounts Radio Golf , the ghost in the rafters is that of Wilson, who died last October at 60, soon after completing this final piece of his grand project chronicling decade by decade the African-American experience of t
Radio Golf ; bobrauschenbergamerica ; I Am My Own Wife
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 20, 2006
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Wilson’s legacy

He is missed. And he is mourned. Although playwright August Wilson, who passed away last October, will no longer be in his customary spot in the Huntington Theatre Company rehearsal hall, his presence pervades the preparation of Radio Golf .
The Huntington tunes in Radio Golf
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  August 29, 2006


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Brooklyn and the bottle

Donald Margulies’s Brooklyn Boy , which is receiving a creditable Boston premiere production from SpeakEasy Stage Company chronicles the identity crisis of Eric Weiss (Victor Warren), a Jewish writer from Sheepshead Bay now rounding middle age.
Donald Margulies from SpeakEasy, Alcoholics Anonymous from New Rep
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  June 19, 2006
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No sex please, we’re bookish

A not so funny thing happened on the way to the Huntington Theatre Company’s planned run of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum : the lead actor accepted a part in a Broadway show.
Nicholas Martin tackles Love’s Labour’s Lost
By IRIS FANGER  |  May 03, 2006
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Boston theater season announced

Boston’s biggest theatrical guns have announced what they’ll be showing next season, and it isn’t all Annie and Aeschylus .
High Fidelity  to world premiere in the fall
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 27, 2006
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Q&A: Billy Bragg

MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG: Thanks for taking the time to chat. How are you?
 
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  March 16, 2006