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 A THOUGHT FOR TODAY (cited on A-Word-A-Day by Anu Garg): "It is well to know something of the manners of various peoples, in order more...
By Peter Keough  |  May 21, 2011

Play by play: April 30, 2010

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

As fans of the film are aware, that precipitous crag atop which the castle of Young Frankenstein sits is a Catskill. But in The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein (at the Opera House through May 2), the mountain is shrouded less in 1930s-horro
Young Frankenstein at the Opera House; The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead in Lowell
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  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
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Dynamic duo

There are King Oedipus and his mom, there are Romeo and Juliet, and there are Oscar and Felix.
Trinity Rep’s over-the-top The Odd Couple
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 23, 2010

Play by play: April 16, 2010

Theater listings for the week of April 16, 2010
Theater listings for the week of April 16, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 16, 2010


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Variety shows

There's plenty more than we can fit in, but here's a sampling of the broad range covered on Boston stages this spring, from new works to Shakespeare and Mel Brooks.
Trailer parks, baseball curses, mad scientists, and Darwin
By MADDY MYERS  |  March 12, 2010

Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 2009
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Both new and old classics

The Gamm certainly has come a long way in the quarter-century leading up to this its 25th anniversary season. The evolution of its name alone is quite a trip.
Life on the boards
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 18, 2009
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Review: Year One

Mel Brooks and the lads from Monty Python stormed through this territory with fierce farce. Here there's little farce, just a fusillade of flaccid dick jokes.
Not everything Judd Apatow touches is gold.
By TOM MEEK  |  June 26, 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

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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Wish-fulfillment for a burning world

From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 08, 2008
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I sink, therefore I am

Seascape , Edward Albee’s 1975 Pulitzer-winning meditation on evolution and mortality, gets all wet at Zeitgeist Stage Company.  
Zeitgeist’s expanded Seascape. Plus Gutenberg! The Musical
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 08, 2008
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To the Max

The show’s success has to do with more than the Mel Brooks classic being a familiar crowd pleaser.
The Producers at Theatre by the Sea
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 13, 2008


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Trying to fail

Brooks draws absurdities of both the theater and New York City with both mischief and affection, and MSMT’s production is impishly, lovingly true to that spirit.
MSMT finds a hit in a flop
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 02, 2008
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Staging send-ups

I’m happy to report that a number of other summer productions will be sending up various cultural phenomena.
Summer produces pirates, horrors, and wonders
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 18, 2008
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Control freaks

Back in the ’60s, those crafty cranks Mel Brooks and Buck Henry spun the red-scare spook biz into a sit-com full of wit and absurdity featuring rival agencies KAOS and Control.
Get Smart dumbs down
By TOM MEEK  |  June 17, 2008
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Musical man

When holographic projection technology gets perfected, you can be sure that Mel Brooks’s The Producers will be one of the first holograms released.
Jason Simon ends his run in The Producers
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 08, 2008
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Grail time

Monty Python’s Spamalot bills itself as “lovingly ripped off” from the low-budget 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail .
‘Ni’ business like show business in Spamalot
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 23, 2008


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Thirtysomething

When Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer-winning composer of Rent , wrote tick, tick . . . BOOM! , he could not have known what the “boom” would be.
tick, tick ... BOOM! at New Rep; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by BTW; American Buffalo at WHAT
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 03, 2007
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Dirty politics

The last resort of the true patriot is a fart joke.
Has the Right Wing hijacked raunch?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 27, 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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How Jewish is it?

In addition to the usual fare of Messiah and Nutcracker performances and bands dressed up in Santa suits this past holiday season, Boston got an unusually large dose of Jewish culture — far more than the electric menorah in Kenmore Square or the klez
Rockin’ out with Matisyahu, the LeeVees, and other mensches
By ADAM GOLD  |  January 17, 2007
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Naked Lynch

This review originally appeared in the September 23, 1986 edition of the Boston Phoenix . Fear and loving in Lumberton: Lynch's Blue Velvet . By Owen Glieberman | Blue movie: David Lynch’s Velvet revolution. By Peter Keough
Lending an ear to the director of Blue Velvet
By OWEN GLIEBERMAN  |  June 14, 2006


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Idol reflections

Not long ago, Paul Weitz, creator with his brother Chris of the American Pie franchise and director of About a Boy , was wrapped up with the rest of the country in American Idol when he had a revelation.
Paul Weitz keeps the Dreamz alive
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 19, 2006
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Crusaders

Broadway is strewn with the banana peel of Arthurian legend.
Monty Python’s Spamalot , Súgán’s Talking to Terrorists
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 21, 2006
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The ultimate PILOT movie

Whether in the world of commercial airlines, the Air Force, or a futuristic world of intergalactic smuggling, those who fly planes for a living have long been well-represented in the cinema.
Movies . . . one profession at a time
By RYAN STEWART  |  March 10, 2006
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Gimme shelter

A rambling, sentimental memoir in which Ann, a young woman who works with alcoholics and schizophrenics at a shelter and feels her life is at a standstill, comes to accept that the work she’s doing is worthwhile and defines her.
Ann Randolph’s Squeeze Box
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  January 17, 2006