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Two Diamonds sparkle in ‘A Beautiful Noise’

By Rich Fahey BOSTON – You know the music in the jukebox. But do you really know the man behind it? Neil Diamond has crafted a career that has spanned generations and included… Continue reading

‘West Side Story’ marks a glorious return for Reagle

By Rich Fahey WALTHAM – Rachel Bertone is the whole package. The award-winning director/choreographer has taken over as artistic director of the Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston from founder Robert Eagle, who… Continue reading

A half-century later, ‘Common Ground’ still elusive

BOSTON – In the end, the 600-page book became a teaching tool, a jumping-off point for what became a big-picture look at the attitudes and events that led up to the federally-mandated school… Continue reading

Fire up the jukebox for NSMT’s ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’

By Rich Fahey BEVERLY — Before there were hit jukebox musicals such as “Mama Mia!.” “Jersey Boys,” “Beautiful, The Carol King Musical” or revues devoted to composers such as “Side by Side by… Continue reading

A new set of storytellers for revival of ‘1776’

CAMBRIDGE – History belongs to the historians. But stories belong to the storytellers. So Lin-Manuel Miranda can remake the story of one of the Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton, in his own image and… Continue reading

‘Riverdance’ remains a love letter to Irish culture

BOSTON — It is hard to overstate what a sensation “Riverdance” caused more than a generation ago. After its debut in 1995, it became an international phenomenon and spawned a whole new appreciation of… Continue reading

In ‘The Inheritance,’ one masterpiece meets another

BOSTON – A masterpiece written onto a masterpiece. Playwright Matthew López has used an acclaimed century-old work as a template and a canvas on which to paint his own sprawling, vital work about… Continue reading

Theater UnCorked puts heart, soul into ‘Passion’

ACTON – The death of the brilliant Stephen Sondheim last November was a body blow to the theater world, even if he had a well-lived life that spanned 91 years. It also rekindled… Continue reading

With ‘Miss Holmes Returns,’ the chase begins anew

STONEHAM – The remaking of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed  British sleuth Sherlock Homes and his trusty sidekick Dr. Watson  into a female duo in April 2018  offered theater-goers at the Greater Boston… Continue reading

‘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