Former Boston Globe theater and television critic Ed Siegel began his 35-year career on Morrissey Boulevard in the Globe Sports Department. He has also filled in as Living and Arts editor. Since leaving the Globe in 2006 he has been an associate editor at Berkshire Living magazine; contributed book reviews to Newsday, the New York Times and the Globe; and is critic at large for WBUR-FM and The ARTery. He can be reached at email@example.com and can be followed on Twitter @siegeled.
BOSTON — Scott Edmiston directs a strong production of “Far from Heaven.” Ed Siegel likes the musical if not the music.
WATERTOWN, Mass. — Four singers, including director Leigh Barrett, perform in a song cycle about middle-aged romance, “Closer Than Ever.” Ed Siegel is sold.
BOSTON — The Huntington Theatre Company brings “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” to the stage. Ed Siegel is a fussy eater.
ArtsEmerson founder Rob Orchard will cut back his time as the man he designated his successor, David Dower, moves up to executive director of the arts organization.
BOSTON — Lyric Stage Company of Boston artistic director Spiro Veloudos continues his highly-acclaimed exploration of Stephen Sondheim’s musicals.
The fall season’s about to heat up in the arts, but this weekend offers one of the last chances to see many of the summer offerings on the North Shore, Cape Cod and in the Berkshires.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Finding the right combination of culture to mine in Williamstown and North Adams.
The musical version of “Finding Neverland” is being produced at the American Repertory Theater. Ed Siegel likes what he sees, but has mixed emotions about what he hears.
Haruki Murakami’s latest novel, “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki” shows why he’s so popular, though it isn’t his best, says Ed Siegel.
GLOUCESTER, Mass. — Amy Herzog’s Obie-winning play, “4000 Miles,” doesn’t live up to the hype in a Gloucester production, says Ed Siegel.
BOSTON — Hilary Hahn and Jeremy Denk perform under the Celebrity Series umbrella.
BOSTON — Robert Brustein ends his trilogy of Shakespeare plays with a Lear-like ending.
BOSTON — Mike Daisey looks at three “American Utopias.” And then (yawn) he looks at them again.
The American Repertory Theater unveils an extraordinary “Glass Menagerie.”
BOSTON — The Steve Miller Band and “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me” join the Tanglewood lineup.
BOSTON — ArtsEmerson brings the Yale Repertory Theatre production of “The Servant of Two Masters” to the Paramount Theatre.
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts three works by the French composer, Henri Dutilleux.
BOSTON — The Museum of Fine Arts is showing all of Stanley Kubrick’s films in February.
WELLFLEET, Mass. — The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater announces its season.
BOSTON — Amid all the highly anticipated theater events in January, the Lyric Stage does right by Moisés Kaufman’s “33 Variations,” about Beethoven and a contemporary musicologist.