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Side ShowSt. James Theatre

Sideshow- Fascinating Subject, Whiz Bang Entertainment

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
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Come look at the freaks/Come gape at the geeks/They’ll haunt you for weeks… Freak: One that is markedly unusual or abnormal-Merriam Webster Dictionary. The return

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Lost Lake

Lost Lake- It’s Not the Lake That’s Lost

Monday, November 17th, 2014
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The cabin is old, dirty, and in disrepair, all peeling paint, threadbare plaids and taxidermy. Its phone is disconnected, (cell reception is elusive, internet non-existent),

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Real Thing, TheAmerican Airlines Theatre

The Real Thing Falls Flat

Friday, November 7th, 2014
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This lackluster production of Tom Stoppard’s 1982 play makes one wonder why it’s so appealing to actors. (My supposition being it was mounted on the

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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, TheEthel Barrymore Theatre

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time:
When Senses Assault

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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Mrs. Shears’ dog, Wellington, has been brutally murdered – impaled by a garden fork. When 15 year-old neighbor Christopher Boone (outstanding newcomer, Alex Sharpe), is

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laugh

You Can’t Take It With You: Go. Laugh.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014
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What can one say about this 6th Broadway production of the rollicking You Can’t Take It With You? That Annaleigh Ashford’s Essie is deadpan hysterical

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Country House, TheSamuel J. Friedman Theatre

The Country House: A Family of Actors Act Out

Sunday, October 5th, 2014
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That this is a commissioned play –a star vehicle might be more accurate – will come as no surprise to those who let its pleasant

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Wayside Motor InnSignature Theatre

The Wayside Motor Inn*: A Rondo

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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Though it might be anywhere, this particular Wayside Inn is outside Boston. It’s the 1970s-note sideburns, shirtwaist dress, and computer hook-up by telephone. It’s an

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Steven Boyer & John Lithgow opening

King Lear: Early Retirement Can Be Fatal

Monday, August 11th, 2014
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King Lear is a difficult play-long, brutal, and complex. Did I mention brutal? Intending to live out his life in accustomed luxury surrounded by filial

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