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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

Play by Play: May 21, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 21, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 21, 2010
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Old haunts

It doesn’t take a crystal ball to predict that Blithe Spirit , that cocktail shaker full of dry martini and ectoplasmic mayhem, will amuse. Playwright Noël Coward diagnosed his own gift as a talent to do just that.
Blithe Spirit at the Lyric; Hot Mikado at New Rep; August: Osage County at the Colonial
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 14, 2010

Play by play: May 7, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 7, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 07, 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


Play by play: April 30, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of April 30, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 30, 2010

Play by play: April 23, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of April 23, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 23, 2010

Play by play: March 26, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, March 26, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 26, 2010
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Zero at the bone

A bleak expressionist fable centered on a murderous bookkeeper symbolically named Zero. Even when you throw in sexual repression, religious zealotry, a trip to Heaven, and enough dissonance to sate Stephen Sondheim, that doesn’t sound like the stuff of s
SpeakEasy’s Adding Machine sings
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  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


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


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: December 18, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, week of December 18
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 18, 2009

Play by Play: December 12, 2009

Boston theater listings: December 12, 2009
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 11, 2009

Play by Play: December 4, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 04, 2009

Play by Play: May 22, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 22, 2009


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Odd couples

The East Hampton Board of Health would doubtless approve Grey Gardens: The Musical , since it comes minus the crapping cats, feral raccoons, and piles of garbage that form the supporting cast and unsanitary milieu of the famed documentary on which it's
The Lyric's Grey Gardens; Trinity's Shapeshifter
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 15, 2009

Play by Play, May 15, 2009

Theater in town
Plays for A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 15, 2009

Play by Play, May 8, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z 
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 08, 2009

Play by Play: May 1, 2009

Theater around town
Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 01, 2009
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Old wives’ tales

A pretty girl is less like a melody than like yesterday’s news in Follies , the New York Drama Critics Circle Award–winning 1971 musical that lost money but became the stuff of legend.
Follies at the Lyric; We Won’t Pay! by the Nora
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 09, 2008


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Musical chairs

Perhaps only the team that triumphed with Ragtime would attempt a musical based on Sherley Anne Williams’s 1986 novel Dessa Rose .
Dessa Rose, Whizzin’, The Drowsy Chaperone
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 29, 2008
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Vietnam and Victoriana

War is hell in Streamers — and few of the characters have even been to one.
The Huntington’s Streamers ; SpeakEasy’s Edwin Drood
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 19, 2007
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Stage worthies

The roar of the greasepaint precedes that of the autumn wind this year.
Fall on the Boston boards
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 12, 2007
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Send in the clowns

They might as easily have titled it Half and Half by Sondheim .
Side by Side by Sondheim; Disney High School Musical
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 12, 2007