Topics :: Boston theater

The Lion King

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
"The Lion King" stands triumphant as ever. If you've seen it, it's even better than you might remember; if you haven't seen it, there's no excuse: The show is back in Boston through Oct. 12.


By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
A strict nun; an affable priest. The Stoneham Theatre's production of John Patrick Shanley's 2004 play examines a crisis of faith not just in God, but also in one's fellow human beings... and one's own convictions.

Closer Than Ever

By Kilian Melloy | Sunday Sep 14, 2014
These two dozen songs are snug little portraits of life experience of all sorts. They make for an assortment of mini-theatrical experiences.

Emilie: La Marquise du Ch√Ętelet Defends Her Life Tonight

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Sep 11, 2014
The title suggests a trial drama, but refers more to the practice of discussing, in depth, a thesis in pursuit of an advanced degree -- in this case, the question of whether heart or head lends more meaning to human existence. Smarts and passion combine.

Going 'Bookless' :: Leigh Barrett and Kathy St. George on 'Closer Than Ever'

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Sep 9, 2014
The New Repertory Theater opens it new season with a cycle of twenty-six self-contained songs about such ponderables as life, time, and aging. EDGE chatted with co-stars Leigh Barrett and Kathy St. George about working on a "bookless musical."

Unique Post-B'way 'Trip to Bountiful' at ArtsEmerson

By EDGE | Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
Blair Underwood will join Tony Award-winner Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams in one of only two post-Broadway engagements of the critically acclaimed, Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Horton Foote's masterpiece "The Trip to Bountiful" this fall.

Gearing Up for Season Two :: Bridge Rep of Boston Stays Bold

By Kilian Melloy | Saturday Aug 23, 2014
With a slate of four exciting productions lined up for the 2014-15 season -- including two premieres, a one-woman show, and a selection from the Shakespearean canon -- Bridge Rep is building on the excitement it created over its first season.

The 'Wonder' Women

By Michael Cox | Friday Aug 1, 2014
The talented group of women in Titanic Theatre Company's production of David Lindsay-Abaire's 'Wonder of the World' struggle to stand apart and make art in a market where the rolls are limited and the competition is stiff.

"Muskrat Love," American History Style :: John Kuntz on His New Theatrical Epic

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Aug 1, 2014
"Starf*cker." "After School Special." "The Salt Girl." "Hotel Nepenthe." Boston actor and playwright John Kuntz has authored his share of distinctive, sometimes disturbing, theatrical fare. Now he's penned an epic. He tells EDGE all...

Wonder of the World

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Jul 28, 2014
The Titanic Theatre Company's production of David Lindsay-Abaire's "Wonder of the World" is suitably (sometimes sublimely) zany, but fails to convince.