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Chita Rivera will headline the event

Chita Rivera Performs at Art Attack Benefit at Birdland

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 15
On Monday, September 15, Broadway legend Chita Rivera will headline at "An Evening of Song," benefiting the Art Attack Foundation at the equally legendary Birdland music club.


Theatre Reviews


By Kilian Melloy | Sep 16
A strict nun; an affable priest. The Stoneham Theatre's production of John Patrick Shanley's 2004 play examines a crisis of faith not just in God, but also in one's fellow human beings... and one's own convictions.

Jelani Remy as "Simba" and the ensemble in "He Lives in You" from THE LION KING National Tour.  ©Disney

The Lion King

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 16
"The Lion King" stands triumphant as ever. If you've seen it, it's even better than you might remember; if you haven't seen it, there's no excuse: The show is back in Boston through Oct. 12.

'Closer Than Ever' continues through Sept. 28 at the New Rep in Watertown

Closer Than Ever

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 14
These two dozen songs are snug little portraits of life experience of all sorts. They make for an assortment of mini-theatrical experiences.


Theatre Features

Liz Hayes in "Grounded" at the Gamm Theatre

'Grounded' :: Her Day Job Is To Target Terrorists

By Joe Siegel | Sep 12
Actress Liz Hayes plays an American soldier fighting terrorism from a trailer outside of Las Vegas in Gamm Theatre's production of George Brant's "Grounded." EDGE spoke to director Judith Swift about this provocative, timely drama.

Leigh Barrett and Kathy St. George

Going 'Bookless' :: Leigh Barrett and Kathy St. George on 'Closer Than Ever'

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 9
The New Repertory Theater opens it new season with a cycle of twenty-six self-contained songs about such ponderables as life, time, and aging. EDGE chatted with co-stars Leigh Barrett and Kathy St. George about working on a "bookless musical."

William Inge's Dark Side Explored at Upcoming Ptown Festival

By Robert Israel | Sep 8
William Inge & Tennessee Williams were friends & rivals. Both dominated 1950s American theater, but dealt with being gay differently. At the upcoming Williams Theatre Festival in Ptown, four short Inge plays explore his relationship with being gay.