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Westford Academy sole Massachusetts school selected to perform ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Broadway adaptation

To apply for consideration, students had to describe why their school or community is the most “magical” place to put on the production.


‘The Book of Mormon’ turns a page, sort of

Even after script revisions to address complaints about race, the hit musical still aims to offend.


Wonders never cease with the 7 Fingers

In “Duel Reality,” troupe delivers a circus spin on “Romeo and Juliet.”

In ‘John Proctor Is the Villain,’ a high school is a #MeToo crucible

Kimberly Belflower's play is being staged by the Huntington at the Calderwood Pavilion.


It’s the humans who are in need of repair in ‘Machine Learning’

In Francisco Mendoza’s play at Central Square Theater, artificial intelligence intervenes in a strained relationship between father and son.


P. Carl’s transition isn’t a solo journey in ART’s ‘Becoming a Man’

Co-directed by Carl and ART artistic director Diane Paulus, the play adapted from Carl's memoir is getting its world premiere Feb. 16-March 10 at the Loeb Drama Center.

Kristin Chenoweth to star in a Stephen Schwartz musical premiering in July at the Colonial

F. Murray Abraham will costar in "The Queen of Versailles," billed as a pre-Broadway engagement at the Emerson Colonial Theatre July 16-Aug. 18.

At the Rockwell, ‘funny, dark, smart, great’ define a new vision for the Somerville theater

Those are the attributes that Deby Xiadani, the venue's new artistic director, wants audiences to note. She figures if a performance is funny, dark, and smart, it’s probably going to be great.