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Play by play: December 25, 2009

Theater listings, December 25, 2009
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 23, 2009

Play by play: December 18, 2009

Theater listings, week of December 18
Boston's weekly theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 16, 2009

Play by Play, May 8, 2009

Plays from A to Z 
Theater around town
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 07, 2009

Play by Play: February 6, 2009

Plays A through Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 09, 2009

SpeakEasy's The New Century, Cabaret at New Rep

Gay apparel
The New Century , a quartet of related short plays by Paul Rudnick, takes its name from the discount department store Century 21.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 26, 2009

Year in Theater: Staged right

Changing of the local guard
It's been a Buckingham Palace season on the local rialto.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 22, 2008

Rough justice

The Lieutenant of Inishmore; How Many Miles to Basra?; Legally Blonde the Musical
Except that it's a black farce, not a tragedy, you could call The Lieutenant of Inishmore Martin McDonagh's Titus Andronicus .
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 05, 2008

Undiscovered country

New Rep’s Eurydice, the ART’s Let Me Down Easy, SpeakEasy’s The Light in the Piazza
A young woman steps off the Elevator Styx into a Hades ruled by Pee-wee Herman.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 24, 2008

Easy to love

According to Tip debuts at New Rep; the ART sings Cole Porter
Given the water wings of a viable performance, one-person shows about historical figures tend to sink or swim on the raconteurship of their subjects.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 01, 2008

Musical chairs

Dessa Rose, Whizzin’, The Drowsy Chaperone
Perhaps only the team that triumphed with Ragtime would attempt a musical based on Sherley Anne Williams’s 1986 novel Dessa Rose .
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 29, 2008

Game faces

The Clean House at New Rep; Gary at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
There’s something awe-inspiring about watching an ensemble in which everyone is performing at the top of his or her game.
By ED SIEGEL  |  March 04, 2008

Sex and the century

Angels in America by BTW; A Pinter Duet at New Rep
Angels in America can dance on the head of a pin as easily as any other kind.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 29, 2008

The witching hour

Wicked , plus The Atheist , A Streetcar Named Desire , Zanna, Don’t!
WICKED is a very different witch hunt from the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel on which it is based.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 18, 2007

Send in the clowns

Side by Side by Sondheim; Disney High School Musical
They might as easily have titled it Half and Half by Sondheim .
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 12, 2007

To Hell in a handbasket

The Wild Party; Confessions of a Mormon Boy; Buried Child
The epic poem The Wild Party is most famous for inspiring two musicals that appeared in the same millennial year.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 01, 2007

History tours

Silence at New Rep; trying at MRT; Olympia Dukakis in Rose
Silence could be golden, but British playwright Moira Buffini can’t resist throwing in cheaper metals.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 24, 2007

Players' prince

ASP Hamlet takes the Strand stage
This Hamlet is as lucid a production as you’re going to see.
By ED SIEGEL  |  October 24, 2006

Freedom fighters

The Pillowman at New Rep; 1776 at Lyric Stage
Anglo-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, which is getting its area premiere at New Repertory Theatre (at the Arsenal Center for the Arts through October 1), is a superficially clever play.
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 12, 2006

Brooklyn and the bottle

Donald Margulies from SpeakEasy, Alcoholics Anonymous from New Rep
Donald Margulies’s Brooklyn Boy , which is receiving a creditable Boston premiere production from SpeakEasy Stage Company chronicles the identity crisis of Eric Weiss (Victor Warren), a Jewish writer from Sheepshead Bay now rounding middle age.
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  June 19, 2006

Song and substance

Ragtime and Caroline, or Change
The wheels of a dream are spinning New Repertory Theatre into a new era with its production of Ragtime .
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 10, 2006

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