31 January 2017

Hand to God Electrifies SpeakEasy’s Stage

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SpeakEasy greeted 2017 by bringing the hot Broadway hit Hand to God to the BCA. Robert Haskin’s play about a young Christian boy and his possessed, twisted sock puppet buddy …

10 November 2016

SpeakEasy’s Scottsboro Boys

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When I rewatch the film Cabaret, I still find it difficult to listen to the final stanza of “Tomorrow Belongs to Me.” It doesn’t matter how beautiful the young German’s …

31 March 2016

The 2015 MyTheatre Award Winners: Boston

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In 2015, Boston theatre pulled no punches. Historical legacies were questioned, minority voices cried louder, the talent of female theatre artists was not in question, and plenty of performers strutted …

22 January 2016

SpeakEasy Treks Across America in Violet

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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 …

28 September 2015

SpeakEasy Redefines What’s appropriate

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Before the show even started, playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins immediately won me over. I was at the BCA, ready to watch a performance of appropriate, the New England premiere of the …

26 February 2015

SpeakEasy’s New Kuntz: Monstrous and Daring

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All it takes is one well-placed, often shocking line to permanently cement a show in my mind. In Necessary Monsters, John Kuntz’s new play, I ran into that line about …

03 October 2014

Heavenly Jennifer Ellis Shines

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SpeakEasy Stage Company’s Far From Heaven made the My Theatre (Boston) Must See list for many reasons, but the best reason was the all-star cast. Somehow, SpeakEasy, under the steady …

30 August 2014

SpeakEasy’s Carrie Is a Bloody Mess

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Carrie: The Musical has an awful book; there, I said it. Lawrence D. Cohen took every piece of camp from Stephen King’s popular novel, and removed almost all of the …

29 August 2014

Boston Must See: September 2014

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We’re back in full swing in Boston with many of the most popular theatre companies in town presenting their first production of the 2014-2015 Season.  Here at My Theatre (Boston), …

19 March 2014

Go See The Whale

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Go see this play. Do it. Buy a ticket right now. People throw around the word “must-see” a lot with new and exciting media, but Speakeasy’s production of Samuel D. …

04 March 2014

My Theatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Jorge Barranco

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Before we announce the winners of the 2013 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. NOTE: If you were nominated for a 2013 Boston My Theatre Award, and you …

16 February 2014

My Theatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Santina Umbach

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Before we announce the winners of the 2013 Boston My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. NOTE: If you were nominated for a 2013 Boston …

26 January 2014

The Color Purple is a Beautiful Tapestry of Performances

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SpeakEasy Stage Company presents a moving and thoroughly enjoyable, even grandiose but always heartfelt, production of The Color Purple. Based on the novel by Alice Walker and the hit movie, …

11 October 2013

Brian’s “Must See” Boston Theatre: October

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We’re in October, and while our list is relatively short, we have some gems on our calendar. We’re noticing a lack of fringe theatre; are we just ignorantly unaware of …

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