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  • The Home Place at Irish Repertory Theatre

    Brian Friel's Play Directed by Charlotte Moore

    By: Susan Hall - Oct 14th, 2017

    The Last Rose of Summer and Minstrel Boy were written by Irish poet and lyricist Thomas Moore and are at the heart of the Irish soul. Satisfying direction by Charlotte Moore, undoubtedly a descendant, brings the poetry and music home in Brian Friel's "The Home Place."

  • The Crucible at Steppenwolf

    Miller's Witch Hunt All Too Relevant

    By: Nancy Bishop - Oct 12th, 2017

    Steppenwolf Theatre’s new production of Arthur Miller’s 1952 play, skillfully directed by Jonathan Berry, is a chilling allegory of the McCarthy era’s assault on freedom. Staged for the Steppenwolf for Young Adults series, the play pulls no punches in telling the story of guilt and accusation during the Salem witch trials.

  • The Sound of Music on National Tour

    Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical Stops in South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Oct 11th, 2017

    A new production of The Sound of Music dusts off the cobwebs from classic musical .A vibrant company performs Rodgers and Hammerstein classic in national tour. Award-winning director Jack O'Brien's new production allows us to rediscover a classic.

  • Jeff McCarthy’s Kunstler at Barrington Stage

    Launching the Season with a Message Play

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 22nd, 2017

    The brilliant and versatile Jeff McCarthy is a perennial star for Barrington Stage Company. In the era of Trump the season opens with a message play Kunstler by award winner Jeffrey Sweet. It transfers from a sold out Off Broadway run at 59East59 Theatres. In this two hander McCarthy is paired with Erin Roche. The young black student aspires to be a lawyer but not like Kunstler who she initially admired but now despises.

  • 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

    Road Kill at Shakespeare & Company

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 03rd, 2017

    As a 91-year-old card carrying member of the Communist Party the always remarkable Annette Miller provides a magnificent performance as Vera Joseph. Her lonely life as a NY widow is disrupted by the middle of the night intrusion of her grandson Leo who has traveled from Seattle by bicycle. A crash of just a couple of days stretches into a month as they clash and argue with loving disaffection. It's complicated. The play 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog launches the season for Shakespeare & Company.

  • Barrington Stage 2017

    Mark Your Calendar

    By: Barrington - May 05th, 2017

    Here is a clip and save rundown of the 2017 season of Barrington Stage Company. It begins on May 18 with Kinstler by Jeffrey Sweet, directed by Meagen Fay. Performances: Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30pm; Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 3:00pm. Opening night May 21, 2017. The programm ends on October 22 with Gaslight.

  • Shakesapeare & Company 2017

    First Season for Artistic Director Allyn Burrows

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 07th, 2017

    The 2017 season of Shakespeare & Company will feature three by the Bard Cymbeline, The Tempest, and A Midsummer Night's Dream; plus two Edith Wharton comedies, Roman Fever and th The Fullness of Life. Additional title are 4,000 Miles by Amy Herzog, Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage, and the widely produced God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza.

  • Williamstown Theatre Festival 2017

    Broadway in the Berkshires

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 10th, 2017

    The Williamstown Theatre Festival 2017 Summer Season, the 63rd Season for the Tony® Award-winning theatre company, will include four world premieres, a new musical, and the first production of a WTF commissioned artist.

  • 2017 Season at Barrington Stage Company

    Sondheim's Company the Featured Musical.

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 25th, 2017

    The Barrington Stage Company season begins on May 18 with Kunstler by Jeffrey Sweet. It will end on October 22 with Gaslight (Angel Street) by Patrick Hamilton. The featured musicals, a signature of BSC will be Ragtime, June 21 to July 15 and Sondheim's Company which will be directed by BSC's Julianne Boyd from August 10 to September 3.

  • Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

    Annenberg Theatre, Palm Springs

    By: Jack Lyons - Feb 15th, 2017

    Insightfully written by Richard Alfieri, and inventively directed by Larry Raben, “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks”, at the Annenberg Theatre, Palm Springs, stars Loretta Swit as Lily and David Engle as Michael.

  • Berkshire Theatre Group 2017

    Million Dollar Quartet and Music Man on Tap

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 16th, 2017

    BTG is expanding its 2017 summer festival offerings, including The Music Man and the Million Dollar Quartet, Arsenic and Old Lace, as well as two productions by playwrights, Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo (Zoo story) and David Auburn's Lost Lake.

  • Huntington Theatre Company 2017-2018

    Extensive Upgrade of Site and Services

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 08th, 2017

    The 36th season will include four plays at the Huntington Avenue Theatre, as well as three plays at the Wimberly Theatre and one special event in the Roberts Studio Theatre, both located in the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA in the South End.

  • Newsies: The Broadway Musical in Movie Theaters

    Filmed Performance of Tony-Award Winning Musical

    By: Aaron Krause - Feb 21st, 2017

    In the Disney musical hit “Newsies,” which is based on a true story, the hated man is newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, who jacked up the price for newsboys to buy the very papers they were to sell.

  • The Spitfire Grill a Musical Dramedy

    North Coast Repertory Theatre

    By: Jack Lyons - Jun 09th, 2017

    The current North Coast Repertory Theatre revival production of “The Spitfire Grill”, a musical dramedy written by James Valcq and Fred Alley with music by Valcq and lyrics by Alley, is a shining example of the power some ‘outsiders’ can bring to the table or to a community if just given a chance.

  • A Legendary Romance in Williamstown

    Music and Lyrics, Geoff Morrow, Book, Timothy Prager

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 06th, 2017

    This is the second producton of the musical A Legendary Romance with music and lyrics, Geoff Morrow, book by Timothy Prager. While it needs more work, the norm for musicals, starring Jeff McCarthy and Lora Lee Gayer it is the best work we have seen this season from Wiliamstown Theatre Festival. It is a tragic love story set to music about lives and careers ruined during the 1950s when Holywood was on trial for its alleged communism.

  • Shorts Gone Wild in South Florida

    Annual Short Play Festival at times a hoot

    By: Aaron Krause - Aug 22nd, 2017

    Audiences choose the order of the plays in annual "Shorts" festival. Actors bring comic energy to roles in production of popular theatrical event. Relevance not hard to spot in largely-escapist shows

  • Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring

    Douglas Morrisson Theatre

    By: Victor Cordell - Aug 30th, 2017

    The play is set in 1941 and to an extent is time-bound. Older patrons and history buffs might better understand some references to Judith Anderson, 'Hellzapoppin', and Teddy Roosevelt's life. More so, a running gag in the script suggests that the menacing Jonathan looks a lot like Boris Karloff. The original Broadway production had a distinct advantage on this point as Karloff was cast as Jonathan.

  • Noni Stapleton at 59E59 Theater

    Turn de Force One Woman Quartet

    By: Susan Hall - Sep 01st, 2017

    Noni Stapleton is a mesmerizing artist. Her writing gifts launch the characterization of a quartet of characters at 59E59 Theaters. Stapleton plays three humans and a charming, and then not so charming cow. You can't take your eyes off her.

  • Ivan Fischer's Don Giovanni

    Mozart at his Most Sublime

    By: Susan Hall - Aug 20th, 2017

    Ivan Fischer, the great Hungarian conductor, returns to Mozart's original version of Don Giovanni. Putting on a production from the Don's point of view, everything is a body. Furniture, peasants, chorus all are wearing white body suits and often strike arresting poses. This concept invites us to listen more closely to the terrific Budapest Festival Orchestra and the singers.

  • This by Melissa James Gibson

    Theatrical Thirty-Something Sitcom at Barrington Stage

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 07th, 2017

    Moving on from an endemic fixations with plays about milennials Barrington Stage has progressed by a generation with This by Melissa James Gibson. The focus is on the trials and tribulations of friends who met in college. Add to this a dark and sexy stranger in a French doctor without borders,

  • Informed Consent in South Florida

    Play Pitting Science vs. Religion in Coral Gables

    By: Aaron Krause - Aug 08th, 2017

    Issue-packed, yet taut play receives strong production at suburban Miami's GableStage. Informed Consent is unsettling, but is leavened with humor and optimism. Playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer directs a talented quintent of performers in a riveting production of her play.

  • Hannah and the Dread Gazebo by Jiehae Park

    Oregon Shakespeare Festival

    By: Victor Cordell - Aug 08th, 2017

    Jiehae Park’s innovative and fast moving world premiere play, Hannah and the Dread Gazebo, touches on a dizzying number of themes including familial relationships, aspirations, wishes, creation mythology, international relations, cross-culturalism, and even a humorous twist on racism.

  • Actually at Williamstown Theatre Festival

    Maat the Ancient Egyptian Feather of Truth

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 14th, 2017

    At the end of a night of binge drinking the Princetown freshmen Tom (Joshua Boone) and Amber (Alexandre Socha) hook up. In the clear night of morning was she raped?. They were so drunk that neither can recall details. It is up to a review panel of faculty to hear both sides and decide on appropriate action. It is a poignant and timely issue as lives are in the balance on college campuses all over America.

  • Company by Stephen Sondheim

    Stunning Revival at Barrington Stage Company

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 15th, 2017

    This season Julianne Boyd has taken another crack at Sondheim's Company and critics appear to be unanimous that a sensational production is on the short list of her best work. She is noted for loving musicals and this one is a corker.

  • Broken Box Mime Theater in Bennington

    Brooklyn Based Ensemble on Tap

    By: Chris Buchanan - Aug 15th, 2017

    Award-wining ensemble, Broken Box Mime Theater will host an Open Studio Share at the Bennington Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 27 at the conclusion of a week-long residency

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