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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

Dying breeds

Chekhov insisted that his final masterpiece, The Cherry Orchard , was a comedy and fumed at Stanislavsky’s having his characters suffer through their fraying existences at the pace of a Robert Wilson opus.
The Cherry Orchard , The Women , Summer and Smoke
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 27, 2006

Freedom fighters

Anglo-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, which is getting its area premiere at New Repertory Theatre (at the Arsenal Center for the Arts through October 1), is a superficially clever play.
The Pillowman at New Rep; 1776 at Lyric Stage
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 12, 2006

Monkeying around

“Show me the monkey” is bound to be a demand of any audience confronted with an entertainment that riffs on King Kong .
It's Kong's Night Out at the Lyric
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 16, 2006

Variety show

James Levine completed his second season as the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s music director with another riveting though not-quite polished evening of Schoenberg and Beethoven.
James Levine at the BSO, Ewa Podles, Gunther Schuller’s jazz, Ben Zander’s Elgar, Russell Sherman’s Mozart, Opera Boston’s Chabrier, Boston Baroque’s Purcell  
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 08, 2006