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In Boston, a comedy boom fills the biggest rooms

The appetite for comedy has been surging in the city over the last few years, with the likes of John Mulaney, Dave Chappelle, and Bill Burr drawing crowds on a scale seldom seen before.


Fact, fiction, and forging an identity in ArtsEmerson’s ‘The Real James Bond … Was Dominican’

Christopher Rivas centers his play on his discovery when he was growing up that Agent 007 was believed to have been modeled on the persona and exploits of a Dominican playboy, Porfirio Rubirosa.

In ‘The Band’s Visit,’ there’s harmony in human connection

The Tony-winning musical about Jewish villagers bonding with a group of Egyptian musicians stranded in their town opens Friday at the Huntington Theatre.


‘Elvis: A Musical Revolution’ travels a too-familiar path at North Shore Music Theatre

Despite Dan Berry’s magnetic performance in the title role, this new musical largely contents itself with taking us on a dutiful tour through the King’s life and career.


A troubling journey into the past in ‘How I Learned to Drive’

Jennifer Rohn and Dennis Trainor Jr. excel in Paula Vogel’s memory play, directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue at Actors’ Shakespeare Project.

Orlando Baxter doesn’t have to come home for Comics Come Home — he’s already here

When he steps on the TD Garden stage alongside the likes of Denis Leary, Bill Burr, and Marc Maron on Saturday night, the Boston comic will be performing for the biggest crowd of his career.

On her ‘Woo Woo’ podcast, Rachel Dratch’s guests give her the creeps

Co-hosted by fellow Lexington native Irene Bremis, “Woo Woo” features conversations with Dratch’s friends from stage and screen about premonitions, weird dreams, malevolent spirits, and other eerie experiences.


‘Frozen’ has the power to enchant, despite some slush

Within the universe of Disney stage musicals, “Frozen” sits somewhere between the sublime, game-changing inventiveness of “The Lion King” and the formulaic likes of “The Little Mermaid," “Aladdin," and “Beauty and the Beast."