The Jason Robert Brown-Alfred Uhry musical is running at the Keegan Theatre.
What’s a nice Episcopalian guy from Kansas City doing in the world of Yiddish theater? Shane Baker says he’s having the time of his life. Baker, who dabbled in magic, rode the elephant at the circus’s annual stop in town and has fond recollections of covered dish events in church basements as a child, is… Read More
Guy Ben-Aharon wants to change the cultural conversation in the United States. He’s doing it by bringing Israeli plays to diverse audiences, both within the Jewish community and beyond. Theater, he believes, can facilitate dialogue, introduce new ideas, and open viewers’ minds. “The power of theater is a shared emotional experience. You get into a… Read More
In 1941, with the spread of Nazism overtaking Europe, American playwright Lillian Hellman premiered her own snapshot of what could happen if that insidious party captured hearts and minds in the United States, a land infused with democratic values. The result, her play “Watch on the Rhine,” is once again strikingly relevant in a new… Read More
Virtually nothing grows on the moors, a housekeeper at a gloomy Yorkshire estate tells orphan Mary Lennox at the start of “The Secret Garden,” the musical running through Dec. 31 at the Shakespeare Theatre Company and based on the novel by the same name. There isn’t much life inside Misselthwaite Manor either, as 10 year old… Read More