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Play by play: June 4, 2010

Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 04, 2010

Play by play: May 28, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, May 28, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 28, 2010
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Face the nation

White-trash collection has seldom been as hilarious as it is in The Great American Trailer Park Musical , which makes its Brahmin-area debut courtesy of SpeakEasy Stage Company.
SpeakEasy’s The Great American Trailer Park Musical; Zeitgeist’s Farragut North
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 07, 2010

Crossword: ''Leaving So Soon?''

Can you figure out the mystery phrase?
Can you figure out the mystery phrase?
By MATT JONES  |  March 19, 2010
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Review: Me and Orson Welles

With Orson Welles, it's all in the voice — which over the course of four decades could sell anything from a Martian invasion to Paul Masson wine.
Richard Linklater casts a spell
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 11, 2009
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More Bard, please

The sultry season is soon upon us, and as always, it will bring area theater-goers such dependable balms as Shakespeare (both in and out of the park), classic musicals, and giddy misbehavior of various sorts. Between that manna and a few original produ
Lots of Shakespeare for summertime
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 12, 2009


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Fighting Rome

It takes chutzpah for a first-time playwright to get into the ring with Bertolt Brecht.
Two Men of Florence at the Huntington; Coriolanus at the Armory
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 17, 2009

Play by play: February 13, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 10, 2009

Play by Play: February 6, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
  Plays A through Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 03, 2009
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New and old

First, a tribute to a few of the year's newer theater ventures.
The best of 2008's theater productions
By BY MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 23, 2008

Crossword: ''You're out!''


Dropped from the world of sports and games in 2008.
By MATT JONES  |  October 15, 2008


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Men from Mars(eille)

“Un jour ou l’autre, parlera l’Europe marseillais” — “Sooner or later, Europe will speak Marseille.”  
Lo Còr de la Plana invade Boston
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 02, 2008
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Vast and intimate

PSC’s sophisticated and devastating interpretation of Julius Caesar reminds us of just how crucial it is that we keep our heads.  
Portland Stage’s masterful Caesar
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 02, 2008
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Making us stronger

I’m back from the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival, where the unexpected hit among discerning critics was a Boston-made crime melodrama.
Boston’s What Doesn’t Kill You scores at Toronto
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 17, 2008

Morality plays

The next six weeks of American life will be marked by a theatrical onslaught of ambition, contention, and colorful character development.
It’s hard to escape politics this fall
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 10, 2008
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Reading roundup

This fall’s regional literary scene will see abstinence and desire, ghosts and dykes, convicts and Christians, toxic water bottles and yummy food.
Autumn’s authors about town
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008


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Beat the clock

“The Earth is a terrible timekeeper,” says Geoff Chester, the spokesman for this country’s official clock-master, the US Naval Observatory in Washington, DC.
Does anybody really know what time it is?
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 27, 2008
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Unkindest cuts

Those who went to high school in the 1960s may feel a wave of déjà vu at the American Repertory Theatre’s Julius Caesar .
Julius Caesar  at the ART; The Scene at Lyric Stage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 19, 2008
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Et tu Brute?

"The whole theatrical event is sort of . . . a much more mysterious one."
Interview: The Wire's "Prez" does the Bard
By JON GARELICK  |  February 05, 2008

Primary colors

Now that the holiday hubbub is behind us, we have no dreams of white Christmases or visions of Sugar Plum Fairies to warm a theatergoer’s heart.
It’s the political season on area stages
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 26, 2007
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Last man standing

In his 1954 novel I Am Legend , Richard Matheson conjured up a terrifying scenario: a man-made plague has killed most of humanity.
Once a cautionary tale about human folly, has the doomsday myth become just more fun and games?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 12, 2007


Crossword: ''Why the face?''


And why does it never change?
By MATT JONES  |  September 19, 2007
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Nothing's sacred

“I’ve been called anti-woman, a racist, anti-Semitic, anti-American, you name it!”
Biting art at AIB
By SHARON STEEL  |  September 05, 2007
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Bewitched

Critic Harold Bloom compares Cleopatra, more in her infinite vitality than in her “infinite variety,” to that Shakespearean life force Sir John Falstaff.
Antony and Cleopatra and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at S+C
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 15, 2007
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Conquering Cleopatra

Packer returns to Shakespeare’s far-flung tragedy as Cleopatra.
Shakespeare + Company’s Tina Packer boards the barge
By IRIS FANGER  |  July 24, 2007
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Beverly Sills, 1929–2007

Beverly Sills, the most loved American opera singer of her generation, died this past week from inoperable lung cancer at 78.
The fun diva
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  July 11, 2007


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Doing the nasty

Ryan Landry swears that if there’s a more lavish musical extravaganza in town than his Cleopatra the Musical (at Machine through May 27), he’ll eat his negligee.
Cleopatra the Musical, Damn Yankees, Hiding Behind Comets, Real Hush-Hush  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 02, 2006