Country star Hunter Hayes to headline Boston’s Country in the City concert in September

Country music singer Hunter Hayes is headlining Boston’s fourth annual Country in the City concert Sept. 26 at City Hall Plaza, Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s office said.

Everett, MA - 8/08/2019 - Tony Bennett in a private concert at the Picasso Ballroom with opening act Antonia Benedetto at Encore Boston Harbor Hotel and Casino in Everett, MA. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Lifestyle, Reporter: Unknown, Topic: XXTony Bennett, LOID: 9.0.549291559.


Tony Bennett performs private concert at Encore Boston Harbor Casino

The event, held in the Picasso Ballroom, was attended by more than 2,200 guests.

Sarah Silverman in Los Angeles in May.


Sarah Silverman shares video of anti-Semitic pastor wishing for her death

Silverman, a Bedford, N.H. native, took to Twitter on Thursday to repost a video of an extremist pastor giving an anti-Semitic sermon, in which he mentions her.

“Monuments to Gestures of Incompleteness (III & VI)” at the Boston Center for the Arts Public Plaza.

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At Fort Point, they’re taking ‘The Tempest’ by storm

Artists from across the city are devising scenes inspired by Shakespeare’s play but offering their own interpretations.

Movie Review

In Focus: Why ‘Fiddler’ plays on — and deserves to

A review of the documentary “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles.”

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

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Dance Review

Two works by Martha Graham make the company’s EVE Project at Jacob’s Pillow transcendent

It’s Martha Graham’s works (the 1944 “Appalachian Spring” and the 1936 “Chronicle”) that make this week’s program transcendent.

Dance Review

Sara Mearns leaps thrillingly over the lines with ‘Beyond Ballet’ at Jacob’s Pillow

In her show “Beyond Ballet,” at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Sara Mearns, a star principal dancer with New York City Ballet, leapt over dividing lines between ballet and modern dance.

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Andrea Macasaet (center, as Anne Boleyn) with the cast of “Six.”

The two who made ‘Six,’ by melding pop divas and Henry VIII’s wives into a sassy musical

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss hatched their piece three years ago while still university students. Now it’s Broadway-bound, with a five-week run at the ART.

Betty Buckley and the National Tour Company of “Hello, Dolly!”

Stage Review

At the Opera House, ‘Hello, Dolly!’ earns its exclamation point

Betty Buckley in the title role as Dolly Levi is a match made in heaven.

“Jersey Boys” recalls the triumphs and tragedies experienced by the members of the Four Seasons.

Stage Review

‘Jersey Boys’ has the hits, and a captivating story to tell, too

This entertaining tale of the Four Seasons, now at North Shore Music Theatre, rises above most jukebox musicals on the strength of its narrative.

Dance Review

Provocation and playfulness in Boston Contemporary Dance Festival performances

Overall, it was quite engaging, well-paced, and smoothly run, a varied sampler of contemporary modern dance styles.

Boston Uncornered student Brittany Baldwin is among the 26 people featured in the “Uncornered Photo Documentary Project,” which is on display beginning Tuesday. photograph by John Huet

Your Week Ahead

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

Pro tennis comes back to Boston, Comic Con takes over the convention center, public art is center stage on the Common, and more.

Tom Pecinka and Uma Thurman in “Ghosts” at Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Stage Review

At Williamstown, Uma Thurman overcomes the challenges of a role — and the production she’s in

Known for film acting, she excels in problematic revival of Ibsen’s “Ghosts.’’

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

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Gallim dancers Anthonio Brady and Haley Sung in “Boat.”

Dance Review

At Jacob’s Pillow, Gallim offers dances of hope and humanity

New York-based Gallim presented selections by founding director and choreographer Andrea Miller.

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Betty Buckley has found her match with ‘Hello, Dolly!’

The actress headlines the national tour, which comes to the Citizens Bank Opera House Aug. 13-25.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JULY 26: RZA speaks onstage during the Hulu 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 26, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Hulu)

RZA of Wu-Tang Clan to perform live score during martial arts film at Coolidge Corner Theatre

The music legend will be dropping beats during a showing of Lau Kar-leung’s classic “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin,” according to event details.

The cast of “FAME — The Musical” will be onstage at the Rodman Center in Foxborough Aug. 16-18.


Sidewalk art, line dancing, and a new old-time market

Milton Public Library is hosting an afternoon of sidewalk art and ice cream sundaes for teens.

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Does your dog have what it takes to be a star in Boston Ballet’s ‘Giselle’?

Boston Ballet is searching for one or two pooches to perform as “stage dogs,” for its upcoming production of “Giselle” at the Boston Opera House. No pirouettes required.

“I want to think more broadly about how we educate and get audiences excited about coming to the theater,” says Michael Bobbitt, New Repertory Theatre artistic director.

Stages | Terry Byrne

A spotlight on change in local theater scene

New leadership, a new venue, and more active conversations around diversity, equity, and theater’s role in the cultural conversation are visible in the Boston area’s small and midsize theaters.

This could be the last Beantown Tapfest, as founder Julia Boynton taps out

She’s run the festival for a decade, bringing world-class artists to Boston and nurturing a local community. Will anyone step up to keep the show going?

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Stage Review

In ‘The Children,’ wrestling with responsibility in the aftermath of a nuclear disaster

Questions arise about one generation’s obligations to younger generations in Lucy Kirkwood’s first-rate play, directed by James Warwick at Shakespeare & Company.

Nic Rouleau (seen in front of Pont du Gard in France) is in the touring production of “Hello Dolly.”

The vip lounge | Nic Rouleau

The VIP Lounge with actor Nic Rouleau, coming to Boston for ‘Hello Dolly’

We caught up with Rouleau, 32, to talk about all things travel.

Major General Benjamin Butler: Ames Adamson; Shepard Mallory: Shane Taylor

Stage Review

Subject and style are at war in flawed ‘Ben Butler’

Comic tone coexists uneasily with drama as a Civil War general ponders whether to grant sanctuary to a fugitive slave in Gloucester Stage production of Richard Strand’s play.

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Hannibal Buress announces surprise comedy set at WBUR’s CitySpace on Tuesday

The comedy vet is making his first stop at CitySpace.

Maya Beiser (left) and Wendy Whelan in “THE DAY.”

Dance Review

In ‘THE DAY,’ afloat in a haunting landscape filled with ghosts

“THE DAY” is a layered work for live cello and recorded cello, and sung incantations (also live and recorded) of breath sounds.

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

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Kyle Abraham of A.I.M. in “INDY”

Dance Review

At Jacob’s Pillow, lush wonders from A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham

The choreographer and his company presented a striking mix of modern and hip-hop dance.

Codman student Arie Dowe, who plays the title character, at a rehearsal of “King Lear” at a Huntington Theatre studio.

After a schooling in ‘King Lear,’ Codman Academy students can take a bow

The teens this summer took on one of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays, thanks to a longtime relationship between the Dorchester charter school and the Huntington Theatre Company.

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Things to Do

‘Hobbs and Shaw,’ ‘Gertrude and Claudius,’ and all that (Newport) jazz

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

Kate MacCluggage and Elijah Alexander star in “Gertrudeand Claudius.”

Stage Review

‘Gertrude and Claudius’ casts a different light on ‘Hamlet’ at Barrington Stage

Kate MacCluggage and Elijah Alexander star in Mark St. Germain’s adaptation of a novel by John Updike.

Newton native and stand-up comedian Erica Rhodes is a contestant on the new NBC competition reality series


Newton native Erica Rhodes shows off her comedy chops on NBC’s ‘Bring the Funny’

“Stand-up came to me out of frustration. But I truly wish I had started sooner,” she said.

Moby-Dick co-creators Rachel Chavkin (director) and Dave Malloy (music, book, lyrics, and orchestrations). © AMNH/D. Finnin

Dave Malloy will star in his own ‘Moby-Dick’ musical at the ART

The composer-lyricist, whose credits include “Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812,’’ will play Herman Melville in the upcoming production.

FILE - In this July 13, 2019 file photo, Kate, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smiles while sitting in the Royal Box on Centre Court to watch the women's singles final match between Serena Williams, of the United States, and Romania's Simona Halep on at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Meghan has guest edited the September issue of British Vogue with the theme


Meghan Markle guest edits UK Vogue, interviews Michelle Obama

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has guest edited the September issue of British Vogue with the theme “Forces for Change.”

Boston Ballet announces its 2019–20 roster

It will include a new soloist, Tigran Mkrtchyan, from Ballett Zürich and a new second soloist, Chisako Oga, from Cincinnati Ballet.

James Weldon Johnson at the Writing Cabin, Five Acres, Great Barrington, circa 1930 -1936

Couple to restore Berkshires writing cabin of poet, civil rights activist James Weldon Johnson

Rufus Jones and Jill Rosenberg Jones are working to restore the creative haven of James Weldon Johnson to advance and extend his legacy, as well as to welcome more artists to the space.

Faye Dunaway portrayed Katharine Hepburn in “Tea at Five.”


This was no happy homecoming for Faye Dunaway. Instead, it was a demolition

The curtain has come crashing down on Dunaway’s much-anticipated theater comeback, and in the most ignominious fashion imaginable.

Country singer-songwriter Lori McKenna - photographed in Annapolis, Maryland, last month - says she aims to push her songs to

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

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Nora Eschenheimer and Jesse Hinson in “Cymbeline.”

Stage Review

On the Common, a whimsical ‘Cymbeline’

Nora Eschenheimer excels as besieged Princess Imogen in this year’s Free Shakespeare on the Common production.

Uma Thurman at a rehearsal for “Ghosts,” which runs from July 31 to Aug. 18 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Killing Bill is one thing, but now Uma Thurman has to tangle with Ibsen

The actress is starring in a Williamstown Theatre Festival production of “Ghosts” that she says will demand “every scrap” of her talent.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt star in ONCE UPON TIME IN HOLLYWOOD. (Andrew Cooper)

Things to Do

The Weekender: ‘Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood,’ a love letter to Houston, and a farewell to ‘Orange’

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

Ben Levi Ross as 'Evan Hansen' and the Company of the First North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen. (Matthew Murphy)

Critic’s Notebook

Onstage, a youth movement that holds a mirror to teen angst

A spate of teen-oriented stage productions in Boston and on Broadway raise the question: Is theater finally figuring out how to attract young audiences?

Ames Adamson as General Benjamin Butler in “Ben Butler.”

Stages | Terry Byrne

At Gloucester Stage, a play celebrating a local who changed the argument about slaves

“Ben Butler” depicts a Civil War general’s high-stakes confrontation with a slave and its historic consequences.

Faye Dunaway in Tea at Five. (Nile Scott Studios)


Faye Dunaway fired from ‘Tea at Five’

The actress portrayed Katharine Hepburn in the one-woman play that recently ended its run in Boston.

L-R Let the Fringe begin! New England's largest Fringe Festival - FRINGEPVD - kicks off featuring the work of Bostonians, including: James Stanley, Harvard Artistic Producer, media scholar and Obie Award recipient, actor Phoenyx Williams and Josh Short, Artistic Director of the Wilbury Theatre Group, winner of the 2018 National Theatre Company Award, American Theatre Wing (The Tony Awards) and founder of FringePVD. (Erin X. Smithers)


New England’s largest Fringe Festival kicks off in Providence

Modeled after the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Wilbury Theatre Group’s 6th annual FRINGEPVD continues through Saturday.

Rachel Cognata (left) and Brooks Reeves in “Greater Good.”

Stage Review

A school teetering on the brink in ‘Greater Good’

Playwright Kirsten Greenidge delivers a cautionary tale about how the interests of students can be lost amid the machinations of parents and administrators.


ICA to screen extended version of Solange Knowles’s film, ‘When I Get Home’

The latest work by Solange Knowles will screen in Boston on Sunday.

Melissa Errico and Patrick McEnroe.


Patrick McEnroe supports P-Town tennis gala and cheers on wife, singer Melissa Errico, at Art House

Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico did more than sing in Provincetown this past weekend.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

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// The Kennedy Institute opens

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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// Raising the roof at Harvard Art Museums

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