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Play by play: December 25, 2009
Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, December 25, 2009
| December 25, 2009
Play by play: December 18, 2009
Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, week of December 18
| December 18, 2009
Play by Play, May 8, 2009
Theater around town
Plays from A to Z
| May 08, 2009
Play by Play: February 6, 2009
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A through Z
| February 03, 2009
SpeakEasy's The New Century, Cabaret at New Rep
The New Century , a quartet of related short plays by Paul Rudnick, takes its name from the discount department store Century 21.
| January 26, 2009
Year in Theater: Staged right
It's been a Buckingham Palace season on the local rialto.
Changing of the local guard
| December 22, 2008
Except that it's a black farce, not a tragedy, you could call The Lieutenant of Inishmore Martin McDonagh's Titus Andronicus .
The Lieutenant of Inishmore; How Many Miles to Basra?; Legally Blonde the Musical
| November 04, 2008
A young woman steps off the Elevator Styx into a Hades ruled by Pee-wee Herman.
New Rep’s Eurydice, the ART’s Let Me Down Easy, SpeakEasy’s The Light in the Piazza
| September 24, 2008
Easy to love
Given the water wings of a viable performance, one-person shows about historical figures tend to sink or swim on the raconteurship of their subjects.
According to Tip debuts at New Rep; the ART sings Cole Porter
| July 01, 2008
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
| April 29, 2008
There’s something awe-inspiring about watching an ensemble in which everyone is performing at the top of his or her game.
The Clean House at New Rep; Gary at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
| March 04, 2008
Sex and the century
Angels in America can dance on the head of a pin as easily as any other kind.
Angels in America by BTW; A Pinter Duet at New Rep
| January 29, 2008
The witching hour
WICKED is a very different witch hunt from the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel on which it is based.
Wicked , plus The Atheist , A Streetcar Named Desire , Zanna, Don’t!
| September 18, 2007
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
| July 12, 2007
To Hell in a handbasket
The epic poem The Wild Party is most famous for inspiring two musicals that appeared in the same millennial year.
The Wild Party; Confessions of a Mormon Boy; Buried Child
| May 01, 2007
Silence could be golden, but British playwright Moira Buffini can’t resist throwing in cheaper metals.
Silence at New Rep; trying at MRT; Olympia Dukakis in Rose
| January 24, 2007
This Hamlet is as lucid a production as you’re going to see.
ASP Hamlet takes the Strand stage
| October 24, 2006
Anglo-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, which is getting its area premiere at New Repertory Theatre (at the Arsenal Center for the Arts through October 1), is a superficially clever play.
The Pillowman at New Rep; 1776 at Lyric Stage
| September 12, 2006
Brooklyn and the bottle
Donald Margulies’s Brooklyn Boy , which is receiving a creditable Boston premiere production from SpeakEasy Stage Company chronicles the identity crisis of Eric Weiss (Victor Warren), a Jewish writer from Sheepshead Bay now rounding middle age.
Donald Margulies from SpeakEasy, Alcoholics Anonymous from New Rep
| June 19, 2006
Song and substance
The wheels of a dream are spinning New Repertory Theatre into a new era with its production of Ragtime .
Ragtime and Caroline, or Change
| May 10, 2006
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