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‘Imagine Van Gogh’ makes its U.S. debut in Boston

BOSTON — There is nothing like seeing a masterwork in person. But instead of having to travel to, say, Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum or the Musée d’Orsay in Paris during a pandemic, this time the… Continue reading

With ‘Witness,’ Arlekin again breaks new ground

Like Captain James T. Kirk, captain of the Starship Enterprise, Igor Golyak sees his mission as “To boldly go where no one has gone before.” Golyak, the artistic director of the Needham-based Arlekin… Continue reading

‘Christmas Story’ musical captures film’s charm

BOSTON — For those of you who have been addicted to the  marathon showing of “A Christmas Story” on TV each and every Christmas, there is another holiday gift waiting for you. “A… Continue reading

Huntington’s ‘Teenage Dick’ puts Richard III in suburbia

BOSTON – Is it better to be loved or feared? And which path will lead directly to the power you are seeking? Playwright Mike Lew (“Tiger Style”) has gracefully and skillfully transformed the… Continue reading

A Christmas toast: Long live Coffee, this ‘Carol’

BEVERLY – When you’ve been performing the same role many hundreds of times over a three-decade period, it’s the little things that count. David Coffee has long since mastered the role of Ebenezer… Continue reading

At MRT, worlds collide in a Covid-style Christmas

LOWELL —  As the Covid-19 pandemic continues unabated, theatrical works that incorporate the pandemic have also become more common as playwrights work to become both topical and relevant. So it’s no surprise that… Continue reading

Magical ‘Wonderful Life’ warms your holiday heart

PLYMOUTH – Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” wasn’t a success when the film first debuted in 1946. It never came close to earning back its $6.3 million production cost. It was only in… Continue reading

On one Christmas Eve, war was replaced by warmth

STONEHAM — War is hell, but World War I was a special kind of hell. When war broke out in 2014, young soldiers gladly volunteered themselves to enter the fray, enthusiastically marching off… Continue reading

Behind the iconic scientist, there was a real woman

CAMBRIDGE — Behind the Nobel prizes and the scientific discoveries that changed the world, there was a woman. And in 1911, after the death of her husband Pierre Curie in 1906, she was… Continue reading

‘Hadestown’: Finding hope, love on highway to hell

BOSTON — The road to Broadway and the Tony Awards was once a one-lane highway.You didn’t even think of taking it unless you were named Sondheim, Simon, or Rodgers & Hammerstein. It was… Continue reading