Tag Archive: review

In ‘The Inheritance,’ one masterpiece meets another

BOSTON – A masterpiece written onto a masterpiece. Playwright Matthew López has used an acclaimed century-old work as a template and a canvas on which to paint his own sprawling, vital work about… 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

With ‘Witness,’ Arlekin again breaks new ground

Like Captain James T. Kirk, captain of the Starship Enterprise, Igor Golyak sees his mission as “To boldly go where no one has gone before.” Golyak, the artistic director of the Needham-based Arlekin… Continue reading

‘Christmas Story’ musical captures film’s charm

BOSTON — For those of you who have been addicted to the  marathon showing of “A Christmas Story” on TV each and every Christmas, there is another holiday gift waiting for you. “A… Continue reading

‘Hadestown’: Finding hope, love on highway to hell

BOSTON — The road to Broadway and the Tony Awards was once a one-lane highway.You didn’t even think of taking it unless you were named Sondheim, Simon, or Rodgers & Hammerstein. It was… Continue reading

SpeakEasy’s ‘BLKS’: When things go bad, go out

BOSTON — When things can’t get much worse, doing bad can feel so good. The poet and performer Aziza Barnes, a first-time playwright, has come out of the box swinging with the raucous… Continue reading

‘Mamma Mia!’ brings live theater back to NSMT

BEVERLY – When you’re returning after a 21-month absence, you want to start with something that’s a sure-fire hit, a crowd-pleaser of the first order. That pretty much describes the musical “Mamma Mia!” the… Continue reading

‘Chasing Magic’ brings the A.R.T back to life

CAMBRIDGE – Ayodele Casel didn’t know right away that tap dancing was for her. She didn’t know its history and how it related to her, and how women – especially women of color… Continue reading

‘Rock of Ages’: Company’s joyous return in Norwell

NORWELL – The return of live theater to the stage of the Company Theatre is a joyous occasion, and it was obvious at a recent performance the cast was enjoying it just as… Continue reading

Huntington’s ‘Black Beans Project’ is a warm meal

The warmth emanating from a stove where spices and beans are meshing coincides with the warmth exuding from the storytelling of Melinda Lopez and Joel Perez in the Huntington Theatre Company’s streaming production… Continue reading