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Berkshires & Envorons critic Joel Greenberg reviews:

Ballet 2014
Artistic Director: Daniel Ulbricht
Jacob’s Pillow/Ted Shawn Theatre

The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful

by Charles Ludlam
Directed by Aaron Mark
Starring Bill Bowers and Tom Hewitt

Berkshire Theatre Festival

Living on Love
by Joe DiPietro
Based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin
Directed by Kathleen Marshall
Starring Renee Fleming and Douglas Sills

Williamstown Theatre Festival

June Moon
by Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman
Directed by Jessica Stone

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Kiss Me, Kate
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
Directed by Joe Calarco
Starring Elizabeth Stanley and Paul Anthony Stewart

Barrington Stage Company

A Little Night Music
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Ethan Heard
Starring Kate Baldwin, Gregg Edelman, Penny Fuller,
Maureen O’Flynn and Graham Rowat

Berkshire Theatre Group
Colonial Theatre

Working on a Special Day

Based on Una Giornata Particolare
by Ettore Scola and Ruggero Maccari
Adapted by Gigliola Fantoni
Translated by Danya Taymor, Ana Graham and Antonio Vega
Directed and performed by Ana Graham and Antonio Vega

Barrington Stage Company
St. Germain Stage

New York critic David Spencer reviews:

Broadway's first hip-hop musical...
Holler if Ya Hear Me
Book by Todd Kreidler
Lyrics by Tupac Shakur
(Music by Various)
Directed by Kenny Leon
Palace Theatre

Not just a bed-and-breakfast—a secret refuge for the abused...
When We Were Young and Unafraid
by Sarah Treem
Directed by Pam MacKinnon
Starring Cherry Jones
Manhattan Theatre Club

Better than the title might indicate...
Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jack O'Brien
Music by David Yazbek
Starring Hamish Linklater, Lily Rabe,
Brian Stokes Mitchell and John Glover
A Production of the Joseph Papp/Public Theatre
Delacorte in Central Park

The classic—the iconic—Italian musical...
a rumination on
The 2013-2014 Tour
50th Year Anniversary of Debut Broadway Engagement
Book and Lyrics by Pietro Garinei and Sandro Giovannini
Book in Colaboration with Pasquale Festa Campanile,
Massimo Franciosa and Luigi Magni
Music by Armando Trovalioli
Directed by and Starring Enrico Brignani
After the original 1962 direction of Garnei and Giovannini
Three performances at City Center

San Francisco critic Judy Richter reviews:

American Buffalo
by David Mamet
Presented by Aurora Theatre Company
Directed by Barbara Damashek
Aurora Theatre

The Big Meal

by Dan LeFranc
Presented by San Jose Repertory Theatre
Directed by Kirsten Brandt
San Jose Repertory Theatre

The Birthday Party
by Harold Pinter
Directed & produced by Jenny Hollingworth
Presented by Dragon Productions
Dragon Productions Theatre

Bonnie & Clyde
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Lyrics by Don Black
Book by Ivan Menchell
Directed by Michael Navarra
Presented by San Jose Stage Company
The Stage

The Color Purple
Book by Marsha Norman
Music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis & Stephen Bray
Based on the novel by Alice Walker
Directed by Lee Foster
Presented by Hillbarn Theatre

The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
by William Shakespeare
Presented by California Shakespeare Theater
Directed by Aaron Posner
Bruns Memorial Amphitheater

Failure: A Love Story

by Philip Dawkins
Directed by Jasson Minadakis
Presented by Marin Theatre Company
Boyer Theatre

The Farnsworth Invention

by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Dave Sikula
Presented by Palo Alto Players
Lucie Stern Theater

An Inspector Calls
by J.B. Priestley
Directed by Rush Rehm
Presented by Stanford Repertory Theater
Pigott Theater (Memorial Auditorium)

The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide
to Capitalism and Socialism
with a Key to the Scriptures

by Tony Kushner
Directed by Tony Taccone
Presented by Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Roda Theatre

by Hershey Felder
Directed by Joel Zwick
Music & lyrics by Leonard Bernstein & others
Presented by Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Thrust Stage

Marry Me a Little

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Conceived and Developed by Craig Lucas & Norman René
Directed by Robert Kelley
Presented by TheatreWorks
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

The Orphan of Zhao
Adapted by James Fenton
Directed by Carey Perloff
Presented by and at the American Conservatory Theater
in association with La Jolla Playhouse

by Christina Anderson
Directed by Ryan Guzzo Purcell
Presented by and at Magic Theatre

A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry
Presented by California Shakespeare Theater
Directed by Patricia McGregor
Bruns Memorial Amphitheater

Show Boat
Music by Jerome Kern
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the novel by Edna Ferber
Directed by Francesca Zambello
Conducted by John DeMain
Presented by San Francisco Opera
San Francisco War Memorial Opera House

Philadelphia critic Claudia Perry reviews:

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock & Willie Gilbert
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Choreography by Michelle Lynch
Directed by Casey Husion
Walnut Street Theatre

Little Shop of Horrors

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Directed by Susan D. Atkinson
Bristol Riverside Theatre

Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional

Written and Performed by Colin Quinn
Directed by Rebecca A. Trent
Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre

Florida critic Marie J. Kilker reviews:

At the Hop
by and with The Alley Cats
Florida Studio Theatre's Court Cabaret

The American Associationof Community Theatre Worldfest, 2014

Toronto critic Robin Breon reviews:

Three at the Stratford Festival:

King Lear
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Antonio Cimolino
Starring Colm Feore

King John
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tim Carroll
Starring Tom McCamus

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Chris Abraham

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