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Stiff upper lips quiver in ‘Play That Goes Wrong’

BOSTON – We all know how well the Brits do the standard murder mystery. They have fed us a steady diet of the genre through the BBC for decades. But what if a… Continue reading

‘Six’: Henry’s wives reborn as rock goddesses

BOSTON – Did you know that the many wives of the celebrated 16th Century monarch Henry VIII were all rock goddesses? It certainly hasn’t gotten much play through the centuries, but it comes… Continue reading

Hub’s ‘Breeches’ is a love letter to the theater

BOSTON – On the stage of the Oberon Play House in Boston in 1942, the “ghost light” – a theatrical tradition —  serves a different purpose, as a way keep the home fires… Continue reading

Hub goes ‘Into the Breeches!’ to close its season

BOSTON —  Hub Theatre Company of Boston will close its 10th season with the Boston premiere of award-winning playwright George Brant’s Into The Breeches!. Directed by local favorite Bryn Boice, this show is the company’s debut production… Continue reading

NSMT’s ‘Kinky Boots’: Warm, funny, and irresistible

Julian Malone (Lola) and Luke Hamilton (Charlie) with the cast of KINKY BOOTS at North Shore Music Theatre thru November 6, 2022. Photo © Paul Lyden BOSTON – “Kinky Boots” is an irresistible,… Continue reading

Wilson’s ‘Joe Turner’ reopens Huntington Theatre

BOSTON – One part of the genius of renowned playwright August Wilson was his ability to transform you to a time and place that had the feel of reality, with complicated, well-developed characters… Continue reading

‘English’: Learning a language, but at what price?

BOSTON – We speak. But are we heard? And if we speak in a language not our own, a language we are struggling to master, the difficulty of the simple act of speaking… Continue reading

Huntington Theatre lobby named for August Wilson

BOSTON – Boston’s Mayor Michelle Wu, Huntington Managing Director Michael Maso, Huntington Artistic Director Loretta Greco, and costume designer and executor of the Wilson estate Constanza Romero Wilson celebrated the legacy of the legendary playwright August Wilson… Continue reading

‘Tina’ the musical takes time to find its groove

By Rich Fahey BOSTON – She was born Anna Mae Bullock in Tennessee, a name she has owned and treasured her entire life. But she became a star as Tina Turner, the name… Continue reading

‘Fabulation’: A woman who’s down but not out

By Rich Fahey BOSTON – The lead character in Lynn Nottage’s comedy “Fabulation or, The Re-Education of Undine” stuns everyone in the drug counseling group she has been sentenced to when she says:… Continue reading