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2012-2013 Press

"Amelia Broome masters Maria Callas at New Rep!"
Cheers The Boston Globe of MASTER CLASS
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"A revival as satisfying as a well-sung aria."
Applauds Bay Windows of MASTER CLASS
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"Boston actress Amelia Broome gives a tour de force performance, the force of which will knock your socks off, pin you to your seat, and take your breath away."
Click here to read the full review on TalkinBroadway.

"Broome is exquisite..."
Click here to read the full review in the Newton/Watertown Tabs.

"Broome masters this fluidity, plus the temperament and underlying insecurities and traumas of Callas' psyche."
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"It's an expert performance..."
Click here to read the full review in The Boston Globe.

"Under O'Leary's direction, Nacer and Hayes master Macmillan's dense, sprawling, intricate, mile-a-minute dialogue, nailing the timing and landing square on each emotional nuance. Together, these archetypes range through a complete spectrum,
from hope to terror, then to ecstasy, despair, rage, heartbreak, and finally
a kind of weary comfort." 
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"Hayes and Nacer are amazing...they are actors that meld with the characters they are portraying, at the same time as they inject them with their passion and humanity." 
Click here to read the full review on Broadway World. 

"What keeps a critic like myself coming back to the theater? It's the expectation that, among the many evenings of solid craft, there will be one that utterly surprises, blows me away with its power, its throbbing life. I am happy to report that Lungs
is such a production."
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Click here to read the LUNGS Feature in the MetroWest Daily News & Tabs!

Marry Me a Little

Hear the feature on MARRY ME A LITTLE on
WGBH’s Boston Public Radio with Jared Bowen.
Click here, then be sure to scroll down to play the clip!

"Sweet and frothy. It's almost a dessert."
Click here to hear Jared Bowen's review on WGBH Radio.

“An appealingly understated gem of a [musical] revue,”
applauds The Boston Globe.
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“The acting, too, is sleek, and the exchanges are rapid-fire,” applauds The Boston Globe of New Repertory Theatre’s production of RACE.
Click here to read the full review in The Boston Globe.

The Kite Runner

“What we experienced was an intense, gripping, and well-acted production. There were times when I was so drawn into the play that I could not move and others
when I could not believe I was at New Rep; it was that good!” -
Click here to read John Hicinbothem’s “Letter to the Editor” in Sunday’s Boston Globe

“Visually compelling on stage,” says WGBH Greater Boston’s Jared Bowen.
Click here to watch THE KITE RUNNER feature.

WGBH’s Jared Bowen calls THE KITE RUNNER “absolutely beautiful.”
Click here to hear his review on 89.7’s “Arts Ahead.”

Click here to read The Boston Globe’s stellar review of THE KITE RUNNER.

Click here to read Jack Craib’s review of THE KITE RUNNER, on his new blog, South Shore Critic. “Once in a great while there comes a moment in a darkened theater when one suddenly becomes aware of the thunderous silence that occurs as an audience holds its collective breath.”

Click here to read the feature article on THE KITE RUNNER on BU Today, the news website of Boston University. It outlines the many BU alumni involved with New Rep’s production.

Click here to read today’s feature on THE KITE RUNNER in The Boston Globe!
Featuring interviews with book author Khaled Hosseini, playwright Matthew Spangler, and director Elaine Vaan Hogue.
The Boston Globe - Joel Brown (September 6, 2012)

New Repertory Theatre names Petosa as artistic director
The Boston Globe - Don Aucoin (February 10, 2012)

2011-2012 Press

Congratulations to Stephen Sachs: Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Script!

Little Shop of Horrors

The Boston Globe calls LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
“serious fun…and never more so than at New Rep”
Click here to read the full review.

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Read the feature story on Long Day's Journey Into Night Sound Designer Dewey Dellay, and hear sound design clips from the production.

Hear Jared Bowen Rave on WGBH Radio!

New Rep takes O'Neill's Journey
Boston Phoenix - Carolyn Clay (April 10, 2012)

“It’s terrific!” WGBH TV’s Jared Bowen Calls LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT.
Click here to view.

Click here to read the Long Day’s Journey Into Night’s Tab/Wicked Locals review calling Karen MacDonald’s performance “career defining.”

A 'Long Day's Journey into night' well worth taking at New Rep
The Boston Globe - Don Aucoin (April 5, 2012)

Click here to hear the LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
feature on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

Click here to read The Boston Globe feature article on

Premiere Party

Star-studded Fundraiser for New Rep
Click here to see the Names coverage of our Premiere Party in The Boston Globe.

Bakersfield Mist

Jared Bowen's Arts Ahead: Keep it Real
Listen to this WGBH review of New Rep's Bakersfield Mist! (March 1, 2012)

A question of authenticity in 'Bakersfield Mist'
The Boston Globe - Don Aucoin (August 16, 2011)

New Rep and W.H.A.T. paint a Pollock
The Phoenix - Ed Siegel (March 7, 2012)

A local actor's 'Mist' chance
The Tab - Alexander Stevens (March 6, 2012)

Bakersfield Mist
Talkin' Broadway - Nancy Grossman (March 5, 2012)

QUICK TAKE REVIEW Ars Longa, Vita Brevis
Boston Arts Review - Beverly Creasey (February 29, 2012)

Bakersfield Mist
Boston Arts Diary - Charles Munitz (February 27, 2012)

A question of authenticity in 'Bakersfield Mist'
The Boston Globe - Don Aucoin (August 16, 2011)


How much do we believe in abstract art?
The Boston Globe - Sebastian Smee (January 29, 2012)

ART Mirrors Life
Broadway World - Jan Nargi (January 31, 2012)

ART: A Painting and Friendship Deconstructed by The New Repertory Theatre
pt at large - Paul Tamburello (January 30, 2012)

The "I" of the beholder
The Hub Review - Thomas Garvey (January 25, 2012)

Fuse Stage Interview: Antonio Ocampo-Guzman on Directing a Tragicomic "Art"
The Arts Fuse - Tim Jackson (January 23, 2012)

Talkin' Broadway - Nancy Grossman (January 21, 2012)

The Edge - Jennifer Bubriski (January 20, 2012)

New Repertory Theatre's 'Art' is a portrait of friendship fraying
The Boston Globe - Don Aucoin (January 19, 2012)

ART: A Matter of Perspective
The New England Theatre Geek - Becca Kidwell
(January 19, 2012)

Joyce's Choices - Joyce Kulhawik (January 18, 2012)

Boston Arts Review - Beverly Creasey (January 17, 2012)

Boston Arts Diary - BADMan (January 16, 2012)

These stage pros orchestrate production's sound and fury
The Boston Globe - Lenny Megliola (January 1, 2012)

To do list
The Boston Globe - June Wulff (January 13, 2012)

New Rep Theatre's 'ART' Opens This Weekend at the Arsenal Center
Watertown Patch - Mary Roberts (January 13, 2012)

Tabula Rasa :: Antonio Ocampo-Guzman and Doug Lockwood on 'ART'
The Edge - Kilian Melloy (January 12, 2012)

A New (Rep) Way to Look at "Art"
Dirty Water News - Matt Robinson (January 4, 2012)

A Christmas Story

Best of 2011: Theater
Wicked Local Arts - Alexander Stevens (December 31, 2011)

Clarks student makes mark on 'Christmas Story' - Jules Becker (December 22, 2011)

From the Page to the Screen to the Stage :: Diego Arciniegas on 'A Christmas Story'
The Edge - Kilian Melloy (December 20, 2011)

BWW Reviews: Return to Yesteryear in A CHRISTMAS STORY - Nancy Grossman (December 16, 2011)

A Christmas Story
The Edge - Kilian Melloy (December 14, 2011)

QUICK TAKE REVIEW Rifling through Christmases Past
Boston Arts Review - Beverly Creasey (December 13, 2011)

A Christmas Story: Resurrecting Americana for the Holidays
New England Theatre Geek - Gillian Daniels (December 13, 2011)

Three Viewings

Three Viewings; Ultimate Christmas (abridged)
The Boston Phoenix - Carolyn Clay (December 6, 2011)

THREE VIEWINGS: Love, Loss, and What She Stole - Nancy Grossman (December 4, 2011)

Four stars for 'Three Viewings'
The Hub Review - Thomas Garvey (December 2, 2011)

'Three Viewings' is compelling
Boston Globe - Don Aucoin (December 1, 2011)

Three Viewings
The Edge - Kilian Melloy (November 30, 2011)

Three Viewings: Humor and Human Folly at the Graveside
The New England Theatre Geek- Gillian Daniels (November 30, 2011)

The Weekly Dig - Sean McCabe (November 23, 2011)

Collected Stories

Theater Review: Collected Stories - Joyce Kulhawik (October 21, 2011)

A Provocative "Collected Stories" at the New Rep
Jewish Boston - David Levy (October 18, 2011)

Collected Stories: The Property of Intellect
The New England Theatre Geek (October 17, 2011)

Collected Stories - Nancy Grossman (October 15, 2011)

'Stories' has the write stuff
Boston Herald - Jenna Scherer (October 14, 2011)

Ambition and betrayal in New Rep's 'Collected Stories'
Boston Globe - Don Aucoin (October 14, 2011)

THEATER REVIEW: New Rep stages well-told 'Stories'
Patriot Ledger - Alexander Stevens (October 12, 2011)

Collected Stories
EDGE Boston - Kilian Melloy (October 12, 2011)


Theater review: New Rep's 'Rent' gets real
The Watertown TAB - Alexander Stevens (September 17, 2011)

BWW Reviews: Rent Retains Its Relevance
Broadway World - Nancy Grossman (September 14, 2011)

New Rep's new Rent stays mostly true, with one twist and some noise
The Phoenix - Maddy Myers (September 14, 2011)

Rent (MA): Celebrating and Embracing Humanity
The New England Theatre Geek (September 12, 2011)

Maurice Parent :: enjoying journey of 'Rent'
EDGE - Shani Brown (September 11, 2011)

Recession-era 'Rent' is even more relevant
The Boston Globe - Don Aucoin (September 10, 2011)

'Rent' has potential to own stage
Boston Herald - Jenna Scherer (September 9, 2011)

EDGE - Jennifer Bubriski (September 8, 2011)

Arlington couple shapes New Repertory's 'Rent'
The Boston Globe - Lenny Megliola (September 1, 2011)

This Year's 'RENT' :: Director Benjamin Evett on the Hit Rock Opera
EDGE - Killian Melloy (August 30, 2011)

2010-2011 Press

The World Goes 'Round

'World Goes 'Round' with love, laughter
The Boston Globe - Jeffrey Gantz (July 15, 2011)

Broadway World - Nancy Grossman (July 15, 2011)

Review: The World Goes 'Round
EDGE - Kilian Melloy (July 12, 2011)

Preview: 'Round' and About :: A Chat with David Costa
EDGE - Kilian Melloy (July 12, 2011)

Passing Strange

Review: Passing Strange
EDGE - Jennifer Bubriski (May 5, 2011)

Review: Passing Strange Rocks and Rolls at New Rep
The Brookline Tab - Alex Stevens (May 5, 2011)

Review: European Misadventures Rock His World
The Boston Globe - Don Aucoin (May 5, 2011)

Preview: Tony-Winning Rock Musical Passing Strange Tunes Up at New Rep - Adam Hetrick (May 2011)

Preview: The rock 'n' roll tale of self-discovery
The Boston Globe - Joel Brown (April 30, 2011)

Preview: Passing 'Resemblance'
The Boston Herald - Daniel Gewertz (April 30, 2011)

The Last Five Years

Review: The Last Five Years
EDGE - Kilian Meloy (March 30, 2011)

Preview: Jim Petosa on 'The Next Five Years'
EDGE - Kilian Meloy (March 28, 2011)


Review: Not all fun and games in 'DollHouse'
Boston Globe - Terry Byrne (March 3, 2011)

Review: New Rep's 'DollHouse' not just child's play
Boston Herald - Daniel Gewertz (March 2, 2011)

Preview: Rebeck creates 'DollHouse' with renovations
Boston Globe - Joel Brown (February 25, 2011)

afterlife: a ghost story

Review: Couple is at sea in 'afterlife'
Boston Globe - Don Aucoin (January 20, 2011)

Review: afterlife: a ghost story
EDGE Boston - Kay Bourne (January 19, 2011)

Review: New Rep's 'afterlife' gets surreally ambitious
Wicked Local- Alex Stevens (January 19, 2011)

Giving Up the Ghost
Boston Arts Review - Beverly Creasey (January 19, 2011)

Preview: 'afterlife' gets new life at New Rep in Watertown
Wicked Local - Alex Stevens (January 14, 2011)

Preview: Venturing into 'afterlife'
Boston Globe - Joel Brown (January 14, 2011)

Preview: Life, and 'afterlife':: Steve Yocky on his new play
EDGE Boston - Kilian Melloy (January 6, 2011)

New Rep's Darling Divas Deck the Holidays

Review: 'Divas' keep the emphasis on merry and bright
Boston Globe - Don Aucoin (December 21, 2010)

Preview: 'Divas' set to light up the holidays
Boston Globe - Joel Brown (December 17, 2010)

Celebrate in a new way with New Rep's 'divas'
Boston Globe - Lenny Megliola (December 16, 2010)
*Correction: Bobbie Steinbach is a founding member and a seven year member of the resident acting company for Actor’s Shakespeare Project, not Commonwealth Shakespeare.

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Review: Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Boston Phoenix - Carolyn Clay (December 7, 2010)

Review: Two big performances in one small setting
Boston Globe - Don Aucoin (December 2, 2010)

Review: Spend the night with 'Frankie and Johnny'
Boston Herald - Jenna Scherer (December 1, 2010)

Review: New Rep gives tender touch to 'Frankie and Johnny'
Wicked Local-Newton - Alex Stevens (December 1, 2010)

Cherry Docs

Review: Cherry Docs kicks over a hate crime
Boston Phoenix - Carolyn Clay (October 26, 2010)

Review: New Rep's Cherry Docs: Exploring Our Capacity to Love and Hate - David Levy (October 25, 2010)

Review: 'Cherry Docs' may have you seeing red
Wicked Local - Alexander Stevens (October 22, 2010)

Review: 'Docs' examines bigotry and redemption
Boston Globe - Don Aucoin (October 21, 2010)

Review: 'Cherry Docs' at New Rep: A Kick in the Gut
Broadway World - Nancy Grossman (October 21, 2010)

Review: 'Cherry Docs' is the bomb
Boston Herald - Jenna Scherer (October 20, 2010)

Review: Cherry Docs
EDGE, Kilian Melloy - October 19, 2010

Preview: Balancing tolerance and faith
Boston Globe - Joel Brown (October 15, 2010)

Preview: 'Cherry Docs' intrigued Concord Academy director
Wicked Local - Lenny Megliloa (October 14, 2010)

Boston Marriage

Review: 'Marriage' not your typical Mamet
Boston Globe - Don Aucoin (September 17, 2010)

Center Stage: Cabaret and Boston Marriage
WGBH, Jared Bowen

Review: Ladies (and men) will love New Rep's 'Boston Marriage'
Boston Herald - Jenna Scherer (September 15, 2010)

Some troubles in this 'Boston Marriage'
TAB - Alexander Stevens (September 15, 2010)

Review: Boston Marriage
EDGE - Kilian Melloy (September 14, 2010)

Preview: Beyond the Bard: An actress hits her stride
Boston Globe - Lenny Megliola (September 12, 2010

New Repertory Theatre

Best Shows of 2010: These shows hit the 'Heights'
Wicked Local - Alex Stevens (December 29, 2010)

Don Aucoin and Louise Kennedy's theater picks for 2010
Boston Globe - Don Aucoin and Louise Kennedy (December 26, 2010)