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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Omega Kids: A Conversation with Noah Mease and Jay Stull by Jenna Scherer

If you make the trek up the four flights of stairs at 380 Broadway to the Access Theater, you’ll come upon an unlikely sight: a small black box in the middle of a spacious white room, …

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hadestown: Theater review by Jenna Scherer

In the myth, Eurydice didn’t have much of a choice. She died, woke up in the underworld and waited around for Orpheus to save her. Not so in Hadestown, singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Her life's a 'Cabaret' by Jenna Scherer

From Dresden Dolls to ART stage, Amanda Palmer's a creative force

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Fall Arts Preview: Theater by Jenna Scherer

Has it finally happened? Is Boston theater getting over its inferiority complex?

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Recovering mathematician's MIT 'Truth' a calculated move by Jenna Scherer

Don't get mad, write a play. That's the principle behind Gioia De Cari's "Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through MIT's Male Math Maze."

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris interview: "You might as well own the spotlight" by Jenna Scherer

When you’ve been wearing nothing but a suit and tie for nine years, what do you put on next? Try a big blond wig and enough glitter to give Kinky Boots a run for its money. Next month, Nei…

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Friday, February 17, 2012

'Addams Family' values lost in musical adaptation by Jenna Scherer

If any previous incarnation of "The Addams Family" met their Broadway musical selves, they would throw those wimps...

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Set in hotel room, 'Green Eyes' takes intimate look at relationship by Jenna Scherer

It's all close quarters once you step into the Ames Hotel on Court Street. A tiny lobby gives way to a tinier elevator....

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

See 'Carnage' at BU by Jenna Scherer

There are plenty of plays out there about civilized people descending into -chaos and destroying their own living...

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Friday, January 27, 2012

'Sugar' mixes bitter with sweet by Jenna Scherer

Robbie McCauley is the kind of storyteller whose kitchen you could pass an -afternoon in, a quarter of your attention...

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'American Idiot' rocks out at Opera House by Jenna Scherer

There's a little grenade of irony at the heart of "American Idiot," Green Day's rock opera currently onstage at...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Work of art: See Rothko play 'Red' by Jenna Scherer

Of the mid-20th century's prominent painters, Mark Rothko's work may leave the most gallerygoers scratching their...

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

'Superior Donuts' a sweet treat from Lyric by Jenna Scherer

It's the darkest, coldest time of the year. The holidays are over; the sun's down before supper. It's the easiest...

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Huntington director unmasks parents' rage in 'Carnage' by Jenna Scherer

There's something about seeing your kid threatened that brings out the beast in even the most civilized parents....

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

'Revels' puts the fun back into Christmas by Jenna Scherer

There comes a time in every holiday season when cynicism and fatigue threaten to eclipse the jolliness. Too many...

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

'Three Pianos' is tres bien by Jenna Scherer

The dudes behind "Three Pianos" have discovered the true secret of theater: that great entertainment aside, the...

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'Story' a shot in the dark by Jenna Scherer

You can't blame New Repertory Theatre for wanting to try a different Christmas classic in an endless, snowbound...

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Cast makes 'Merry' despite production's flaws by Jenna Scherer

"The Merry Wives of Windsor" isn't great Shakespeare. It isn't even good Shakespeare. But it is fun Shakespeare,...

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Kick up your heels with 'La Cage' by Jenna Scherer

For a story set in France in the 1970s, "La Cage Aux Folles" seems tailor-made to address one of the biggest hot-button...

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'Carol' sings at NSMT by Jenna Scherer

"Marley was dead: to begin with." Regular Christmastime theatergoers likely have heard this sentence more times...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

'Eddie Coyle' gunning for stage stardom by Jenna Scherer

The Boston crime scene has spent the past decade shaking Hollywood by the scruff of its neck. But even with all...

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

'Mrs. Grinchley' sure to steal audience's heart by Jenna Scherer

You've gotta hand it to the Gold Dust Orphans - they're a company for all seasons. They're still performing their...

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Turner adds substance to 'High' drama by Jenna Scherer

Taken on one level, Matthew Lombardo's drug-addict drama "High" can look like a very blunt instrument. But intricacy...

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday fare takes center stage in Hub theaters by Jenna Scherer

CLASSIC "A Christmas Carol" North Shore Music -Theatre's richly appointed musical pumps up the more magical...

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Monday, December 5, 2011

'Christmas' not quite spectacular by Jenna Scherer

There's something kind of endearing about watching the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular," a show that is by definition...

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

The 'High' road by Jenna Scherer

In recent years, Kathleen Turner has made a definitive jump from film to the stage. Originally known for head-turning...

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

'La Cage,' by George! by Jenna Scherer

Aside from his omnipresent suntan and iconic turn as Zorro, George Hamilton might be best known for the sheer force...

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Artisan's Asylum, creative nerve center, blooms in Somerville by Jenna Scherer

Somerville is a city as steeped in its past as an industrial mecca as it is in its present as a center for artists...

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