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Reece Cotton

Reece Cotton’s online comedy festival celebrates ‘Love for Humans’

The four-night festival lineup features comedians from Boston and around the country, including stand-ups from Cotton’s previous “Comics Rising” shows.

STAGE REVIEW
Jared Troilo and Tah-Janay Shayoñe in "TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever."

Giving the structures of racism a shake in ‘TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever’

In his inventive satire, playwright James Ijames has reimagined the story of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, holding up a cracked mirror that reflects some larger truths.

THEATER
Jared Troilo as TJ and Tah-Janay Shayoñe as Sally in the SpeakEasy Stage Company production of James Ijames's "TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever."

Playwright James Ijames on ‘TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever,’ reimagining history, and who gets to tell the story

A satirical reimagining of the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, Ijames's play is getting a (virtual) production at SpeakEasy Stage Company.

Maiesha McQueen portrays a variety of characters in "Until the Flood" at Merrimack Repertory Theatre.

In ‘Until the Flood,’ a portrait of a town and the ravages of racism

The solo drama, based on interviews conducted in Ferguson, Mo., a year after Michael Brown's death, is performed with exceptional force and depth by Maiesha McQueen.

The summer season at Jacob's Pillow will include a performance of “joyUS justUS" by CONTRA-TIEMPO.

After a lost summer, Jacob’s Pillow will return for a full season in 2021

The June 30-Aug. 29 season will also offer unprecedented online access to most festival programming.

DON AUCOIN
Screen shot of Seth Rudetsky in "The Seth Concert Series."

Theater without theater

Seth Rudetsky’s concert-and-conversation series, YouTube videos of “Kinky Boots’' and “Hairspray,’' other online performances help to fill the void.

Kirsten Greenidge (top left), Mike Lew (top right), Lydia R. Diamond (bottom right), and Heidi Schreck (bottom left)

Huntington Theatre announces a full 2021-22 season of indoor productions

The Huntington will resume indoor performances in late August, months earlier than other high-profile presenters like Broadway in Boston and the Boch Center.

THEATER
American Repertory Theater executive producer Diane Borger

ART’s Diane Borger is stepping down

Diane Borger, the co-leader of Cambridge’s American Repertory Theater for more than a decade, will step down at the end of June. Borger will return to England, where she’d spent much of her career.