Here's what the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge thinks of Lana Del Rey’s new album title

“It caught our attention and we were definitely intrigued,” said Laurie Norton Moffatt, director and chief executive of the museum.

Jen Kirkman.

Needham native Jen Kirkman talks comedy, ‘Drunk History’ ahead of Wilbur show

One night, Kirkman saw Norm Macdonald at the Comedy Connection in Boston, and everything changed.

Stephen King.

With Stephen King’s new book ‘The Institute’ now on shelves, he’s set to speak at Somerville event

The October talk, which will also feature King’s son, author Joe Hill, is being hosted by Porter Square Books.

Finn Wittrock arrives for the Hollywood Reporter and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual event celebrating the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at the Four Seasons hotel on Sept. 7, 2019, in Toronto, Ontario.


Lenox native Finn Wittrock on how he prepared for much buzzed about movie, ‘Judy’

Wittrock, 34, best known for his roles in Ryan Murphy’s “American Crime Story” and “American Horror Story,” credits Shakespeare & Company for giving him a start.

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What is conservative comedy anyway? ‘SNL’ firing demands the question

The firing of Shane Gillis from “Saturday Night Life” was because of racist comments, but his hiring had to do with a hunger for conservative comedy. Dare I even ask?

In ‘Sunset Boulevard,’ the talented Ms. Ripley’s star turn has come

Working alongside Broadway’s original Norma Desmond, Alice Ripley witnessed the towering performances of Glenn Close in “Sunset Boulevard.” Now, 25 years later, the role is finally hers.

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The Weekender: The Crawleys return, ‘The Crucible’ churns, and ‘Between Two Ferns’

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

Festival explores Tennessee Williams’s connection to Japanese theater, in all its nuances

This year’s Provincetown festival continues a tradition of illuminating the lesser-known aspects of the playwright’s work.

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Members of The 7 Fingers perform during “Passengers.”

With ‘Passengers,’ circus troupe 7 Fingers imagines a train of thought

The US premiere of the show opens ArtsEmerson’s 10th anniversary season.

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Bedlam’s ‘Crucible’ needs to burn hotter

While Bedlam would appear to be the perfect troupe to revitalize the much-performed “Crucible,” this production drags in places and the performances are a mixed bag.

Alex Hurt (left) and Jeremy Webb in a rehearsal at Huntington Avenue Theatre.


‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’ marries Shakespeare to slapstick

Tom Stoppard's comedy gets a production at the Huntington Theatre Company, directed by Peter DuBois.

Ruth Negga and Owen Roe in

Irish theater wasn’t coming here, so I went there. Here’s why you should go, too.

Last fall, I attended the Dublin Theatre Festival. Some of the most memorable moments for a first-time visitor to Dublin were the smaller theaters and lesser-known actors, the pints, and the paintings.

Isaiah Reynolds (right) and cast members of SpeakEasy Stage Company's production of “Choir Boy.”


Finding a solo voice within an ensemble in SpeakEasy’s ‘Choir Boy’

“Choir Boy’’ speaks in its most expressive and resonant voice when the titular ensemble swings into action.

Scott Aiello as Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr., Stephen Berenson as Robert Haxton, and Erick Betancourt as Mickey Corrente in “The Prince of Providence.” (Mark Turek)

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In Trinity Rep’s ‘The Prince of Providence,’ a portrait of Buddy Cianci in light and darkness

Scott Aiello delivers an electrifying tour de force performance as the legendary mayor in a world premiere of George Brant’s play.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Sept. 16-22

See the off-Broadway hit “Black Light,” check out the inaugural Latinx Heritage Night, catch a sugar buzz at What the Fluff?, and more.

Isaiah Reynolds and cast members of SpeakEasy Stage’s production of “Choir Boy.”

In ‘Choir Boy,’ black masculinity is a force to be reckoned with

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Tony-nominated coming-of-age tale is set in an all-boys African-American prep school.

The Seven Woes No. 1, 2019. 31.5 x 50” Inkjet print.

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Morocco Omari in “The Purists.”

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With Billy Porter at the helm, ‘The Purists’ is an unalloyed delight

Dan McCabe’s trenchant and funny play about hip-hop, friendship, authenticity, and identity is getting its world premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company.

Album captures 10 Boston comics at their funniest

Jim Serpico, a champion of the local comedy scene for years, is releasing the album “Best of Boston Comedy: Volume 1” on his new label.

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Stage Review

Switching lanes undermines ‘Last Night at Bowl-Mor Lanes’

A comedy by Weylin Symes stars Paula Plum and Nancy E. Carroll as longtime friends and bowling rivals, battling for bragging rights.

Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker to star in ‘Plaza Suite’ revival at the Colonial

Before heading to Broadway, Neil Simon’s play will have a run in Boston, starting Feb. 5..

Katrina Z Pavao as Audrey in Lyric Stage Company’s “Little Shop of Horrors.”


Lyric Stage’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is a garden of grisly delights

In a hugely enjoyable musical production directed by Rachel Bertone, a flower-shop employee cultivates a plant that turns out to have an insatiable appetite for human blood and flesh.

Makimasa Imai, crane-shaped container, ceramic from the Kogei-Kyoto at SA + C Boston showcase.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Sept. 9-15

Celebrating the bond between Boston and Kyoto, Char & Bar Wars, David Byrne’s “American Utopia,” and more.

Dolly Parton performs in concert in Nashville in 2015. She wrote the score for a Depression-era adaptation of Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” that get its world premiere at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in December.

Dolly Parton’s ‘Christmas Carol’ adaptation to premiere in Boston

The singer composed the score for her version of the Dickens tale set in a 1930s Tennessee mining town.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 28: MARINA performs at the Love Above All Ball at The Rainbow Room on June 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

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Hatidze Muratova, in

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The Weekender: Hard bops, soft fruits, honeybees, and ‘The Donkey Show’

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

“The Crucible” cast includes (from left) Eliza Rose Fichter, Stewart Evan Smith, Ryan Quinn, Karina Wen, and Joshua Wolf Coleman.

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You think you know ‘The Crucible’?

A Bedlam production at Central Square stays true to the text, but asks audiences to forget what they remember from high school.

You may ask yourself: How did David Byrne end up with a Broadway show?

Adapted from his highly choreographed concert tour, “American Utopia” will debut at the Colonial before heading to New York.

Audra McDonald presents the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)


On Nantucket, Audra McDonald tells stories to a rapt crowd at Dreamland

Regaling a standing-room-only crowd at Nantucket’s Dreamland Theater Tuesday night, Audra McDonald proved as gifted a storyteller as she is a singer.

“The Office! A Musical Parody” cast members Patrick Constant, Christian Fary, Madeline Glenn Thomas, Sarah Mackenzie Baron.

Musical parody of ‘The Office’ headed to Boston

The show was created by the team behind takeoffs on “Friends’’ and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.’’

From left: Mickey Solis, Lindsay Crouse, and Derek Speedy in the Gloucester Stage Company production of “The Lifespan of a Fact.’’

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Battling over the truth of the matter in Gloucester Stage’s ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’

An egotistical author and a dogged fact-checker lock horns over an essay about a teen’s suicide in the first regional production of a play that recently premiered on Broadway.

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 file photo, Meek Mill performs on day four of Lollapalooza in Grant Park in Chicago. The NFL and Roc Nation announced Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, that Mill and Rapsody will perform in a free pregame concert Sept 5 before the season-opening game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. The concert is an early sign of how the league’s new social justice partnership with rapper Jay-Z and his label may work out. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)


Meek Mill, Meghan Trainor to perform in free NFL pregame concert

Meek Mill and Meghan Trainor are helping kick off the new social change partnership between the NFL and Jay-Z before the season-opening game in Chicago next week.

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Multi-tasking is a way of life for Cape Cod-bound Audra McDonald

The Broadway star and mother of four has three upcoming dates on the Cape and Nantucket — but first she has to find her keys.

Jillian Bell, right, and Micah Stock in

The Weekender

Billy Porter, Vivian Suter, Leslie Jones, and way too many creepy puppets

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

Billy Porter (seated) directs actors Morocco Omari and J Bernard Calloway during a rehearsal of “The Purists.”

‘Pose’ star Billy Porter is savoring a breakthrough he wasn’t sure would ever happen

Now directing “The Purists” at the Huntington, the “Pose” star is savoring a breakthrough he wasn’t sure would ever happen.

From left: Mickey Solis, Derek Speedy, and Lindsay Crouse in the Gloucester Stage Company production of “The Lifespan of a Fact.”

Stages | Terry Byrne

The curtain rises on a fall season with plenty to offer

Here are four noteworthy shows coming to area stages in the coming weeks.

Paula Plum (left) and Nancy E. Carroll star in the Greater Boston Stage Company production of “Last Night at Bowl-Mor Lanes.”

Acting is right up their alley, but bowling? That’s a struggle

Paula Plum and Nancy E. Carroll, the stars of “Last Night at Bowl-Mor Lanes,” talk gutter balls, competitive fire, and the fun of working together.


On Nantucket, the stars come out

Nantucket’s long-term, low-key summer celebs were out in force this past weekend.

US rapper Missy Elliott poses in the press room with 'The Video Vanguard Award' during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on August 26, 2019. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images


MTV VMAs: 5 things to know, from Missy Elliott’s moment to John Travolta’s gaffe

The 2019 MTV Video Music Awards aired live from the Prudential Center in Newark, where protesters outside drew attention to the city’s water crisis.

Adrianna Hicks performs in American Repertory Theater’s production of “Six” at Loeb Drama Center.


Bow to the queens of ART’s scintillating ‘Six”

Inspired by the likes of Beyoncé and Britney, the wives of Henry VIII are recast as pop divas in this bound-for-Broadway musical.

Angela Lorenz, Sir Thomas’ more or Utopia Impaled - A Memento Mori: More’s S’more as Metaphor for More’s Mores and More’s Mors, in Morus, 2007.

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FILE - In this July 18, 2015 file photo, comedian Dave Chappelle speaks at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit in New York. Chappelle is headed back to TV with his first concert specials in a dozen years. A trio of specials will be released on Netflix simultaneously in 2017. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)


Dave Chappelle set to host benefit concert after Ohio shooting

Comedian Dave Chappelle plans to host a special block party and benefit concert in Ohio for those affected by the recent mass shooting.

The audience is part of the main event in “The Donkey Show” at the American Repertory Theater’s Club Oberon in Harvard Square.

‘The Donkey Show’ lowers the mirror ball

After 10 years, the party’s just about over for ART’s Shakespeare-Studio 54 mashup.

Zack Gottsagen, Dakota Johnson, and Shia LaBeouf in The Peanut Butter Falcon.

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The Weekender: ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon,’ ‘The Tempest,’ and The Boss

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

Comedian Josh Johnson is a writer for “The Daily Show.”


Comedian Josh Johnson saves politics for his day job

The stand-up’s style of comedy has almost nothing in common with the jokes he writes for “The Daily Show.”

From left: Christine Noah, Fort Point Theatre co-artistic director; Manuel Aquiles Lopez Torres, actor; Letta Neely, poet and playwright; and Marc Miller, Fort Point Theatre co-artistic director, in their rehearsal space at the Channel Center.


At Fort Point, they’re taking ‘The Tempest’ by storm

Artists from across the city are devising scenes inspired by Shakespeare’s play but offering their own interpretations.

A production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Thailand, from “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles.”

Movie Review

In Focus: Why ‘Fiddler’ plays on — and deserves to

A review of the documentary “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Singer Jill Scott performs onstage at A+E Networks

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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.

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