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Play by play: April 23, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of April 23, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 23, 2010

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

Play by play: April 2, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of April 2, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 02, 2010
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Endgame

As Billie Holiday fell apart, so did her fragile if expressive voice.
Lady Day at Lyric bar & grill
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 02, 2010

Play by play: March 26, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, March 26, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 26, 2010


Play by Play: March 19, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule.
Boston's weekly theater schedule.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 19, 2010
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Variety shows

There's plenty more than we can fit in, but here's a sampling of the broad range covered on Boston stages this spring, from new works to Shakespeare and Mel Brooks.
Trailer parks, baseball curses, mad scientists, and Darwin
By MADDY MYERS  |  March 12, 2010

Play by Play: December 12, 2009

Boston theater listings: December 12, 2009
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 11, 2009

Play by Play: December 4, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 04, 2009
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Lincoln Yule log

Abraham Lincoln, as he said in his second inaugural address, yearned to "bind up the nation's wounds." Since the great man was assassinated little more than a month later, he didn't quite get around to it. No worry, Paula Vogel has taken over the job wi
The Huntington celebrates A Civil War Christmas
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 27, 2009


Play by Play: June 12, 2009

Boston theater this week
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 12, 2009

Play by Play: June 5, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 05, 2009

Play by play: May 29, 2009

Boston Theater this week
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 29, 2009

Play by Play: May 22, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 22, 2009
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Old wives’ tales

A pretty girl is less like a melody than like yesterday’s news in Follies , the New York Drama Critics Circle Award–winning 1971 musical that lost money but became the stuff of legend.
Follies at the Lyric; We Won’t Pay! by the Nora
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 09, 2008


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Smart women, tough choices

Welcome back to the director’s chair, Tina Packer.
All’s Well in Lenox, Going to St. Ives via Gloucester
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 22, 2008
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After the fall

The evil is boiled down in the revival of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and that makes for a stew far tastier than Mrs. Lovett’s human-hamburger pies.
Sweeney Todd ; Macbeth ; A House with No Walls
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 30, 2007
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Pony tale

Playwright Mike Batistick stirs the melting pot in Ponies, a brief, Mametesque dark comedy that’s getting its New England premiere at Gloucester Stage.
OTB meets the INS at Gloucester Stage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 03, 2007
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Faith-based antics

If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you took Comparative Religion and crack cocaine simultaneously, the answer may be Christopher Durang’s Miss Witherspoon .
Miss Witherspoon at the Lyric; Theresa at Home at BPT
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 27, 2007
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Best on the boards

Huntington Theatre Company artistic director Nicholas Martin recently announced that he would leave his post in 2008.
 Certainly Nicholas Martin will leave the Huntington a livelier place than when he took over.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 20, 2007


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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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Best on the boards

Huntington Theatre Company artistic director Nicholas Martin recently announced that he would leave his post in 2008.
A year in theater
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 19, 2006
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Dancing queen

Don’t anyone break Viveca Stanton’s bubble; she has a whole musical in which to do it herself.
Kirsten Childs’s Bubbly Black Girl effervesces for SpeakEasy
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 21, 2006
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Song and substance

The wheels of a dream are spinning New Repertory Theatre into a new era with its production of Ragtime .
Ragtime and Caroline, or Change
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 10, 2006
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Maid in America

Caroline, the African-American maid of Caroline, or Change , spends most of her days doing laundry in a basement in Louisiana, circa 1963.
Caroline, or Change  comes to Boston
By IRIS FANGER  |  April 24, 2006


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Grief encounters

Bryony Lavery turns a cold eye on a heated subject in Frozen (at New Repertory Theatre through February 12).
Frozen , Dark As a Thousand Midnights , A Prayer for Owen Meany
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 25, 2006