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reviews


  • Over the Rainbow to Oz Once Again with Judy

    by Bruce Chadwick

    The story of the film classic is told in a bright, cheerful new musical, Chasing Rainbows, the Road to Oz, that opened last week at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey,



  • Widow, slaveholder, mother of our first president

    by Marjoleine Kars

    Eager to uncover the real Mary, Martha Saxton, an emerita historian at Amherst College who has written biographies of Louisa May Alcott and Jayne Mansfield, set out to paint a more true-to-life portrait.



  • ‘The Code’ Review: How Green Was the Valley

    by Randall Stross

    As late as the early 1970s, Northern California seemed a long-shot candidate for the center of the computerized universe. A review of Margaret O’Mara's The Code. 


  • Will We all Survive by the Skin of Our Teeth?

    by Bruce Chadwick

    The Skin of Our Teeth is a colossal success, a perceptive look back to the past and to the future and from post-World War II life to the present day and to our future, too. 


  • When the Future is the Past: A ‘Star Wars’ Summer at Tanglewood

    by Bruce Chadwick

    This Sunday afternoon, the star fleet from the evil Empire, the storm troopers of Darth Vader and the nasty masters of the Death Star will once again battle the good guys at, of all places, the renown Tanglewood music center in Lenox, Massachusetts, as part of a three-concert film tribute to music composer John Williams.


  • Tangled Lives, Tangled Culture, Tangled History

    by Bruce Chadwick

    Today, Falsettos is more than a good play; it is an historic look backwards at the suddenly open lives of gay men and women and the troubles they were besieged by--legal, cultural and medical--in the early 1980s.


  • Susan Sarandon Shines in Happy Talk

    by Bruce Chadwick

    Written by Jessie Eisenberg, Happy Talk focuses on a woman enthralled by South Pacific, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein show about life in the Pacific during World War II.


  • A Bloody Mary Bar and a Barroom Full of Fun

    by Bruce Chadwick

    The story includes the history of the Bloody Mary, Irish Coffee. Champagne and the Bellini, brunch drinks, told in spirited, light hearted songs presented by a seasoned and a deliciously giddy cast.