The late Terrence McNally was more than just a masterful playwright. He also forged new roads in musical theater.
Arts Remembrance: Flutist Doriot Anthony Dwyer
Doriot Anthony Dwyer was a virtuoso flutist, one who could coax brightly burnished tones out of the instrument.
Theater Review: “The Children” — After the Damage Has Been Done
An apocalyptic backdrop gives the play urgency, especially given the current worldwide struggle to contain the Corvid-19 virus, which has already claimed thousands of lives.
Visual Arts Review: “Lucian Freud Self-Portraits” — Pictures of a Cool Narcissist
I recommend this show for Lucian Freud’s highly polished craftsmanship, but his wry game of psychological hide-and-seek is not all that satisfying.
Theater Review: “Detroit Red” — Life in Boston, At the Bottom
While there is much to admire about Detroit Red’s script, there are serious problems with the staging.
Arts Commentary: MFA Boston — at 150
There have been times in the MFA’s past when it hasn’t lived up to its educational mission, when it has pandered to the whims of the wealthy — particularly its fat cat benefactors.
Theater Review: Asian Delights from Yukio Mishima and Tennessee Williams
Kudos for two short plays by Tennessee Williams and Yukio Mishma at this year’s Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival
Theater Review: “Choir Boy” — Musical Grace
Few of the numbers in Choir Boy fails to astonish.
Theater Review: “Little Shop of Horrors” — A Fun Romp with an Appetite for Blood
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston is giving this nostalgic hokum a spirited production.
Theater Preview: “Buddy” Cianci’s Ghost Returns to Haunt Providence
We are definitely feeling a sense of Buddy haunting us, to be sure. I mean, this theater is the place he visited. He attended many, if not most, of the shows here.