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Jesse Eisenberg and Nick Swardson get to work
Following his star turn as a ruthless, if socially awkward, billionaire in David Fincher's The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg returns to the screen as a downtrodden pizza delivery boy-man in Ruben Fleischer's 30 Minutes or Less. Nick Swardson plays Eis
| August 12, 2011
Review: A winning West Side Story at PPAC
Regarding Shakespearean tragedies, it's hard to think of another Broadway adaptation that could earn the box office appeal that this musical drew out of Romeo and Juliet .
When Tony met Maria
| April 29, 2011
Blood Wedding on January 15, at SPACE Gallery
Not a death-metal Billy Idol cover band but a lyrical tragedy written by Federico Garcia Lorca in 1932, last weekend's production of Blood Wedding at SPACE Gallery was at turns graceful and punishingly fraught.
| January 21, 2011
Children of Eden's entertaining Bible stories
The team behind Children of Eden have plenty of creative cred; that's one thing in its favor. And then there's the backhanded compliment that the show isn't likely to turn you into a whooping, fundamentalist Bible-thumper.
| October 22, 2010
Review: Seacoast Rep's clever Rooms
Monica (Christine Dulong), a go-getter songwriter and Glasgow’s "young Jewish entertainer of the year," at first seems a poor match for snarky rocker Ian (Graham Bailey), who hides out in his bedroom noodling on his guitar and taking slugs from a flask.
Rock and love
| September 24, 2010
Review: Trinity Rep's magical Camelot
Camelot is a hard musical not to like, even for those who don’t like to like musicals.
An enchanted evening
| September 24, 2010
Isn't it swell?
The musical satire Chicago first hit the boards in 1975, the same year as A Chorus Line , and you could say that the two shows highlight two sides of the era's ethos: The latter follows dancers through feel-good, encounter-group-style personal affirma
MSMT's Chicago is a wry spectacle
| August 06, 2010
Street corner symphonies
We’d be happy enough if Jersey Boys were just a musical revue, thrumming with the the Four Seasons’ hit parade. But on top of that we get a compelling story, following the lives of ’60s heartthrob Frankie Valli and those who rocketed to fame with him.
The Four Seasons live in Jersey Boys
| May 21, 2010
There isn't much that's cuter than little doggies, except maybe kittens and babies, but try getting them to parade in a line.
The 101 Dalmatians Musical has legs
| March 19, 2010
When Jerome Robbins's New York Export: Opus Jazz boogied onto the scene in 1958 then took Europe by storm. Created for Ballets: U.S.A., a company of ballet, modern, and jazz dancers that Robbins had put together for a government-sponsored cultural exch
Jerome Robbins's Opus Jazz on PBS
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| March 19, 2010
Now playing — RISD: The Musical!
We all know RISD students like to paint and draw, but can they hoof it? Or belt out a show tune and carry a giant pencil at the same time? Well, yes, it turns out.
| February 19, 2010
Always Always Land
The much loved tale of Peter Pan gets a revival on Broadway at least every generation for good reason. Not just because it appeals to kids, which goes without saying, but because it gives grownups a respectable excuse to see it themselves with their own
Theatre by The Sea’s Peter Pan soars
| July 21, 2009
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