New podcast looks back at The Channel nightclub

A new podcast chronicles the rise — and demise — of The Channel, one of the most infamous nightclubs in Boston.



‘Tom vs. Time’ is now an Emmy Award-winning show

Would you expect anything less from the GOAT?

Pete Holmes discusses his autobiography


Pete Holmes has a few choice words for his conservative alma mater, Gordon College

Discussing his new autobiography, “Comedy Sex God,” Holmes spoke about his lifelong fascination with all forms of spirituality.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - MAY 18: Madonna, performs live on stage after the 64th annual Eurovision Song Contest held at Tel Aviv Fairgrounds on May 18, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images)

Madonna adds Madame X tour dates, including Boston shows

Madonna has added additional dates to her Madame X tour, including Boston performances on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, and Dec. 2 at the Boch Center Wang Theatre.

Latest Theater/Dance headlines

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

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

In ‘The Waverly Gallery,’ Kenneth Lonergan delves into his own family’s heartbreak

Now getting a production at Shakespeare & Company, his play is based on his grandmother’s decline into dementia.

Stage Review

In ART’s ‘We Live in Cairo,’ the strains of a revolution

A world premiere musical about the Egyptian revolution of 2011 falters after a promising start.

‘Jagged Little Pill’ announces original Broadway cast

Inspired by Alanis Morissette’s hit album of the same name, “Jagged Little Pill” is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.

November premiere of ‘Magic Mike The Musical’ at the Colonial is canceled

Its producers did not elaborate on whether they plan to go forward with the show in the future.

Winter arts guide 2019

// Check out the Winter Arts Guide 2019

Upcoming concerts, shows, performances in theater, music, dance, art, and television.

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Boston Calling 2019 festival acts, illustration for WEB use

Things to Do

The Weekender: Boston Calling, ‘Aladdin’ flying, and waters rising

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

Oscar winner Faye Dunaway was the guest of honor at the 37th Elliot Norton Awards.

Faye Dunaway appears at Norton Awards as 15 theaters share the honors

“Hamilton,” “Man in the Ring,” and “Between Riverside and Crazy” collected multiple awards at the ceremony highlighted by an appearance from Faye Dunaway.

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Faye Dunaway, Melinda Lopez lead the cast of Elliot Norton honorees

“Hamilton,” “Man in the Ring,” “The Wolves,” “Once,” and “Between Riverside and Crazy” collected multiple awards.

05/16/2019 BOSTON, MA ArtsEmerson leaders David Dower (cq) (right) and David Howse (cq) at the Paramount Center in Boston. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Play about Malcolm X’s Boston years set for 2019-20 season at ArtsEmerson

For its 10th season, the presenting and producing organization will stage five new works to go along with five returning shows.

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Stage Review

A nightmarish period of Cambodian history evoked in ArtsEmerson’s wrenching ‘See You Yesterday’

The hybrid of physical theater and circus arts powerfully evokes the human toll of the Khmer Rouge genocide.

Kathleen Breen Combes and other Boston Ballet dancers in “ELA, Rhapsody in Blue.”

Dance Review

A ‘Rhapsody’ of inspiring visions at Boston Ballet

An impressive choreographic debut at the Opera House for principal dancer Paulo Arrais.

Passengers, by The 7 Fingers. The group will take part in an early preview of Arts Emerson’s 10th anniversary season.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do in and around Boston May 20-June 2

Preview Arts Emerson’s 10th anniversary season, Duke Ellington’s Sacred Jazz, mock court, and more.

FILE - In this July 7, 2006 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine conducts the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. Records show conductor James Levine’s company received $936,755 from the Metropolitan Opera in his 47th and final season, a tenure cut short when he was fired as music director emeritus after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

James Levine’s company received $936,000 from Met in final season

Levine’s company received the money in his 47th season, a tenure cut short when he was fired after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment.

David Byrne performs on his “American Utopia” tour at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston in July 2018.

David Byrne bringing ‘American Utopia’ to the Colonial for a pre-Broadway run

The former Talking Heads frontman says the show — scheduled for 18 performances in Boston — will be familiar to anyone who saw his tour last year.

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

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence will visit Martha’s Vineyard on a slate of performers put together by The Yard.

Summer Arts Preview

Dance picks: From tap to hip-hop, ballet, and beyond

A wide range of performances beckon dance lovers this season.

Paula Poundstone will perform June 21 at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford.


Comedy picks: Homecomings for Jenny Slate, Bill Burr, and Paula Poundstone

The comedy highlights of the summer also include shows by Gina Yashere, Jimmy Tingle, and Guy Branum.

Carl Hsu and Micheline Wu in “Pacific Overtures.”

Stage Review

Lyric Stage navigates Sondheim’s ‘Pacific Overtures’ with a steady hand

“Pacific Overtures’’ is a worthy capstone to the cycle of 10 Sondheim musicals Spiro Veloudos has presented at Lyric Stage over the last two decades.

Anthony Mullin and (background, from left) David J. Hansen, Megan Ward, and Matt Arnold star in “I Hate Hamlet.”


Theater picks: Hating ‘Hamlet,’ cemetery stagings, and ‘Three Musketeers’

Globe theater critic Don Aucoin’s summer picks, including Titanic’s “I Hate Hamlet,’’ SpeakEasy’s “The View UpStairs,’’ and Greater Boston Stage Company’s “The Three Musketeers.’’

Eddie Izzard performing Force Majeure World Tour. Photo credit: Amanda Searle. 04Izzard

Things to Do

The Weekender: Aly & AJ; Binoche & Canet; fire & blood

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

David and Betsy Epstein accepting the Wilmberly Award


Huntington Theatre Company gala raises $1.3 million

More than 440 people attended the May 6 event, which was held at the Boston Center for the Arts’s Cyclorama.

Brooklyn-based dance company Gallim

Summer Arts Preview 2019

Choreographer revels in connection, from the primal to the sublime

With her Brooklyn-based dance company Gallim, Andrea Miller presents a world premiere commission at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in August.

Actress Nadine Malouf (foreground) at the rehearsal of “Yerma.”

Summer Arts Preview

Huntington’s ‘Yerma’ speaks the language of one woman’s obsession

Melinda Lopez has tried to capture the heightened emotions of the title character’s quest to have a child in her translation of Federico García Lorca’s play.

Summer Arts Preview

Hannah Gadsby is her own tough act to follow

After her 2018 breakout with “Nanette,” the Australian comic is expanding her story with “Douglas,” and bringing it to Boston for three shows.

The Rolling Stones announced new United States and Canada tour dates after the band was forced to postpone planned performances so legendary frontman Mick Jagger could undergo heart surgery. (Pictured, left to right) Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, and Keith Richards in a 2018 file photo.


Rolling Stones will take Gillette Stadium stage July 7

Mick Jagger, 75, fresh off heart surgery, is back in action.

A scene from Arlekin Players’ production of “The Stone.”

Stages | Terry Byrne

In Russian or English, Arlekin Players hope audiences feel the weight of ‘The Stone’

The play about three generations of Germans who over time inhabit the same home will be staged in both Russian and English.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend perform during the Who Cares Benefit For Teen Cancer America Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on February 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images) -- 03weekpop -- 06ticketpop


The Who’s Roger Daltrey has a message for fans: Don’t smoke weed near the stage at our show

Something to keep in mind before the legendary British band takes the Fenway stage in September.

The VIP Lounge | Viktorina Kapitonova

The VIP Lounge with ballerina Viktorina Kapitonova

This is Kapitonova’s first season with the Boston Ballet, where she is one of several ballerinas playing the lead role in the ballet’s production of “Cinderella” at the Boston Opera House through June 10.

Qya Cristal is The Ebonic Woman in ÒThe Ebonic WomanÓ by Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans. (Michael von Redlich)

Stage Review

In ‘The Ebonic Woman,’ a superhero confronts a villain — and he sure looks familiar

The latest musical sendup by Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans delivers a biting portrait of President Trump.

Kathleen Breen Combes of Boston Ballet in George Balanchine’s “Serenade.”

Kathleen Breen Combes to retire from Boston Ballet, become executive director of Festival Ballet Providence

The principal dancer has earned acclaim from Boston to New York and London.

Matthew Neenan’s “Increasing” was one of three Boston premieres presented by BalletX.

Dance Review

Three Boston premieres showcase the versatility of BalletX

The performance Saturday night opened with a playful romp, closed with a stark drama, and framed an elegant abstract ballet in between.

BOSTON, MA - 05/10/2019 Cinderella, played by Seo Hye Han, arrives to the royal ball and is offered the hand of the prince, performed by Patric Palkens during a Boston Ballet dress rehearsal for

Dance Review

Boston Ballet offers a sweet, sunny ‘Cinderella’

Friday’s fine opening-night performance was led by Seo Hye Han as Cinderella and Patric Palkens as her Prince.

Ramona Lisa Alexander (Circe) and Brandon G. Green (Ulysses Lincoln). (Maggie Hall)

Stage Review

A journey through history and myth in ‘black odyssey boston’

Marcus Gardley’s play, an Afrocentric reimagining of Homer’s epic poem, is being presented at Central Square Theater.

A dancer’s rhapsody for strong women

Boston Ballet principal dancer Paulo Arrais has choreographed a new piece that he hopes will generate conversation about gender inequality in the #MeToo era.

With ‘We Live in Cairo,’ Boylston’s Lazour brothers are at the biggest stage of their career

Patrick and Daniel Lazour had a knack for writing musicals back in high school; now they’re poised for their professional breakthrough at the ART just a decade later.

Victoria Byrd and Ireon Roach in School Girls at SpeakEasy. (Maggie Hall Photography)

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

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Sun Li in the film ShadowA scene from the film Shadow.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Master of the universe, fairy godmothers, and galaxies far, far away

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

Bobcat Goldthwait (left) and Dana Gould

Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould share a stage, and a history

The comics who both came through the Boston comedy scene unite for “The Show With Two Heads at the Somerville Theatre.

Nael Nacer and Philana Mia star in “The Return.”

Stage Review

In Israeli Stage’s ‘The Return,’ an encounter resounding with echoes from the past

Guy Ben-Aharon directs a taut two-hander about a meeting between a Palestinian mechanic and an Israeli woman.

Victoria Byrd and Ireon Roach in “School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play.’’


In SpeakEasy’s ‘School Girls,’ notions of beauty tainted by shades of prejudice

Though deceptively small in scale and often comic in tone, Jocelyn Bioh’s play about students vying to compete in the Miss Ghana pageant packs an emotional wallop.

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, Dave Chappelle speaks at the press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Chappelle is among eight recipients who will honored by Harvard University with the W. E. B. Du Bois Medal during a ceremony on Oct. 11, for contributions to black history and culture. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)


Dave Chappelle to receive Mark Twain Prize for humor

Comedian Dave Chappelle has been chosen to receive this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

TOPSHOT - Singer/actress Lady Gaga arrives for the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019, in New York. - The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute. The Gala's 2019 theme is Camp: Notes on Fashion


Here’s what celebrities wore to the Met Gala

Celebs were out in force in New York wearing a range of fashions, including Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen.

BOSTON, 5/4/2019 - Margaret Atwood, with Composer Poul Ruders, left, who wrote the Opera based on her book The Handmaid's Tale, and Mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, who plays the part of Offred in the Boston Lyric Opera's performance of the Handmaid's Tale during a conversation with moderator Maria Garcia at WBUR CitySpace. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Lifestyle,brownl)


Margaret Atwood talks about ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ opera and why the dystopian classic still resonates

Atwood was back in Massachusetts — the setting of her classic novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale” — for the East Coast premiere of Boston Lyric Opera’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Sunday.

Christina Mei Chen and Quentin Nguyen-duy in “Vietgone” at Company One Theatre.


In Company One’s ‘Vietgone,’ fumbling toward love in the aftermath of war

Qui Nguyen’s flawed but distinctive play delivers a portrait of romance between two refugees from the Vietnam War.

Singer/actress Lady Gaga arrives for the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019, in New York. - The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute. The Gala's 2019 theme is Camp: Notes on Fashion

Bring on the camp: Met Gala exhibit explores camp in fashion

Think Bjork’s famous 2001 ‘‘swan dress,’’ which is in the show, and Gaga’s unforgettable 2010 raw meat dress, which isn’t (it was real meat, after all).

American Repertory Theater artistic director Diane Paulus.

Diane Paulus-directed ‘1776’ bound for Broadway

A coproduction by the American Repertory Theater and Roundabout Theatre Company will be presented at the American Airlines Theatre in the spring of 2021.

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

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// Raising the roof at Harvard Art Museums

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