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Review: '50s play tackles drug addiction

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
Review: “A Hatful of Rain,” by Michael V. Gazzo, is included in John Gassner’s “Best American Plays 1951-1957,” alongside such enduring masterworks as “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and “The Crucible.” If you want to see what the enthusiasm was about in 1955, you can catch a sturdy production of it by the Berkshire Theater Group.
 
Q & A: Banner’s art complemented mother’s dance writing

Q & A: Banner’s art complemented mother’s dance writing

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
Critic Mae Banner’s words brought dance to life. And when coupled with the fluid line drawings by her son Shawn Banner, the images conjured were richer, clearer and more satisfying to the reader.
 
LENOX, Mass.

Durang’s farce both moving and hilarious

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
In “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” Christopher Durang’s Tony-award winning play running at Shakespeare & Company, you see another side of Durang: He’s finally grown up.
 

Barrington’s ‘Dancing Lessons’ is stale story

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
Barrington Stage’s world premiere of Mark St. Germain’s new play “Dancing Lessons” can't be saved by the fine performance of its lead actor.
 

A hit or miss offering by Brazilian hip-hop troupe

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Hip-hop is a solo art. Thus, it takes effort, a lot of effort, to transform a crew of house and break dancers into a cohesive ensemble.
 

Oldcastle’s ‘My Fair Lady’ to make Henry Higgins a little more human

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
Scott MacGowan thinks Rex Harrison’s performance in “My Fair Lady” is up there with the best of them. His own Henry Higgins, however, will be a much kinder and gentler man.
 
Still-relevant 'Hatful of Rain' opens Saturday in Stockbridge

Still-relevant 'Hatful of Rain' opens Saturday in Stockbridge

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
When “A Hatful of Rain” came out on Broadway in 1955, people were shocked by the subject matter. These days the problems of returning war veterans may no longer be surprising, but unfortunately they are still quite relevant.
 

Newsies tickets on sale Sept. 2 at Proctors

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
Tickets for Disney’s Newsies will go on sale starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, Disney Theatrical Productions and Proctors announced Monday.
 

Timothy Murphy Players to present musical in Middleburgh

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
“Here at the Timothy Murphy Playhouse,” says Dove Karn of Cobleskill, “it really is, truly, community theater at its best.”
 
Actress Elizabeth Aspenlieder says play skillfully portrays human condition

Actress Elizabeth Aspenlieder says play skillfully portrays human condition

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
Elizabeth Aspenlieder couldn’t wait to get to rehearsals each day at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass.
 

Chita Rivera magnificent in musical version of ‘The Visit’

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
Vibrant, vital and in fabulous voice, Chita Rivera is nothing short of wonderful in Williamstown Theatre Festival's "The Visit."
 
Keke Palmer to be Broadway's 1st black Cinderella
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Keke Palmer to be Broadway's 1st black Cinderella

Monday, Aug. 4, 2014
Keke Palmer will be stepping into the title role in "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" starting Sept. 9 at the Broadway Theatre. She will become the first African-American to play the part on the Great White Way.
 
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.

Review: Berkshire offers brilliant production of Coward play

Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
Review: Noel Coward’s “Design for Living” is much like his other plays — beautiful people quipping pithily while throwing back copious amounts of alcohol. But the happy surprise with this show is that, unlike some of his other work, it’s honestly quite timeless. All the better, then, that Berkshire Theatre Group decided to bring it back this summer in a lush production well worth the trip.
 
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Cirque Eloize returns with high-flying entertainment

Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
Cirque Eloize is back at Proctors this summer, and just like last August, the troupe of Canadian circus artists and dancers are captivating audience with its “iD,” a daring showcase of physical control and strength artfully framed in a gritty urban setting.
 
Fine singing, versatile sets elevate Colony’s ‘Susannah’

Fine singing, versatile sets elevate Colony’s ‘Susannah’

Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014
Carlisle Floyd’s “Susannah” opened Wednesday with strong performances at the Seagle Music Colony.
 
 

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