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CULTURAL COMEBACK
Katie Most, manager of the Calderwood Pavilion for the Huntington Theatre Company, said the theater has upgraded its air filtration system.

When audiences return to theaters, some changes will be apparent, others invisible

Wine in cans. Bags checked by artificial intelligence. High-tech air filtration systems. Add a river of hand sanitizer, and these are just a few of the changes in store.

CULTURAL COMEBACK
Dan Boulger onstage at Laugh Boston soon after the Seaport comedy club reopened.

Comedy venues are all smiles after a sooner-than-expected rebound

Audiences have returned, clubs are doing brisk business, and theaters are ramping up.

CULTURAL COMEBACK
Derek Dunn, María Álvarez, and John Lam in Helen Pickett's "Petal."

Boston Ballet’s Dance in VR Series breaks the wall between viewer and performer

The company has been busy during the pandemic exploring how technology can change the audience experience

STAGE REVIEW
Harriet Harris as Eleanor Roosevelt in "Eleanor" at Barrington Stage Company.

Harriet Harris gives ‘Eleanor’ her all at Barrington Stage

Harris generates a force field that largely transcends the overly formulaic aspects of Mark St. Germain’s bioplay about Eleanor Roosevelt.

Ronee Penoi, ArtsEmerson's new director of artistic programming, was most recently a producer at New York-based Octopus Theatricals.

ArtsEmerson names a new leader of artistic programming who arrives eager to shape its next era

Ronee Penoi arrives as the organization attempts to map a post-pandemic path forward.

DANCE REVIEW
Simone Cameresi, Dandara Veiga, and Shelby Colona of Ballet Hispánico in "Tiburones" at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2021.

Ballet Hispánico delivers spirited fun in a 50th anniversary performance at Jacob’s Pillow

New York-based Ballet Hispánico's 50th anniversary performance got delayed by the pandemic, but it was worth the wait.

THEATER
"Nature," an immersive outdoor walking play, returns to Massachusetts this summer. Tyson Forbes, center, plays Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Where theatergoers can walk with Emerson and Thoreau

"Nature," an immersive outdoor walking play, returns to Massachusetts this summer.

THEATER
From left: Nomè SiDone, Nigel Gore, Bryce Michael Wood, Christopher Lloyd, and Jasmine Cheri Rush shown in a rehearsal of "King Lear" at Shakespeare & Company.

Neither star nor production captures the power of ‘King Lear’

Christopher Lloyd plays the title role in Shakespeare & Company's staging of Shakespeare’s tragedy.