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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

SpeakEasy’s ‘BLKS’: When things go bad, go out

BOSTON — When things can’t get much worse, doing bad can feel so good. The poet and performer Aziza Barnes, a first-time playwright, has come out of the box swinging with the raucous… Continue reading

More laughter than darkness in Huntington’s ‘Witch’

BOSTON – Tis the season for anything having to do with a woman who flies with the aid of a broom, but the title character in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Jen… Continue reading

The doctor is in in Moonbox’s ‘Rocky Horror Show’

CAMBRIDGE – “The Rocky Horror Show” has deep roots in this city. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” the film which was released in 1975 and is still being shown in theaters today, was… Continue reading

‘Mamma Mia!’ brings live theater back to NSMT

BEVERLY – When you’re returning after a 21-month absence, you want to start with something that’s a sure-fire hit, a crowd-pleaser of the first order. That pretty much describes the musical “Mamma Mia!” the… Continue reading

Lyric’s ‘Be Here Now’ asks: What price happiness?

BOSTON – If you’ve never experienced joy, how do you know for sure you’re experiencing it? And if is indeed unbridled happiness, how do you keep it going and to what lengths will… Continue reading

‘Chasing Magic’ brings the A.R.T back to life

CAMBRIDGE – Ayodele Casel didn’t know right away that tap dancing was for her. She didn’t know its history and how it related to her, and how women – especially women of color… Continue reading