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Malpaso Dance will perform at Global Arts Live's Winter Dance Fest in January.

Global Arts Live announces Winter Dance Fest for January at the Cutler Majestic

Global Arts Live will present Malpaso Dance Company, Dorrance Dance, and Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE on three consecutive Saturdays.

Raphael Xavier's newest work includes two other dancers and a live jazz quartet.

Breaker Raphael Xavier makes music at the ICA

Raphael Xavier's “The Musician & the Mover” is about more than music and dance.

CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK

How I learned to stop worrying and love the theater (again)

A year ago at this time, I wasn’t certain when, or if, I’d ever feel comfortable sitting in a crowded theater again to watch a live performance. This is a problem when that’s part of your job description.

Vir Das comes to the Wilbur Theatre Saturday for a sold-out show.

If Vir Das has to sell his house to stay funny, so be it

A string of well-received Netflix specials and sold-out shows have convinced the restless comic that he needs to shake things up. And he has, by selling his home and possessions and traveling the world.

DANCE
Longtime breaker Raphael Xavier performs "Xavier's: The Musician and the Mover" in Boston this weekend.

At 50, longtime breaker Raphael Xavier wants to show how the art form can grow

“XAVIER’S: The Musician & The Mover” gets its Boston premiere at the Institute of Contemporary Art this weekend, presented by Global Arts Live.

STAGE REVIEW
Lee Mikeska Gardner (foreground) and Debra Wise in "The Half-Life of Marie Curie" at Central Square Theater.

In ‘The Half-Life of Marie Curie,’ a study of female friendship and solidarity amid personal crisis

In Lauren Gunderson’s play now at Central Square Theater, Nobel Prize winner Curie is engulfed in scandal after her affair with a married man becomes public.

THEATER
Kira Troilo and Jared Troilo in "The Last Five Years" at Lyric Stage Company of Boston.

Scenes from a marriage, forward and backward, in Lyric Stage’s ‘The Last Five Years’

Leigh Barrett directs a stirring production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical about the dissolution of a relationship, starring real-life husband and wife Jared Troilo and Kira Troilo.

From left: Kelsey Fonise, Thomika Marie Bridwell, and Shanelle Chloe Villegas, the three stars of SpeakEasy Stage Company's "BLKS,” shown at the Calderwood Pavilion, where the play is being staged.

‘This is who we are’: A conversation with the three stars of ‘BLKS’

Thomika Marie Bridwell, Kelsey Fonise, and Shanelle Chloe Villegas discuss their roles in Aziza Barnes's play, how they've embraced its authenticity, whether Boston theater is changing fast enough, and their own artistic aspirations. The show runs through Nov. 20 at SpeakEasy Stage Company.