Oprah Winfrey raises more than $3m for UMass Lowell scholarships

Winfrey commanded the stage all night long, speaking with UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, and offering uplifting words and humorous anecdotes.

Willaim Goldman accepted his Oscar in 1977 for “All The President’s Men.”

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Remembering William Goldman, storyteller, mentor, friend

The last time I had dinner with my hero was in September, at a restaurant out on Long Island near what had been his summer home for years.

Mischa Santora, Boston Ballet’s new music director, watches a rehearsal for “The Nutcracker.”


Conductor embraces the magic of ‘The Nutcracker’

Mischa Santora, Boston Ballet’s new music director, has never conducted the complete ballet. Now he’s diving into a score he calls “miraculous.”


Grouches are ‘Grinch’ actor Gavin Lee’s specialty

“I love the way audiences connect with these outcasts,” says the star of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,” who also played Squidward in “SpongeBob SquarePants” on Broadway.

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Stage Review

Tracing an immigrant’s precarious journey in ‘WET’

Alex Alpharaoh’s solo show, presented by ArtsEmerson, recounts a life thrown into turmoil by President Trump’s attempt to rescind the DACA program.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

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A history of Boston in flyers and posters and W.E.B. Du Bois’s data visualization

Boston music journalist Brian Coleman’s new book, “Buy Me, Boston,’’ is a kind of time capsule.


Amy Schumer cancels Dallas show, is hospitalized for nausea

The comedian-actress says she’s been hospitalized for severe second-trimester nausea and apologized to fans in Dallas for canceling a stand-up show.

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The Weekender: Wizards, womanizers, welterweights, and Welles

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

Holiday Arts Preview 2018

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From dancing sugarplums to a musical “Grinch,” there’s a bounty of theater, music, TV, and other attractions to enjoy.

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Vincent Ernest Siders and Caitlin Gjerdrum will appear in “A Christmas Carol” at Central Square Theater.


Holiday arts preview: Theater picks

Globe theater critic Don Aucoin’s guide to holiday-season stage productions, including “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,’’ “A Nightmare on Elf Street,’’ and “Black Nativity.’’

Poppy Miller (left) and Jamie Parker in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”


On Broadway, a wizard at midlife, a writer on the hot seat, and a Genie who refuses to be bottled up

Thinking of a theater-centric holiday trip? Here are some great reasons to head to Broadway.

“The Hip Hop Nutcracker” is at Emerson Colonial Theatre Dec. 15-16.


Holiday Arts Preview: Dance picks

From “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” to a dance version of Charles Dickens’s classic “A Christmas Carol,” a bounty of choreography celebrates the season.

From left: Bryonha Marie Parham, Melody A. Betts, and Mj Rodriguez in rehearsal for “ExtraOrdinary.”

From a decade at ART, Diane Paulus mashes up a musical medley in ‘ExtraOrdinary’

The cabaret-style show, also featuring narratives by each of the performers, is drawn from a deep well — the 30-plus musicals produced at the ART under Diane Paulus.

From left: Sarah Gazdowicz, Lisa Joyce, Alex Boyle, Daniel Thomas Blackwell, Charlotte Kinder, and Nicole Vander Laan during a rehearsal for “Twelfth Night” and “Shipwrecked.”

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Moonbox troupe charts an adventurous course

The little theater company that could takes on its most ambitious effort yet: two “lost at sea” tales performed in repertory.

Gavin Lee in Pompeii.

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The VIP Lounge with Gavin Lee (a.k.a. the Grinch)

We caught up with Lee, who will play the lead in “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,” coming to the Boch Center Wang Theatre Nov. 28 through Dec. 9., to talk about all things travel.

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President Trump, first lady again opt out of Kennedy Center Honors

For the second year in a row, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not be at the Kennedy Center Honors gala, which will be held Dec. 2.

Dance Heginbotham performing

Dance Review

Dance Heginbotham takes it easy at NEC

John Heginbotham’s use of live music attests to his heritage with Mark Morris; so does his choreography, which at this weekend’s Celebrity Series engagement was enjoyably light-hearted but verging on lightweight.

A member of Abby Z and the New Utility onstage in “abandoned playground.”

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Abby Zbikowski and the New Utility get physical

Over the course of 55 minutes, the members of the company go where few dancers have gone before.

A scene from Odyssey Opera's performance of “Le Médecin Malgré Lui.”

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Odyssey’s ‘Le Médecin Malgre Lui’ is just what the doctor ordered

Wonderfully sung, the opéra-comique concludes Odyssey Opera’s fall celebration of Charles Gounod’s bicentennial.

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Stage Review

Mortality, mistaken identity, and a singular vision in ‘Blue Kettle’ and ‘Here We Go’

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is presenting two one-act plays by the great British dramatist Caryl Churchill, directed by Bryn Boice.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Nov. 12-18

Five things to do around Boston, Nov. 12-18

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Playwright Michael Cristofer (above) watches Kyle Vincent Terry (top left) and John Douglas Thompson (top right) during a rehearsal of “Man in the Ring.”

In this corner, a man of contradictions

The biographical play “Man in the Ring” sets out to reconcile the many sides of boxing great Emile Griffith.

Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy) in Columbia Pictures' THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB.

Things to Do

The Weekender: A franchise fail, a festival of films, and a fabulous farce

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

Bob Random and Oja Kodar in “The Other Side of the Wind.”

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Orson Welles’s final film finally arrives

The auteur’s “The Other Side of the Wind” can be seen on Netflix.

From left: Peyton Crim, Scott Cote, Evan Alexander Smith, and Ned Noyes in “The Play That Goes Wrong.”

Stage Review

Making theatrical ineptitude funny in a delirious ‘Play That Goes Wrong’

A skilled cast constructs layer upon layer of inspired absurdity at Emerson Colonial Theatre.

Alex Alpharaoh in “WET: A DACAmented Journey.”

For this noncitizen, there’s risk in every performance

Alex Alpharaoh was brought into the United States illegally when he was an infant. That’s the beginning of his story, which unfolds in “WET: A DACAmented Journey.”

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Denis Leary added viral obituary for Boston sports fan to Comics Come Home set

“The obituary not only made me laugh out loud but really struck me as a celebration of someone who absolutely lived her life to the fullest,” the comedian said.

Brooke Shapiro (left) and Blake Hammond in “Hairspray.”

Stage Review

‘Hairspray’: It’s got a catchy beat — and a social conscience, too

Jeff Whiting directs and choreographs a dynamic production at North Shore Music Theatre.

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‘Hamilton’ cast members spend a night off with Burr

On the eve of the midterm election, Globe cultural critic Ty Burr welcomed three cast members of “Hamilton” to a sold-out panel discussion at the Old South Meeting House.

Yndira Perea Cuesta performed a solo dance in “The City of Others.”

Dance Review

Sankofa Danzafro redefines ‘The City of Others’

The Colombian company’s performance is nonstop action — but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t leave room for thought.


Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Nov. 5-11

Get the Look at the MFA, Boston Jewish Film Festival, Veterans Day salutes, and more.

Reina Sawai, Anaïs Chalendard, and Dalay Parrondo in Hannah Bettes’s “In Search of Lost Time.”

Dance Review

Boston Ballet women step up in ‘BB@home’

Thursday night’s program in an intimate black box setup in Boston Ballet’s headquarters was dedicated to original works created by six female dance-makers within the company

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Things to Do

The Weekender: Wu-Tang Clan, ‘Homecoming,’ and the king of Queen

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

The José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s 31st annual production of “The Nutcracker” begins on Nov. 30.

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It’s nearly that time: ‘Nutcracker’ season

Dates have been announced for the José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s 31st annual production, with performances at the Cutler Majestic Theatre and the Strand.


Greater Boston author readings Nov. 4-10

A weekly calendar of literary events.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

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John Cena will not appear in WWE event in Saudi Arabia

The WWE has chosen to go forward with the Crown Jewel event in Riyadh after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“The Play That Goes Wrong” centers on a troupe of hapless amateur actors.

A lot went right for ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

Before it reached Broadway, the comedy — about a show that comes apart at the seams — got its start in a ramshackle theater upstairs from a London pub.

Boston Ballet dancer/choreographer Lia Cirio (right) rehearses her piece “Sta(i)r(e)s” with dancers (from left) Matthew Slattery, Daniel Cooper, Lawrence Rines, and Maria Alvarez.

Boston Ballet project aims to lift women choreographers

Women choreographers remain strikingly rare on most major ballet stages. Now Boston Ballet plans to help change that with a multiyear initiative.

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Heather Headley does Broadway her way

The Tony- and Grammy Award-winning performer will showcase some of her favorites in a solo show at Emerson Colonial Theatre.

Denis Leary at the 2017 installment of Comics Come Home.

Leary calls on friends, new and old, to fill the bill at Comics Come Home

The lineup for this year’s TD Garden show includes Brian Regan, Jim Breuer, Jessica Kirson, and Billy Gardell.

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Laugh lines from the stars of Comics Come Home

A sampling from Brian Regan, Jessica Kirson, and more.

Lucas McMahon at a fair in West Tisbury.


The VIP Lounge with Lucas McMahon

We caught up with the Marblehead native, a producer of “The Play That Goes Wrong,” who studied theater and business at Northwestern University, to talk about all things travel.

Louis C.K., co-creator/writer/executive producer, participates in the


Louis C.K.’s official return to stand-up comedy draws protesters

The Newton native appeared on Monday in his first advertised shows since admitting to sexual misconduct almost a year ago.

The Boston Globe’s Marcela García rehearses for the upcoming “Globe Live” show.


Third ‘Globe Live’ storytelling event comes to the Emerson Paramount Center this weekend

The shows Nov. 3 and 4 will include a number of Boston Globe journalists sharing stories from the newsroom and beyond.

Sarah Newhouse (left), Bill Mootos, and Lisa Joyce in “The Salonnières.”

Stage Review

Gender, class, and clashes in a Parisian literary salon

Greater Boston Stage Company is presenting the world premiere of “The Salonnières,’’ by Liz Duffy Adams.

Betsy Boxberger Khalil and Vincent Brewer in “Souvenir.”

Dance Review

City Ballet of Boston makes its debut with a lively ‘Souvenir’

The mixed repertory program is one of three productions (including “Urban Nutcracker”) that Anthony Williams’s company is planning for its inaugural season.

Dancers performed Ephrat Asherie’s “Odeon” at the New England Conservatory’s new 225-seat Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre

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Asherie’s ‘Odeon’ a perfect opener for the Plimpton Shattuck

For its first event at New England Conservatory’s new 225-seat Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre, the Celebrity Series could hardly have picked a better work.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Day of the Dead, Interactive Art at the ICA, and more.

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.

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