Category Archive: Previews

Acclaimed ‘Clybourne Park’ comes to Speakeasy

Courtesy Speakeasy Stage Company BOSTON – From March 1-30, 2013, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston-area premiere of “Clybourne Park,” winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 2011 Olivier… Continue reading

Gloucester Stage’s 34th Season: Rites of Passion!

GLOUCESTER — Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Eric C. Engel recently announced Gloucester Stage’s 34th season of producing professional theatre in Gloucester, to begin on June 20 with the award-winning musical “Spring Awakening,“ directed… Continue reading

Lawrence, ‘Mama’ kick off Reagle’s 45th season

WALTHAM – The irrepressible Emmy Award-winning television star Vicki Lawrence, best known for her scene-stealing comedy on the legendary Carol Burnett Show and Mama’s Family, brings her crowd-pleasing “Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A… Continue reading

‘Tuck Everlasting’ to premiere at Colonial

BOSTON — Once again, the road to Broadway runs through the historic Colonial Theatre. There is a special kind of excitement in the air for opening night of a production headed for the… Continue reading

‘Tex’ is still New England’s favorite Scrooge

So just how did a native of Arlington, Texas become New England’s longest-running and most-beloved Ebenezer Scrooge?That would be David Coffee, the star of North Shore Music Theatre’s annual production of the Dickens’… Continue reading

O’Hurley, Brinkley lend star power to ‘Chicago’

BOSTON — Everyone tends to forget that in its original Broadway run, “Chicago,” despite featuring one of my all-time favorite actors, Jerry Orbach, as Billy Flynn, was not an all-out smash hit. The… Continue reading

Strong cast, choreography boost NSMT’s ‘9 to 5’

BEVERLY — North Shore Music Theatre‘s “9 to 5: The Musical” is based on the very successful 1980 movie “9 to 5” that grossed $103 million and starred Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and… Continue reading

Woodstock to Waltham: Sha Na Na at Reagle Sat.

WALTHAM – Yes, like everyone else in the Northeast who was in their late teens at the time, I almost went to Woodstock in 1969. And like everyone else, I might have been… Continue reading

Another star falls, but NSMT lands on its feet

BEVERLY — North Shore Music Theatre owner Bill Hanney is not taking any more calls from doctors or chiropractors. Not after he recently lost a second leading lady to a back injury. Lorna… Continue reading

OnBostonStages Makes its Debut

OnBostonStages will be an in-depth look at the theater scene in Eastern Massachusetts with mini-reviews, features, essays, and interviews. I will endeavor to give honest, informed, fair opinions along with profiles, notes and information… Continue reading