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Play by play: July 24, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 24, 2009

Play by play: July 17, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 17, 2009

Play by play: July 10, 2009

This week in Boston theater
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 10, 2009

Play by Play: July 3, 2009

This week in Boston theater
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 03, 2009

Play by Play: June 26, 2009

Boston theater this week
Plays for A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 26, 2009

Play by Play: June 19, 2009

Boston theater this week
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 19, 2009


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Arts and culture go begging

The Portland Symphony is in trouble. The unresolved dominant-seventh chord — a $2 million loss over the past eight years, and a possible shortfall of $220,000 this year alone — would be a setback for any company. But for the symphony, this is more than
The Portland Symphony Orchestra loses some signature events.
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  February 11, 2009

Mixed Magic’s Moby Dick goes to DC

In 2006, Pitts-Wiley wrote Moby Dick: Then and Now , a theatrical version of Herman Melville’s book, which joined the story of Captain Ahab chasing a great white whale to an urban tale of teenagers chasing “that Great White Thing” — cocaine.
Whale tale
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 05, 2008
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Old and new

There was hardly a concert I was more eager to hear than the Celebrity Series of Boston’s celebration of pianist Leon Fleisher’s 80th birthday.  
Leon Fleisher at 80, Harry Christophers with the Handel and Haydn Society, André Previn and James Levine at the BSO
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  October 16, 2008
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A philosopher in bunny ears

Martin’s new memoir, Born Standing Up , grants us our best access yet to this remote and brilliant figure — the cool architect of the comedy.
Steve Martin’s new memoir unlocks the freaky logic of his comedy
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 31, 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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James Brown

Brown was arguably the only rock and roll era performer to equal Elvis Presley in vocal authority, charisma, stage presence, song interpretation, and sexual magnetism.
1933-2006
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 28, 2006
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Free fisticuffs

After last year’s Hamlet , Commonwealth Shakespeare Company artistic director Steven Maler decided he wanted a play “with life and character and vitality to it — an upbeat type of spirit” for this year’s offering of free Shakespeare on Boston Common.
Shrew to be tamed on Boston Common
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  July 11, 2006
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Elemental journeys

Exploration is the fodder of Five by Tenn and Tom Crean — Antarctic Explorer .
Five by Tenn , Tom Crean — Antarctic Explorer
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 02, 2006