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Review: The Runaways

The mid 1970s was a time of tight pants and even tighter radio playlists.
Doesn't quite take them back home
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2010

Play by Play: September 25, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 25, 2009

Play by play: September 18, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 18, 2009

Play by play: September 11, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule

By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 11, 2009
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Yankee Doodle Cohan

The hipsters ambling past the new George M. Cohan bust at the corner of Wickenden and Governor streets this week seemed more concerned with ducking out of the July rain than gazing upon statuary.
Favorite son
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 10, 2009

Never say die

George M! is a trip back to a time when entertainers were bigger than life, and flag-waving patriotism set off applause as easily as puppies and cute babies prompt aaahs.
Revisiting George M !
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 24, 2008


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Fusion forms

Modern dancers who aren’t tethered to a specific technique can forage the whole world for useful movement and effects. We saw three completely different examples recently.
Lorraine Chapman, Kinodance, Black Grace
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 23, 2008
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Eire apparent

Visiting Dublin recently, I was dismayed by a telling bit of sartorial sociology: Yankees caps outnumbered Red Sox caps by about 10 to one.
Whither the Boston Irish?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 14, 2007
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Starstruck

This world luxuriates in cool, expensive black-and-white.
Good Theater takes Hollywood to the Hill
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 07, 2007
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Major and minor Billy

Billy Wilder’s expansive career began in Germany at the end of the ’20s, continued briefly in Paris when he fled Hitler in 1933, and picked up in Hollywood the following year.
The HFA celebrates Wilder’s centennial
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  December 07, 2006
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Primadonna

This article originally appeared in the July 29, 1986 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Madonna alters female adolescence
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  July 26, 2006


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Mix and match

They were a study in contrasts — in personal styles, in modes of masculinity, in American musical-comedy legacies.
Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly at the Brattle
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  May 18, 2006