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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK
John Mulaney sold out 21 August shows at the Wilbur Theatre last week. Underscoring the theme of a fresh start, Mulaney has titled his new show “From Scratch.”

Everyone loves a comeback story. John Mulaney has 21 sold-out shows to prove it.

There's an inherent drama in watching someone pick themselves up off the mat, because adversity delivers plot twists to overly linear narratives and complicates even the most assiduously polished images.

Whitney White, the creator and performer of "Macbeth In Stride," which will feature White’s original R&B, gospel, pop, and rock ‘n’ roll songs.

American Repertory Theater’s 2021-2022 season to feature a pre-Broadway revival of ‘1776’

Other highlights include collaborations with Whitney White, Idina Menzel, Ayodele Casel, and the Silkroad Ensemble.

THEATER
An image from “chekhovOS /an experimental game/,” which imagines Anton Chekhov's characters trapped inside his computer.

Say Chekhov had a 100-year-old computer, and people were trapped inside. What would that look like?

When Arlekin Players Theatre needed a video game designer for its online production inspired by “The Cherry Orchard,” Will Brierly went to work.

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John Mulaney is coming to the Wilbur Theatre for 10 shows in August.

John Mulaney to perform 10 shows at the Wilbur in August

The comedian is resuming his stand-up career after a stint in rehab. Tickets for the Boston shows went on sale Wednesday at noon.

Dance
Boston Ballet in "The Nutcracker"

Boston Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ to return to the Opera House in November

The Ballet’s 2021-2022 season also includes "Swan Lake" and five premieres by women choreographers.

THEATER
Mikhail Baryshnikov as Anton Chekhov in "chekhovOS/an experimental game/."

A game of fate in Arlekin’s spellbinding ‘chekhovOS’

Mikhail Baryshnikov and Jessica Hecht lead a strong cast in Igor Golyak’s marriage of theater, film, and video game technology.

SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW
Director and playwright Robert O'Hara is co-curating Williamstown Theatre Festival's “Outside on Main: Nine Solo Plays by Black Playwrights."

Partnerships between Black playwrights and directors showcased at Williamstown Theatre Festival

Co-curated by Tony-nominated “Slave Play” director Robert O’Hara, the program comprises nine world-premiere solo plays.

SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW
Dorrance Dance at Jacob's Pillow

10 delightful dance highlights

Dance is hopping again from Western Mass. to Martha's Vineyard and beyond