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Mama knows best: the Huntington's feel-good A Raisin in the Sun

Fifty-four years after its groundbreaking Broadway premiere, Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun remains as dense, and as concentrated, as its title fruit.

By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 22, 2013

Play by play: April 2, 2010

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

You know upon meeting Becky Shaw that you're in the presence of a smart, snappy writer. But you picture playwright Gina Gionfriddo as someone more akin to Theresa Rebeck than William Makepeace Thackeray.
Becky Shaw at the Huntington; Entertaining Mr. Sloane at the Publick; Othello at Actors' Shakespeare Project
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 19, 2010

Play by play: March 12, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of March 12, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 12, 2010


Play by Play: March 5, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, March 5, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 05, 2010

Play by Play: January 29, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, January 29, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 29, 2010

Play by play: January 22, 2010

Boston's weekly theatre schedule
Theater listings, January 22, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 22, 2010

Play by play: January 15, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, January 15, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 15, 2010
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Diamonds in the rough

The setting is more boring '90s than Roaring '20s.
Gatz at the ART, Groundswell at the Lyric Stage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 15, 2010


Play by play: January 8, 2010

Boston's theater schedule: January 8, 2010
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 08, 2010

Play by Play: January 1, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings: January 1, 2010
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 01, 2010

Play by play: December 25, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, December 25, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 25, 2009

Play by Play: October 2, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 02, 2009

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

Play by play: September 4, 2009

Boston's weekly theater guide
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 04, 2009
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Review: ASP's The Duchess of Malfi, Nora's The Cherry Orchard

T.S. Eliot famously opined that John Webster saw "the skull beneath the skin."
Dying breeds
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 13, 2009
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Rough magic

The cupboards of Irish dramaturgy are crammed with ghosts.
Shining City at the Huntington; ASP’s The Tempest
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 18, 2008


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Fie, society

Frailty, thy name is society — or so suggest two comedies of manners currently on view but written 340 years apart.
The Little Dog Laughed  at SpeakEasy; The Misanthrope at New Rep
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 22, 2008
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That’s amore

The Light in the Piazza is an ambitious if old-fashioned musical.
The Light in the Piazza; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Love’s Labour’s Lost
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 05, 2007
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Crimes and misdemeanors

There are more echoes in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels than rattle around the Grand Canyon.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ; Six Rounds/Six Lessons ; White People
By CARLOYN CLAY  |  March 13, 2007
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So-so Shakespeare

If Shakespeare had written no tragedies or histories of note, his comedies would still delight us 400 years later because of their timeless wordplay, exuberant sense of fun, and still-valid psychological underpinnings.
Mixed Magic’s Taming of the Shrew
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  August 08, 2006