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Lyric Stage navigates Big River

Compared to the mighty Mississippi, Big River is just a Tony-winning tributary. But to borrow a lyric from its composer, Roger Miller, the show climbs on the river's back and rides.
Finn tuning
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 16, 2011
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Animal Crackers; plus Passing Strange and At Home at the Zoo

The classic Marx Brothers films are like anarchy in a bottle.  
Marx madness
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 13, 2011

Review: Kafka goes backstage in The Understudy

Gregor Samsa catches the acting bug in Theresa Rebeck's 2008 comedy The Understudy, which is in its area premiere at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
Oh, K!
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 01, 2011

Review: Wicked; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; The Real Inspector Hound

"It's a bit much," acknowledges the Wizard of Oz, emerging from under the neon-blue-eyed Lion King mask behind which he does his heavily amplified business in the Broadway blockbuster Wicked .
Spell casters
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 10, 2010
A Show of Spirit

A Show of Spirit

Oh, the elaborate lengths we’ll go to when trying to prevent a current lover and a long-lost ex from crossing paths: avoiding old haunts, stalking...
By Scott Kearnan  |  May 17, 2010

Old haunts

It doesn’t take a crystal ball to predict that Blithe Spirit , that cocktail shaker full of dry martini and ectoplasmic mayhem, will amuse. Playwright Noël Coward diagnosed his own gift as a talent to do just that.
Blithe Spirit at the Lyric; Hot Mikado at New Rep; August: Osage County at the Colonial
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 14, 2010



As Billie Holiday fell apart, so did her fragile if expressive voice.
Lady Day at Lyric bar & grill
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 02, 2010

Play by Play: March 19, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule.
Boston's weekly theater schedule.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 19, 2010
Kiss Me Kate at Lyric State Company of Boston

Kiss Me Kate at Lyric State Company of Boston

Now that it’s no longer “Too Darn Hot,” you’ll want to “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” for the Lyric Stage Company of Boston’s production of Kiss...
By Shaula Clark  |  September 02, 2009

Odd couples

The East Hampton Board of Health would doubtless approve Grey Gardens: The Musical , since it comes minus the crapping cats, feral raccoons, and piles of garbage that form the supporting cast and unsanitary milieu of the famed documentary on which it's
The Lyric's Grey Gardens; Trinity's Shapeshifter
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 15, 2009

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Spiro Veloudos is more accustomed to running a theater than a Mississippi plantation. But tonight t...
By Shaula Clark  |  February 11, 2009



 Joan Didion If there’s one thing that Joan Didion and Trent Reznor have in common, it is thei...
By Shaula Clark  |  December 30, 2008

From ma’am, with love

Nilaja Sun could have caved to expectation.
No Child . . .  at the ART, plus This Wonderful Life and White Christmas
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 09, 2007