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The Chosen keeps the faith

The leap from page to stage for The Chosen (at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston through November 17) is more of a hop.

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 09, 2012

Xanadu from SpeakEasy; Avenue Q at Lyric Stage

Those who know their Coleridge will recall that: "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately roller-dome decree."
Gods and monsters
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 18, 2012
Review TheTempermentals

'The Tempermentals' start the revolution

Jon Marans's The Temperamentals (at Lyric Stage through April 28) begins innocently enough: a first date during which a coy couple engages in some flirtatious back-and-forth and plays footsie under a restaurant table.
Secret histories
By MADDY MYERS  |  April 06, 2012

Lyric Stage's superior Superior Donuts

No one, to my knowledge, has accused Superior Donuts of being superior Tracy Letts.
Boston beats NY
By ED SIEGEL  |  January 13, 2012

Fall Theater Preview: Fall on Boston boards

Fall came early to Boston boards this year, bringing with it "Summertime."
Stage worthies
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 16, 2011

Parallel worlds

Playwright Karen Zacarias would seem to have taken long drafts of Tom Stoppard Elixir.
Legacy of Light at the Lyric; Not Enough Air from Nora; The Island of Slaves from Orfeo Group
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 19, 2010


Only connect

Usually when a cell phone goes off in the theater, you want to kill someone. In the case of Dead Man’s Cell Phone , that’s not necessary.
The Lyric answers the call of Dead Man’s Cell Phone
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 23, 2009

Brush up your Porter

With its supreme Cole Porter score and its robustly entertaining book by Sam and Bella Spewack, the 1948 Kiss Me, Kate is surely one of the half-dozen best Broadway musicals.
Kiss Me, Kate at the Lyric
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 18, 2009
Center Stage: Our picks for spring's must-see performances

Center Stage: Our picks for spring's must-see performances

Contrary to what the Aqua song led us to believe, life in plastic isn't always so fantastic - a fact Lotte Jones, the central character of Trojan Barbie (pictured above), knows all too well. A doll-repair expert who is in serious need of a vacation, she embarks on a Turkish getaway, only to end up traveling much further than she intended ... all the way back to the time of the Trojan War. Stuck in a detention camp with a cast of characters that includes Clytemnestra, Cassandra, and Helen of Troy, Lotte learns firsthand how war devastates human lives, no matter what millennium you happen to find yourself in. With humor and historical drama, contemporary commentary and clever allusions to Euripides' Trojan Women, this play - which is getting its world premiere from the folks at the American Repertory Theatre - has
By Stuff Boston  |  April 02, 2009



  In November, which opens tonight at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, jack-of-all-arts Davi...
By Shaula Clark  |  October 14, 2008