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'Needles and Opium' 20 Years Later - Still Alive, Still Relevant

THEATRE | By Michael Cox | Apr 6
Twenty years ago director/writer Robert Lepage and performer Marc Labrèche collaborated on a piece about obsession and hearbreak. They return to the project for a U.S. tour that begins in Boston this week. EDGE spoke to Labrèche about the project.

Interview with Martin Sherman Author of 'Bent'

THEATRE | By Michael Cox | Mar 8
Martin Sherman's Holocaust drama "Bent" is one of the most influential gay plays of the last half-century in the way that it brings gay characters and history into the mainstream. We speak to Sherman about "Bent" and about his life creating theatre.

Ken Urban Reconciles Contradictions in 'A Future Perfect'

THEATRE | By Michael Cox | Jan 23
Ken Urban's latest play "A Future Perfect" is having its premiere production at the Speakeasy Stage Company. It promises to toe the line between two opposing forces: The spirit of an indy-rocker and the expectations of the "new normal."

'Muckrakers': Sex and Scandal Ripped from the Headlines

THEATRE | By EDGE | Jan 15
Ripped directly from the headlines and brimming with sex and scandal, New Repertory Theatre premieres "Muckrakers" by Zayd Dohrn in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts.

Consuming Humans :: Amelia Broome Plays Mrs. Lovett

THEATRE | By Michael Cox | Sep 25
Amelia Broome plays Mrs. Lovett one of the most compelling antiheros written for the musical theatre in the Lyric Stage Company's production of: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," through October 11.

The 'Wonder' Women

THEATRE | By Michael Cox | Aug 1
The talented group of women in Titanic Theatre Company's production of David Lindsay-Abaire's 'Wonder of the World' struggle to stand apart and make art in a market where the rolls are limited and the competition is stiff.

The ’Next’ Big Thing :: ’Pattern of Life’

THEATRE | By Michael Cox | Jun 22
When Bridget came to New Rep in 2008, she started to think about how she could make playwrights a part of the rehearsal method. "Pattern of Life" is the final event in a festival that actively explores the "next" iteration of dramatic works.

The ’Sex Fest’ Comes Again

THEATRE | By EDGE | Jun 4
Do you like to play? At Heart and Dagger’s "Sex Fest II" Boston’s sexiest playwrights explore the ins and outs of sex in a series of titillating and thought-provoking examinations of one of our favorite (and most anxiety-ridden) activities.

Fast Theatre for a Good Cause :: Boston Theater Marathon

THEATRE | By EDGE | Apr 24
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre presents the 16th annual Boston Theater Marathon and the sixth year of The Warm-Up Laps. The Boston Theater Marathon features 53 ten-minute plays, by 55 New England playwrights, produced by 53 New England theatres in ten hours.

Double Reality :: Bringing Humanity to Life in ’Lebensraum’

THEATRE | By Michael Cox | Apr 8
Director Jakop Ahlbom discusses his darkly comic homage to the silent film auteur Buster Keaton, "Lebensraum." In this surreal and dialogue-free play, two male inventors run into problems when they create a mechanical doll to help them keep house.

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