Boston Onstage: “Hype Man” Is an Impressive Look at Black Culture

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Review by Kitty Drexel, American Theatre Critics Association member Photo by Paul Fox/Company One (Boston, MA) The prep work done for Hype Man is intensely impressive. From the dramaturgy work by Baxter and Gil, beat making staging/choreography performed in chorus with the sound engineering by Debra Marcus, the combined efforts of the cast and crew […]

Marriott’s “Ragtime” Is Sheer Perfection

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Review by Karen Topham, American Theatre Critics Association member Photos by Liz Lauren When Ragtime premiered in the late 90s, the Stephen Flaherty/Lynn Ahrens musical about pre-World War One prejudices about black people and immigrants seemed a timely reminder to America about how far we had come. Twenty years further on, it’s shocking to watch it and […]