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‘The Pink Unicorn’: A teen seeks acceptance

BOSTON — Everywhere you look, transgender people are finding their voices and standing up for their rights, including the right to serve their country in the military as well as seeking protection from… Continue reading

‘Solitaire Suite’: Unsettling play for unsettling times

Celeste Danner (Marty Mason) is a city girl at heart and out of her element in the country town the family now calls home.  Everything – even the roads she drives on every day –… Continue reading

‘Julia’ makes Strindberg classic more relevant

In revamping Swedish playwright August Strindberg’s classic tragedy “Miss Julie” into her own work called “Julia,” Brazilian theater and film artist Christiane Jatahy has fashioned a  multi-faceted, multi-layered, multimedia event — performed in Portuguese with English subtitles —… Continue reading

‘Cato & Dolly’: In the front row of history

Laura Rocklyn and Kaedon Gray in “Cato & Dolly.” Photo: History At Play LLC/ Nile Scott Studios As the pandemic silenced and shuttered most area theaters, the interactive, immersive on-line troupe History At Play (HAP),… Continue reading

Simone holds up a mirror in MRT’s ‘Four Women’

LOWELL – The late singer/songwriter Nina Simone — who rose to fame in the late 1950s and early ’60s, performing in clubs in Atlantic City and Greenwich Village – was not about making… Continue reading

ArtsEmerson’s ‘Detroit Red’: The making of Malcolm X

BOSTON – Before he became Malcolm X, he was something else again. And he came within a hair’s breadth of never becoming the cultural icon cut down at the age of 39, but… Continue reading

‘Sweat’: When the American Dream gets outsourced

  BOSTON – In Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Sweat,” the city of Reading, Pa. is a company town with the company providing the glue that keeps the city together. But what happens… Continue reading

Dazzling dancing, strong voices lift ‘The Bodyguard’

BEVERLY – It isn’t easy to step into a role and sing the songs made famous by one of the most iconic performers in history. The late Whitney Houston, who died in 2012,… Continue reading

Broadway in Boston announces 2019-20 season

Boston, MA –Broadway In Boston, Boston’s mainstage for Broadway, has unveiled the upcoming 2019-2020 Lexus Broadway Season during its annual announcement event at the Citizens Bank Opera House. Ten theatrical productions will take… Continue reading

‘Beautiful’: King’s songs were nation’s soundtrack

BOSTON – For so many of us born in the years after World War II, Carole King, her late former husband Gerry Goffin, and their close friends Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil provided… Continue reading