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Play by play: April 16, 2010

Theater listings for the week of April 16, 2010
Theater listings for the week of April 16, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 16, 2010

Play by play: April 9, 2010

Theater listings, April 9, 2010
Theater listings, April 9, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 09, 2010
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Monster man and more

James Whale's career as a purveyor of marvelous film entertainments was brief.
James Whale at the HFA
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 11, 2009
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Fall on the boards

There are tours to the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Italy, Iraq, the Aran Islands, and even the Underworld on area stages this fall.
From A Chorus Line to Tennessee Williams and the Grinch
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 08, 2008
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Streets where you live

The 2001 National Theatre of Great Britain/Cameron Mackintosh production further sharpens the Shavian edge of this beloved musical.
A loverly My Fair Lady ; The Missionary Position at MRT
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 12, 2008
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Stage worthies

The roar of the greasepaint precedes that of the autumn wind this year.
Fall on the Boston boards
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 12, 2007


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Visiting hours

George Bernard Shaw liked to call Shakespeare “the other one.”
Dear Liar and The Belle of Amherst in Gloucester
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 24, 2007
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Love bites

Noël Coward may not have been born in a trunk, but he moved into one early.
A Marvelous Party; Mr. Marmalade; Misalliance
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 18, 2007
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Postmodern cabaret

The Spiegeltent at Bard College fits into two big trucks and can be raised in a couple of days by a crew of workers.
Susan Marshall and Doug Varone at Bard
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 10, 2007
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Not about heroes

Guns and cocoa butter are the subjects of George Bernard Shaw’s 1894 Arms and the Man , the first of the great Irish contrarian’s “Plays Pleasant.”
Lyric Stage’s Arms and the Man ; Gold Dust Orphans’ The Milkman Always Comes Twice
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 10, 2007
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Soul survivors

George Bernard Shaw was the cleverest essayist in the history of theater.
2nd Story does Shaw's preachy Major Barbara
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 03, 2007


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Clever richness

The language in which the national political apparatus talks about war has undergone some shifts lately (no more, it seems, will we be “staying the course”), but you can safely bet on the sweeping endurance of words like “honor,” “ideals,” and, of course
Theater Project satire hits beautifully
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 08, 2006
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Dead ringers

The Doublemint Twins in The Parent Trap would not be out of place on Berkshires stages this week.
Ring Round the Moon at Barrington Stage; Double Double at Williamstown
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 22, 2006
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Belle gone bad

Although there’s been a recent stampede of material from screen to stage, the 1998 screwball comedy/mixed-mating film The Opposite of Sex hardly seems the stuff of Broadway musicals.
The Opposite of Sex at Williamstown
By IRIS FANGER  |  August 17, 2006
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Salvation by faith

Miracles are subjective, and it’s in this tenuous currency that strident young Joan d’Arc traffics, as she wins and finally loses her countrymen’s hearts and minds.
France's deliverer is an unlikely teenager in St. Joan  
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 19, 2006

Back to life

Well, it was a close call, but now that we’ve crossed the Stygian flood of Christmas Carols and other holiday fiascos, we can get back to the business of theater that might occasionally surprise, scandalize, and even keep us breathing.
Theater stirs in the new year
By Megan Grumbling  |  December 28, 2005