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.
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 — The young Circuit Theatre Company commissioned leading Boston playwright John Kuntz’s “The Annotated History of the American Muskrat.”
BOSTON — Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s annual free Shakespeare on Boston Common is “Twelfth Night.” Ed Siegel finds it broadly entertaining, though not fully satisfying.
WELLFLEET, Mass. — The Harbor Stage Company brings Tom Stoppard’s 1973 radio play, “Artist Descending a Staircase” to life in Wellfleet.
BOSTON — “Astro Boy & The God Of Comics” continues Company One’s tradition of entertaining and provocative summer plays, says Ed Siegel.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The new Clark Art Institute opens its doors to the Berkshires and the Norman Rockwell Museum welcomes in Edward Hopper.
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.