Tag Archive: Lyricstage

Downsized ‘Fair Lady’ loses none of its luster

BOSTON – It’s gotten to the point where we’re never surprised at what artists such as Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos and Director Scott Edmiston can do in the intimate Lyric Stage Company space… Continue reading

Lyric’s ‘Intimate Apparel’ a pitch-perfect production

BOSTON — Many blacks who migrated north from the South in the decades after the Civil War in search of a better life found heartbreak. They found racism didn’t stop at the Mason-Dixon… Continue reading

MacDonald brings Lone Star legend to life at Lyric

BOSTON — The American Repertory Theatre used to hog the talents of actress Karen MacDonald, but when the ART took a new direction under Diane Paulus, the actors in the resident troupe went… Continue reading

Lyric’s ‘Allergist’s Wife’ would make Busch proud

BOSTON — Theaters around the country are marking the three decades of playwright Charles Busch’s work as part of a partnership between the theatrical licensing company Samuel French, Inc. and Tony Award-winning producer Daryl… Continue reading

‘Sweeney Todd’: Murder, mayhem and theater magic

BOSTON — In 1980, I was sitting on the porch of the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge after a performance of “Anyone Can Whistle” at the Berkshire Theatre Festival when an actor named… Continue reading

‘Into the Woods’: Sondheim and Lyric at their best

BOSTON — The businessman and author Harvey MacKay said “Find something you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Suffice it to say that Spiro Veloudos, the producing… Continue reading

‘Rich Girl’: A thin script, but well-played

  BOSTON — Is there a parent alive who hasn‘t wanted to advise a son or daughter making a choice as important as marriage?And how many of you parents out there have wanted… Continue reading

Lyric’s ‘Salesman’: The denial of an American dream

BOSTON — At a time when veterans were returning from World War II and, after defeating the Germans and the Japanese, it seemed anything was possible, playwright Arthur Miller was coming forth with… Continue reading

Oliva, Coen will have you rooting for ‘Becky’

BOSTON — Director Larry Coen and actress Celeste Oliva both scored in last season’s hit “Chinglish” at the Lyric Stage Company. Why break up a strong team? They have teamed up again, and… Continue reading