‘The Last Schwartz’ Opening at Gloucester Stage

By Sheila Barth

Don’t expect Deborah Zoe Laufer’s play opening at Gloucester Stage to be a typical dark comedy about a Jewish dysfunctional family.Read More

The New Kid on the Block: Introducing the Jewish Arts Collaborative

By Laura Conrad Mandel

The Jewish Arts Collaborative (JArts) is a new organization dedicated to featuring the best of Jewish culture.Read More

Arthur Miller’s ‘Broken Glass’ A Vivid Reflection of Humanity

By Sheila Barth

As a tribute to the playwright’s birthday centennial on October 17, New Rep’s season opens with Miller’s lesser-known play.Read More

‘Waitress’ Delivers a Satisfying Musical Theater Treat

By Sheila Barth

Although “Waitress” isn’t your typical feel-good musical, it’s uplifting and high-spirited. Don’t miss it.Read More

Idina Menzel: From Bar Mitzvah Singer To Star

By Marvin Glassman

Many of Menzel’s Jewish fans feel that she is the next big Jewish icon in music, much like Bette Midler and Streisand, with a long career in music ahead of her.Read More

Small but Mighty Local Theaters

By Sheila Barth

A plethora of theater companies have sprung up in the Boston and North Shore area, and are thriving, offering superb productions without compromising their artistic integrity.Read More

North Shore Music Theatre Has It All, From Fantasy To Fabulous

By Sheila Barth

North Shore Music Theatre owner Bill Hanney says he can’t sing or act, but he loves being involved in every aspect of theater.Read More

Harvey Robbins — Duke of Doo-Wopp

By Sheila Barth

Harvey Robbins has been bringing rock and roll and doo-wopp extravaganzas to the North Shore Music Theatre for 25 years.Read More

El-Al Kicks Off New Logan Route with June 29 Concert

By Matt Robinson

Shlomi Shabat in ConcertRead More

Salem Theatre Company’s ‘The Normal Heart’

By Sheila Barth

Salem State Theatre Company’s production, which focuses on the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York CIty in the 1980’s, is gut-wrenching.Read More

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