Summer Arts Preview

Exploring—by bike, train, boat and car—the season’s best in music, comedy, dance, theater and more.


Cambridge Symphony Orchestra conductor Cynthia Woods collaborates with Boston Conservatory choreographer Gianni Di Marco to stage an unusual rendition of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on June 16. >> Read more


Summer Arts Preview: Dance Q&A


Read our Summer Arts Preview Q&A with Danza Orgánica artistic director Marsha Parrilla on her upcoming performance Vessel at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on June 28 and July 12.



This summer, the Rose Kennedy Greenway is lit—and no, we’re not talking about the return of Trillium’s beer garden. GLOW stars eight of local collector Dave Waller’s vintage neon signs salvaged from Massachusetts landmarks, illuminated daily from 8 am till 10 pm between India and State Streets >> Read more


Summer Arts Preview: Visual Arts Q&A


Read our Summer Arts Preview Q&A with the Museum of Fine Art’s Chair of Art of Europe Frederick Ilchman on the debut of Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure and Power in the 18th Century on July 8.




Actor, comedian and author John Hodgman travels to the Harvard Book Store on June 1 to discuss Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches. In his latest work, the funnyman steps away from his usual quips based around false facts—a la his humor on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart—for a more honest approach as he faces the reality of his 40s >> Read more


Summer Arts Preview: Books Q&A


Read our Summer Arts Preview Q&A with Nantucket-based author Elin Hilderbrand on her latest novel, The Perfect Couple.



Think Law & Order: Special Victims Unit by way of Ready Player One for Flat Earth Theatre’s production of The Nether at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, the final production in the Watertown company’s 12th season >> Read more


Summer Arts Preview: Performing Arts Q&A


Read our Summer Arts Preview Q&A with local playwright John J. King on his play Martha’s (b)Rainstorm that will be staged at the Boston Center for the Arts on June 7-15.




Taking a break from his steady gig roasting the current administration as a co-anchor on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, native New Yorker Michael Che heads to the Wilbur Theatre on June 30 to deliver a taste of his trademark honest humor >> Read more


Summer Arts Preview: Comedy Q&A


Read our Summer Arts Preview Q&A with actor and comedian Brooks Wheelan on bringing his brand of self-deprecating humor on tour this summer.



The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry might be back this year, but that doesn’t mean it’s the hottest ticket at Fenway Park >> Read more


Summer Arts Preview: Music Q&A


Read our Summer Arts Preview Q&A with Boston Calling co-curator and the National’s Aaron Dessner on this year’s fest.


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