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.
Ed Siegel says the Colonial Theatre is hosting a pointless re-creation of two “I Love Lucy” episodes.
ArtsEmerson imports a powerful, graphic South African adaptation of “Miss Julie” profiling black-white tensions in post-apartheid South Africa.
“The Nutcracker” returns to Boston Friday. Ed Siegel was delighted with the Mikko Nissinen production last year.
Fiddlehead becomes the first resident theater company at the Strand Theatre with “A Little Princess.” Ed Siegel likes what he sees.
The Huntington Theatre Company revives A.R. Gurney’s “The Cocktail Hour.”
James McBride is the winner of this year’s National Book Award for “The Good Lord Bird,” his uniquely humorous look at anti-slavery revolutionary John Brown.
“Catching Fire,” the second of four “Hunger Games” films is out. Ed Siegel has mixed feelings.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra announces its summer lineup at Tanglewood. Music director designate Andris Nelsons will conduct four concerts.
Christopher Lydon will be hosting “Open Source” with Christopher Lydon” from 9 to 10 p.m. Thursdays beginning in January.
Ed Siegel and Greg Cook nominate candidates for Mayor Martin Walsh’s arts czar.