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Theatre on Fire’s ‘Clown Bar’ A Barrel of Laughs (4 Stars)
'Clown Bar' - Written by  Adam Szymkowicz. Directed by Darren Evans. Presented by Theatre on Fire at the Charlestown Working Thea
October 13, 2015
Hysteria at Connors Farm (5 Stars)
In the last several years, I've reviewed nearly 30 haunted attractions, more than anyone else in New England. My 2015 pick for the
October 13, 2015
Meow Meow Wows at ArtsEmerson (4.5 Stars)
'An Audience With Meow Meow' - Created and Performed by Meow Meow (with additional writing by Maria Dahvana Headley); Directed by
October 12, 2015
Billy Elliot, The Musical at the North Shore Music Theatre
'Billy Elliot, The Musical' - Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall; Music by Elton John; Based on the motion picture 'Billy Elliot'. Dire
October 7, 2015
‘Kansas City Choir Boy’ Shares the (Courtney) Love (4 Stars)
'Kansas City Choir Boy' - Music and Lyrics by Todd Almond; Directed by Kevin Newbury; Choreography by Sam Pinkleton; Musical Direc
October 4, 2015
Bridge Rep Serves Up Imaginative ‘Salome’ (4 Stars)
Salome - Written by Oscar Wilde; Directed by Olivia D'Ambrosio;  Scenic Design by Esme Allen; Lighting Design by Stephen Petrilli
October 3, 2015
‘Gloucester Blue’ A Wicked Dark Comedy (4.5 Stars)
'Gloucester Blue' - Written and Directed by Israel Horovitz; Scenic Design by Jenna McFarland Lord; Costume Design by Chelsea Kerl
September 30, 2015
ArtsEmerson’s ‘Mr. Joy’ Is Provocative and Heartbreaking (4.5 stars)
Mr. Joy - Written by Daniel Beaty. Directed by David Dower. Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at the Jackie Liebergott
September 30, 2015
Zeitgeist Revisits Bad old Days with Tragicomic ‘Boys In the Band’ (5 Stars)
'Boys In the Band' - Written by Mart Crowley; Directed by David J. Miller. Scenic Design: David Miller; Lighting Design: Michael C
September 28, 2015
‘A Little Night Music’ Soars at Huntington (5 Stars)
'A Little Night Music' - Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film, "Smiles
September 21, 2015
‘Appropriate’ It Isn’t – Speakeasy Delivers Taut Family Drama – (4 Stars)
'Appropriate' - Written by Branden Jacob-Jenkins. Directed by M. Bevin O'Gara. Scenic Design by Cristina Todesco; Costume Design b
September 19, 2015
‘Academy Fight Song’ A Hilarious Look at Academia (4 Stars)
'Academy Fight Song' - Written by Andrew Clarke; Directed by Joe Antoun; Presented by Centastage at Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Ce
September 17, 2015
Stoneham Theatre Delivers Hilarious ‘A Funny Thing…’ (4.5 Stars)
'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' - Book by by Bert Shevelove and Larry Gelbart; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondh
September 16, 2015
New Rep Celebrates Arthur Miller’s Centennial with Intriguing ‘Broken Glass’ (4.5 Stars)
'Broken Glass' - Written by Arthur Miller, Directed by Jim Petosa; Scenic Design, Jon Savage; Costume Design, Molly Trainer; Light
September 14, 2015
Ellis Elevates Lyric Stage’s ‘My Fair Lady’ to Lofty Heights (5 Stars)
'My Fair Lady' - Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe; Based on the play “Pygmalion” by George Bernard
September 9, 2015
Gloucester Stage’s ‘The Flick’ Is A Screen Gem (4.5 Stars)
'The Flick' - Written by Annie Baker; Directed by Bridget Kathleen O'Leary; Set Design by Courtney Nelson; Costume Design by Lara
August 25, 2015
NMST’s ‘Saturday Night Fever’ A Disco Inferno (4.5 Stars)
'Saturday Night Fever' - Based on the Paramount/RSO Film and the story written by Nick Cohn; Featuring songs by Bee Gees (and othe
August 15, 2015
Albee’s ‘The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?’ Is Tragically Hilarious (4.5 Stars)
'The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?' - Written by Edward Albee; Directed by Daniel Morris; Scenic Design by Kevin Deane Parker; Costume De
August 12, 2015
Wax Wings Gives Cain and Abel an Artistic Treatment in ‘Eyes Shut. Door Open’ (4 Stars)
'Eyes Shut. Door Open' - Written by Cassie M. Seinuk; Directed by Christopher Randolph; Set Design by Kyle Blanchette. Presented b
August 11, 2015
Albatross at New Rep (5 Stars)
*Michael Seiden and The Poets' Theatre's 'Albatross': Directed by Rick Lombardo; Written by Matthew Spangler & Benjamin Evett;
May 26, 2015
Bridge Rep Delivers Minimal But Powerful ‘Julius Caesar’ (4.5 Stars)
'Julius Caesar' - Written by William Shakespeare; Directed by Olivia D'Ambrosio; Scenic Design by Esme Allen; Costume Design by St
May 20, 2015
Patinkin, Mac Bring ‘Vaudeville’ to A.R.T. (4 Stars)
'The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville' - Starring Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac; Direction & Choreography b
May 18, 2015
Scenes from an Adultery Entertainment Lite (3.5 Stars)
*Scenes From An Adultery, written by Ronan Noone, directed by Bridget Kathleen O'Leary, New Repertory Theatre, 321 Arsenal Street,
May 13, 2015
OUTGOING TIDE (4.5 Stars)
*OUTGOING TIDE - Written by Bruce Graham; Directed by Charles Towers; Stage Management by Peter Crewe; Scenic Design by James J. F
April 28, 2015
Wheelock’s Shrek lets its Freak Flag Fly with a Positive Message of Acceptance (4.5 Stars)
*SHREK the MUSICAL - Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay Abaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Based on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Pi
April 22, 2015
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