Stage REview

Williamstown’s ‘Great Wilderness’ worth the trek

Stephan Amenta (left) and Jeffrey DeMunn in Williamstown Theatre Festival’s production of “A Great Wilderness.”

T Charles Erickson

Samuel D. Hunter’s play, now at Williamstown Theatre Festival, is a flawed but affecting drama.

“He was playing this song called ‘The Chicken Reel,’ and all these chickens started hanging around him. I originally wanted to back his limousine from out in front of his cabin, but it wouldn’t start, and there were two bales of hay in the back,” Marty Stuart, laughing, on his 1995 shot of bluegrass legend Bill Monroe.

music

Country star Stuart preserves, celebrates heritage

Country singer-songwriter and photographer Marty Stuart is on a mission to celebrate the genre’s heritage.

Leslie Uggams stars as Mama Rose.

Leslie Uggams makes the most of her star turn in ‘Gypsy’

The actress doesn’t settle for pioneer status as the head of a fine multiracial cast at Connecticut Repertory Theatre.

Emerging producer Megan Savage won a second Tony

At 26 years old and just four years out of Harvard University, the Newton native has two Tony awards.

RISE

Zoe Friend combines nature, geometry

The Boston sculptor draws from nature, mythology, and geometry for inspiration.

Dwayne Brown, Yeman Brown, Anna Schon, and Clement Mensah of Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group in “Moses(es).”

Dance Review

From Reggie Wilson, a new exploration of the Exodus tale

“Moses(es),” performed by Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, feels experimental and entirely new.

stage review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/09/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/nsmt-mermaid-spell.jpg At North Shore, a buoyant ‘Little Mermaid’

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid” lands at the North Shore Music Theatre with a satisfying splash.

Sergei Tcherepnin holds a length of copper, shaped like a tongue, for his sculptural sound installation at MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge.

Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

Sergei Tcherepnin creates works for the senses at MIT

The composer-inventor-installation artist’s first solo museum exhibition goes up at MIT List Visual Arts Center.

The ticket: Dance

Critic’s picks for dance performances in Boston and beyond.

stage review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/08/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/ShakesWillSCO14KSPRA_431.jpg ‘Will’ leaves Shakespeare’s Anne in a haze

Anne Hathaway gets to speak her piece in “Shakespeare’s Will,’’ now at Shakespeare & Company. If only she had more interesting things to say.

Dance Review

Performers outdo Harlem troupe’s mixed program

The triple bill the Dance Theatre of Harlem is presenting at Jacob’s Pillow contains only one decent dance.

Art exhibits, documentary put De Niro’s father in the spotlight

With an HBO documentary and exhibitions in Provincetown and New York, Robert De Niro hopes his late father, a painter, will finally get his artistic due.

Stages

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/07/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Search_Paul_Clayton_Rehearsal-2.jpg ‘Search’ is tangled up in Bob Dylan

“Search: Paul Clayton,” premiering at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, tells the story of Dylan’s friend and mentor.

stage review

‘Julius Caesar’ stripped bare, but with essence intact

The energy the seven-person ensemble projects for Shakespeare & Company’s “bare Bard” production of “Julius Caesar” never falters for a moment.

Summer Arts Preview

special section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/05/17/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/WEBsummerartsfront-6592--90x90.jpg The sizzling summer of arts

Transforming the Clark Art Institute, a new day at Newport Jazz Festival, plus 90 critics’ picks.

Events

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/09/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/ReggieWilsonFistAndHeelPerformanceGroup_Moseses_photoJulietaCervantes_09--90x90.jpg The week ahead: Performing and visual arts

Globe reviewers offer their recommendations, including “Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group.”

Local galleries

Galleries

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/07/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/3HannahBurrMyFather_sLastDay.jpg Burr tallies experiences poignantly

In Hannah Burr’s show at 555 Gallery, she assigns particular objects to specific increments of an experience.