Tag Archive: SpiroVeloudos

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

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

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