A coerced nude scene takes center stage

Against the backdrop of #MeToo, a new play on a Boston stage examines the pressures theater performers face.

Some scenes in “Endlings” occur underwater. Pictured: Wai Ching Ho, Emily Kuroda, and Jo Yang.

In Celine Song’s ‘Endlings,’ assertions of Asian identity that span oceans

Her “unproducible” play — which unfolds both on a remote Korean island and in a playwright’s New York apartment — is making its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater.

book review

A seductive, steamy novel of Tennessee Williams and his lover

Christopher Castellani’s new book is “Leading Men.’’

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 19: (L-R) Ruth E. Carter accepts the Career Achievement Award from Halle Berry and Danai Gurira onstage during The 21st CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 19, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Ahead of Oscars, Ruth E. Carter honored for ‘Black Panther,’ decades of costume design

Carter, who grew up in Springfield, may be receiving Oscar recognition for her costume designer work on “Black Panther,” but she told a packed room at the Costume Guild Awards on Tuesday night that she has created wardrobes for other superheroes throughout her illustrious career.

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Stage Review

‘When Angels Fall,’ artistry soars

In a hypnotic show presented by ArtsEmerson, French director-choreographer Raphaëlle Boitel speaks volumes through the language of dance and circus.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do in and around Boston, Feb. 25-March 3

A contemporary twist on “Romeo and Juliet,” a discussion with the author of “Cat Person,” celebrating Maple Magic, and more.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Wrestlers, dragons, dancers, and Oscars

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

With Netflix’s help, audiences are getting to know Scottish comic Daniel Sloss

Two 2018 specials have raised his profile and helped new fans get a read on his kind of humor.

Winter arts guide 2019

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Upcoming concerts, shows, performances in theater, music, dance, art, and television.

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“Birdy” director Steve Maler and playwright Naomi Wallace (front) with cast members Spencer Hamp, Maxim Chumov, Will Taylor, and Keith White.

Stages

In ‘Birdy,’ the scars of war, the bonds of friendship

Playwright Naomi Wallace has revised her adaptation of William Wharton’s novel for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s upcoming production.

Amelia Broome, Anne Gottlieb, Remo Airaldi, Will McGarrahan in Little Foxes. (Mark S. Howard)

Stage Review

Ruthless power games in Lyric Stage’s ‘The Little Foxes’

Scott Edmiston directs a sizzling production driven by Anne Gottlieb and Remo Airaldi’s outstanding performances.

Chuckie Benson, Ani Djirdjirian and Datus Puryear in the Huntington Theatre Company's production of Spamilton: An American Parody. (Roger Mastroianni)

Stage Review

Props to Lin-Manuel Miranda, and a few pokes, in Gerard Alessandrini’s ‘Spamilton’

The Needham native known for the “Forbidden Broadway” series unleashes his satirical talent on Miranda’s blockbuster musical, “Hamilton.’’

Artist Insane51's mural in Worcester gives viewers three different perspectives. This is the normal view. (Lisa Drexhage/ Pow! Wow! Worcester!) 16mural

People are going crazy — again — over this giant ‘triple mural’ on Worcester’s Hanover Theatre

It was first completed a few months ago. But after the artist, Insane51, posted a video of his work this week on Instagram, the mural gained renewed attention.

Desiree Burch plays the Afterglow series at Oberon Feb. 23. Photo credit: Jannica Honey

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

LeAnne Parks and Merritt David Janes in “School of Rock.”

Stage Review

Amped-up and infectious, ‘School of Rock’ finds its groove

The musical adapted from the Jack Black movie mostly delivers a good time at the Boston Opera House.

Boston, MA., 01/30/2019, Raphaëlle Boitel, director, at the Cutler Majestic for a Theatre Preview of “When Angels Fall”.

A soaring vision of angels at the end of the world

Part dance, part circus, Raphaëlle Boitel’s “When Angels Fall” contemplates a world run by machines and where speech is forbidden.

LeAnne Parks and Merritt David Janes in “School of Rock.”

Things to do

The Weekender: ‘School of Rock,’ ‘Spamilton,’ beards, and banjos

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Lenny Bruce in an undated photo.

Lenny Bruce film acquired by Brandeis is its own mystery

The university, which maintains a Lenny Bruce archive, bought the 12½-minute silent film at an auction, but details about its origin are sketchy.

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 20: Uma Thurman attends Boucheron cocktail party at Place Vendome on January 20, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Anthony Ghnassia/Getty Images for Boucheron)

Uma Thurman, Jesse Tyler Ferguson among stars to appear at Williamstown Theatre Festival

This summer’s shows will include Henrik Ibsen’s “Ghosts” and Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.”

Self-Portrait with Hummingbird and Thorn Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907Ð1954) 1940 Oil on masonite *Nickolas Muray Collection of Modern Mexican Art, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin *© 2018 Banco de MŽxico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.Ê *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Globe Magazine

Things to do in Greater Boston this winter

Your seasonal calendar of events, music, theater, and more.

The Mark Morris Dance Group in “Pepperland.”

Dance Review

‘Pepperland’: Barely Beatles, mostly Morris

Mark Morris Dance Group’s riff on “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” comes across as a superficial, sentimental American response to a quirky, very British album.

Mystic Inscho and Merritt David Janes in “School of Rock: The Musical.”

The all-star band behind ‘School of Rock’

Julian Fellowes (“Downton Abbey”) and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber joined forces to adapt the hit movie into a stage musical, but it was Lloyd Webber’s wife, Madeleine, who had the inspiration.

Jade Wheeler in “Who Is Eartha Mae?”

Stage Review

‘Who Is Eartha Mae?’: A portrait of the artist as an enigma

Despite a flawed script, Jade Wheeler delivers a tour de force performance as the elusive Eartha Kitt.

An Alex Katz print hangs above an antique Chinese console just past the entry door, painted a rich, glossy red. The Back Bay is visible through the windows of the den, at the far end of the hallway.

Your Home | Makeovers

This waterfront Back Bay condo is built for modern aging

A gut rehab offers stunning Charles River views and sleek accommodations for a Boston couple as they grow older — including wider doorways that can fit a wheelchair.

A scene from the film THE LEGO MOVIE 2.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Legos, Beatles, Grammys, and eye-catching shorts

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

10nofirstnight -- Actors John Manning (left) of Westford and Jocelyn Duford of Derry, NH portray a couple in the romantic comedy

At a theater in Beverly, love takes center stage

The Larcom Theatre is seeking couples that have been together 50 years or more to be honored during the Sunday, Feb. 17, performance of the romantic comedy “First Night.”

From left: Vaishnavi Sharma, Eric Tucker, James Patrick Nelson, Grace Bernardo, and Edmund Lewis in Bedlam’s “Pygmalion.”

Stage Review

A ‘Pygmalion’ with a modern new face

A play that has always been about the striations and boundaries of class becomes about race, immigration, and assimilation.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees Jack Meyer, Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, William Forsythe, Executive Director Meredith

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Boston Ballet Ball at The Castle raises $1.8 million

The gala celebrated Boston Ballet’s partnership with choreographer William Forsythe.

A scene from Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s “Analogy Trilogy.”

Bill T. Jones connects three disparate lives in his ‘Analogy’ trilogy

His company will perform all three pieces at the ICA.

Brandon G. Green as Nat Turner in Nat Turner in Jerusalem. (Nile Scott Shots)

Stage Review

In ‘Nat Turner in Jerusalem,’ a raw chapter of racial history

Brandon Green stars in the Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s production of Nathan Alan Davis’s drama about the leader of the 1831 slave rebellion.

The VIP Lounge

The VIP Lounge with Tommy Do

We caught up with Do, a professional ice skater who lives in Brooklyn when he’s not on the road (and whose parents still live in Sharon), to talk about all things travel.

Director of “HAIR” Diane Paulus directing during a rehearsal at The Delecorte Theatre in Manhattan’s Central Park. (Joe Tabacca for The Globe-7/17/08) 28paulus

NBC cancels ‘Hair Live!’ broadcast that Diane Paulus was co-directing

NBC executives hinted that the network plans to focus on more family-friendly entertainment.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Feb. 4-10

Take in a sci-fi film festival, celebrate Black History Month, head to a Rockport Music community concert, and more.

Chestnut Hill, MA--1/17/2019--Nick Swancott, a senior from NY at Boston College, poses for a portrait on the Boston College campus Thursday afternoon. Swancott plans on pursuing theater full-time after graduating in the spring. (Nathan Klima) Topic: 13TheaterPics Reporter:

Career plans can take a dramatic turn when students discover theater

For some students at Boston colleges, stage experience can upend the best-laid plans.

Angelo Paul Ramunni is the founder of the New England Accordion Connection and Museum Company.

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Lessons on compassion and mindfulness; Jewish Poetry Festival; stories of accordians and players

Narayan Helen Liebenson of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center has written “The Magnanimous Heart.’’

Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University’s production of “Ragtime” runs through Feb. 17.

Stage Review

Wheelock’s ‘Ragtime’ is of its time and our time

Nick Vargas directs a stirring production of the 1998 musical, highlighted by Anthony Pires, Jr.’s portrayal of Coalhouse Walker, Jr.

Gerard Alessandrini has made a career spoofing Broadway stars and shows, none bigger than “Hamilton.”

Theater

The Needham native who’s the founding father of ‘Spamilton’

Needham native Gerard Alessandrini has made a career spoofing Broadway stars and shows, none bigger than “Hamilton.”

Eric Church brings his “Double Down” tour to TD Garden this weekend.

Things to do

The Weekender: Country stars, diva fever, and Patriot(s) games

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Actor John Malkovich.

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John Malkovich to star in play with echoes of Harvey Weinstein saga

Producers announced Tuesday that Malkovich will star in the world premiere of David Mamet’s ‘‘Bitter Wheat’’ in London, which recounts the fall from grace of a “depraved Hollywood mogul.”

Bryce Dallas Howard

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Bryce Dallas Howard honored by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding

The actor, producer, and director will be honored with a parade through Cambridge on Thursday, to be followed by a roast where she will receive her pudding pot.

Jagged Little Pill Production Photo. Pictured: The Chorus of Jagged Little Pill. Photo: Evgenia Eliseeva

NAMES

‘Jagged Little Pill’ will head to Broadway

The musical, which had its 2018 world premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, is just the latest in a string of local productions that have made the leap.

This image released by Fox shows Brennin Hunt as Roger Davis from the musical

Fox’s live ‘Rent’ uses pre-taped material after actor broke his foot

The show used Saturday night’s pre-taped show — only switching to live for the finale — after Brennin Hunt, who plays the role of Roger Davis, broke his foot.

Nederlands Dans Theater 2’s “SH-BOOM” is set to popular songs from the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s.

Dance Review

NDT2 has the dancers, not always the dances

Nederlands Dans Theater 2 performed a quartet of contemporary pieces at the Shubert Theatre.

Check out the Winter Arts Guide 2019

Upcoming concerts, shows, performances in theater, music, dance, art, and television.

Yan Chen

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ART Institute graduate from China named a Rhodes scholar

Yan Chen was one of four winners from her country and the first to major in the arts.

Howardena Pindell, Untitled #4D, 2009. Image courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Jan. 28-Feb. 3

A multimedia exhibit at Brandeis’s Rose Art Museum, “A One-Woman Show About Eartha Kitt,” a Lunar New Year Celebration, and more.

Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) in SERENITY.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Matthew McConaughey, Mexican photographs, and some Canadian dude

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

LeAnne Parks and Merritt David Janes in “School of Rock — The Musical,” which is coming to the Opera House.

Theater

Winter Arts Guide: Theater picks

Globe theater critic Don Aucoin’s guide to winter productions, including “Who Is Earth Mae?,’’ “Bedlam’s Pygmalion,’’ “Trigger Warning,’’ and “Spamilton: An American Parody.’’

Sean Daniels has adapted Jack Kerouac’s unfinished, long-lost novel, “The Haunted Life,’’ into a play that will premiere at Merrimack Rep from March 20 to April 14.

Theater

Early Kerouac novel is on the road to the stage, after a lengthy detour

Merrimack Rep will debut a theatrical adaptation of “The Haunted Life,’’ an autobiographical work by Lowell’s most famous author that went missing for nearly 60 years.

Boston Ballet will perform William Forsythe’s “Pas/Parts 2018” during its “Full On Forsythe” program.

Dance

Winter Arts Guide: Dance picks

It’s a season of bold movement, from blazing flamenco to a Boston Ballet world premiere.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

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Ahead of the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, the Globe Magazine explores the history of the project and Kennedy’s vision for it.

Harvard Art Museums

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An in-depth look at the new complex designed by architect Renzo Piano.