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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

Chilly scenes in winter

The year ahead on Boston stages
The drama of the holidays (and I don’t mean A Christmas Carol) may be behind us, but there’s plenty more drama — and comedy and musicals — ahead to light up long winter nights.  
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  October 27, 2008

Enter triumphant

This year’s Elliot Norton Awards
It was a Martin love fest Monday night at the 26th annual Elliot Norton Awards, Boston theater’s annual pat on the head.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 14, 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

Primary colors

It’s the political season on area stages
Now that the holiday hubbub is behind us, we have no dreams of white Christmases or visions of Sugar Plum Fairies to warm a theatergoer’s heart.
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 26, 2007

The best on the boards

Theatre: 2007 in review
There have been a few muggings on the rialto this year.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 17, 2007


tick, tick ... BOOM! at New Rep; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by BTW; American Buffalo at WHAT
When Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer-winning composer of Rent , wrote tick, tick . . . BOOM! , he could not have known what the “boom” would be.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 03, 2007

Stage worthies

Fall on the Boston boards
The roar of the greasepaint precedes that of the autumn wind this year.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 12, 2007

Norton Awards go silver

The Elliot Norton Awards turned 25 on Monday night — though that’s nothing compared with Norton himself, who lived to be 100.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 23, 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

Spring stages

From hoofers to Mormons and more
As we recover from turning the clocks ahead and making our day’s journey into night a bit longer, area stages are taking a cue from Mother Nature.
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  March 13, 2007

Best on the boards

 Certainly Nicholas Martin will leave the Huntington a livelier place than when he took over.
Huntington Theatre Company artistic director Nicholas Martin recently announced that he would leave his post in 2008.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 20, 2007

Life’s enchanted cup

Our Town at Trinity; BTW’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The buzz about Trinity Repertory Company’s Our Town has centered on its double-barreled depiction of community.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 07, 2007

A winter’s tale

The season ahead on area stages
Even as the family drama of your holiday comes to a close, there’s no need to don a kerchief and settle in for a long winter’s nap.
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 28, 2006

Best on the boards

A year in theater
Huntington Theatre Company artistic director Nicholas Martin recently announced that he would leave his post in 2008.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 19, 2006

Kids’ stuff

A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant ; Exceptions to Gravity
As the world’s most famous Scientologist honeymoons in the Maldives, junior-bird-man havoc is being wreaked on Tom Cruise’s ideology of choice.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 28, 2006


Radio Golf ; bobrauschenbergamerica ; I Am My Own Wife
As the Huntington Theatre Company mounts Radio Golf , the ghost in the rafters is that of Wilson, who died last October at 60, soon after completing this final piece of his grand project chronicling decade by decade the African-American experience of the last 100 years.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 20, 2006

Players and painted stage

Fall on the Boston boards  
It seems the fall theater season was shot from a gun this year, barely after the Labor Day picnic baskets had been packed away.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 13, 2006


Wicked at the Opera House; The Sweetest Swing in Baseball at Boston Theatre Works
Like the bony, broom-riding icon of Oz it aims to exonerate, Wicked is neither all good nor all bad.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 18, 2006

Spring boards

From baseball to Shakespeare to male swans
As the winter wind makes fast tracks, it leaves a burgeoning crop of ancient masterpieces, world premieres, farces, and musicals to blossom come April.
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  March 10, 2006

Love and death

Romeo and Juliet at the ART , Othello at Boston Theatre Works
Forget star-cross’d. At the American Repertory Theatre, Romeo and Juliet are just plain cross.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 22, 2006

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