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By Colin Dabkowski » Monday, March 2, 2015

On a subzero Thursday night in mid-February, two dozen cast members of a new play about the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. joined hands in a prayer circle after the... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Thursday Theater roundup features currently running productions that received three or more stars from our reviewers. Here are this week's picks: "Burying the Bones," through Sunday in a Paul R... Read More

By Ted Hadley » Thursday, February 26, 2015

Terrence McNally, over the course of a five-decade writing career, has garnered a room full of awards including a Pulitzer nomination. He has been honored for his body of work several times, particula... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, February 25, 2015

When your only options in life are to hustle or be hustled, you make do with what you have and pray for the best.That’s the case for Lincoln and Booth, two black brothers whose long-raging batt... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, February 18, 2015

When Bianca Marroquín and Terra MacLeod come to town, the only thing to do is clear your schedule. The Broadway veterans, who slunk onto the stage of Shea’s Performing Arts Center on Tuesday nig... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Leave it to the youngsters to shake things up, write their own rules, make their own way. At the beginning of its third season, and with only three productions under its belt, Second Generation The... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Thursday Theater Roundup features current productions that received three or more stars from our reviewers. Here are this week's picks: "The Graduate," through Saturday in the Alleyway Theatre ... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Thursday, February 12, 2015

James Sherman’s “Beau Jest,” the second in Jewish Repertory Theatre’s “Season of Humor,” is just what the doctor ordered. After this fall’s “Old Jews Telling Jokes,” which I found to... Read More

By Ted Hadley » Wednesday, February 11, 2015

“The truth will set you free but first it will tick you off.” In “Burying the Bones,” a post-apartheid play by M.E.H. Lewis, the current offering at the Paul Robeson Theatre, the pretty, st... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Wednesday, February 11, 2015

It’s always a pleasure being able to revisit a favorite production years after the fact. Magic strikes the stage more rarely than we would wish, and despite theater’s temporal nature, inescapably ... Read More
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