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As holidays arrive, Broadway beckons

Cast of “On the Town.”

Joan Marcus

For top-notch theater, there’s nothing like a night on the town at this festive time of the year.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/15/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/YCTIWY5.jpg What’s playing on Broadway

Ticket contact information for “On the Town’’ and other Broadway shows.

The ticket: Theater

Globe reviewers offer a guide to area productions, including “Necessary Monsters,’’ “The Christmas Revels,’’ and “Jesus Christ, It’s Christmas!’’

The ticket: Art

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

The ticket: Dance

Critic’s picks for dance performances around the Boston area.

Rise

At 19, violinist In Mo Yang is competing to be the best

The New England Conservatory student won Boston Classical Orchestra’s first Young Artists Competition.

Barbara Lee, who donated the “Art by Women” collection, is a trustee on the ICA’s board.

Philanthropist gives ICA $10 million gift of women’s art

The Institute of Contemporary Art received 43 works of art by big-name artists such as Cindy Sherman and Amy Sillman.

Art review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/10/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/LS1207.jpg Semitic Museum honors founder in compelling exhibition

Harvard University’s Semitic Museum honors the work and legacy of its founder, David Gordon Lyon, with a compelling exhibition, “From the Nile to the Euphrates.”

Stage Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/1-IBWCTour1.jpg ‘White Christmas’ glistens when dancers take the stage

According to Irving Berlin, “The Best Things Happen When You’re Dancing,” and that is certainly true of the return of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.”

Stages

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/16/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/swr_14_promo007.jpg On stage, homeless women’s voices will be heard

With a show at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, a group of local women who’ve known homelessness just want to be heard and understood.

Art Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Phelan,milleniumhomer.jpg New England Latino artists share the spotlight in Fitchburg

Social justice, spirituality and religion, environmentalism, and cultural identity dominate “One Language Is Never Enough: Latino Artists in Southern New England.”

Stage review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/15/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/SabrinaandMark.jpg For ‘Christmas Revels,’ a welcome return to Victorian England

Victorian London is such a natural setting for “The Christmas Revels” that it’s hard to believe Revels hasn’t used it since 1998.

Galleries

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Inscape8_14_16x12.jpg Chiesa’s principal hue renders stories, moods at Alpha

Wilfredo Chiesa’s painterly abstractions at Alpha Gallery offer up tales filled with moods, tensions, secrets, and revelations.

Frame by Frame

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Delacroix-Camel_1965.272_41901_PR.jpg When Delacroix got behind dandyism

Put off by the Romantics and inspired by English dandys, Delacroix coded his desire for truth and simplicity into a drawing of a camel’s hindquarters.

Holiday Arts Preview

special section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/22/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/wiggs_atkins_169715--90x90.jpg Holiday Arts Preview

“Rudolph” lights up the stage, tiny feet learn “The Nutcracker,” plus 50 critics’ picks.

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.

Local galleries

Galleries

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Inscape8_14_16x12.jpg Chiesa’s principal hue renders stories, moods at Alpha

Wilfredo Chiesa’s painterly abstractions at Alpha Gallery offer up tales filled with moods, tensions, secrets, and revelations.

Events

Week ahead: Theater, Arts

Critic’s picks for performances and museum exhibits in the Boston area and beyond.

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.