Theater

Pioneer Theatre serves up a dark and tasty Halloween treat with “Sweeney Todd” – Oct 27, 2018

Kevin Earley and Anne Tolpegin star in Pioneer Theatre Company’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Photo: BW Productions

Considering how often Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is performed these days, it’s somewhat of a shock knowing that it wasn’t well received at either its New York or London premieres.

But perhaps it’s not so much a surprise after all, since Sondheim isn’t the typical musical theatre composer. He has always brought an element of gritty … Read More

Personal diplomacy makes for riveting drama in Pioneer Theatre’s “Oslo” – Sep 15, 2018

Kate Middleton and Jeff Talbott in the Pioneer Theatre Company production of J. T. Rogers’ “Oslo.” Photo: BW Productions

In its bold new production of J.T. Rogers’ Oslo, the Pioneer Theatre Company serves up thrilling theatrical moments with age-old enemies facing off in a series of intensely dramatic confrontations.

The company’s season-opening production of the 2017 Tony Award-winning play unfolded Friday night as a political thriller. The action–based upon a true story– details two married Norwegian diplomats and their behind-the-scenes orchestration that led up to … Read More

Pioneer Theatre to open season with “Oslo,” a timely plea for diplomacy – Sep 03, 2018

J.T. Rogers’ “Oslo” will open the Pioneer Theater Company’s season on September 14. Photo: Rebecca Ashley

The Oslo peace process culminated with an iconic photograph taken on the White House lawn on September 13, 1993. The picture captured the historic handshake between Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) as President Bill Clinton stood behind them, his arms outstretched in a wide embrace.

The banner headline that appeared above the photo on the front page of the … Read More

– Aug 22, 2018

Watch this space.