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Watch 80 One-Minute Plays at the Museum of Fine Arts

In recent years, the claim that every 28 hours an unarmed black person is killed by law enforcement has spread across the Internet. While the reality […]

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Art Imitates Life in Melinda Lopez’s New Play, Mala

Award-winning Cuban-American playwright Melinda Lopez struggled to care for her parents in their final years. Her resulting play might be her most profound work yet.

Leslie Odom, Jr. (white sneakers) and Daveed Diggs perform "Wait For It" from the Broadway musical Hamilton at the 2016 EMK Institute gala in Dorchester
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Education, Democracy, and Hamilton at the EMK Institute

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate is founded, in part, to encourage participatory democracy, but who would have thought its mock Senate […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Harvard Historian Has Lots of Problems with Hamilton

The Broadway smash-hit Hamilton has won 11 Tony Awards, clogged up your social media feeds, and made Lin-Manuel Miranda not only a very, very wealthy man, but a Pulitzer Prize […]

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Reprise Roles for Good Will Hunting Live Read

The original Will Hunting and Chuckie Sullivan crashed John Krasinski’s star-studded live read of Good Will Hunting on Friday night. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck […]

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Matt Damon Wants Idina Menzel to Know That He Really Loves Wicked

In case you were wondering, Matt Damon insists that he’s a huge fan of the musical Wicked. Well, at least that’s what he told Broadway […]

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Art Project Explores Towns Named Milton in Massachusetts and Beyond

If you’ve ever wanted to know what makes the town of Milton so special, a new art project just might have the answer. OBIE Award-winning […]

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Step into Sleepy Hollow, If You Dare

Instead of cracking open a copy of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow this Halloween season, a few lucky locals will be dropped into the heart of […]

Nancy Rappaport

Local Psychiatrist Takes Her Battle with Cancer to the Stage

As a child psychiatrist, Nancy Rappaport’s job is to listen to her patients’ most intimate thoughts. Soon, she’ll turn the tables and present her own […]

City Life

Theater District Staple to be Named After Ernie Boch Jr.

The search for a benefactor to help fund a Theater District staple is over. Naming rights to the nonprofit overseeing the Wang and Shubert theaters have officially […]

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Hamilton Stars Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom, Jr. to Perform at EMK Institute

Two stars from the Broadway juggernaut Hamilton will reunite in Dorchester this fall. Daveed Diggs, who portrayed Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette in […]

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Gene Wilder’s First Professional Acting Job Was in Cambridge

Gene Wilder, the legendary actor who starred in such classic films as Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein, has died, […]

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36 Theater and Dance Shows Coming to Boston This Fall

September Niu Raza and the Wilder Project The intimate outdoor event on the Boston Harbor features Malagasy singer-songwriter Niu Raza who blends jazzy vocals with […]

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Ben Affleck and Margot Robbie Met the Harry Potter Play Cast

It looks like being Batman has its perks. Ben Affleck earned some awesome dad points over the weekend when he brought his eldest daughter Violet […]

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A New Performing Arts Venue Is Coming to Central Square

Thalia is the ancient Greek muse of comedy—and the namesake of a new theater about to open in Central Square. Boston’s performing arts scene may […]