Tag Archive: AmericanRepertoryTheater

ART’s ‘ExtraOrdinary’ needed more songs, less talk

  CAMBRIDGE – “ExtraOrdinary” presumably takes its name from a song in the musical “Pippin,” which the American Repertory Theater presented in 2012 and then transferred over to Broadway, where it won the… Continue reading

Hughes’ words ring out again in ‘The Black Clown’

CAMBRIDGE — Langston Hughes wrote his poem “The Black Clown” in 1931 but as with many other timeless works, the words sing forever, recalling various aspects of the black experience in this country,… Continue reading

Order up: ‘Waitress’ makes a grand return

  BOSTON – Another prodigal show has returned home, and the good news is that the charm and good humor it showed a few years ago are still intact. The musical “Waitress” began… Continue reading

Austen unchained: It’s pure Bedlam at the ART

CAMBRIDGE – It turns out again that pure Bedlam is a lot of fun. Bedlam is the award-winning theatrical troupe known for staging high-flying adaptations of classic works, usually performed by a minimal… Continue reading

Andy, Truman would have loved ‘WARHOLCAPOTE’

CAMBRIDGE – Andy Warhol and Truman Capote would likely have approved of the creativity in what the American Repertory Theater is calling the new production based on their relationship. “WarholCapote,” subtitled “a non-fiction… Continue reading

In the end, ART’s ‘Burn All Night’ doesn’t deliver

CAMBRIDGE – “Burn All Night” never catches fire. At a recent performance, I kept waiting and hoping THAT SONG or THAT MOMENT might come along and light up the new musical now being… Continue reading

After a journey into hell, Ensler’s still here

  Good times and bum times, I’ve seen ’em all And, my dear, I’m still here Plush velvet sometimes Sometimes just pretzels and beer, but I’m here – “I’m Still Here,” by Stephen… Continue reading