Time-Travel Fantasy On The Verge Presented by New Repertory Theatre
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The last date listed for On The Verge was Friday May 23, 2014 / 8:00pm.
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Told entirely through songs, Closer Than Ever has been described as a "bookless show musical." But don't let the lack of traditional dialogue trick you into thinking this musical, presented by the New Repertory Theatre, is lacking in story. The show's 24 self-contained songs -- with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. (Fosse, Miss Saigon) and music by David Shire (Big: the musical) -- deal with topics like aging, unrequited love, friendships and mid-life crises. The New York Times has actually celebrated the show as having, "one of the half-dozen finest American theater scores of the last decade." Inspired by real-life experiences and stories, Closer Than Ever won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and netted Drama Desk Award nominations for both Maltby and Shire. And its message to value the little things in life remains as meaningful today as ever. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Judith jameson
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Honestly, I go to various theaters in the Boston area as well as NYC and even Europe, but I'm not an artsy-fartsy snob, though I do have both studio art and art history degrees under my belt.
I'm fairly easy to entertain, low maintenance and always up for a fun adventure out to a play that SOUNDS good in description...
Well, to quote the song about Mr. Grinch, Verge simply "stink, stank, stunk".
It was painful yo sit through the first half hour. My friend and I were dying to leave but that wasn't really possible until intermission. Thank God there was one, or we would have just walked out anyway. At one point, my friend nudged me, and pointed to the middle section -- NUMEROUS people of all ages were asleep. I've never seen such a thing!
On our way out the door, a group of 6 ladies were as stunned as we were, noting they were hoofing it to their cars as well! We then followed others going home, and spoke to a fun group of ladies in their car that agreed they had never been to such a boring and just weird, play. The concept is great, but how it's portrayed, too bizarre...what's with the moving backdrop screens? And the umbrellas used by the ladies during time travel, just stupid.
Sorry we paid 17.00 on gold star....we also noticed on our tickets the value of 8.00 - we paid 10.00 on the Gold Star - hmmmmm.....
Anyway, total waste of a penny and time.
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Funny! It started out a little slow but gains momentum as the show goes on, which in hindsight, seems appropriate for the theme, which seemed to me, to be about empowerment of women. The spare set lends itself to the imaginative action. The...continued
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Now in its third decade, New Rep has established itself as one of Boston’s premiere theatre companies. Celebrated for electrifying, compelling, and poignant productions, New Rep plays reflect our world and community: they present images of many times and places and regularly explore ideas that have vital resonance in our lives—here and now. New Rep shows are provocative, intelligent, and entertaining.