October 16, 2009

A Long and Winding Road: Reviews

The word is in - and people are really enjoying Maureen McGovern in A Long and Winding Road.

The Boston Globe says "Maureen McGovern's voice remains powerful, supple, and expressive. She knows how to navigate a song's emotional peaks and valleys and how to woo and win an audience. When you hear her deliver these songs, it's a reminder of how much they deserve to live on." click here to read more.

We love a good review in the Boston Globe - but we like it even more when we get to hear what you have to say. Join the conversation by adding your comments here.

You are also invited to join the conversation when you come to the theatre. Check out our humanities forum with Steve Morse, host of "Morse on Music" and former staff rock critic for The Boston Globe. Following the 2pm performance on Sunday, October 25. Free with a ticket to the show.

If you can't make it that night we are holding audience discussions following most weeknight and matinee performance, as we did with Fences. Check out the full schedule of performances and discussions here.

Join the conversation - add your comments here

Maureen McGovern in A Long and Winding Road at the Huntington Theatre Company's second stage - The Virginia Wimberly Theatre at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. 527 Tremont St, Boston MA 02116.  Buy tickets online or call our box office at 617 266-0800. Box Office locations and hours click here.


Susa from ArtsBoston.org said...

I enjoyed it tremendously-Maureen is exactly 1 week older than me so I especially enjoyed the whole thing about turning 60-and the songs through the years- 50's, 60's,70's, 80's 90's- i would have liked to hear some jazz, however.

abbygirl said...

My husband and I literally traversed "A Long and Winding Road" to reach your theater to enjoy the show - which we did immensely, by the way. We don't get into Boston frequently, and the traffic and patterns of same are confusing to say the least. Armed with two different sets of directions, we amazingly actually found the theater and began searching for a parking spot. With many one-way streets, we went around in circles several times. Finally, apparently, we did not STOP, when we were supposed to as we were looking at signage, etc. and one of Boston's finest just happened to be right in front of us. He got out of his car and approached our vehicle, saying we did not STOP. My husband just started to relay our problem - that we were were lost looking for the Huntington Theatre, etc. I tried to intervene and tell him we were looking for a parking spot and had found the theater, but no one heard me. The policeman was so very helpful and said he would guide us and to follow him. We followed him in, around, and through Boston at a mighty clip - I might add - ending up at the OTHER Huntington Theater on Huntington Ave. OH my God - we were going to be late. I had to tell him it was the wrong theater. He then offered to guide us again - back to the Calderwood Pavilion and showed us where to park. We really had a grand tour of Boston - and did not get a traffic ticket. We made it to the show, very stressed - but just in time. As soon as Maureen McGovern started to sing, we relaxed, enjoyed her perfomance, laughed and reminisced. Well, we know where you are now and where to park. Hopefully, that will never occur again. Boston has great officers - maybe it was our gray hair that had an effect on him. He probably was cursing "senior citizens".

Todd Williams said...

Dear abbygirl,

Thank you so much for sharing your story! And thanks to the BPD for being so helpful.

We continue to refine our venue information, and driving and parking directions but five years after opening the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA we still hear stories about people going to the wrong place.

If you have any ideas how we can help you find us better, please let us know.