Tag Archive: Lyricstagecompany

With its first ‘Breath,’ Front Porch troupe scores

BOSTON – For Roland Hayes, the journey getting there was almost a bigger story than what he accomplished when he finally reached the top of the mountain. The son of former slaves who… Continue reading

Lyric Stage finds comedic gold in ‘The Roommate’

BOSTON — It has been a fertile and well-explored area for playwrights. “You say tomahto. I say tomahto. You say potato, I say pohtato.” Cole Porter made it a song, and Neil Simon… Continue reading

Unlikely love flowers in stirring ‘Spider Woman’

BOSTON – Yes, love can flower anywhere, even in a hellhole of a Latin American prison. The 1957 Manuel Puig book “The Kiss of the Spider Woman” was made into a 1985 movie… Continue reading

Magic of ‘The Wiz’ is from from cast, designers

BOSTON – The flying monkey and the witches won’t actually fly. Tornadoes? Only those created by humans. Toto will be heard and not seen. No, the magic in “The Wiz” is theatrical magic,… Continue reading

Revamped ‘Anna Christie’ retains O’Neill’s power

BOSTON – The acclaimed director Scott Edmiston is a strong admirer of the work of iconic American playwright Eugene O’Neill – it’s been the case since he was 17 – so much so… Continue reading

Sondheim’s reworked ‘Road Show’ still a bumpy ride

BOSTON – After many revisions, there are times when “Road Show” still appears to be an unfinished work. The musical now being performed by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston has been down… Continue reading

A human ‘nail’ triumphs in ‘Hold These Truths’

BOSTON – “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and… Continue reading

‘Souvenir’: A repeat very much worth watching

BOSTON – A decade has passed since Leigh Barrett and Will McGarrahan first graced the stage of the Lyric Stage Company of Boston in Stephen Temperley’s “Souvenir,” the story of Florence Foster Jenkins… Continue reading

Lyric’s ‘Warrior Class’: A three-handed chess match

BOSTON – You probably don’t want to see how either sausage or legislation are made. And, for that matter, you probably don’t want to see how political candidates are chosen, and how decisions… Continue reading

‘Company’: Lyric, Sondheim are again a perfect match

BOSTON – It can be said that “Company” ushered in a new kind of musical in 1970, a very adult, sleek, sophisticated look at relationships as seen through the eyes of a thirty-something… Continue reading