theater

In the Huntington’s ‘Sheba,’ loneliness is etched in the details

Adrianne Krstansky and Derek Hasenstab in “Come Back, Little Sheba.”

Nile Hawver

“Loneliness is a private problem. If you talk about being lonely, it makes everyone uncomfortable and you end up being lonelier,” said director David Cromer.

“Whistle While You Work.”

Jim Shaw’s media-saturated art comes to Mass MoCA

Jim Shaw’s rich, allusive, pop culture-saturated works are the subject of a major new exhibition at Mass MoCA.

Choreographer Reggie Wilson drew upon many sources of inspiration for his work “Moses(es),” which will be performed by his Fist and Heel Performance Group at the ICA.

The vision of choreographer Reggie Wilson

Wilson drew upon many sources of inspiration for his work “Moses(es),” which will be performed by his Fist and Heel Performance Group at the ICA.

Ed Hoopman and Jennifer Ellis in Lyric Stage’s pro-duction of “City of Angels.”

stages

Noir musical ‘Angels’ a Tinseltown sendup

Hard-bitten heroes and wisecracking women populate “City of Angels” at the Lyric Stage Company.

“Great Performances” airs a 2014 performance by the Mark Morris Dance Group of Morris’s landmark “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato,” set to the music of Handel.

Television Review

‘L’Allegro’ a masterpiece for Morris and Handel

“Great Performances” airs a 2014 performance by the Mark Morris Dance Group of Morris’s landmark “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato,” set to the music of Handel.

Behind the Scene

Reeves floors it in ‘Shockheaded Peter’

Sure, plenty of actors are willing to suffer for their art. But how many of them would be willing to fall straight backwards onto the stage? ’

Laugh Lines: Sinbad

Comic Sinbad tells us a joke.

Tyler La Marr and Ashley Bloom in “Basetrack Live.”

For ex-Marine at center stage in ‘Basetrack Live,’ war was no act

“Basetrack Live” is a work of documentary theater that uses interviews with one Marine and his wife before, during, and after his deployment.

Kacey Musgraves.

Week ahead: Music, theater, art, nightlife, and more

Critics’ picks for noteworthy events in Boston and the surrounding area this week.

galleries

‘Action Kits’ inspires interactivity

“Action Kits” asks five artists to translate the working methods of five professionals into new, interactive pieces.

In ‘God’s Ear,’ a unique vocabulary to express loss

“It’s such a beautiful piece of writing,” the director said of Jenny Schwartz’s enigmatic play.

Frame by Frame

Javanese treasure at a Yale art gallery

It’s a kind of crown, made from repousse gold, intended to cover the topknot of a person, or perhaps even a statue.

Art REview

New Yale exhibition emphasizes questing spirit of Romantic art

A magnificent exhibition at Yale University Art Gallery lays out Romanticist art in all its many facets.

Photography review

At MoMA, the shock of the old

“Modern Photographs From the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909-1949” returns the modern to the Museum of Modern Art.

Ticket: theater

Globe reviewers offer a guide to area productions, including “The Colored Museum.”

Ticket: art

Sebastian Smee’s picks for noteworthy art exhibitions on view this week in Boston and the surrounding area.

Dance review

Boston Ballet finds many colors in ‘Shades of Sound’

The bill opens with Wayne McGregor’s white-out “Chroma” and closes with Hans van Manen’s “Black Cake.”

“Arrangement in Gray and Black No. 1: Portrait of the Artist’s Mother” by James McNeill Whistler.

art

‘Whistler’s Mother’ to visit Clark Art Institute in July

The iconic painting popularly known as “Whistler’s Mother” comes to the Clark Art Institute on loan from France on July 4.

Composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz will be performing songs from his Broadway hits in two shows with the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus.

For composer Schwartz, a chance to perform his own hits

On Saturday and Sunday, Stephen Schwartz will take a turn onstage and join the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus for “Wicked Awesome.”

Events

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Globe reviewers offer a guide to area productions, including “Shockheaded Peter.”

Local galleries

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/23/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/BCA_Action_Kits_(MelissaBlackall)_-53.jpg ‘Action Kits’ inspires interactivity

“Action Kits” asks five artists to translate the working methods of five professionals into new, interactive pieces.

Harvard Art Museums

special section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/harvardart.jpg Raising the roof at Harvard Art Museums

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

Don Aucoin

Theater critic

Aucoin is the Globe’s theater critic, and has covered everything from television to politics to the Catholic Church’s abuse scandal.