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Review: Sherlock’s Last Case falls flat as farce

Review: Sherlock’s Last Case falls flat as farce

October 17, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Reviews

By Juan Ramirez, news staff  The last few James Bond films have dealt with the harsh aging of an outdated man in the face of unforgiving modernity. Much like that legendary British institution, both the theatrical farce and literature’s favorite detective are in peril in “Sherlock’s Last Case,” w...

Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King talks local change

Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King talks local change

February 15, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Alyssa Lukpat, news staff Writer and Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King spoke to Northeastern students about his four-part plan for effective local activism in front of a sold-out crowd in Blackman Auditorium Friday. “Put local people in local positions like the city council or district attorne...

Review: Play about faith best suited for film

Review: Play about faith best suited for film

April 13, 2017


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By Juan A. Ramirez, A&E columnist It seems easy, if not outright advisable, to grow somewhat wary of the incredible set designs that accompany productions by the Huntington Theatre Company. As is the case with their latest – Ayad Akhtar’s “The Who & The What,” which opened Wednesday, ...

Review: ‘Topdog/Underdog’ is a potent, focused work

Review: ‘Topdog/Underdog’ is a potent, focused work

March 22, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle

By Juan A. Ramirez, A&E columnist Right from the start, our attention is drawn to the nature of artifice and performance. We see one of our main characters standing at the center of a run-down bedroom, frenetically rehearsing his three-card monte con. He’s trying to become as good a card shark a...

REVIEW: “A Doll’s House” exhibits timeless struggles of the human condition

REVIEW: “A Doll’s House” exhibits timeless struggles of the human condition

January 11, 2017


Filed under Featured Content, Lifestyle

By Juan Ramirez, arts and entertainment columnist The audience feels a quiet shockwave when Nora Helmer explains to her husband that she longs to understand society and must try to learn whether it—or her—is correct in its ways. In troubling times, not only must we, too, attempt to learn what is...

“Tiger Style!” set designer explains process

“Tiger Style!” set designer explains process

November 3, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

In a climate where cultural identity and representation are at the forefront of our global conversation, the Huntington Theatre Company’s (HTC) inventively-designed new production of Mike Lew’s “Tiger Style!” explores the tricky territory many second- and third-generation immigrant families face when co...

Review: “Sunday in the Park with George”

Review: “Sunday in the Park with George”

September 15, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

What shines brightest in the Huntington Theatre Company’s respectful new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical “Sunday in the Park with George” is the sheer brilliance of Sondheim’s music and lyrics. Performed as the season opener and part of the Huntington’s “Sondheim C...

Review: New play transcends boundaries

Review: New play transcends boundaries

June 15, 2016


Filed under Featured Content, Lifestyle

By Juan A. Ramirez, arts & entertainment editor The challenges faced by a deaf, gay recovering alcoholic are something most could never understand. And yet, in “I Was Most Alive With You,” a new play written and directed by Craig Lucas, this man’s burden becomes a universally recognizable s...

Event Calendar: Apr. 14 – Apr. 20

Event Calendar: Apr. 14 – Apr. 20

April 13, 2016


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By Sahan Weerakoon, deputy A&E editor Thursday, April 14 Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s newest performance, “Hearts Disguised,” features three different ballets done in a cabaret style to bring out the romantic in everyone. The first ballet, “Schubert Adagio Mateo,” displays a story of ...

Event Calendar: Sept. 10 – Sept. 16

Event Calendar: Sept. 10 – Sept. 16

September 9, 2015


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By Megan O'Brien, deputy inside editor Event of the Week: Saturday, Sept. 12 What better way to kick off a semester in Boston than with thousands of other college students at Fenway Park? CollegeFest is New England’s biggest back-to-school event, featuring live music, student priced Red Sox tickets, giv...

Huntington Theatre Company Wins Regional Tony Award

May 8, 2013


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By Caitlin Walsh, News Staff On April 26, the Tony Award Administration Committee announced that local Boston group the Huntington Theatre Company was the awarded the 2013 Tony Award for Regional Theatre. The Company’s Communication Manager Rebecca Curtiss said the award is given annually to one theatr...

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