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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
| May 27, 2008
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
| May 14, 2008
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
| April 15, 2008
The cupboards of Irish dramaturgy are crammed with ghosts.
Shining City at the Huntington; ASP’s The Tempest
| March 18, 2008
Richard III is a thing of additions and subtractions.
Trinity’s Richard III; plus Shakespeare’s Actresses in America
| February 05, 2008
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
| December 26, 2007
The best on the boards
There have been a few muggings on the rialto this year.
Theatre: 2007 in review
| December 17, 2007
For further indication of the darkening zeitgeist, consider the personae of imaginary rabbits.
Donnie Darko, plus The Bluest Eye and To Kill a Mockingbird
| November 08, 2007
Theater of war
Director Scott Ellis doesn’t call David Rabe’s Streamers a play about war.
The Huntington revives Streamers
| October 31, 2007
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
| October 25, 2007
Ronan Noone is flummoxed.
Brendan introduces the American Ronan Noone
| October 01, 2007
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
| September 04, 2007
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
| May 29, 2007
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.
| May 23, 2007
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
| April 03, 2007
This preview was almost never written.
Noah Haidle keeps mum about Persephone
| March 28, 2007
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
| March 20, 2007
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
| March 13, 2007
Living la vida local
I am a fan of convenience.
Or: how I learned to stop driving and (sort of) love mom and pop
| January 24, 2007
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
| January 17, 2007
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
| December 28, 2006
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
| December 28, 2006
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
| November 13, 2006
“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
| September 27, 2006
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
| September 20, 2006
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
| August 29, 2006
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
| June 19, 2006
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
| May 03, 2006
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
| April 27, 2006
Q&A: Billy Bragg
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG: Thanks for taking the time to chat. How are you?
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| March 16, 2006
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