Category Archive: Reviews

BCT’s budding stars deliver vibrant ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’

BOSTON – The Boston Children’s Theatre and its New England Theatreworks troupe have shown in recent years that they are up to the challenge of works such as “Spring Awakening” and “The Diary… Continue reading

Long may the musical ‘The King and I’ reign supreme

BOSTON – Long live “The King and I.” Yes, the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, based on Margaret Landon’s “Anna and the King of Siam,” has been around since 1951, but it is… Continue reading

‘Paradise’: A student and mentor teach each other

CAMBRIDGE – A student in search of a mark. That’s how it all begins in the Underground Railway Theater’s world premiere production of Laura Maria Censabella’s “Paradise” at the Central Square Theater. A… 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

‘Barnum’ is a funny, feisty look at an American icon

BOSTON – As “The Greatest Show on Earth” – aka the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus – prepares to take a permanent leave next month after 146 years of entertaining people all… Continue reading

Akhtar scores again with ‘The Who & The What’

  BOSTON – A different angle, but still right on target. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning “Disgraced,” a hit at the Huntington Theatre Company in January 2016, playwright Ayad Akhtar authors, through a dinner… Continue reading

‘The Illusionists’ aren’t your father’s magicians

BOSTON – This isn’t your father’s magic show. With the emergence of magic megastars such as David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, and David Blaine, the term magician – especially if you’re making buildings… Continue reading

At New Rep, a war-weary Golda Meir looks back

WATERTOWN – There was never a chance that Golda Meir was going to stay in the kitchen. After she left the United States to live in a kibbutz in Palestine in 1921, there actually… Continue reading

O’Neill’s ‘Sister Anonymous’ entertains and informs

BOSTON – The play “Bill W. and Dr. Bob” by Stephen Bergman and Janet Surrey was presented at the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown in 2006 and I was blown away by the… Continue reading

ASP’s ‘Edward II’: A page-turner of a production

  CHARLESTOWN – When Actors Shakespeare Project in the recent past has dipped outside the canon of The Bard, the results have been very, very good. A production of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard”… Continue reading