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sTAGE REVIEW

A skewering of racial stereotypes in ‘Colored Museum’

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Tony winner Billy Porter is directing the Huntington Theatre’s production of George C. Wolfe’s satirical “The Colored Museum.”

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Shakespeare & Company executive director departs

Rick Dildine, who became executive director in September, has resigned.

From left: Paul Melendy, Karen MacDonald, Sarah Newhouse, Joel Colodner, and Laura Latreillein “That Hopey Changey Thing.”

tHEATER REVIEW

Where hoping is easy, and change is hard

“That Hopey Changey Thing” is a substantial inquiry into the roles we play both inside our own heritage and out.

Jules Aarons’s “Women and Children, West End, Boston (Salada Tea).”

Photography Review

At Gallery Kayafas, Jules Aarons and Bill Yates

Two different worlds: photography of Boston’s North End and a Tampa roller rink.

Alexandria King with the “Shockheaded Peter” ensemble.

In ‘Shockheaded Peter,’ no child is safe

In Company One’s production of “Shockheaded Peter,” children pay for their misdeeds with their lives.

“I’ve always been surrounded by colorful people,” says playwright Catherine O’Neill.

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The stories O’Neill could tell are now in a script

Catherine O’Neill’s new play, “The Fence” is rooted in her Dorchester upbringing while it reaches out to explore ideas about identity.

Behind the scene

Living organisms appear in ‘Husk’

David Namhon Kim incorporates living organisms into his works of art, viewing them not as raw material but as active collaborators.

Laugh lines: Tom Rhodes

Comic Russo tells us a joke.

Broadway in Boston announces 2015-16 season

The season is full of Tony Award-winning shows, and opens with the return of the musical comedy “The Book of Mormon”

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

Brian Brooks and Wendy Whelan in the duet “First Fall.”

DANCE Review

Brian Brooks puts his Moving Company in gear

The show at the Citi Shubert Theatre is about the patterns we move in, the direction, and how we move against one another.

Dance Review

Shantala Shivalingappa lights the way

Shantala Shivalingappa’s luminous, riveting “Akasha” is a give-and-take, an intermingling that strikes at the very core of who we are.

Citi’s lineup includes ‘Elf,’ ‘Rudolf,’ ‘Once,’ and ‘Love Letters’

Two holiday shows, the return of the musical “Once,” and the reunion of Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal are all a part of the Citi Performing Arts Center’s 2015-16 season.

Art Review

McMullen show examines range of Roman influence

“Roman in the Provinces,” a fascinating new show at the McMullen Museum of Art, examines the transmission of cultural ideas, customs, and artifacts among Rome and its disparate provinces.

In Kneehigh’s hands, a mythical love story is so not Wagner

Director Emma Rice’s “Tristan & Yseult” with the UK-based Kneehigh theater arrives at the Paramount Center Thursday and runs through March 15.

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Globe reviewers offer a guide to area productions, including “Grounded,’’ “Albatross,’’ “Intimate Apparel,’’ and “The Big Meal.’’

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/23/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/CharlesDanielsPhotography-8502(1).jpg The ticket: dance

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

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The season features the return of John Cranko’s “Onegin,” and world premieres by Karole Armitage and Boston Ballet principal guest artist Yury Yanowski.

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Patriots’ running back Jonas Gray has dabbled in stand-up comedy since his college days at Notre Dame.

Photography Review

Two shows look at art and war

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Harvard’s Peabody Museum look at art and war.

Winter Arts Preview

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Boston Ballet presents “Lady of the Camellias,” “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” premieres, and critics pick the best of the winter.

Events

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Globe reviewers offer a guide to area shows and events.

Local galleries

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Day.jpg Ceramics in the spotlight, in Providence and beyond

In concert with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference, ceramics exhibitions are popping up around the region.

The Year in Arts

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2014 was all about the music sneak attack, twentysomethings energizing stages, fresh late-night personalities, and more.

Harvard Art Museums

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

Art reviews

Behind the Scene in a VW Passat

Half a Volkswagen Passat gets a lot of mileage in “Sixty Miles to Silver Lake,” a play being presented by Bridge Repertory Theater at the Calderwood Pavilion.

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.