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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri November 9, 2012

The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute at The Albany Civic Theater

The cast of <em>The Shape of Things</em> at Albany Civic Theater. Tom Templeton, Laura Murphy, Ian LaChance, and Rhiannon Antico.
Credit Tom Killips

Neil LaBute’s play, The Shape of Things, is a modern retelling of the fall of man.

After a chance meeting in a museum, Evelyn, a sexy, aggressive artist, and Adam, a shy, insecure student, become embroiled in an intense affair. Before long, Adam, under Evelyn's steady influence, goes to unimaginable lengths to improve his appearance and character.  His metamorphosis both impresses and perplexes his friends.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:45 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Bob Goepfert - "The Love List" at Lake George Dinner Theater

Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.  That’s the case at Lake George Dinner Theatre where a terrific package of entertainment awaits you.

You might attend a better play than “The Love List” which is playing at the Lake George Dinner Theatre through Oct. 20.  You might also go to a fancy expensive restaurant and have a better meal than is served at the Lake George Holiday Inn Resort that hosts LGDT. 

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Christine Ebersole at Tanglewood

Christine Ebersole, Betty Buckley, and Michael Feinstein join the Boston Pops on Sunday afternoon at Tanglewood to close out the season. We welcome Christine Ebersole back to the program and speak with her about her recent projects and what she likes about singing with The Pops.http://www.tanglewood.org

Arts & Culture
11:32 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Shakespeare and Company - Satchmo at the Waldorf

Kevin Sprague

Satchmo at the Waldorf is a new one-man play by Terry Teachout. It runs at Shakespeare and Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse through September 16th.

The play takes us to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in March of 1971 as jazz-great, Louis Armstrong, prepares for what will be his last performance. The production is directed by Gordon Edelstein, the award-winning Artistic Director of the Long Wharf Theatre, and stars OBIE Award winning actor, John Douglas Thompson.

We are joined now by Terry Teachout and John Douglas Thompson. 

Arts & Culture
11:10 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Joe Iconis' The Black Suits presented by BSC's Musical Theatre Lab

Will Roland, Harrison Chad, Ben Platt and Jason Hite in The Black Suits at Barrington Stage
Kevin Sprague

The Black Suits is a musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Iconis and Robert Emmett Maddock. The show is presented as part of Barrington Stage’s Musical Theatre Lab (William Finn, Artistic Producer). Directed by John Simpkins, with musical direction by James Sampliner, The Black Suits runs September 2 at BSC’s St. Germain Stage in Pittsfield, MA.

Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Williamstown Theatre Festival - Katori Hall

Xanthe Elbrick

The World Premier of Katori Hall's play, Whaddabloodclot!!!  is closing out this season on the Williamstown Theatre Festival's Nikos Stage.

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Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Betty Buckley - Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway at The Mahaiwe

Myriam Santos

Stage superstar, Betty Buckley, will perform Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA on Sunday, August 19th.

Here we speak with her about that show, her memories of Marvin Hamlisch, and her upcoming performance with The Boston Pops at Tanglewood.

Arts & Culture
11:10 am
Wed August 15, 2012

10th Annual Woodstock Fringe

Woodstock Fringe is a professional performing arts organization that develops and presents new and experimental theatrical and musical works. They are celebrating their 10th Annual Festival of Theatre and Song and we will speak with Producing Artistic Director, Wallace Norman, and actress Rain Pryor in this hour. Rain Pryor, daughter of Comedy Legend Richard Pryor, is a Director, Actor, Stand up Comedian, Writer and Artistic director of Strand Theatre.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Williamstown Theatre Festival - Richard Nelson

Jessica Collins and Julian Cihi in a scene from A Month in the Country at Williamstown.
T Charles Erickson - http://tcharleserickson.photoshelter.com

Richard Nelson is a playwright and librettist who wrote the books for the musicals James Joyce's The Dead – for which he won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical - and the Broadway version of Chess. He received the Olivier Award for Best Play for Goodnight Children Everywhere and in 2008, Nelson was honored with the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award, naming him a Grand Master of American Theater.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Mon August 13, 2012

"Pregnancy Pact" and "Bad Dates" at Weston Playhouse

Cool things have been happening all Summer at the Weston Playhouse and they continue with the World Premiere (opening later this month) of the new musical, Pregnancy Pact. Inspired by the real-life story of a group of teenage girls who decided to become single mothers together, it is an entertaining and hard-hitting pop-rock musical about the realities of love, responsibility, and growing up in America.

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