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Maurice Emmanuel Parent with "Mr. Parent" director Megan Sandberg-Zakian.

The team that put ‘Mr. Parent’ in a class, by himself

Maurice Emmanuel Parent stars in the solo play about himself, drawn from his years as a Boston Public Schools teacher. But it took a trio of creators to bring it to fruition at Lyric Stage.

Lord Buckley shown recording in a Chicago studio in 1960.

Rather than try to explain Lord Buckley, he becomes him onstage

Watertown's Oliver Trager has written a book and screenplay about Buckley, the largely forgotten hipster storyteller and comic performer. That work has morphed into a solo show he'll be performing at the Lilypad.

Valerie Tosi with her go-to slice at Salisbury Beach.

Comedian Valerie Tosi knows her way around a joke — and Salisbury Beach’s Broadway Loop

The North Shore native is releasing her debut album, “Beach Trash,” later this month.

Lyricist Tim Rice believes that if "Jesus Christ Superstar" had been a stage musical before it was an album, it likely would have flopped.

Lord knows lyricist Tim Rice didn’t foresee ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ becoming such a huge hit

A 50th-anniversary tour of the show arrives at the Emerson Colonial Theatre Jan. 4-16.

Gregg Mozgala and Shannon DeVido in the Huntington's "Teenage Dick."

‘Teenage Dick’ closes early at the Huntington due to COVID cases

The cancellation comes after "WILD: A Musical Becoming," "The Slutcracker," and "The Christmas Revels" all cut short their theatrical runs.

The Main Stage cast at Improv Asylum will be performing three New Year's Eve shows.

Six local New Year’s Eve comedy shows to help you get the last laugh on 2021

Headliners including Dan Boulger, Steve Sweeney, Christine Hurley, and Jim Colliton are planning their parting shots.

Comedian Tony V, shown onstage inside Giggles' outdoor tent in 2020, plays a pair of shows indoors at the Saugus comedy club on New Year's Eve.

On New Year’s Eve, a cautious return to comedy

On what would be the biggest night for comedy in a typical year, some Boston stand-ups aren't sure what to expect Friday, but they're happy to have the chance to get back onstage.

"The Christmas Revels" canceled its six remaining post-Christmas shows at the Sanders Theatre in Cambridge.

Enter, stage left: Omicron

A few months after getting back to business, theaters must cope with a new wave of uncertainty in the wake of recent cancellations attributed to the coronavirus.