Tag Archive: Broadway in Boston

Lincoln Center’s ‘Fair Lady’ is a first-class revival

By Rich Fahey BOSTON – Local theater-goers were treated in recent years to national tours of two acclaimed musical revivals first staged at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York City: “South Pacific”… Continue reading

‘Tina’ the musical takes time to find its groove

By Rich Fahey BOSTON – She was born Anna Mae Bullock in Tennessee, a name she has owned and treasured her entire life. But she became a star as Tina Turner, the name… Continue reading

The legend of ‘Anastasia’ endures and entrances

By Rich Fahey BOSTON – It was, in some ways. putting the cart before the horse. The 1997  film “Anastasia” is one of many animated films to find their way onto the stage.… Continue reading

‘Ain’t Too Proud’: The Temptations’ story on stage

BOSTON –Some theater purists early on sneered at shows that became known as “jukebox musicals,” complete with ready-made scores generated by the subject – or subjects – of the piece. Early examples included… Continue reading

Amid laughs, Fey’s ‘Mean Girls’ delivers messages

BOSTON – At a fictional high school, the top dog is a cruel blonde who is pretty in pink. But, as Shakespeare reminds us, uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. In… Continue reading

Spruced-up staging puts a new face on ‘Cats’

BOSTON – Sometimes, as the real estate people tell us, it’s all in the staging. The national touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Cats,” based on the 2016 Broadway revival, arrived at… Continue reading

‘Come From Away’ will lift you, steal your heart

BOSTON — While the fires of Sept. 11, 2001 were still burning, some 7,000 strangers descended on a small Canadian town and discovered what they had in common was much greater than what… Continue reading

As a spectacle, ‘The Lion King’ is still undefeated

BOSTON – Yes, there are masks, puppets, costumes, headgear and all manner of theatrical, Tony-winning devices in the musical “The Lion King.” But the magic comes from the actors who bring to life… Continue reading