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Music and Lyrics

Clips from the career of librettist John Weidman ’68, including a Sesame Street sketch, excerpts from Assassins, and Weidman’s reflections on works staged at Lincoln Center

This Play’s the Thing

From Orchids to Octopi draws on the work of many Harvardians and puts paleontologist Farish Jenkins on stage.

Visual Conjurer

Carl Sprague ’84 designs sets for local theater companies and Hollywood movies.

Theatrical Chiaroscuro

Fredric Wilson’s book The Theatrical World of Angus McBean collects British midcentury theater images.

Theater As If It Matters

Diane Paulus, the new artistic director of the American Repertory Theater, has an ambitious populist vision.

Diaghilev and His Geniuses

The Harvard Theatre Collection opens an exhibition and hosts a symposium on Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes.

Zellweger Gets Her Pudding Pot

Traffic came to a stop in Harvard Square today for a parade with Renée Zellweger, the Hasty Pudding “woman of the year.”

From Soaps to Solos

Operatic bass Ethan Herschenfeld sings around the world, but also enjoys acting on TV (Damages)…