Chris Evans on his love of tap dancing, ‘Captain America’

Twice a week since he’s been living in New York, Evans, who ordinarily splits his time between his native Boston and Los Angeles, has taken refuge in tap -- when he’s not starring in “Lobby Hero.”

Claire Foy stars in “Unsane,” directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Things to Do

The Weekender: iPhone thrills, tiny jokes, and Looney Tunes

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

From left: Boston Ballet dancers John Lam, Misa Kuranaga, and Isaac Akiba in William Forsythe’s “Pas/Parts 2018.”


Boston Ballet announces Paris tour

The company will perform the European premiere of a new work by the acclaimed choreographer William Forsythe in Paris in April 2019.

An Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre performance of “Revelations.”

50 years of inspiration from Alvin Ailey in Boston

In 1968, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater made its Celebrity Series debut in Boston. Local dance luminaries reflect on Ailey and his company on the occasion of a 50th-anniversary visit.

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Stage Review

Beauty and brutality in ‘Guards at the Taj’

A grim duty is imposed on two young guards in Rajiv Joseph’s Obie-winning drama.

Stages | Terry Byrne

Dead men do tell tales — in Russian

Arlekin Players Theatre is reprising it’s compelling “Dead Man’s Diary” for Boston audiences at the Paramount Center.


Laugh Lines: Myq Kaplan

A joke from the comic, who plays CitySide Comedy in Brighton on Monday.

‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ highlight Broadway In Boston’s 2018-19 season

Three of the season’s 11 shows will be presented in the reopened Colonial Theatre.

Dance Review

Deborah Abel Dance Company channels grief and acceptance in ‘The Wild Divine’

Beautifully danced and based on the story of a friend who died from ALS, the work is thoughtfully structured, framed on both ends by a “Women’s Healing Circle.”

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Berkshire Theatre Group taps Nicholas Paleologos as executive director

The former longtime state representative and former head of the Massachusetts Film Office has produced Broadway shows.

From left: Alex Jacobs, Jenny Reagan, and Mike Nilsson in Zeitgeist Stage Company’s production of “Steve.”

Stage Review

What’s in a name? With ‘Steve,’ it’s heart and wit

Zeitgeist Stage Company’s production of Mark Gerrard’s one-act comedy chronicles turbulence in the relationships of two longtime gay couples.

Misa Kuranaga and Paulo Arrais in the Boston Ballet production of John Cranko’s “Romeo & Juliet” at the Boston Opera House.

Dance Review

Boston Ballet elevates Cranko’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’

In this staging, Prokofiev’s ballet sets and costumes are new to Boston.

Sara Porkalob wrote and stars in “Dragon Lady,” being presented by American Repertory Theater at Oberon.

Embedded in a tale of Asian-American identity, a grandmother who’s so gangster

Sara Porkalob created her ever-evolving play, “Dragon Lady,” from shards of family anecdotes.

The Dropkick Murphys return to the House of Blues for St. Patrick’s Day shows this weekend.


The Weekender: Irish sojourns, Russian meltdowns, and ‘American Utopia’

It’s a special St. Patrick’s Day edition of the Weekender!

From left: Richard Thomas, Therese Plaehn, Pamela Reed, Daisy Eagan, and Luis Vega in “The Humans.”

Stage Review

‘The Humans’ explores the high cost of being alive

Stephen Karam’s Tony-winning drama stars Richard Thomas and Pamela Reed as parents of a middle-class family that is barely holding on.

Soprano Kelly Kaduce inside the Huntington Avenue Theatre.


In ‘Threepenny Opera,’ soprano Kelly Kaduce takes the cake

The Boston Lyric Opera favorite gets to show off her critically acclaimed acting chops as well as her voice in the Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht work.

Will Lyman (left), Josephine Moshiri Elwood, and Eliott Purcell in “Old Money.”

stage review

The net worth of ‘Old Money’ is pretty meager

A talented cast can’t rescue the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company production of Wendy Wasserstein’s half-baked satire.

Dan Crohn

Laugh Lines

Laugh Lines: Dan Crohn

A joke from the comic, who performs at the “Comedy for Run BMC” benefit March 21 at Laugh Boston.

Aubie Merrylees and Kahlil Garcia in “Hamlet.”

Stage Review

‘Saint Joan’ and ‘Hamlet’ with just four actors? Sounds like utter Bedlam.

Directed by Eric Tucker, a quartet of performers tackle 49 roles in classics by Shaw and Shakespeare at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.

Okwui Okpokwasili and Katrina Reid in “Poor People’s TV Room.”

Dance Review

‘Poor People’s TV Room’ mines Nigeria’s sad history of gender oppression

Okwui Okpokwasili uses movement, song, stories, and film in a provocative examination of not only gender but wider identity issues.

Boston Ballet dancers performed Justin Peck’s “In Creases.”

dance review

Boston Ballet opens with high-octane ‘Parts in Suite’

The company’s first program of 2018 offers a trio of 21st-century works.

From left: Marc Pierre, Gigi Watson, and Greg Maraio in “Brawler” at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.

Stage Review

A collision with consequences in ‘Brawler’

Walt McGough’s new play explores the grim aftermath of a hockey player’s pro career.

The South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at the MBTA’s Broadway Station at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, March 12-18

The St. Patrick’s Day parade, Pi Day, Spring Sing, and more.

“Graduation parade, Ft. McClellan, Ala., November 1966” by Dick Durrance II is part of “Gun Country” at Addison Gallery of American Art through July 31.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

A scene from Ana DuVernay’s film adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: Wrinkles in time, tricks up sleeves, and ‘Pretty in Pink’ 

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

The touring production of “The Humans” arrives in Boston this week.

Stephen Karam talks about his Tony-winning ‘The Humans’

A family’s affection for each other is palpable through wisecracks and chatter, yet cracks in the foundations of their lives become apparent over the course of the play.

Patricia R. Floyd and Jonathan Louis Dent in the Huntington Theatre Company production of “Skeleton Crew.”

Stage Review

Tracing the anatomy of blue-collar anxiety in ‘Skeleton Crew’

Dominique Morisseau’s drama looks at the impact of the Great Recession on the auto industry in Detroit.

Jacob’s Pillow opens this year with the Royal Danish Ballet.

Globe Magazine

42 concerts, plays, and arts events you shouldn’t miss in New England

Globe critics looked all around the region to pick events you should mark on your calendar.

Aubie Merrylees (left) and Aundria Brown in a scene from “Hamlet.”

He’s Hamlet one night, then eight people in a different play the next

Aubie Merrylees, one of four actors who play all the roles in Bedlam’s “Hamlet” and “Saint Joan,” has proven to be master juggler.

Patricia Alvarado Núñez/WGBH

Globe Magazine

What everyone can learn from immigrants’ personal stories

Massmouth’s Cheryl Hamilton created a storytelling series to help people relate to the experiences of immigrants and refugees.

Melissa Ferrick performs at the WGBH Stories from the Stage series.

Globe Magazine

In a digital era, live storytelling is bringing people closer together

From our living rooms to public stages, we can’t seem to get enough of one of our oldest art forms.

Adrianne Krstansky interacts with the audience in “Every Brilliant Thing.”

Stage review

A too-crowded ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ at SpeakEasy

Excessive audience participation weakens a solo play starring Adrianne Krstansky as a woman who compiles a list of life’s small pleasures.


Adam Trent had to learn every trick in the book about becoming a magician

Paying his dues at nursing homes, birthday parties, and college cafeterias was all part of the master plan.

Demetri Martin

Laugh Lines

Laugh Lines: Demetri Martin

A joke from the comic, who plays the Wilbur Theatre Friday.

“Weird Al” Yankovic.

Comedy Review

No parodies, no problem: At the Wilbur, Weird Al’s a true original

Though Al Yankovic’s steering away from his well-known sendups of hit songs on the current tour, his Boston show packed plenty of laughs.

Mr. Lavery was one of New York City Ballet’s busiest and most acclaimed dancers until a spinal tumor sidelined him.

Sean Lavery, 61, ballet star in a shortened career

After his dancing career and an arduous rehabilitation from a spinal tumor, Mr. Lavery became a teacher and administrator at City Ballet.

Two-time Emmy nominee Michael Yo will be at Laugh Boston for three nights.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, March 5-11

Standup comedy with Michael Yo, Little Groove for kids, the Israel Folkdance Festival, and more.

Joseph McNamara’s “New Tait Hotel (as seen from the Hotel Finlen, Butte, MT)” is part of “Joseph McNamara: Realizations” at Gallery NAGA through March 31.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Jennifer Lawrence plays a prima ballerina turned Russian agent in “Red Sparrow.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: Russian spies, Hollywood brains, and restless Zombies

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

A scene from the original Broadway production of “Indecent.” Paula Vogel’s play will be part of Huntington Theatre Company’s 2018-19 season.

World premieres, Broadway plays highlight the Huntington’s new season

The 2018-19 season will include productions of “Indecent,” “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” and new works by Huntington-affiliated playwrights Eleanor Burgess and Melinda Lopez.

Daniel Gerroll, Patricia Kalember (center), and Karen Pittman in “The White Card.”

Stage Review

Racism, seen and unseen, in ‘The White Card’

As an interrogation of whiteness, Claudia Rankine’s play is a bracing experience. As a work of drama, it is flawed.

Jonathan Louis Dent (left), Patricia R. Floyd, and Maurice Emmanuel Parent at a rehearsal for “Skeleton Crew.”

In ‘Skeleton Crew,’ a way of life built from hard work is crumbling

Dominique Morisseau’s play at the Huntington Theatre centers on four workers at one of the last surviving auto plants in her hometown of Detroit.

Big Apple Circus will perform in Somerville from April 7 through May 6.

Big Apple Circus will raise the big top at Assembly Row

Back from bankruptcy, the circus returns to the Boston area starting on April 7.

Jeff Marcus and Caroline Lawton in the Lyric Stage production of “Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.”

Stage Review

Subverting gender in Lyric Stage’s sly ‘Orlando’

Playwright Sarah Ruhl’s stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel makes clear the author’s notion that gender expression is merely a performance, not an innate set of behaviors.

Adrianne Krstansky stars in the one-character play.

In ‘Every Brilliant Thing,’ the audience gets into the act

Adrianne Krstansky, who stars in the solo play, will be leaning on the audience as she works through her character’s recollections of a parent’s depression and suicide.

Laugh Lines

Laugh Lines: Mike Whitman

A joke from the comic, who plays Nick’s Comedy Stop Friday and Saturday.

“We have a strategy that calls for growth and going after opportunities, and this campaign will help fuel that growth and diversity,” said Gary Dunning, president and executive director of Celebrity Series.

New Celebrity Series capital campaign has big goals

Celebrity Series of Boston has launched a $23 million capital campaign designed to expand its artistic reach, and it has already raised $16 million of that target.

22confederateflag -- Sonya Clark has performed

Artist examines how to unravel a Confederate flag

For Virginia-based artist Sonya Clark, the purpose of the work, titled “Unraveling,” is to deconstruct the symbol through conversation and community.

Detail of “Man With Beaded Suit,” Max Stern, 2017. Mardis Gras Indians drum, dance, and chant in paintings by Robert Freeman and photographs by Stern, at Adelson Galleries Boston.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Feb. 26-March 4

New Discovery Museum (re)opens, Steven Pinker’s new book, Mardi Gras Indians in the South End, and more.

An untitled photo from “Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage,” which is at Boston University’s Faye G, Jo, and James Stone Gallery through March 25.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

special section

// The Kennedy Institute opens

Ahead of the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, the Globe Magazine explores the history of the project and Kennedy’s vision for it.

Harvard Art Museums

special section

// Raising the roof at Harvard Art Museums

An in-depth look at the new complex designed by architect Renzo Piano.