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‘Barnum’ is a funny, feisty look at an American icon

BOSTON – As “The Greatest Show on Earth” – aka the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus – prepares to take a permanent leave next month after 146 years of entertaining people all… Continue reading

Akhtar scores again with ‘The Who & The What’

  BOSTON – A different angle, but still right on target. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning “Disgraced,” a hit at the Huntington Theatre Company in January 2016, playwright Ayad Akhtar authors, through a dinner… Continue reading

‘Hand to God’ : A teen’s grief in puppet form

BOSTON – Grief can take strange forms. It can manifest itself in almost any kind of behavior, including substance abuse, emotional outbursts, and irrational decisions. It can also manifest itself in the form… Continue reading

SpeakEasy delivers a sizzling ‘Scottsboro Boys’

BOSTON – The SpeakEasy Stage Company has no fear when it comes to remounting and repurposing Broadway musicals for its own devices, even the less successful ones. SpeakEasy mounted “Big Fish,” which had… Continue reading

Lucas’s ‘Alive’ offers hope for those who see none

  BOSTON – Book of Job, meet the Book of Knox. The issue of faith in the face of overwhelming despair is at the center of Craig Lucas’ “I Was Most Alive With… Continue reading

Young talent shines in Speakeasy’s ‘Dogfight’

BOSTON – This reviewer has always had a soft spot for smaller, intimate musicals, the kind of musical storytelling where’s it’s not the spectacle but the story that matters. The Speakeasy Stage Company… Continue reading