Theater review: Sweet, slight, ‘Benny & Joon’

"Benny & Joon" at Paper Mill Playhouse is sweet if predictable. The musical, based on the 1993 movie, is making its East Coast premiere.

Theater review: ‘Heartland’ succeeds with emotion

Gabriel Jason Dean's play "Heartland," at Luna Stage through April 28, succeeds with its characters (in Afghanistan and Nebrask) more than its issues.

Power to the people: girl and boy power in ‘Legally Blonde The Musical Jr.’

"Legally Blonde The Musical Jr." at Buzz Aldrin Middle School has a message of girl power, and boy power. Thursday, April 11, and Friday, April 12.

Theater review: ‘Born Yesterday,’ right now

Billie Dawn, as played by Julie Anne Nolan, is woke (and her corrupt boyfriend is worried), in Garson Kanin's 1946 Washington satire "Born Yesterday."

Finding a home onstage ‘In the Heights’

Glenfield Middle School, sometimes called "Juilliard Junior High," presents "In the Heights" on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6.

Culture in brief: Luna Stage opens ‘Heartland’

"Heartland," by Gabriel Jason Dean, begins performances at Luna Stage on Saturday, April 6, and runs through Sunday, April 28.

Theater review: Gripping and powerful ‘Vilna’

Ira Fuchs' new play 'Vilna,' tells a powerful story of people caught up in the tragic occupation of the once vibrant city.

Vanguard’s ‘Runaways’ builds empathy

The concert version of "Runaways," performed by DREAM VTC on March 30, will be followed by a sleep out, to build awareness for homeless teens..
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Culture in brief: Studio Players presents ‘Born Yesterday”

Studio Players presents Garson Kanin's Washington-based satire "Born Yesterday" from Friday, March 29, to Sunday, April 13.

Culture in brief: ‘Runaways’ concert benefits homeless teens

Vanguard Theater Company presents a concert version of "Runaways," a musical about homeless teens, to raise awareness, on Saturday, March 30.