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When ‘Into the Woods’ was revived, the scary stuff was happening offstage

For the recent remounting of the Sondheim musical — whose direct-from-New York tour lands at the Emerson Colonial Theatre for two weeks — the idea for reviving the show was a response to the pandemic.

Rebecca Bradshaw named artistic director at Gloucester Stage

Bradshaw takes over from actress-director Paula Plum, who has been serving as interim artistic director at Gloucester Stage since Robert Walsh stepped down two years ago.

For comedian Fortune Feimster, ‘live, laugh, love’ is a way of life

Her stand-up act — she'll be playing four shows locally March 16-18 — is always upbeat. “I think by nature, I’m a fairly positive person," she says.

Comedian Sam Morril on elevating his game and teaming up with Julian Edelman

Morril, who raised his profile by performing sets on New York City rooftops during the pandemic and now cohosts a podcast with the ex-Pats receiver, comes to the Wilbur for five shows this weekend.


A free spirit soars beyond convention in ART’s ‘The Wife of Willesden’

Novelist Zadie Smith sets a story from Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” in the present-day.


Broadway In Boston announces 2023-24 season

The lineup includes “Frozen”; “Girl from the North Country,” with songs by Bob Dylan; and a play based on a popular board game.


Hoops and history converge in Lyric Stage’s ‘The Great Leap’

In Lauren Yee’s play, Tyler Simahk scores as a driven, Chinese-American teen intent on joining a team of college players heading to China for a "friendship" game against Beijing University players.

Fran Lebowitz’s withering view of humankind is kvetched in stone

The humorist and hardcore New Yorker has a few complaints. OK, more than a few. She'll be sharing some of those from the stage at Emerson Colonial Theatre.