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An all-in ensemble elevates Lyric Stage’s madcap ‘The Game’s Afoot’

While Ken Ludwig's farcical whodunit is not his best work, director Fred Sullivan Jr. brings out the best in this talented cast.


The two Asian moms who inspired Lloyd Suh’s ‘The Heart Sellers’

The idea for the play, now getting a production at the Huntington, sprouted from conversations playwright Lloyd Suh and director May Adrales shared about their own mothers' immigration experiences.

In Boston, a comedy boom fills the biggest rooms

The appetite for comedy has been surging in the city over the last few years, with the likes of John Mulaney, Dave Chappelle, and Bill Burr drawing crowds on a scale seldom seen before.


Fact, fiction, and forging an identity in ArtsEmerson’s ‘The Real James Bond … Was Dominican’

Christopher Rivas centers his play on his discovery when he was growing up that Agent 007 was believed to have been modeled on the persona and exploits of a Dominican playboy, Porfirio Rubirosa.

In ‘The Band’s Visit,’ there’s harmony in human connection

The Tony-winning musical about Jewish villagers bonding with a group of Egyptian musicians stranded in their town opens Friday at the Huntington Theatre.


‘Elvis: A Musical Revolution’ travels a too-familiar path at North Shore Music Theatre

Despite Dan Berry’s magnetic performance in the title role, this new musical largely contents itself with taking us on a dutiful tour through the King’s life and career.


A troubling journey into the past in ‘How I Learned to Drive’

Jennifer Rohn and Dennis Trainor Jr. excel in Paula Vogel’s memory play, directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue at Actors’ Shakespeare Project.

Orlando Baxter doesn’t have to come home for Comics Come Home — he’s already here

When he steps on the TD Garden stage alongside the likes of Denis Leary, Bill Burr, and Marc Maron on Saturday night, the Boston comic will be performing for the biggest crowd of his career.