Facing mortality on A.R.T.’s Oberon stage

Each story hits on a different type of aging and reconciling with the passage of time, and, eventually, death. The dark subject matter is lightened with comedic storytelling and tongue-in-cheek songs.

Postmodern Jukebox remakes music history

On their current tour, Postmodern Jukebox is celebrating soul, hip-hop and jazz in a whole new way, translating songs into the music styles of different eras.

‘The Plough and the Stars’ on stage at American Repertory Theater

Written by Seán O’Casey (1880-1964), a socialist and the first prominent Irish playwright to write about Dublin’s working-class people, “The Plough and the Stars” alternates between scenes of humor and anguish in its neighborhood-scale portrayal of the Easter Rising of ...

Three’s company: Marriage, friendship and love at Lyric Stage

“Company” is a rollicking adult comedy and the Lyric cast performs it with exceptional flair and genuine chemistry.

‘Southside With You’ revisits Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date

Who would ever think of making a movie just about Barack (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Obama's (Tika Sumpter) first date? Richard Tanne would, that's who, and he makes an impressive directorial debut with this inspirational biopic chronicling a very eventful ...

Prison or death

Prison or death. There’s really no other opportunities for boys and men of color,” says Anna Deavere Smith in character as Michael Tubbs, a city councilman from Stockton, California. In her latest performance, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in ...

Career of boxing legend Roberto Duran revisited in revisionist tale of redemption

Roberto Duran is considered by most fight experts to be, pound-for-pound, one of the greatest boxers of all time. The intimidating icon earned his nickname “Hands of Stone” by virtue of his prodigious displays of punching power.

African American teen adjusts to Germany in bittersweet coming-of-age dramedy

Morris From America is a poignant bildungsroman about a lonely 13-year-old mourning the loss of his late mother and struggling to adjust to life in Germany.

All hail the Queen

Performing a career-spanning set of hits with power and joy, Aretha Franklin held her audience in thrall.

Bourne is back

A Jason Bourne movie just isn't the same without Jason Bourne, as the producers found out the hard way in 2012 when they made “The Bourne Legacy” without the iconic title character. Fortunately, they've since settled their differences with star ...

Through the eyes of culture

Through September 30, Grand Circle Gallery in South Boston is showing “Through the Eyes of Culture — Masks from Around the World,” an in-depth exhibit feature masks, headdresses, and traditions from five continents. Divided by location (Americas, Asia and Oceania, ...

Dinner and a show

The show is a cirque-du-soleil style performance with a culinary twist. While telling stories and twirling from the rafters, the acrobats cook three dishes that connect to their personal histories.

Bryan Cranston plays crafty undercover agent in fact based drama ‘The Infiltrator’

The Infiltrator is a riveting, cat-and-mouse thriller directed by Brad Furman and stars Bryan Cranston in a role custom-made for the gifted thespian.

Roxbury International Film Festival at MFA

The Roxbury Independent Film Festival showcases works by of filmmakers of color and has become the largest festival in New England dedicated to this genre.

Navigating rough waters

Fiddlehead performed with power, precision and showmanship, taking a show marked by its time and making it watchable, even enjoyable.