The Huntington News

Broadway in Boston’s “Miss Saigon” goes “above and beyond”

Broadway in Boston’s “Miss Saigon” goes “above and beyond”

Deanna Schwartz, deputy campus editor

June 24, 2019

How many musical productions can say they feature a real helicopter hovering over the stage? Broadway in Boston’s “Miss Saigon” can. The thrilling staging, playing at Citizens Bank Opera House through June 30, is part of the show’s national tour, stemming from runs in London and on Broadway....

Review: The Handmaid’s Tale opera delivers in victorious adaptation

Review: The Handmaid’s Tale opera delivers in victorious adaptation

Yunkyo Kim, campus editor

May 13, 2019

The operatic rendition of Margaret Atwood's “The Handmaid’s Tale” religiously adheres to the original text, going as far as staging the show in a basketball gymnasium where the handmaids in the novel slept. It is this meticulous narrative strategy that makes the opera a truly triumphant adaptation ...

Maren Morris celebrates her ascendance while retaining her roots

Maren Morris celebrates her ascendance while retaining her roots

Dylan Shen, news staff

May 12, 2019

“Don’t. Lose. Your. Halo.” Lyrics from “GIRL,” the titular song of Maren Morris’ second studio album, flashed across a screen spanning the entire stage. On cue, spotlights provided an ethereal halo for Morris as she rose from below the stage, clad in neon pink and flaunting glitter-enc...

Review: ‘Pet Sematary’ gets serious but falls short

Review: ‘Pet Sematary’ gets serious but falls short

Christopher Kelly, news staff

April 11, 2019

“Pet Sematary” begins as most horror movie remakes do, full of respect to the original source material but featuring obvious refinement to set pieces and plot holes. However, despite improvement across the board in terms of acting and writing, the film fails to deliver a satisfying conclusion and, fo...

Springfest 2019 blends genres with 2 Chainz, King Princess and MisterWives

Springfest 2019 blends genres with 2 Chainz, King Princess and MisterWives

Ali Dusinberre, deputy lifestyle editor

April 10, 2019

Students filed into Matthews Arena Saturday night to see 2 Chainz, King Princess and MisterWives perform live at Northeastern’s annual Springfest concert, hosted by the Council for University Programs, or CUP. From MisterWives’ cheerful melodies to King Princess’ raw, refreshing pop and 2 Chainz...

Walker Hayes’ Dream On It tour marks a dream fulfilled

Walker Hayes’ Dream On It tour marks a dream fulfilled

Riley Robinson, news staff

April 3, 2019

Two years after Walker Hayes’ last performance in Boston, his high-spirited Dream On It tour marked a sweet stage of career metamorphosis. At House of Blues on March 23, the pop-country artist recalled the last time he stood on that stage as the opening act for Dan + Shay’s Obsessed tour in D...

Review: Boston Ballet’s ‘Coppélia’ brings cheerful performance

Review: Boston Ballet’s ‘Coppélia’ brings cheerful performance

Paige Stern, news staff

March 27, 2019

Rather than a night filled with tear-jerking plot twists and a tragic ending, "Coppélia" provides comic relief for dancers and theatregoers including character hissy fits, humorous love triangles and a happily ever after. On the Boston Ballet’s website, the dance company guarantees that this ...

Review: ‘Spamilton: An American Parody’

Review: ‘Spamilton: An American Parody’

Samantha Barry, news staff

February 20, 2019

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

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

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

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

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