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‘A Beautiful Noise’ aims to tell Neil Diamond’s story, inside and out

"A Beautiful Noise," premiering at the Emerson Colonial Theatre for a pre-Broadway tryout, is a "surprising entrée into Neil’s psyche," says its director. "It's a story of a man who is in crisis but is unable to articulate why."

With ‘The Orchard,’ the Arlekin Players return Chekhov to the digital frontier

The production is being presented in two versions simultaneously: one online, and one in-person at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City.

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From fringe companies, a timely drama, a screwball comedy, and a fairy tale

Shows include Teatro Chelsea’s world premiere of “Revitalized,” which takes on housing conditions in neighborhoods ripe for gentrification; a family-friendly “Thumbelina” from Imaginary Beasts; and “Screwball!,” a delirious take on Preston Sturges from Beau Jest Moving Theatre.

Chris Gethard is an all-of-the-above kind of comic

At the Sinclair on Saturday, Gethard will record an episode of his “Beautiful/Anonymous” podcast, then perform a separate stand-up show later in the evening.

American Repertory Theater to present Anna Deavere Smith’s ‘Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992’

Smith performed “Twilight” solo to acclaim in the mid-1990s. The new, larger-cast version that debuted off Broadway last year comes to the Loeb Drama Center Aug. 28-Sept. 23.

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In ‘The Bomb-itty of Errors,’ a Shakespeare remix is a rappers’ delight

In this hip-hop adaptation of "The Comedy of Errors" at Actors' Shakespeare Project, the four cast members play multiple roles, inciting a fast-paced riot of entrances and exits, costume changes, busted moves, and plot twists.

‘A Strange Loop’ wins Tony for best musical, ‘Lehman Trilogy’ for best play as Broadway celebrates its comeback

Sunday night’s Tony Awards ceremony had the flavor of an industry giving itself a much-needed pep talk while simultaneously sending a message to TV viewers that Broadway is back — and more diverse than ever.

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In the Huntington’s ‘Common Ground Revisited,’ Boston’s busing crisis is part of a much larger story

Kirsten Greenidge is the right playwright to tackle a tale as sprawling and tangled as the 1970s busing crisis — as well as what came before, and, crucially, what came after.