• 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival Returns to Pittsfield

    Short New Plays at Barrington Stage

    By: Barrington - Dec 18th, 2014

    The 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival returns to downtown Pittsfield for the fourth year from February 12-22, 2014, and features music, theatre, dance, film, visual art, spoken word, comedy and more, including BSC’s 10X10 New Play Festival. Directors for the 10X10 New Play Festival are BSC Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Artistic Associate and Director of New Play Development Stephanie Yankwitt.

  • A Beef & Boards Christmas

    Seasonal Celebration in Indianapolis

    By: Melissa Hall - Dec 16th, 2014

    The show mainly stumbles when it tries to do too much. There are times when Lucas, the quartet, co-hosts Wims and Shepard, Santa and six dancers are all vying for the audience’s attention on stage at the same time. The frantic nature of those numbers makes it hard to appreciate any single element, much less all of them at once.

  • Willy Holtzman's Smart Blonde

    World Premiere at Pittsburgh's City Theatre

    By: Wendy Arons - Dec 16th, 2014

    Willy Holtzman moves the story along at a brisk pace, pausing just long enough to give us a glimpse of some of the major milestones in Judy Holliday’s career and personal life (the show runs eighty minutes without intermission). The flashbacks shift fluidly into each other, thanks to quick costume changes and skillful choreography on the part of actors Jonathan Brody and Adam Heller, who play the roles of all of the other figures in Holliday’s life.

  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

    2014 Tony for Best Musical

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 14th, 2014

    Based on the 1949 treasure Alec Guinness in Kind Hearts and Coronets this 2014 Tony winning musical version A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is a smashing pure delight. Through two marvelous acts we just laughed ourselves silly.

  • Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar

    Among 2014 Top Ten Plays for NY Times

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 12th, 2014

    In one act and 90 minutes Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Ayad Akhtar has compressed an explosive take on medieval Islam and its square peg in a round hole of the conundrum of contemporary American society. How does an ambitious individual of Muslim heritage assimilate and succeed in our corporate culture? Not really according to the compelling play Disgraced.

  • George Eastman's Happy Hour

    Set for CV REP’s 2015/2016 season.

    By: Jack Lyons - Dec 11th, 2014

    Playwright George Eastman has written a play rich in memory and in the memories of his two characters: eighty-three year-old Harry Townsend, and his forty-year-old married son Alan. Harry still lives in the get-away chalet he and Alan’s mother built in Vermont many years ago. Now he is just another widower living alone with his memories. The play is still in development.

  • New York New York It’s a Helluva Town

    Berkshires on Broadway

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 09th, 2014

    In 2013 Shakespeare & Company produced a star studded gala Broadway in the Berkshires. With On the Town from Barrngton Stage and Williamstown Theater Festival's Elephant Man both currently enjoying rave reviews it seems more like The Berkshires on Broadway. Now WTF's Fool For Love is headed for the Great White Way next year.

  • Hugh Jackman in The River

    Fish Story of Ones That Got Away

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 08th, 2014

    In the current film Birdman a cartoonish Hollywood star seeks to make his bones on Broadway. While Wolverine star Hugh Jackman is no stranger to Broadway in The River he appears up close and personal in an intimate play staged in the miniscule, by Broadway standards, Circle in the Square. Fans paid top dollar to get close to a beefy but uncannily talented celebrity.

  • Necessary Monsters At SpeakEasy

    Playwright/Actor Kuntz Disrupts Narrative Expectations

    By: Mark Favermann - Dec 07th, 2014

    Set in a cage and creatively dramatizing different presentations forms, "Necessary Monsters" by John Kuntz is a play that tells a fragmented story. Its title figuring into at least four story lines. “Necessary Monsters” is the name of a romance novel, a horror film, a bit of film noir, and a children’s television show. This is an unusual production that is part dream sequence, part pill-induced hallucination and serial killer nightmare. It is a provocative thinking person's entertainment.

  • The Secret Garden at Capital Repertory Theater

    A Great Way to Introduce Kids to Theater

    By: Chris Buchanan - Nov 30th, 2014

    When actors take the stage as musicians, there are some sacrifices to be made. Can Cap Rep pull off this balancing act between innovation and performance standards? Just barely.

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