The musical’s book, lyrics, and score are strong enough to warrant productions elsewhere.
Portland Stage Company
The Half-Light is a play about ghosts that, while offering intimations of mortality, ends up exuding a charming and infectious romantic spirit.
A comedy about slavery poses considerable challenges in our #blacklivesmatter times, but the characters bounce gleefully through endless rounds of verbal sparring.
The Niceties gives us an invaluable opportunity to hover outside of the current political debate about race and American history.
Every September proffers an explosion of productions; as usual, my eclectic picks, driven by my prejudice for the new. There are few world premieres among the openers this season, aside from the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival’s “Once in a Lifetime” and Arts Emerson’s presentation of The Foundry Theatre’s “How Much is Enough.”
Holiday season is kicking in, which means it becomes harder to find theater that doesn’t set out to warm your heart and melt your mind. Though a Santaland Diary or two remains, the vogue for cynical Xmas shows has run its course. Still, all is not lost when you can still find such extraordinary family […]
By Bill Marx The month contains plenty of summerish entertainment, from a new baseball musical to a campy Alfred Hitchcock parody and a jazzy update of The Mikado. For me, the standouts are the more demanding fare, such as a festival of new American theater pieces and an exciting opportunity see Shakespeare’s rarely staged Timon […]