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


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


Cherry Jones,Morgan Saylor, Zoe Kazan- opening

When We Were Young and Unafraid – Uneven, But Raw and Affecting

Saturday, June 21st, 2014
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Playwright Sarah Treem’s perspective on the status of women is colored by awareness of today’s conservatism. Only a single line in the play alludes to


John Glover, Lily Rabe, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ismenia Mendes, Jack Cutmore-Scott-opening

The Public Theater presents Shakespeare in the Park:
Much Ado About Nothing

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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It’s still light in the park as costumed actors wander onto the Italianate set, household help in respite, Leonato, Governor of Messina (John Glover) and


opening JD

Just Jim Dale – Low Key and Charming

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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Take a look at me, go on, a good look at me/Some years ago I didn’t know me elbow from me/Ask just simply anyone/Go on


Nova Y. Payton, Levi Kreis and E. Faye Butler i

Ashley Blair Fitzgerald and Nova Y. Payton
Celebrate the Songs of Leiber and Stoller

Monday, April 21st, 2014
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Not many fans know by name the songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. But begin to list their many songs—-”Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Stand


Michael C. Hall & Tracy Letts opening

The Realistic Joneses – Four Characters in Search of a Play

Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei are terrific actors. Watching them work is a pleasure. Each manifests his role from the



If/Then – Confusing and Self Indulgent

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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According to press, friends Brian Yorkey (Book & Lyrics) and Tom Kitt (Music) of Next to Normal fame, wrote If/Then for Idina Menzel as she


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