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Hoops and history converge in Lyric Stage’s ‘The Great Leap’

In Lauren Yee’s play, Tyler Simahk scores as a driven, Chinese-American teen intent on joining a team of college players heading to China for a "friendship" game against Beijing University players.

Fran Lebowitz’s withering view of humankind is kvetched in stone

The humorist and hardcore New Yorker has a few complaints. OK, more than a few. She'll be sharing some of those from the stage at Emerson Colonial Theatre.


In playwright Lenelle Moïse’s ‘K-I-S-S-I-N-G,’ a portrait of the artist as a young woman

The play, which is getting its world premiere at the Calderwood, follows a Boston teen over the months when she explores romantic possibilities, as well as the moment when she gives herself permission to become an artist.


In ‘Alma,’ an uncertain future for mother and daughter caught in political cross fire

Benjamin Benne’s play at Central Square Theater — about an undocumented immigrant from Mexico and her 17-year-old daughter — reminds us of the kind of struggles and fears faced by the human beings who are caught in the middle of the immigration debate.

Comedy star Theo Von and his mullet are coming to town

Ahead of his six shows at the Wilbur and Chevalier theaters this week (five of which are sold out), the Louisiana native discussed his popular podcast, why he obsesses about his childhood, and how his comedy is evolving.


Ingenuity meets virtuosity in Manual Cinema’s ‘Frankenstein’

Presented by ArtsEmerson, “Frankenstein” offers an amalgam of shadow puppetry, cinema, and live-action silhouettes, creating an experience that is half silent movie, half work of the stage.

In a London pub, ‘The Wife of Willesden’ isn’t holding back

Holding court in Zadie Smith's play, which begins performances Saturday at the ART, is a woman named Alvita, who has plenty to say about her five ex-husbands and her own desires.

ART to present musical adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’ in 2024

Directed by Rachel Chavkin and choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, the world premiere of "Gatsby" will feature music by Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine and Thomas Bartlett, also known as Doveman.