Category Archive: Previews

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