Tag Archive: SpeakeasyStage

Re-tooled ‘Allegiance’: Passion, power but flawed

BOSTON – The musical “Allegiance” is a passion project. One of its earliest supporters was the Japanese-American actor George Takei, of “Star Trek” fame who starred in the Broadway run and a recent… Continue reading

Speakeasy’s ‘Shakespeare in Love’ sets the bar high

BOSTON – Those local theater troupes hoping to find themselves on award platforms for work done in 2018 are forewarned: The bar has already been set high. The Speakeasy Stage Company’s “Shakespeare in… Continue reading

Speakeasy’s ‘team’ shines in ‘The Curious Incident’

BOSTON – In sports parlance, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is a total team effort. The Speakeasy Stage Company production of the Tony Award-winning play by Simon Stephens at… Continue reading

‘Men on Boats’ has fun with macho stereotypes

BOSTON – Even before it begins, SpeakEasy Stage Company’s “Men on Boats” has broken away from the testosterone-filled, macho mentality of the classic adventure story told on stage and scene. Playwright Jacklyn Backhaus… Continue reading

Speakeasy Stage’s ‘Bridges’: Romance in … Iowa?

BOSTON – Who knew a farm in Iowa could be so romantic? But it most certainly is in the Speakeasy Stage Company’s production of the musical “The Bridges of Madison County,” now at the… 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

‘Significant Other’: Maraio shines, and others follow

BOSTON – For actor Greg Maraio and playwright Joshua Harmon, the current SpeakEasy Stage Company production of “Significant Other” at the Calderwood Pavilion of the BCA could constitute a breakout performance and play,… 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

‘Violet’: One woman’s ride towards redemption

BOSTON – The title character in the musical “Violet” is hopeful that at the end of a long bus ride she will find hope, healing and redemption. The musical based on the short… Continue reading