Susan McDonald, Providence Journal

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Past articles by Susan:

Hot tickets on RI's winter concert scene

From pop power couple David Foster and Katharine McPhee, to Blood, Sweat & Tears and Irish phenom Eileen Ivers, there's music for every taste. → Read More

Make yourself at home with our guide to RI furniture makers and artisans

If you're looking for furniture or home goods made in RI, check out the Fine Furnishings Show Nov. 4-6 in Providence, or consult our resource guide. → Read More

Monsters, ghosts and ghouls, oh my!

From the family-friendly Haunted Hayride in Smithfield, to walking tours of historical haunts in Newport, there's plenty of Halloween fun to be found. → Read More

5 great corn mazes to check out in and around RI, with s'mores, trivia and spooky fun

From scary to family-friendly, there's entertainment for all ages, including pony and hay rides, flashlight nights, a petting zoo and ax throwing. → Read More

What's it like to play 15 roles in 'Mean Girls'? Ask South Kingstown's Grace Romanello

Grace Romanello, back in RI for the show's Providence run, can jump in as any member of ensemble, or as one of the mean girls of the title. → Read More

Tough-love comedy from Iliza Shlesinger as 'Back in Action' tour comes to Providence

The standup star who got her big break as winner of "Last Comic Standing" brings her "Back in Action" tour to Providence Performing Arts Center. → Read More

Russian history or wild fantasy? Lines blur in Gamm Theatre's opener 'Describe the Night'

The Warwick theater company opens its 2022-23 season with Rajiv Joseph's Obie-winning drama set in Russia, a magical mix of history, myth and fantasy. → Read More

Review: Stars deliver powerhouse swagger of pop icon in 'TINA: The Tina Turner Musical'

The touring production of "TINA: The Tina Turner Musical" launching in Providence is like sitting back for a 2½-hour concert with Turner herself. → Read More

Swing into fall with these 5 fun autumn festivals in Rhode Island

From a sand sculpture contest in Westerly to the annual Woonsocket Autumnfest and the Scituate Art Festival, here are 5 ways to swing into fall. → Read More

AIDS crisis echoes through Trinity Rep's two-part season opener 'The Inheritance'

"The Inheritance," Matthew López’s multi-generational look at the lives of gay men in New York City, opens Trinity Repertory Company's 2022-23 season. → Read More

'TINA: The Tina Turner Musical' launches national tour at PPAC

"TINA: The Tina Turner Musical" runs at the Providence Performing Arts Center from Sept. 11-18. Here's everything you need to know about the show. → Read More

New RI-based mob drama 'Tony Martone' brings the mafia war to East Providence for a twist

Set in East Providence and partly filmed in Rhode Island, the new drama from a Connecticut filmmaker centers on two warring crime families. → Read More

'Rocket Man' star is having a blast in Elton John tribute show, in Providence July 16

Rus Anderson, Elton John's body double in re-created concert footage in the singer's farewell tour, stars in "Rocket Man," in Providence on July 16. → Read More

What does Providence's Wilbury Theatre Group have on tap next season? Here's the lineup

The season that launches in September will feature plays by Rose Weaver and Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, the Tony-winning "The Humans," and more → Read More

Summer's hottest concert tickets in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts

From classical to country to hip-hop, here's a lineup of the top acts coming to Rhode Island and nearby Mass. this summer, including Elton John. → Read More

'Jersey Boys' brings songs of the Four Seasons back to PPAC

RI actor Kevin Patrick Martin performs in “Jersey Boys” through June 3 at Providence Performing Arts Center. → Read More

'Million Dollar Quartet' to launch Theatre By The Sea's first full season since 2019

"Million Dollar Quartet" will kick off the four-show season May 25, marking a return to full operation after two years of COVID disruptions. → Read More

Hungering for live shows? This bold lineup coming to the Gamm Theatre won't disappoint

The six-play season will include an Obie-winning work about Russia, as well as dramas by Brian Friel, Lynn Nottage and Lucy Kirkwood. → Read More

Motown memories on tap in 'Ain't Too Proud," coming to Providence April 12

Actor Elijah Ahmad Lewis talks about the show, which chronicles the rise and fall of The Temptations. → Read More

No 'Hamilton,' but lots of familiar shows coming to PPAC next season

Productions of "Tina – The Tina Turner Musical" and "Six," about King Henry the VIII, will both launch national tours from Providence. → Read More