115-year-old Colonial Theatre will close for at least a year


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When “The Book of Mormon” ends its run in October, the Colonial will close as its owner, Emerson College, considers new uses for the venue.

Benjamin Scheuer plays folky autobiographical songs in his  award-winning show “The Lion.”

Stage Review

‘The Lion’: a musical memoir of hurt and healing

Benjamin Scheuer’s autobiographical show delivers more entertainment than a simple album of his songs.

Alexander Heffner conducted an interview on “The Open Mind.”

25-year-old hosting Sunday news show “The Open Mind”

“The Open Mind” premieres on WGBH World Sunday morning under Alex Heffner, a Phillips Academy and Harvard grad.

Erin Shirreff’s “Knife,” part of an exhibit at the ICA.


When three becomes two

Erin Shirreff’s exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art includes photographs, sculpture, and a video.

ICA/Boston - Exhibition: Mona Hatoum Mona Hatoum, Rubber Mat, 1996, silicone rubber, 1 x 23 ½ x 31 ¼ inches. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Gift of Barbara Lee, The Barbara Lee Collection of Art by Women. Courtesy Alexander and Bonin. ©Mona Hatoum -- 30Hatoum

Art Review

Current ICA exhibitions show institute in transition

Caught on the cusp of full-fledged maturity, the Institute for Contemporary Art still shows adolescent growing pains in a handful of current shows.

From left: Marc Pierre, Melissa Jesser, and Nael Nacer in “The Flick.”

Stage review

Movie theater misfits in compelling production of ‘The Flick’

Annie Baker’s drama about a trio of lost souls in a fading movie theater unfolds with a leisurely pace that becomes surprisingly compelling.

Dance Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/MadBoots_2015cDuggan_05.jpg MADBOOTS DANCE is full of feeling at Jacob’s Pillow

MADBOOTS DANCE’s two performances are awash in the messiness of big emotion, but also its mystery and glory.

Monika Sosnowska’s “Tower.”

Art Review

New deCordova show emphasizes outdoor space

The show explores the relationship between sculpture and architecture, and presents a more focused way to experience the park.

Centastage’s Joe Antoun


Centastage helping playwrights find their voice, audience

Centastage is producing “Academy Fight Song,” by Andrew Clarke, which runs Sept. 10-26 in the Calderwood Pavilion.

Corita Kent’s faith-infused Pop art, on view at Harvard

An exhibition of the activist nun, educator, and artist who designed Dorchester’s iconic gas tank seeks to put Kent on par with Pop artists like Warhol.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/GettyImages-464929466.jpg Week ahead: Music, theater, art, and more

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

Local galleries

gALLERIES | Cate McQuaid

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/MauriceFreedman,BathersInterlude,1948,oiloncanvas,28x24inches,privatecollection.jpg In Provincetown: cinematic sweep, alluring dunes, hidden patterns

Three gallery shows currently on view in Provincetown turn a spotlight on local inspirations and influences from afar.

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.