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Boston comics return to their roots to celebrate Barry Crimmins and the Ding Ho

Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, Bobcat Goldthwait, Denis Leary, and many others are scheduled to appear in the online reunion.

Harvard’s Jeraul Mackey is using improv to deepen the conversation about Boston and race

While balancing his days as a PhD candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education and a member of ImprovBoston’s national touring company, he is already planning his next move.

Pandemic delivers a major blow to Boston’s fall theater season

The Huntington announces layoffs and scraps plans for 2020 while SpeakEasy and New Rep postpone productions.

Idris Goodwin offers free plays for children as ‘sparks for conversation’ on race

The scripts, intended for families to read or act out together, are available on the Theatre for Young Audiences website.

Yale Rep cancels entire ’20-21 season

One of nation’s top regional theaters cites the COVID-19 pandemic.

Free Shakespeare on the Common’s ‘The Tempest’ has been canceled

Due to COVID-19, the show will not go on for the first time since 1996.

Rhode Island’s Trinity Rep and Gamm Theatre postpone fall seasons

The two theaters took the steps amid continuing concerns about outbreaks of the coronavirus should they reopen.

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Coming to the big screen this summer: comedians at drive-ins

Around New England this summer, Boston-area comics will be performing at drive-ins and converted parking lots.