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 firstname.lastname@example.org and can be followed on Twitter @siegeled.
This week’s Sunday Times features two ways of living one’s life: the high-pressure jobs at Amazon and Oliver Sacks’ time of “Sabbath.”
A Clark Art exhibit focuses on “Van Gogh and Nature” while Audra McDonald takes on Eugene O’Neill in Williamstown. Andris Nelsons and Tina Packer go for broke in Lenox. Ed Siegel’s Berkshires roundup.
Miles Davis’s Newport concerts are a testament to the creative restlessness that drove him to ever more powerful approaches to jazz.
The combined institution would be called Berklee and the Boston Conservatory would become The Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Matthew Aucoin’s opera is richly detailed, psychologically nuanced and philosophically provocative, says Ed Siegel.
A recent visit by National Endowment for the Arts Chair Jane Chu brought movers and shakers in the arts world together. (They might not be who you think.)
Matthew Weiner ends the great series with a stroke of genius, says Ed Siegel.
The Apollinaire Theatre Company’s sparkling production of hot playwright Lisa D’Amour’s “Detroit” shares themes with the Huntington Theatre Company’s “Come Back, Little Sheba,” says Ed Siegel.
The May 11 awards are at the Shubert Theatre this year.
A grass-roots program is in place to engage neighborhoods and individual artists.
Hilary Hahn and Jeremy Denk perform under the Celebrity Series umbrella.
Robert Brustein ends his trilogy of Shakespeare plays with a Lear-like ending.
Mike Daisey looks at three “American Utopias.” And then (yawn) he looks at them again.
The American Repertory Theater unveils an extraordinary “Glass Menagerie.”
The Steve Miller Band and “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me” join the Tanglewood lineup.
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.
The Museum of Fine Arts is showing all of Stanley Kubrick’s films in February.
The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater announces its season.
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.