Hasty Pudding Theatricals casts first female performers

The inclusion of women in the cast reflects a changing social scene on the Ivy League college’s campus, where traditionally all-male and all-female social groups are losing their clout.

From left: Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Don Aucoin

‘Hamilton’ and the sound of dissent

Born during the Obama years, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical resonates differently in the era of Donald Trump.

Legendary folk music artist Joan Baez, at her northern California home, is on her final tour. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Ramona Rosales

Things to Do

The Weekender: Folk heroes, good dogs, and ‘SNL’ stars’ reunion

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

Lisa Banes (left) and Jordan Boatman in “The Niceties.”

Stage Review

History and race as a battleground in ‘The Niceties’

The drama by Brookline native Eleanor Burgess is getting its world premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company.

Latest Theater/Dance headlines

Seven injured after camel is spooked at Pittsburgh circus

Seven people, most of them children, are recovering after the animal started bucking while giving a ride to an adult and two children.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

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Jeff Zinn leaving Gloucester Stage

Christopher Griffith, marketing and development director, has been named interim managing director.

As Aaron Burr in ‘Hamilton,’ Winchester’s Nick Christopher gets his shot

The actor from Winchester passed on a chance to understudy in the original production of “Hamilton,” but now he has no regrets.

‘An American in Paris’ dances onto the screen

Director/choreographer Christopher Wheeldon discusses the genesis of the new film, which will be screened at Boston area theaters on Sept. 20 and 23.

Summer Arts Preview 2018

Summer Arts preview

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Your must-see guide to arts and entertainment this season, from Boston to the Berkshires and beyond.

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Josephine Decker, director and writer of

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‘Madeline’s Madeline’ writer-director Josephine Decker on her experimental portrait of a young actress

The filmmaker is slated to discuss her much-anticipated new film at the Brattle Theatre this Saturday.

From left: Michael Kaye, Dennis Trainor Jr. (partially hidden), Ken Cheeseman, and Shelley Bolman in New Repertory Theatre's “Straight White Men.”

Stage Review

Lee throws an intriguing curve with ‘Straight White Men’

New Repertory Theatre stages the regional premiere of the first play by an Asian-American female playwright to be presented on Broadway.

Director David Miller talks with actress Maureen Adduci before running a scene from Zeitgeist Stage Company's “Cakewalk” at the BCA Black Box Theatre in 2016.

New season will be Zeitgeist theater company’s last

Citing declining ticket sales, founding artistic director David Miller has decided to close his company after 18 years.

From left: Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend, and Tim Rice joined an elite group of artists Sunday when they won the Emmy Award for outstanding variety special. They’re now in the exclusive EGOT club.

John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Tim Rice join the elite EGOT club

Winning Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards is akin to the grand slam of performing arts awards.

Dancers during a dress rehearsal of the Boston Ballet production of “Genius at Play” at the Opera House.

Dance Review

Boston Ballet kicks up its heels in ‘Genius at Play’

Boston Ballet’s season opener, “Genius at Play,” celebrates the centennial of Jerome Robbins, who was most certainly a genius and also the greatest choreographer America has produced.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend and Tim Price pose in the press room during the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice now EGOT winners

The Emmy win for “Jesus Chris Superstar” on Sunday united Legend, Lloyd Webber and Rice with Emmys to go with their Tonys, Grammys, and Oscars — the four biggest prizes in show business.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Sept. 10-16

A comedy festival, figure skating, artists’ open studios, and more.

Musician Van Morrison from Northern Ireland performs on the Stravinski Hall stage during the 46th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland, Saturday, July 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott)

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

“Pandas” is screening at the Museum of Science.

Family

Fall Arts Preview: Family entertainment picks

Pandas, robots, caterpillars, and Gorillaz? A look at attractions for kids of all ages in Boston and beyond.

Cameron Esposito will perform Oct. 6 at the Wilbur.

Comedy

Fall Arts Preview: Comedy picks

Plenty of laughs are in store this fall from the likes of Eric Idle, Lewis Black, Chris Fleming, and Kevin Hart.

FILE - JULY 11: Adult film actress Stormy Daniels was arrested during a strip club performance in Ohio for reportedly allowing a customer to touch her in a

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Stormy Daniels makes an appearance in Portland club

The adult film star was in Portland Wednesday for the first of a two-night performance at PT’s Showclub.

Davóne Tines (center) stars in “The Black Clown,” premiering at American Repertory Theater.

Stage Review

Pure poetry from ART’s ‘The Black Clown’

At the ART, “The Black Clown” confronts America’s racial history while celebrating the music and dance that has enriched its culture.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 08: Recording artist Drake speaks about Apple Music during the Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple announced a new OS X, El Capitan, iOS 9 and Apple Music during the keynote at the annual developers conference that runs through June 12. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Things to Do

The Weekender: Drake, Jim Carrey, and podcasts in person

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

FILE - In a Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, Lin-Manuel Miranda appears at the curtain call following the opening night performance of

How to get $10 tickets to ‘Hamilton’ in Boston

Don't throw away your shot at these discounted seats.

Alex McAleer has toured with “Champions of Magic” since 2014.

Fall Arts Preview 2018

For this champion of mind-reading, tricks are far from routine

One of the stars of “Champions of Magic,” Alex McAleer has made a career of you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me moments, translating the intimacy of his mental magic onto the big stage.

Young Jean Lee

Young Jean Lee examines a species known as ‘Straight White Men’

The play, getting a production at New Repertory Theatre, explores how the patriarchy hurts the people who are part of it.

Clockwise from front left: Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Stewart Evan Smith, Lewis D. Wheeler, Maureen Keiller, Celeste Oliva, Alejandro Simoes, and Tyrees Allen star in “Between Riverside and Crazy.”

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In Guirgis’s ‘Riverside,’ to err is the most human thing of all

The playwright’s Pulitzer Prize winner gets its New England premiere at SpeakEasy Stage Company.

Ephrat Asherie Dance will make its Boston debut Oct. 26-27 at NEC’s Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre.

Fall Arts Preview 2018

Groundbreaking dance in a new black box theater

A new Celebrity Series of Boston initiative brings dance with live music to the New England Conservatory’s new Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre.

Jennifer Coolidge will receive a lifetime achievement award during the Boston Comedy Festival finale at the Somerville Theatre Sept. 15.

Highlights of the Boston Comedy Festival

Don’t-miss acts at the fest, which runs through Sept. 15.

Dancing robots are part of “LORD OF THE
 DANCE
: DANGEROUS
 GAMES,” coming to the Emerson Colonial Theatre.

Dance

Fall Arts Preview: Dance picks

From Boston Ballet’s celebration of Jerome Robbins to “Lord of the Dance,” there’s a bounty of dance performances this fall.

Steve Sweeney prepares for a scene with director Lisa Aimola at the Squantum Playground during filming of “Sweeney Killing Sweeney.”

Steve Sweeney, getting in and out of character

The locally shot feature film “Sweeney Killing Sweeney,” which kicks off the Boston Comedy Festival, features the comic playing multiple characters, plus other renowned comedians dispensing advice.

Lily Tomlin performs at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford Oct. 20-21.

Fall Arts Preview 2018

Lily Tomlin can just be herself — or lots of other people

The actress and comedian brings different shades to her live performances, not to mention a stable of characters.

Ollie West as the title character in “Hamnet.”

Fall Arts Preview 2018

Shakespeare’s son, forgotten, alone, and unknown — until now

“Hamnet” at ArtsEmerson imagines a boy who would die at age 11, speaking to an audience about the father he barely knew.

Eddy Cavazos, Luis Negron, Diego Klock-Perez, Taavon Gamble, and Davron S. Monroe in “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”

Stage Review

A wrenching escape into fantasy in Lyric Stage’s ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’

A stirring production of the Kander & Ebb musical, directed and choreographed by Rachel Bertone, opens the theater’s fall season.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (C) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet the cast and crew of

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Prince Harry, Meghan join Lin-Manuel Miranda at ‘Hamilton’

The royals joined audiences for a gala charity performance of the smash-hit musical in London’s West End.

Highflyer Zipline at Foxwoods.

Smoking drinks and tower drops: Unexpected activities amp up the action at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun

Connecticut casinos, facing competition from Massachusetts projects, are doubling down on amenities.

“It was pretty lonely then,” said Lynne Bolton, founder and artistic director of White Heron Theatre Company, of the island’s theater scene when she first came to Nantucket in 1974. “It’s certainly not like that now. It’s bustling.”

On Nantucket, sunny days for theater

A spate of star-studded events is evidence of a steadily improving scene that has become something of its own headline.

Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne, and Chris O'Dowd in JULIET, NAKED. Photo credit: Alex Bailey. Courtesy of Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Barenaked Ladies, good dogs, and (actual) crazy rich Asians 

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

Davóne Tines in rehearsal for “The Black Clown.”

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At ART, Langston Hughes like you’ve never heard

A musical adaptation of Hughes’s “The Black Clown” is getting its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater.

Kara Elliott-Ortega, chief of arts and culture for the City of Boston.

Kara Elliott-Ortega named Boston’s new chief of arts and culture

In the Cabinet-level post, Elliott-Ortega will focus on increasing diversity in the arts and seeking funding for the local arts community.

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

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book review

A capitalist ‘King Lear’ in India

“We That Are Young’’ involves a billionaire who divides his empire among his three daughters.

Playwright Eleanor Burgess (foreground) with actors Jordan Boatman (left) and Lisa Banes during rehearsal for “The Niceties.”

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Brookline playwright Eleanor Burgess’s ‘The Niceties’ peers into an abyss of racial division

Inspired by a debate that erupted on the Yale campus, Burgess’s play gets its world premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company.

Calvin Trillin on Nantucket.

Calvin Trillin takes on playwriting, and maybe wishes he hadn’t

In an interview, the writer talks about the tedious process of bringing “About Alice” to the stage, race relations, and Trump’s America.

Melissa McCarthy stars in The Happytime Murders 24murders

Things to Do

The Weekender: Kenny’s return; Dicky’s party; Lenny’s birthday

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

Bill Burr on clickbait, controversy, and being ‘a dancing monkey’

The comic’s style comes off as brash, but it has remained popular even in an era of heightened sensitivities, when old tweets can end careers.

Front Porch Arts Collective’s core artistic team (from left): Maurice Emmanual Parent, Dawn M. Simmons, Victoria George, and Phyllis Smith.

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Front Porch is building a home for artists of color

Only two years old, the theater group has taken a big step forward with new partnerships and its first productions.

Nael Nacer (left) and Alexander Platt star in the Gloucester Stage Company production of “True West.”

Stage Review

In Gloucester Stage’s ‘True West,’ scorching sibling rivalry

Sam Shepard’s yin-yang depiction of battling brothers Austin and Lee is as timeless as anything in Shakespeare.

IN THIS TWO PHOTO COMBO, with Carly Simon, left, and Mick Jagger at right. It is revealed Wednesday Aug. 22, 2018, that a lost Mick Jagger duet with Carly Simon has been found more than 45-years after it was first recorded apparently in 1972, with Jagger and Simon seemingly sitting together at a piano and singing a slow love ballad thought to be named

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Tape of lost Mick Jagger-Carly Simon duet found after more than 45 years

The song, apparently never heard in public, appears to have been recorded in 1972 and was found recently on a tape owned by Rolling Stones collector Matt Lee.

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David Cross show on at Utah college after ‘deeply offensive’ tweet

The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was “deeply offensive.”

Mighty Mighty Bosstones frontman Dicky Barrett.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Aug. 20-26

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Union Improv Festival, Salsa in the Park, and more.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

special section

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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.