Best of Boston

BEST Production

1988 BEST Production, Small Theater

Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play (Stage Company) and Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw (Lyric Stage)

A tie. Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play (Stage Company). Jittery showfolk trading barbs and bicarbs at an off-Broadway bowmb. And Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw (Lyric Stage). High jinks in a psychiatric clinic. Orton 1. Shrinks 0. read more »

1987 BEST Production, Little Theater

Edmond

David Mamet’s Edmond at Cambridge’s Alley Theater. A knife-slash view of New York’s sleazy nightlife. read more »

1987 BEST Production, Regional Theater

Importance of Being Earnest

The deliciously tart Importance of Being Earnest at Lowell’s Merrimack Repertory Theatre; and the epic staging of Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men at the Trinity Repertory Company, in Providence. read more »

1986 BEST Production

The Boston Ballet’s Don Quixote

The most polished production of the season. read more »

1983 BEST Production, Out-of-Town Theatrical

The London Symphony at Symphony Hall

And you thought all they could do was beat up on Argentina. read more »

1983 BEST Production, Classical Music

Klaus Tennstedt conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony. read more »