Ah, another day, another dirty picture on the Hub Review! (Why does Johnny Hamhocks say this isn't hard work?) But I know you're all getting a little tired of seeing Michael Phelps as the inspiration for the Hubbie Award (which someday, I'm sure, will be carved in lucite and distributed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion). So I thought I'd find another possible model - the hottie at right seems like a good choice, don't you think? (I know, Johnny, what I do on this blog is so wrong on so many levels!)
But anyway -
The fall season has generally been quite strong, especially in terms of acting. In fact, we've had more high-quality ensembles operating on various stages than I can remember in the last, oh, thirty years. Can the scene keep up the good work? Let's hope so. But in the meantime, the (many) Hubbies for Best Ensemble go to:
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Lyric Stage - Sam Simahk, Lexie Frare, Michael Borges, Daniel Vito Siefring, Lisa Yuen, Krista Buccellato, Kerri Jill Garbis, Will McGarrahan, De'Lon Grant, directed by Stephen Terrell.
Circle Mirror Transformation, Huntington Theatre - Betsy Aidem, Michael Hammond, Jeremiah Kissel, Nadia Bowers, Marie Polizzano, directed by Melia Bensussen.
Bus Stop, Huntington Theatre - Stephen Lee Anderson, Noah Bean, Will LeBow, Adam LeFevre, Ronete Levenson, Karen MacDonald, Nicole Rodenburg, Henry Stram, directed by Nicholas Martin.
Body Awareness, SpeakEasy Stage - Paula Plum, Adrianne Krstansky, Richard Snee, Gregory Pember, directed by Paul Daigneault.
Aftermath, New York Theatre Workshop, ArtsEmerson - Fajer Al-Kaisi, Barzin Akhavan, Rasha Zamamiri, Rufio Lerma, Maha Chehlaoui, Leila Buck, Ramsey Faragallah, Ryan Shams, Ted Sod, directed by Jessica Blank.
Four Places, Merrimack Rep - Kate Udall, Laura Latreille, Carole Monferdini, and John Wojda, directed by Charles Towers.
Perfect Harmony, Stoneham Theatre - Kelly McCreary, Clayton Apgar, Robbie Collier Sublett, Kobi Libii, Jarid Faubel, David Barlow, directed by Andrew Grosso.
Individual Performances (and another possible Hubbie model, left):
Mikéah Ernest Jennings, Douglas Scott Streater, Amelia Workman - The Shipment, ICA Theatre.
Shana Dirik, Tracy Nygard - A Little Night Music, Metro Stage Company.
Steven Barkhimer, Allyn Burrows - Henry IV, Part II, Actors' Shakespeare Project.
Peter Carey, Nigel Gore, Larry Coen - The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Part I, Lyric Stage.
Janice Duclos, Barbara Meek - Camelot, Trinity Rep.
Robert Lance Mooney, Julie Thomas, Daniel George - Sweeney Todd, Boston Conservatory.
D. B. Bonds, Jennifer Cody, Brynn O'Malley, Lynne Wintersteller - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, North Shore Music Theatre.
Sheridan Thomas, Georgia Lyman - The Real Inspector Hound, Publick Theatre.
Hard Headed Heart, sets and puppets designed by Blair Thomas, Charlestown Working Theater.
Cherry Docs, set design by Jenna McFarland Lord, New Rep.
Body Awareness, set design by Cristina Tedesco, SpeakEasy Stage.
Bus Stop, set design by James Noone, Huntington Theatre.
Well, that's it for right now - I have to run see a show, because I like to be mean! If I've forgotten anyone, I'll try to fit them into the season-end Hubbie round-up. Which will occur as soon as I find some more hot Speedo models!! ;-)