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BPT’s ‘Legally Dead’ just misses the mark

BOSTON — The Boston Playwrights Theatre is like Forest Gump’s box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. That’s because the BPT’s currency is new works, and risk-taking and theatrical… Continue reading

New Rep’s ‘Marry Me’ is a short, sweet treat

WATERTOWN — In composer Stephen Sondheim’s “trash,” there are many treasures.The so-called “trash” isn’t trash at all, of course, but “trunk songs,” songs that Sondheim composed for specific shows but were cut from… Continue reading

Fiddlehead’s ‘Ragtime’ revisited: Upon further review

Coalhouse Walker (Damien Norfleet celebrates the purchase of a Model-T in a scene from the Fiddlehead Theatre’s production of “Ragtime.” DORCHESTER — Sometimes, a second look allows for a clearer, fuller picture. The… Continue reading

‘How and Why’ explores sacrifice of female scientists

CAMBRIDGE — Playwrights usually approach scientific themes with extreme caution. Unless the writing is strong, the material can come across as dry and colorless, much like the stereotype about the scientist who never… Continue reading

Huntington Theatre to open its house Monday

Courtesy Huntington Theatre CompanyBOSTON – The Huntington Theatre Company invites theatre-lovers of all ages to its fun-filled, hands-on, behind-the-scenes Open House on Monday, October 8 at its main stage on the Avenue of… Continue reading

Sound woes slow otherwise strong ‘Ragtime’

DORCHESTER — Quite simply, “Ragtime” is one of the best and important musicals of the past quarter-century. Adam Shapiro as Tateh and Shona Cirone as Mother in the Fiddlehead Theatre’s production of “Ragtime”… 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

They’re lumberjacks, and they’re OK

STONEHAM — Sometimes, just being entertained is enough. James Kaplan and Fred Alley aren’t trying to cure cancer or reinvent the wheel with the lighter-than-air musical “Lumberjacks in Love,” now at the Stoneham… Continue reading

At Speakeasy, a mother of a morality play

BOSTON — We all have codes we live by. Some of those codes might seem, as the characters in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ funny, funky “The Motherf**ker with the Hat” might say, a little… Continue reading

Couple disrupts the quiet of ‘Homestead Crossing’

LOWELL — Homestead Crossing is a quiet, comfortable place, the kind of place where not much ever happens and the residents like it that way. In a world premiere by Massachusetts playwright William… Continue reading