Huntington Ave. tower and theater plans revealed

Developers are planning a 32-story apartment building that would give the Huntington Theatre Company ownership of its playhouse.

15 ways Harry Potter has changed culture since the first book was published 20 years ago

On June 26, 1997, Bloomsbury Children’s Books published a book by an unknown single mother from Edinburgh. And it took off.

Tim and Tyne Daly are starring in Theresa Rebeck’s “Downstairs” at the Dorset Theatre Festival in Vermont.

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Tim and Tyne Daly have prepared all their lives to play siblings

Despite their long and varied acting careers, “Downstairs” marks the first time the brother and sister have appeared onstage together.

U2 (pictured performing in Tennessee earlier this month) plays Gillette Stadium Sunday.

THINGS TO DO

The Weekender: Bono, Wilco, Mario, and Jacob’s Pillow

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

Latest Theater/Dance headlines

New leader at Actors’ Shakespeare Project may bring an edge

Veteran director, actor, and theater executive Christopher V. Edwards says he’s not a big fan of “well-spoken Shakespeare.”

Dance review

Miami City Ballet brings thrills to Jacob’s Pillow

On Wednesday night, the company’s dancers proved themselves fluent Balanchine interpreters, as well as fluid vessels through which other choreographic voices can be channeled.

The Ticket

Arts events this week

Picks include BJ Barham, a Lucero and Banditos double-bill, “The Effect,” and Mark Morris Dance Group.

After nude-scene controversy, director returns to Boston Children’s Theatre

Burgess Clark’s return as executive artistic director apparently brings to a close a bitterly contentious episode that plunged the organization into crisis while prompting heated debate.

Stage Review

History has a burning immediacy in ‘Blood on the Snow’

This absorbing, 70-minute piece stands as a virtual model of how to write and stage a historical drama.

More Theater/Dance headlines

Jacob’s Pillow director Pamela Tatge.

Jacob’s Pillow unveils plans for year-round dance center

A five-year plan includes capital improvements to the center’s Berkshires campus and off-season residencies for 10-15 choreographers each year.

Laugh Lines

Paula Poundstone

A joke from Paula Poundstone, who plays a sold-out show at the Wilbur Saturday.

Mario Cantone

Cantone’s comedy blend: Some ranting here, some singing there

The Massachusetts-bred comic is back for a homecoming performance, his first local gig since 2010.

Street performer Sara Kunz juggled hula hoops from atop a pole for passersby in Downtown Crossing in Boston.

LIFESTYLE

Turf wars, hecklers, and flying plants: Life’s not always easy for street performers

After an assault on Boston’s Keytar Bear, local street performers talked about the difficulties — and occasional dangers — they encounter.

From left: Lindsay Crouse, Susannah Hoffman (background), Mickey Solis (background), and Brad Hall in “The Effect.”

Stage Review

In Gloucester Stage’s compelling ‘The Effect,’ love is the drug

Lindsay Crouse and Brad Hall costar in Lucy Prebble’s drama about a drug trial gone awry.

Berklee student Callie Sullivan joined John Mayer onstage during a songwriting master class at the school.

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At Berklee, ex-student John Mayer turns professor

The singer and guitarist, in town for two shows with Dead & Company, led a master class in songwriting for six students — and 500 spectators.

A production in New York’s Central Park has become a national flashpoint for its depiction of the stabbing assassination of its Trump-like title character.

Knives are out for theaters that bear the name ‘Shakespeare’

Around the country, companies are getting heated messages about “Julius Caesar” — even though it’s not their production.

21hte - Circus Smirkus. (handout)

Things to Do

Fun things to do around Boston this summer

Your calendar of events, music, theater, and more for the season.

Playwright-in-residence John J. King (center) with Fresh Ink literary director Jessie Baxter and director of library services Michael Colford at the Boston Public Library.

STages

At the BPL, there’s a playwright in the house

John King, the library’s first playwright-in-residence, is creating a piece that imagines Boston after a catastrophic flood.

In Gloucester, Brad Hall is entering another stage

The actor, writer, and director has had a long and varied career in show business, but this theater thing is kind of new.

John Mayer at a Dead & Company show in Worcester in 2015, with drummer Bill Kreutzmann.

THINGS TO DO

The Weekender: Tall ships, short films, and dad jokes

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

Kevin James

Laugh Lines

Kevin James

A joke from the actor-comedian, who plays the Wilbur Friday and Saturday.

Al Ducharme

Al Ducharme’s comedy hits close to home

The Rhode Island native, whose musings onstage are often inspired by his marriage, cut his teeth in the Boston and Providence comedy scenes.

From left: Elizabeth Marvel, Tina Benko, and Gregg Henry in a recent preview of The Public Theater’s

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‘Julius Caesar’ controversy isn’t a tempest in a teapot

The production in New York has transcended Shakespeare into the realm of 21st century American politics.

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Local theater leader defends N.Y. company in ‘Julius Caesar’ controversy

Kimberly Dawson, executive producer of the Somerville-based Actors’ Shakespeare Project, said she was disappointed by the news that sponsors had pulled support from the Public Theater production.

Stephen Colbert presents the award for best revival of a musical at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)

These were the only political moments at the Tony Awards

Despite the hyperpartisan times, the Tony Awards skirted politics — for the most part.

J.T. Rogers accepted the award for Best Play for “Oslo.”

Tony Awards 2017: Winners list

Here’s a list of who won at Sunday’s awards show.

Wendy Orshan and the cast and crew of

TONY AWARDS

‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ ‘Oslo’ are top winners at the Tonys

With no juggernaut in the competition, awards were handed out to an eclectic variety of productions.

Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, who grew up in Cambridge and is biracial, has spent much of her life grappling with her racial identity through story and performance.

Onstage — and in life — an actress explores her racial identity

Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni grew up in Cambridge. Now she is part of the city’s celebration of a 1967 US Supreme Court ruling that overturned laws forbidding interracial marriage.

Kevin Spacey (left) and Stephen Colbert performed at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday.

Stephen Colbert makes a cameo at the Tonys

Colbert joined host Kevin Spacey to riff on ‘‘Groundhog Day: The Musical’’ and other shows during the opening of the Tonys.

Kevin Spacey performs at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ wins best score at Tonys Awards

Kevin Spacey kicked off his first-ever Tony Award hosting gig with grace and self-deprecating wit on Sunday.

Siri Howard as Marian Paroo and Matt Loehr as Harold Hill in “The Music Man’’ at North Shore Music Theatre.

Stage Review

Making River City Great Again in a vibrant ‘Music Man’ at North Shore

You’re likely to have a fine time at this spirited production of Meredith Willson’s old-fashioned but slyly satirical musical.

Tony-nominated plays and musicals explore the bonds people share — and their fragility

Community plays a major role in several of this year’s nominees.

Magazine | Connections

Have a good ‘six degrees of separation’ story? This one is better.

When life imitates art imitating life, you get an encounter like this one.

Land of Talk, fronted by Elizabeth Powell (above), will play at the Brighton Music Hall.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, June 12-18

“Big River” at Old Sturbridge Village features a real river, the South Shore Art Center festival takes over Cohasset Common, and more.

Debra Wise and Gordon Clapp in “The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion.”

Stage Review

A poky journey down memory lane in ‘Midvale’

Gordon Clapp and Debra Wise star in Nora Theatre Company’s premiere of Alan Brody’s “The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion.’’

Ben Platt, Jennifer Laura Thompson, and Michael Park in “Dear Evan Hansen.”

Tony Awards offer some dramatic possibilities

Unlike last year, when “Hamilton” won almost everything in sight, there aren't a lot of sure things at Sunday night’s Tony Awards (except for you, Bette Midler).

Sofia Boutella in “The Mummy.”

THINGS TO DO

The Weekender: Witches, Warhols, and women in prison

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

In March, Sean Cooper (left) and Bob Farrell hung works for a Matisse exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts.

New report gives snapshot of region’s creative economy

The creative sector plays a larger role in New England’s economy than in other parts of the country, employing more than 300,000 people who earn roughly $17 billion.

Laurie Metcalf and Chris Cooper in a scene from “A Doll's House, Part 2.”

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A door opens for Chris Cooper on Broadway, and a Tony nod follows

The Massachusetts actor, who last appeared onstage in the 1980s, is up for a Tony at Sunday’s awards ceremony.

Laugh Lines

Rachel Feinstein

A joke from the comic, who plays Laugh Boston Thursday through Saturday.

Ron Funches

Cuddly comedy from a guy who loved Lucy

Ron Funches’s friendly demeanor is no act.

Eugene Mirman, who has a headlining set at Boston Calling, lives with his family on Cape Cod.

Comedy

The Cape isn’t Hipsterville, but it suits comic Eugene Mirman just fine

The comedian, who has a headlining set at Boston Calling, has traded Brooklyn for Woods Hole.

Ballet dancer jumps into action, saves man from subway track

A New York dancer can also add heroics to his repertoire — having saved a homeless man who was pushed onto subway tracks over the weekend.

Boston, MA - 06/02/2017 - Comedian Michael Che performs at the Wilbur Theater in Boston on Jun. 2, 2017. (Ben Stas for The Boston Globe)

COMEDY

Michael Che makes comedy out of controversy in Boston

The comedian said he was surprised his comment about Boston being “the most racist city I’ve ever been to” caused so much commotion.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, June 5-11

A musical version of “James and the Giant Peach,” Toddlerbilly show at ONCE Somerville, the Caribbean American Heritage Festival, and more.

Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda and Jessica Vosk as Elphaba in “Wicked.”

The Ticket: Music, theater, dance, art, and more

This week’s picks for upcoming concerts, plays, performances, exhibitions, and other events in the area.

Gal Gadot in “Wonder Woman.”

THINGS TO DO

The Weekender: Wonder Woman, Hedwig, and Jerry Garcia

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

Nancy E. Carroll (left) and Annie Golden play nursing home roommates in “Ripcord.”

Stage review

Sparks fly between two golden girls in the Huntington’s ‘Ripcord’

David Lindsay-Abaire’s comedy about two mismatched nursing home roommates digs beneath the surface.

Debra Wise and Gordon Clapp in rehearsal for “The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion.”

Stages | Terry Byrne

Clapp enjoying his reunion with the Boston stage

The Emmy-winning and Tony-nominated actor last appeared here in 1991 at the Huntington Theatre.

Euan Morton as Hedwig in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”

Stage Review

An unforgettable ‘Hedwig’ at the Shubert

As the transgender glam-rocker, Euan Morton delivers a performance of verve and ferocity.

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.