Tag Archives: Theatre

An Old Friend, Back On Broadway

Les Misérables, needless to say, has been around a long time. But it is for good reason. The Imperial Theatre on a recent Saturday night is packed to the rafters, and the excitement in the audience is palpable. Perhaps because the show only opened a couple weeks ago, most of the audience members appear to be seasoned Les Mis fans who have eagerly anticipated the show’s return to Broadway and are ready to welcome it back. Though I am familiar with the musical, this is my first time seeing it live, and compared to them I am a rookie. Continue reading

A Fairytale For All Time

On a Wednesday afternoon, at a matinee for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the lobby of the Broadway Theatre is packed with children: little girls dress up in ball gowns and put glitter in their hair, summer campers file in together in a line, and families hold hands on the way to their seats. At intermission, the line for the restroom is so long that barely half the people in it are relieved before the 15 minutes is up. For a story as popular and widely known as Cinderella, it makes sense. Many people in the room have grown up knowing at least one version of the story (probably more), and some of them have seen at least one version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical (originally created for television in 1957).  Continue reading

Beyond the Razzle Dazzle

Led by director Diane Paulus, American Repertory Theater’s revival of Pippin at the Music Box Theatre admirably takes on a musical theater classic, while also managing to bring fresh perspective to it.  Continue reading


Broadway Sunset

Broadway Sunset

Music Box Theatre, June 22, 2013

A Week in Dublin


ImageHa’penny Bridge, Dublin

ImageSt. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

If it is possible to fall in love with a place after being there for less than 24 hours, then that’s what appears to have happened between me and Dublin. The first time I saw it was a one-day whirlwind, a brief stop on part of a longer journey, but I saw enough to leave me desperately wanting more – and, one year later, back I was. Continue reading

On The (Bean)Town

In a visit to my hometown this past week, I attended the Lyric Stage Company of Boston’s revival of On The Town. I’ve been waiting a long time to find a live production of this musical, as the film adaptation was one of my favorite movies as a child.

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