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 Boston Book Festival has keynote speeches Thursday and Friday before its all-day panels on Saturday.
BOSTON — Joseph Marcell plays the title role in the Shakespeare’s Globe production of “King Lear” at the Paramount Center. Ed Siegel found it entertaining, though not soul-stirring.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — One Year Lease Theater Company brings its energetic production of Mark Ravenhill’s “pool (no water)” to Oberon. Ed Siegel takes a dip.
WATERTOWN, Mass. — The New Repertory Theatre’s “Assassins” is another strong addition to the season’s musical-theater scene locally, says Ed Siegel.
Producer Harvey Weinstein gets back at New York Post columnist Michael Riedel for saying negative things about “FInding Neverland.” Weinstein won an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
A new report commissioned by the Museum of Fine Arts for the cultural community finds Bostonians more engaged than elsewhere, particularly by Millennials and Gen Xers.
“Sweeney Todd,” “Closer Than Ever” and “Far From Heaven” are all testament to the depth of musical-theater talent in the Boston area.
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.
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.