Category Archive: Reviews

Longwood’s ‘Chess’ makes all the right moves

CAMBRIDGE — The Cold War seems almost a quaint time in history, given what we have been through as a country since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the dissolution… Continue reading

Blood in the water in MRT’s ‘Glengarry’

LOWELL — There will be blood shed — maybe not literally but figuratively — when jobs and a Cadillac are the prizes in a cruel competition among 1984 Chicago real estate salesmen in… Continue reading

Pinch-hitter hits home run in ‘Amadeus’

  WATERTOWN — Theater is a lot like baseball. If you give a great actor a pitch in his wheelhouse, you expect him to hit it out of the park. Even if that… Continue reading

‘Millie’ tap dances her way into your heart

STONEHAM — Director/choreographer Ilyse Robbins has been on quite a roll lately. Her recent direction of “Marry Me a Little” at the New Repertory Theatre was warmly received, and she is currently choreographing… Continue reading

War, science collide in ‘Operation Epsilon’

  CAMBRIDGE — The race to build an atomic bomb against the backdrop of World War II wasn’t just a matter of life and death, but the survival of countries and peoples. From… Continue reading

‘M’: Ryan Landry Lite is still entertaining

  BOSTON — It turns out Ryan Landry Lite is still pretty entertaining. Landry is the actor, writer, director and all-around creative genius behind the Gold Dust Orphans theater troupe, which performs in… Continue reading

‘Book of Mormon’ entertains as it offends

BOSTON — Squeaky clean, impeccably groomed, the members of the missionary army that is the young men of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints — aka the Mormons —… Continue reading

‘Vera Stark’ fades after a strong beginning

In an ad currently running on TV in the special election for the U.S Senate, a number of people of different races and genders all proclaim “I am Stephen Lynch.” The idea is… Continue reading

Visit ‘Clybourne Park’ before it’s gone

BOSTON — Bruce Norris’ Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Clybourne Park” is a cleverly, carefully constructed play that looks at a very important issue from two very different angles. “Clybourne Park” is actually… Continue reading

Callas comes alive in New Rep’s ‘Master Class’

WATERTOWN — The late opera soprano Maria Callas was almost a mythical figure. She was as famous for her affairs as her stormy but short career. The soprano known as “La Divina,” born… Continue reading