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Maiesha McQueen portrays a variety of characters in "Until the Flood" at Merrimack Repertory Theatre.

In ‘Until the Flood,’ a portrait of a town and the ravages of racism

The solo drama, based on interviews conducted in Ferguson, Mo., a year after Michael Brown's death, is performed with exceptional force and depth by Maiesha McQueen.

The summer season at Jacob's Pillow will include a performance of “joyUS justUS" by CONTRA-TIEMPO.

After a lost summer, Jacob’s Pillow will return for a full season in 2021

The June 30-Aug. 29 season will also offer unprecedented online access to most festival programming.

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Screen shot of Seth Rudetsky in "The Seth Concert Series."

Theater without theater

Seth Rudetsky’s concert-and-conversation series, YouTube videos of “Kinky Boots’' and “Hairspray,’' other online performances help to fill the void.

Kirsten Greenidge (top left), Mike Lew (top right), Lydia R. Diamond (bottom right), and Heidi Schreck (bottom left)

Huntington Theatre announces a full 2021-22 season of indoor productions

The Huntington will resume indoor performances in late August, months earlier than other high-profile presenters like Broadway in Boston and the Boch Center.

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American Repertory Theater executive producer Diane Borger

ART’s Diane Borger is stepping down

Diane Borger, the co-leader of Cambridge’s American Repertory Theater for more than a decade, will step down at the end of June. Borger will return to England, where she’d spent much of her career.

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From left: Michael Knowlton, Rachel Cognata, and Kadahj Bennett in the online production of Idris Goodwin's "Hype Man: a break beat play."

‘Hype Man’ returns, this time online, and it’s even more compelling

In Idris Goodwin’s searing drama, fissures open up in a hip-hop trio after a police shooting of an unarmed Black youth.

Erica Rhodes recorded her special, "La Vie en Rhodes," at a drive-in show in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl.

Erica Rhodes gets her laughs at the drive-in

A pandemic forced a change of plans for the Newton native's first comedy special.

Neil Diamond leads the crowd in "Sweet Caroline" at Fenway Park in 2013. The singer recalled that day and his ties to Boston in a statement about "A Beautiful Noise," a musical about his life that will premiere at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in 2022.

Neil Diamond musical will have a pre-Broadway premiere at the Colonial in 2022

“A Beautiful Noise” will chronicle his life and career, with a score built on his own songs.