Fall Arts Preview 2018

Fall arts preview 2018

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Your must-see guide to arts and entertainment this season, from Boston to the Berkshires and beyond.

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A look at The Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the movie “Spotlight,” which is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation.

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Nael Nacer (left) and Maurice Parent in Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s “Macbeth.”

Stage Review

Sound and fury, signifying something at Actors’ Shakespeare Project

Actors’ Shakespeare Project undertakes an ambitious project: “Macbeth’’ and “Equivocation’’ in repertory.

Peter Dinklage (left) and Jamie Dornan in “My Dinner With Hervé.”

Television Review

Dinklage gives ‘My Dinner With Hervé’ humanity

In the HBO film, the actor brings layers of conflict, arrogance, insecurity, and sorrow to a man who, before he killed himself, was viewed as a pop culture oddity.

Linda Lavin (right, with Celia Weston) starred in “Alice” from 1976-85.

TV Critic’s Corner

Order’s up for a reboot of ‘Alice’

Fox has greenlighted a pilot to be co-written and co-produced by Oscar winner Diablo Cody.

Jamie Lee Curtis (holding Judy Greer) returns as Laurie Strode in “Halloween.”

Movie Review

When Michael met Laurie, again: ‘Halloween’ is back

As franchise reboots go, the new “Halloween” is top shelf.

Paula Plum (left) and Adrianne Krstansky at a rehearsal for Lyric Stage Company’s production of “The Roommate.”

In ‘The Roommate,’ Paula Plum and Adrianne Krstansky meet their mismatch

Jen Silverman’s play about an odd couple gives two of Boston’s finest stage actresses roles to relish.

Bessie Harvey’s “The Spirit of Love”


The Tufts University Art Galleries takes a look at outsider art

The Tufts University Art Galleries takes a look at outsider art.

Lisa Joyce (left) and Laura Latreille rehearse as Weylin Symes directs “The Salonnieres.”


In a Paris salon, telling fairy tales is a feminist act

Liz Duffy Adams’s “The Salonnieres” gets a world premiere in Stoneham.

Jack Kerouac in 1962.

A Kerouac-inspired arts festival takes the road to Lowell

The inaugural The Town and The City Festival will feature nationally recognized talent such as Kristin Hersh, Kingsley Flood, and the spoken-word artist Andrea Gibson, plus dozens more performers.

The best Stax deep tracks

The 134-song “Stax ’68: A Memphis Story” includes an array of buried treasures.

From left: Sam Moore, David Porter (behind Moore), Isaac Hayes, Booker T. Jones (behind Hayes), Andrew Love, Wayne Jackson, Dave Prater, Jim Stewart, and Steve Cropper at Stax Records, circa 1970.

‘Stax ’68: A Memphis Story’ the product of a turbulent time

The new 134-song box set is a reflection of what was happening inside and outside the record label during the year of MLK’s assassination.

Colin Morgan (left) and Rupert Everett in “The Happy Prince.”

Movie Review | ★ ★ ★ ½

In ‘The Happy Prince,’ Oscar Wilde gets his say

The movie offers a sad glimpse of Oscar Wilde’s final days, taking place after he has been convicted of sodomy and served two years, with his glory days behind him.  

Ike Barinholtz and Tiffany Haddish in “The Oath.”

Movie Review

Ike Barinholtz debuts as writer-director with comedy ‘The Oath’

Aiming for wildly provocative satire he churns out a technically spotty screed.

President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with state and local officials on the response to Hurricane Michael, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Macon, Ga. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump asks for video on missing journalist — ‘if it exists’

President Trump says the US has requested audio and video from Turkey relating to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi — “if it exists.”

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 08: Michael Brantley #23 celebrates with teammates at the dugout after hitting a sacrifice fly ball to score Yan Gomes #7 of the Cleveland Indians in the third inning during Game Three of the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros at Progressive Field on October 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Indians have filed a complaint to MLB about Astros filming

A person familiar with the situation says the Indians’ complaint is about a man attempting to film in their dugout during Game 3 of the ALDS.

Tim Spears and Sarah Oakes Muirhead in New Repertory Theatre’s production of “We Will Not Be Silent.”

Stage Review

At New Rep, a heroine’s tale, reductively told

“We Will Not Be Silent,’’ about anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl, has its heart in the right place but doesn’t succeed as drama.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 06: Leslie Odom, Jr. attends Mickey's 90th Spectacular at The Shrine Auditorium on October 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)


Leslie Odom Jr. to perform at ABCD dinner

The former “Hamilton” cast member will take part in the event honoring “community heroes.”

Mark Shanahan was hired by The Boston Globe in 2003 to cover celebrity news.

Globe Magazine

The man who got paid to go to parties

The Globe’s longtime celebrity columnist looks back on 15 years of galas, premieres, and a sweaty chat with Anna Kournikova.

Honoree Lady Gaga poses at the 25th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Celebration, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)


Lady Gaga getting married? She thanks ‘fiance’ during speech

The singer and “A Star Is Born” actress was sporting a ring on her left hand at Elle’s 25th annual Women in Hollywood event.

Cameron Monaghan as Ian Gallagher in “Shameless.”

TV Critic’s Corner

There’s a plot twist to Ian’s exit from ‘Shameless’

When the final scene arrived, it was a sweet little surprise that stayed true to the show’s overall comic-farce-meets-poignant-drama tone.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 02: Actress Olivia Wilde helps bring the slogan


This tiny home, now in Nahant, runs on Dunkin’

Decorated in the brand’s signature pink and orange, the house is a product of a partnership between the company and actress Olivia Wilde.

FILE - In this May 4, 2016 file photo, actor Chris Evans attends a special screening of


Chris Evans comes to the defense of involved dads everywhere after Piers Morgan tweet

The provocateur Morgan mocked actor Daniel Craig for carrying his baby in a sling. Evans wasn’t having it.

Mark Wahlberg.


Mark Wahlberg posts video from his ‘old stomping grounds’ in Dorchester

The Dot native posted a quick video from the steps of his “old crib” on Peverell Street.

Artist Luigi Toscano and his crew set up big photographic portraits of Holocaust survivors in the Boston Common on Monday for an exhibit.

Portraits of Holocaust survivors look history in the face

An exhibit of 60 supersize portraits of Holocaust survivors is coming to Boston Common.

Daniela Mack and Jesus Garcia in Boston Lyric Opera’s new production of “The Barber of Seville.”

Opera Review

With sprightly ‘Barber of Seville,’ Boston Lyric Opera sends in the clowns

The production skimps on neither singing nor slapstick nor staircase chases. Come prepared to laugh.

From left: Debra Wise (front), Omar Robinson, Ashley Risteen, and John Kuntz in “Frankenstein.”

Stage Review

This ‘Frankenstein’ is a monster mishmash

Archaic dialogue doesn’t mesh with this contemporary, ensemble-driven production at Central Square Theater.

Amy Landecker and Gaby Hoffmann in the Amazon comedy-drama series “Transparent.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Get ready for ‘Transparent,’ the musical

Show creator Jill Soloway is thinking “‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ mixed with ‘La La Land’ mixed with ‘Flight of the Conchords’ with something more Jewish thrown in.”

The Duchess of Sussex, the wife of Prince Harry is pregnant with the couple’s first child, according to Kensington Palace.

Meghan Markle, wife of Prince Harry, is pregnant

Kensington Palace said the child is due in the spring.

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017 file photo, Alec Baldwin poses in the press room with the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for

In N.H., Alec Baldwin urges ‘overthrow’ of Trump government via voting

The actor was the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s annual fall fund-raising dinner on Sunday.

Movie 'Platoon' Left to right - Charlie Sheen , Corey GLover, Chris Pedersen, Willem Dafoe, Forrest Whittaker and Keith David.

Arnold Kopelson, ‘Platoon’ producer, dies at 83

Mr. Kopelson broke into show business as an entertainment and banking attorney and began producing films in the late 1970s.

Jennifer Garner currently stars in HBO’s “Camping.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Could Jennifer Garner be part of an ‘Alias’ reboot?

HBO’s “Camping” is a comedy about a super-controlling woman played by Jennifer Garner and the camping trip she hosts. But talk of an “Alias” reboot got Garner’s attention.

Gisele Bundchen talked about her book on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Oct. 4.


Gisele’s ‘Lessons’ becomes a bestseller

Bundchen’s memoir ranked ninth on the New York Times’ nonfiction bestseller list.

Ryan Gosling plays astronaut Neil Armstrong in “First Man,” which placed third at the movie box office in its opening weekend.

‘First Man’ lands behind ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’

The Neil Armstrong film couldn't unseat last week's top two flicks over the weekend at the box office.

A security personnel looks out from the entrance of the Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Writer Jamal Khashoggi, vanished after he walked into the consulate on Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Senators urge tough US response over missing Saudi writer

Two leading Senate Republicans threatened tough action against Saudi Arabia, including a possible halt of military sales, if journalist Jamal Khashoggi was indeed killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

‘Saturday Night Live’ takes on Trump-Kanye meeting

The show’s opening segment made light of last week’s White House gathering.

Here’s what’s happening at HUBweek Sunday

Don’t miss out on the last day of Boston’s HUBweek festival on Sunday, including discussions on youth activism, mindfulness and technology. Here are a few highlights:

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Donald Trump Jr., walks from the elevator at Trump Tower in New York. President Donald Trump’s eldest son on Monday appeared to mock the sexual assault allegations against his father’s nominee for the Supreme Court. Donald Trump Jr. posted an image on Instagram that seems to compares Kavanaugh's accuser to a school yard crush. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

It’s a Thing

From #HimToo to Halloween

A review of the week online.

Boston-10/12/18 HUBweek - Youngsters explore the Neon Dream Crystal Cave installation container with led blacklights that accentuate colored objets inside at Boston City Hall Plaza Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

Here’s what is happening at HUBweek Saturday

Boston’s HUBweek festival welcomes Saturday with a multitude of panels and performances focused on technology, business, and the arts. Here are a few events to light up your weekend.

Seth MacFarlane is in the cast of the still untitled miniseries.

TV Critic’s Corner

Roger Ailes movie stalls, but miniseries moves forward

Showtime’s still untitled eight-episode drama will star Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts, Seth MacFarlane, and Sienna Miller.

Guest conductor Hannu Lintu led the BSO in the first concert of the season Thursday at Symphony Hall.

Music Review

Boston Symphony Orchestra opening night: no Nelsons, no guest stars, no problem

Hannu Lintu made his BSO debut in a program that focused on the orchestra and its members.

Ash Carter (right) spoke at a HUBweek Forum on Friday led by Eric Lander (left) as Maria Zuber looked on. It was held at Boston City Hall Plaza.

HUBweek Forum: The opportunities and challenges of science and tech developments

In a wide-ranging discussion at City Hall Plaza Friday, the Broad Institute’s Eric Lander, former secretary of defense Ash Carter, and MIT’s Maria Zuber looked at what the future could hold.

BOSTON, MA - 10/12/2018: SNOW ALREADY IN BOSTON...filming in Dorchester shows a snowy street scene. Fake snow on the set of the Netflix film


Snow in October? Nope, just a Mark Wahlberg movie filming in Boston.

One Dorchester street was transformed into a winter “Wonderland” on Friday.

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 11, 2018: Boston Celtics tip off the season at the Shamrock Foundation Gala. (photo by Brian Babineau/Boston Celtics) 14namesCelticsGala


Someone at a Celtics gala bid $25,000 to play ‘Fortnite’ with Gordon Hayward

The annual Shamrock Gala at the Westin Boston Waterfront Thursday had Celtics players, coaches and team management all gussied up.

Cecilia Vicuna with Quipu Gut at a 2017 exhibition in Kassel, Germany.

Things to Do

Things to do in Greater Boston this fall

Your seasonal calendar of events, music, theater, and more.

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15: Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids perform onstage during Skyville Live Celebrates AmericanaFest with Graham Nash and special guests on September 15, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Skyville)

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

10/12/2018 BOSTON, MA DJ Savuth (cq), aka Sammy Sueksagan (cq), played music as participants listened on wireless headphones during a silent disco held at Hubweek in Boston. (Aram Boghosian for STAT)


Music fans groove to their own soundtrack at HUBweek Silent Disco bash

Participants could choose one of three different channels, their wireless headphones lighting up a different color depending on which tracks they preferred.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi crown prince’s carefully managed rise hides dark side

Behind the carefully calibrated public-relations campaign pushing images of a smiling Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meeting with the world’s top leaders and business executives lurks a darker side.