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Review: The Lion King inspires at PPAC

The Lion King is roaring at the Providence Performing Arts Center through February 20, and the theatergoing denizens of this urban jungle are happy.
A roaring success
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 11, 2011

Spider-Man musical claims yet another victim


Look, Julie Taymor, we know you've done some awesome stuff in the past. But really, that doesn't give you the green light to go a-maiming...
By Steve Miller  |  December 22, 2010
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Review: The Tempest

There are so many ways to stage The Tempest. Shakespeare's last and strangest play can be a meditation on aging, an exploration of S&M power dynamics, a critique of Western imperialism.
Taymor fails to cast a spell
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  December 17, 2010
Spider-Man musical already a big hit...with orthopedic surgeons

Spider-Man musical already a big hit...with orthopedic surgeons


 When we first caught wind of the soon to be premiered pop-culture monstrosity that is Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (a.k.a. Wherein U2 Scores an...
By Steve Miller  |  November 01, 2010

Play by Play: March 19, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule.
Boston's weekly theater schedule.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  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, February 26, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, week of February 26, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 26, 2010

Play by play: February 19, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theatre listings, week of February 19, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 19, 2010

Play by play: February 12, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, February 12, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 12, 2010

Build a Better Halloween Party: 20 Creepy Video Clips


You can festoon your apartment with all the dollar-store cobwebbing you want, but it's atmosphere that'll make or break a good Halloween party. Over-the-top decor...
By webteam  |  October 28, 2009


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Coolidge compliments Quays

If you don't know the films of the Quay Brothers, you don't know animation.
Puppet Masters
By GREG COOK  |  May 01, 2009
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Peter the gadfly

Bread and Puppet Theater is the landmark political troupe that has been pricking US presidents and policies with a unique brand of street theater since JFK was in office.  
Bread and Puppet Theater founder Peter Schumann is a national treasure. Maybe that’s why George W. Bush wants to bury him.
By GREG COOK  |  October 16, 2008
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The Gadfly

Nestled in the verdant mountain valley of Glover, Vermont, way up in the northern part of the state, is a farm of rolling meadows, pine forests, and gray barns, all under vast skies.
Bread and Puppet Theater founder Peter Schumann is a national treasure. Maybe that’s why George W. Bush wants to bury him.
By GREG COOK  |  August 27, 2008
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The Boston Phoenix–Alumni Film Critics’ Poll

It’s true, the Boston Phoenix has never won an Oscar.
Our first-ever round-up of the past year’s best movies, with a little help from our friends
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 13, 2008
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Silver linings on a dark screen

The best films of 2007 hold their own when it comes to despair, evil, and treachery.
Film: 2007 in review
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 18, 2007


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Musical mystery tour

What would the world be like with Beatles music but no Beatles?
Julie Taymor reinvents the Beatles
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007
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Meltdowns

Like the bony, broom-riding icon of Oz it aims to exonerate, Wicked is neither all good nor all bad.
Wicked at the Opera House; The Sweetest Swing in Baseball at Boston Theatre Works
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 18, 2006