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Review: The Huntington's Bus Stop

All aboard for this smooth ride
Bus Stop is hardly a neglected masterpiece, or even William Inge's best play (that would be Picnic ), but when you watch Nicholas Martin's production, the Huntington's season opener (at the Boston University Theatre through October 17), you understand why it was a hit on Broadway in 1955.
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 29, 2010

2009: The year in theater

Stage worthies
A quick look at this past year in Boston's theater scene.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 21, 2009

Play by play: July 17, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Boston's theater schedule
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 15, 2009

Play by play: July 10, 2009

Plays from A to Z
This week in Boston theater
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 08, 2009

Play by Play: July 3, 2009

Plays from A to Z
This week in Boston theater
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 06, 2009

Play by Play: February 6, 2009

Plays A through Z
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 09, 2009

Review: The Seagull, The Corn Is Green

Tons of love
The Seagull begins with a theatrical experiment — a brief symbolist drama dreamed by young Konstantin Treplev, who's struggling toward artistic expression while endeavoring to showcase his girlfriend and impress his actress mother.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 20, 2009

Winter's tales

The cold season heats up on Boston boards
The cold season heats up on Boston boards
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 29, 2008

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

New blood

ART and the Huntington (and Boston theater) get a youth transfusion
The famously adventurous American Repertory Theatre is soon to be taken over by a woman who spent her summer directing . . . the vintage Broadway hits Kiss Me, Kate and Hair ?
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 10, 2008

Gone but not forgotten

She Loves Me at the Huntington; plus Way Theatre Artists’ The Memory of Water
Before there was eHarmony, there were harmony and disharmony.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 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

Too much too soon?

Classical goodies for 2008
Two of the most exciting concerts announced for this winter are on the same date, February 24.
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  January 31, 2008

Movie music

The BSO, Handel and Haydn, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Cantata Singers, David Daniels, and Teatro Lirico d’Europa’s Tosca
Classical music in 2008 Boston did not get off to a brilliant start.
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  January 23, 2008

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

Teen spirit

The Corn Is Green at Williamstown; Romeo and Juliet at the Publick
The Williamstown Theatre Festival revival of Emlyn Williams’s The Corn Is Green marks the first time this play has been trotted out in years.
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  August 07, 2007

That’s amore

The Light in the Piazza; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Love’s Labour’s Lost
The Light in the Piazza is an ambitious if old-fashioned musical.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 05, 2007

Garry glitter

Present Laughter shines at the Huntington; plus Hillary and Monica
Youth may be “a stuff will not endure,” but Noël Coward’s Present Laughter — which takes its title from the Shakespearean ditty that tells us so — certainly does.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 29, 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

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

Home fires

The Cherry Orchard; Brontë; Sailing Down the Amazon and Haiku
There’s not a samovar in sight, and American playwright Richard Nelson has sharpened and pared down the script.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 17, 2007

The importance of being Ridiculus

Oscar Wilde at the ART
You wouldn’t think that an effective way into the heart of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest would be to play down the comedy’s slapstick farce, stentorian wit, fast pacing, or romantic heterosexuality.
By ED SIEGEL  |  January 02, 2007

Rethinking Chekhov

The Huntington steps into The Cherry Orchard
Conventional wisdom and introductory drama classes describe Anton Chekhov’s final masterpiece, The Cherry Orchard , as a prescient statement about his country’s future, written in 1903 as the playwright was dying.
By IRIS FANGER  |  December 28, 2006

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

Poetry in motion

Love’s Labour’s Lost , Island of Slaves
The eyes have it in Love’s Labour’s Lost , in which ocular imagery duels with what Harold Bloom calls a “florabundance of language” in the arch arias of courtier Berowne, who sees himself writ large in the “pitch-ball” peepers of Rosaline.
By CARLOYN CLAY  |  May 28, 2006

No sex please, we’re bookish

Nicholas Martin tackles Love’s Labour’s Lost
A not so funny thing happened on the way to the Huntington Theatre Company’s planned run of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum : the lead actor accepted a part in a Broadway show.
By IRIS FANGER  |  May 03, 2006

Boston theater season announced

High Fidelity  to world premiere in the fall
Boston’s biggest theatrical guns have announced what they’ll be showing next season, and it isn’t all Annie and Aeschylus .
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 27, 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

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