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Play by play: April 30, 2010

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


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

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

Monster mash

As high points of comedy go, the "Putting On the Ritz" routine in Mell Brooks's Young Frankenstein has to be one of the avalanche-inducing helpless-laughter pinnacles.
Young Frankenstein lumbers into PPAC
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 02, 2009
crazy list

Gershwin done right

Crazy for You , the 1992 homage to the Gershwin brothers' 1930 musical Girl Crazy , is rockin' the rafters at Theatre By the Sea (through July 11). Building inspectors are going to have to check out the Matunuck summer barn theater for damage after e
Crazy For You's delightful musical mayhem
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 26, 2009


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

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

North Shore's snazzy revival of contact

For a Broadway show, contact is closer to Twyla Tharp than George M. Cohan.
Plus, Gurnet’s Essential Self-Defense
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 17, 2008

Measure for measure

“Great Ball at the Court of France,” which Ensemble Doulce Mémoire presented at the First Congregational Church in Cambridge last Friday, under the auspices of the Boston Early Music Festival, was a reminder that classical music used to be all about two
Ensemble Doulce Mémoire, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake , Robert Spano’s Sibelius , H&H’s St. Matthew Passion
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 26, 2006