Roberto Benigni

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Review: To Rome With Love

Woody Allen's European vacation winds down with four tales that indulge his usual preoccupations: hookers, sell-outs, fame, mortality, and hot bi chicks.
Woody Allen's slight stories
By ANN LEWINSON  |  July 06, 2012
Review: Roberto Benigni at Berklee

Review: Roberto Benigni at Berklee

If you are even slightly enthralled by Benigni, Dante, or poetry, you should see TuttoDante. Benigni had the audience in tears as he was cracking on politicians like Berlusconi (and his many indiscretions), as well as hilarious takes on multiple scandals hitting the Italian headlines of late (including Berlusconi's illicit affair with an 18-year-old girl), and local funnies like America's concept of coffee. His analysis of Dante's fifth canto and the recitation at the end, combined with the comedic elements and stand-up during the first part of the show, created a well-balanced and extremely entertaining show.

By Lisa Spinelli  |  June 08, 2009

Play by Play: June 5, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 05, 2009

Interview: Roberto Benigni

"Dante is talking to everybody, not just in the Middle Ages."
TuttoDante, Benigni's one-man show
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 05, 2009

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

The relationship between fathers and daughters is complicated enough without being further strained by Mao’s Cultural Revolution.  
A slight but sometimes affecting trifle
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 15, 2008

Pawns in a plot of horror

When Leslie Epstein’s novel King of the Jews was published in 1979, it was hailed as ambitious by all and deemed controversial by many.
Leslie Epstein's King of the Je ws on stage
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  February 27, 2007


The Pink Panther

The comic-sleuth series has struggled since the 1980 death of Peter Sellers, who incarnated the iconic French nincompoop Inspector Clouseau.
Steve Martin's bungling gendarme scours Paris for a killer and the mother of all diamonds
By TOM MEEK  |  February 15, 2006