Tag Archive: Lyricstage

Barrett leads, others follow in Lyric’s ‘Gypsy’

BOSTON – The iconic role of Mama Rose in the musical “Gypsy” requires an actress who is not only a fine singer but who can win the audience over with the sheer force… Continue reading

Lyric’s ‘Camelot’ gets a haircut, but it still works

BOSTON – This area has a special relationship with the Lerner & Loewe musical “Camelot.” The debut of the musical in 1960 coincided with the election and presidency of John F. Kennedy, and… Continue reading

Take a wild ride with Lyric Stage Company’s ‘Barbecue’

BOSTON – This time, The Lyric Stage Company of Boston doesn’t want you to sit back comfortably in your seat. It starts when you walk into the theater for its current production of… Continue reading

Lyric Stage’s ‘Virginia Woolf’: A battle for the ages

BOSTON – Playwright Edward Albee was not all about making theater-goers feel comfortable. In his classic “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, now being presented by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, there is… Continue reading

Murder most foul, meet murder most funny

BOSTON – Murder most foul, meet murder most funny. The Lyric Stage Company’s production of “Murder for Two” is a two-hander with a twist. Jared Troilo plays a detective investigating the crime, while… Continue reading

‘Starcatcher’: Peter Pan before he took flight

BOSTON – The story of “Peter Pan” has reverberated across the various media – books, stage, TV, film — ever since J.M. Barrie’s play “Peter Pan” debuted in 1904 and led to his… Continue reading

Lyric’s ‘Mr. Burns’: Discomfort without the payoff

BOSTON – Just for the record, I’m a huge fan of “The Simpsons.” The animated comedy has skillfully skewered virtually every aspect of American culture for more than a quarter-century and earned an… Continue reading

Sondheim upstages cast in ‘Sondheim on Sondheim’

BOSTON – God bless Spiro Veloudos. For that matter, God bless Peter DuBois. They are dedicated disciples of the work of Stephen Sondheim, the iconic songwriter whose work has graced many of the… Continue reading

A Tayler tour de force in ‘Buyer & Cellar’

BOSTON – There are stars – and then there are stars who become entertainment icons. It usually coincides with the use of only a last name to identify them. Springsteen. Jackson. Streisand. Barbra… Continue reading

Hall’s Memphis comes alive in ‘Saturday Night’

BOSTON – It is the final days of World War II, and while the city of Memphis is still on war footing – with almost all of the able-bodied men involved in the… Continue reading