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02 March 2016

MyTheatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Chris Larson

By // Theatre (Boston)

Before we announce the winners of the 2015 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Chris Larson is nominated for Best Actor his role as Philo …

08 February 2016

An Octoroon Hits a Nerve

By // Theatre (Boston)

I knew the show was pushing the right buttons when a third of the audience left at intermission. Company One and ArtsEmerson do not offer half-baked theatre, and playwright Brandon …

26 January 2016

Huntington Stages Pulitzer Prize-Winning Disgraced

By // Theatre (Boston)

I can usually count on the Huntington to stage a heart-pounding dinner party. Whether its in a familiar story like Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, or in a new sizzling …

23 January 2016

An Outsider in Troubled Places: Via Dolorosa

By // Theatre (Boston)

One of the unexpected pleasures of New Rep’s current season—exploring themes of “identity”—is the inclusion of several small-cast shows. Shrugging off the expense and complications of large casts and cluttered …

22 January 2016

SpeakEasy Treks Across America in Violet

By // Theatre (Boston)

A revived musical has just pulled into town. SpeakEasy Stage Company has brought back the musical Violet, directed by Paul Daigneault, musical direction by Matthew Stern, to the Stanford Calderwood …

21 January 2016

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Drops Down on Boston

By // Theatre (Boston)

The imaginary beasts are back this January with their seasonal Winter Panto. This year they present the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the well-loved classic by L. Frank …

01 January 2016

The 2015 MyTheatre Award Nominees: Boston

By // Theatre (Boston)

2015 has been a delightfully unsettling year for the Boston theatre scene. As a critic, I was always kept pleasantly off-kilter. I’ve been on football fields and in fairy tales. …

30 December 2015

ASP’s Listless Winter’s Tale

By // Theatre (Boston)

I am pleasantly surprised by the recent renaissance of interest in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. This summer I attended a delightful all-female production staged by Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company in …

23 November 2015

Bad Habit Connects through Six Degrees of Separation

By // Theatre (Boston)

Fleet, comic, utterly cosmopolitan, Six Degrees of Separation is one of John Guare’s sharpest works. Loosely based on real-life events, the play revolves around the mysterious figure of Paul. This …

02 November 2015

November 2015: Relevant Reads

By // Books

This month, I’m rolling up my sleeves and plunging into two plays and two books that will recharge my critical batteries. These four brief choices will come as a relief …

18 October 2015

How the ‘Why’ Can Lead to the ‘Who’: ASP’s Othello

By // Theatre (Boston)

Attending Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s production of Othello, directed by Bridget Kathleen O’Leary, staged at The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University, I focused on John Kuntz’s Iago. He didn’t go for …

17 October 2015

A Gauzy and Glamorous Night at the Huntington

By // Theatre (Boston)

The Huntington opened its 34th season in September with Stephen Sondheim’s romantic, waltz-infused musical A Little Night Music. Full of sumptuous tunes, gorgeous costumes (design by Robert Morgan), and great …

17 October 2015

Company One Dives in with Dry Land

By // Theatre (Boston)

Interviewed by dramaturg Jessie Baxter, young playwright Ruby Rae Spiegel spoke about how writing a certain distance from the past helps her produce convincing work: “In high school I wrote …

14 October 2015

October 2015: Relevant Reads

By // Books

Greetings, humans. We have genre variety this month to keep your reading palate happy. Two novels, two biographies, a collection of essays about America’s most famous playwright, and a collection …

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