A fairy tale vision for Shakespeare on the Common
“It reminds me of so many outsized Disney characters,” says director Fred Sullivan Jr. of “Cymbeline,” Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s free Shakespeare on the Common production.
Legendary jazz composer Billy Childs to join Berklee as a visiting scholar this fall
The five-time Grammy winner has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma and Sting.
North Calendar: What’s happening this week
Phillips Academy invites students and their parents to a free college fair, which is open to the public from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18.
South Calendar: What’s happening this week
Americana Theatre Company performs a comic makeover of the famous Sherlock Holmes story “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”
Medford receives funding to upgrade Chevalier Theatre
Medford received the $600,000 it needed to install an air-conditioning system in the city-owned theater from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Wynn Resorts, and revenues from Medford’s Community Preservation Act.
The VIP Lounge | Jessica Phillips
The VIP Lounge with actress Jessica Phillips
Phillips, an Emerson grad, is returning to Boston for a monthlong run in the Tony Award-winning musical “Dear Even Hansen,” at the Boston Opera House through Aug. 4.
Sid Ramin, whose Roxbury friendship with Leonard Bernstein scaled music’s heights, dies at 100
Mr. Ramin, who died July 1, became best friends with the legendary composer and conductor when they were boys in Roxbury, and they went on to stellar musical careers.
Timely and timeless qualities of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ come through in Williamstown production
S. Epatha Merkerson of “Law & Order’’ leads a strong cast in Lorraine Hansberry’s classic 1959 drama, directed by Robert O’Hara.
Remembering Woodstock, 50 years on, at The Cabot
The Beverly theater has partnered with The David Bieber Archives to celebrate the anniversary with a free exhibit titled “Back To The Garden: 1969 & The Woodstock Era.”
At the Hatch Shell, the Pops presents a melting pot
Its annual Fireworks Spectacular featured standout performances from Lynn teen Amanda Mena, a crooning Queen Latifah, and US youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman.
Captivity and injustice in ‘A Human Being, Of a Sort’
The Williamstown Theatre Festival drama explores the real-life tale of a Congolese man put on display in the Bronx Zoo.
David Roussève’s REALITY pays tribute to an unsung hero
Even the small sample of Billy Strayhorn’s compositions that serve as the score of “Halfway to Dawn” — 14 songs, three co-composed with Duke Ellington — illustrate his significance.
In Broadway reading of ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ Mario Cantone does his best Nigel
The reading for the in-development musical featured Tony award nominee Emily Skinner, of Broadway’s “The Cher Show,” as the devil herself, Miranda Priestly.
Your Week Ahead
Five things to do in and around Boston, July 8-14
An annual Latin music series returns, WGBH FunFest focuses on kids, Theater in the Open stages “The Tempest,” and more.
North Calendar: What’s happening this week
Enjoy the harbor views as Apollinaire Theatre Company performs the Tony Award-winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”
In Somerville, a powerhouse of custom costume-making for Boston and beyond
In an inconspicuous brick building on a side street in Somerville, the staff at Costume Works creates elaborate, often fantastical costumes for theater, opera, dance, and other companies.
Merce Cunningham dances are marvels anew with Compagnie CNDC-Angers
Robert Swinston, a longtime Cunningham dancer and now the director of his own troupe, brings three Cunningham works to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. The dancers are terrific, the setting ideal, the timing glorious.
Jessie Mueller steps out of character — with some trepidation
The Tony-winning star of “Beautiful’’ and “Waitress’’ will talk about her career and sing tunes from her shows at the Colonial with Seth Rudetsky.
VIP LOUNGE | Matthew Lombardo
The VIP Lounge with playwright Matthew Lombardo
Playwright Matthew Lombardo’s Broadway-bound play, “Tea at Five,” is now in Boston for an extended run. We caught up with him to talk about all things travel.
In London, Red Sox and friends raise $1.3 million for veterans in need
Home Base — a Red Sox Foundation and MGH program — and the UK’s Walking With the Wounded hosted the Mission: Gratitude Gala at Kensington Palace.
In ‘Tea at Five,’ Faye Dunaway delivers the full flavor of Kate Hepburn
One screen legend portrays another in Matthew Lombardo’s one-act play at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.
William F. Brown, Tony-nominated playwright of ‘The Wiz,’ dies at 91
William F. Brown, an author and illustrator who was best known for writing the book of the Tony Award-winning 1975 musical ‘‘The Wiz,’’ died June 23 at a hospital in Norwalk, Conn. He was 91.
After the show’s over, stay and explore
Lenox, Williamstown, Stockbridge, and Pittsfield are filled with attractions for hikers, art lovers, history buffs, not to mention dining options for anyone who likes to eat out.
Why the Berkshires ought to be any theatergoer’s summer destination
The hills are alive with first-rate shows, but the vibe at the region’s four main theaters is as laidback as the season.
With ‘Hamlet,’ to film or not to film hasn’t been much of a question
“Ophelia,” starring Daisy Ridley, is the latest of many movies drawn from Shakespeare’s play.
A sound and vision for ‘Curious Incident’ that will unfold under the stars
Apollinaire Theatre Company is staging the Tony Award-winning play at PORT Park in Chelsea.
Fiery flamenco as intense as the story ‘Yerma’ tells
Guitarist Juanito Pascual has returned to Boston to infuse the Huntington Theatre Company’s “Yerma” with his explosive playing.
How to do Broadway on a budget
If you can build in some time and are OK with a little spontaneity, scoring discounted tickets to even the hottest shows is possible.
Much to relish from Ballet BC at Jacob’s Pillow
While the dances on the company’s program share an athletically rubbery, kinetically articulate movement vocabulary, the dancers are full of individuality.
The sun sets on the British empire in Nora Theatre Company’s ‘Cloud Nine’
Director Lee Mikeska Gardner and an extraordinary cast deliver a first-class production of Caryl Churchill’s 1979 play about colonialism, oppression, sexual politics, and power.
In Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Corteo,’ flights of imagination in the afterlife
A show in which circus performers appear in a clown’s memories features the breathtaking aerial feats Cirque is known for.
Things to do in Greater Boston this summer
Your seasonal calendar of events, music, theater, and more.
Whether it’s improv, ‘Mad Men,’ or Cheetos ads, Joel Murray has enjoyed it all
The actor and star of “Whose Live Anyway” talks brother Bill, Chris Farley, “Mad Men,” and voicing Chester the Cheetah.
The VIP LOUNGE | Seth Rudetsky
The VIP Lounge with Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky
Rudetsky will perform with Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller at the Emerson Colonial Theatre on July 8.