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Subject:Matter makes its own music at the ICA

The first part of the 90-minute evening offers excerpts from “Songbook”; after intermission comes the world premiere of “With Far Hand.”


To theaters, laughing matters

On Broadway and in Boston, stages are overflowing with comedies as theater leaders continue the hunt for ways to bring audiences back to their playhouses.

‘Frozen’ stars have warm feelings about Anna and Elsa

Massachusetts native Caroline Bowman and Emerson grad Lauren Nicole Chapman lead the touring production that arrives at the Citizens Bank Opera House Wednesday.

It’s been a special year for nine comedians with local roots

Here's a guide to stand-up specials by Sam Jay, Sarah Silverman, Joe List, and six other comics with ties to the region that you can watch right now.

New Repertory Theatre in Watertown is shutting down

In a statement Wednesday, New Rep’s leaders said that “fundraising with major donors has fallen short of the theater’s goals for a sustainable path,” and consequently the board has “initiated the process of formally dissolving the organization.”

With a reimagined show, Blue Man Group adds some new hues

The refresh is the first major overhaul to the company’s Boston production since 2011 and includes a new finale.

The State’s skewed sketch comedy was panned by critics, but then a funny thing happened

The troupe and its members have enjoyed surprising longevity after their short stint on MTV in the '90s. Now they're reunited for a tour that stops at Medford’s Chevalier Theatre on Oct. 19.


Moonbox’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ offers theatergoers an early peek at Arrow Street Arts in Cambridge

While construction is still underway at the former Oberon club space — Arrow Street Arts isn’t scheduled to be fully open until the spring — Moonbox is staging the Sondheim musical during a pause in the work.