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Review: ‘Spamilton: An American Parody’

Review: ‘Spamilton: An American Parody’

Samantha Barry, news staff

February 20, 2019


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How does a Needham-raised playwright, actor and director manage to create a show that not only spoofs the mega-hit “Hamilton” but also the entire Broadway industry itself? The answer is simple. Gerard Alessandrini’s musical, “Spamilton: An American Parody,” combines the fast-paced nature of...

Review: The 21st century version of ‘My Fair Lady’ empowers audiences

Review: The 21st century version of ‘My Fair Lady’ empowers audiences

Lucy Hoffman, news correspondent

February 13, 2019


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Anyone entering the Central Square Theater to see Bedlam’s “Pygmalion” with expectations of Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison singing and walking off into the sunshine together is in for a surprise. “Pygmalion” is the original play by George Bernard Shaw that was adapted into the movie and musica...

Country fans raise a glass to Eric Church

Country fans raise a glass to Eric Church

Riley Robinson, news staff

February 7, 2019


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Country singer-songwriter Eric Church performed for three hours at TD Garden as part of his Double Down Tour.

‘What is Democracy?’ offers a transparent take on global affairs

‘What is Democracy?’ offers a transparent take on global affairs

Yunkyo Kim, news staff

January 30, 2019


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What is democracy? Filmmaker, writer and activist Astra Taylor asks this fundamental question in her documentary observing Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s “The Allegory of Good and Bad Government” in Siena, Italy. In the 1338 fresco, which depicts a tyrannical government, there is a woman sawing apart w...

Review: ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ conflicts audiences over timeless debate

Review: ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ conflicts audiences over timeless debate

Nia Beckett, lifestyle editor

January 16, 2019


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Lucas Hnath’s “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” imagines the life of Henrik Ibsen’s character Nora 15 years later.

Review: ‘Robin Hood’ steals from better movies and gives nothing in return

Review: ‘Robin Hood’ steals from better movies and gives nothing in return

Mohit Puvvala, lifestyle columnist

December 5, 2018


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"Robin Hood" opens with a narration from Taron Egerton's titular character, boldly telling the audience to forget what they think they know, for this is not the average Robin Hood story. He also tells us that he won't bore us with the details of when and where this film takes place. Ironically, the fi...

Review: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” spreads classic Disney joy

Review: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” spreads classic Disney joy

November 14, 2018


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By Samantha Barry As a self-proclaimed Disney fanatic, I’m always eager to head to the theaters and see what the House of Mouse has come up with next. That being said, when I heard that a sequel to Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2012 film, “Wreck-It Ralph,” was in the works, I was less than thr...

Review: “Overlord” polishes the Nazi zombie trope

Review: “Overlord” polishes the Nazi zombie trope

November 14, 2018


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By Mohit Puvvala, lifestyle columnist The frenetic opening scene of “Overlord” harkens back to old war movies with its grainy texture and vintage themed fanfare. We focus on a group of World War II soldiers in an aircraft flying above France. They have one job: take out a Nazi tower that’s j...

Review: “Instant Family” tells a refreshing story of foster care adoption

Review: “Instant Family” tells a refreshing story of foster care adoption

November 14, 2018


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By Ali Dusinberre, news correspondent Heartwarming and comical, “Instant Family” depicts the touching story of one family’s journey through the foster care adoption system. The film, set to hit theaters on Nov. 16, is based on the experiences of writer and director Sean Anders and others who w...

Review: Twenty One Pilots try new style

Review: Twenty One Pilots try new style

Seamus McAvoy

November 1, 2018


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A flaming car joined Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph, the musical duo comprising Twenty One Pilots on stage to kick off their set on Friday, Oct. 26 at TD Garden. On tour for their new album, Dun and Joseph underpin their live performance with their more popular older work, creating an interesting but acc...

Review: “Fun Home” reaches deep into family history

Review: “Fun Home” reaches deep into family history

October 26, 2018


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By Juan Ramirez We’ll never truly know our parents; our perception of them so complicated by our relationships, dynamics and memories. Even less, we’ll never truly know others’ parents, and what happens behind closed doors at another’s house is just about anyone’s guess. “Fun Home,” the...

Review: Mid90’s modernizes the coming-of-age motif

Review: Mid90’s modernizes the coming-of-age motif

October 26, 2018


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By Sofie Kato, news correspondent “Mid90s” is a relatable comedic drama that showcases the effects of friendship, love and family on a growing child. A modern coming-of-age story written and directed by Jonah Hill, “Mid90s” details the life of 13-year-old Stevie, played by Sunny Suljic...