AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER
In association with Harvard University and led by artistic director Diane Paulus, the A.R.T. is a professional nonprofit that has won many awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and a number of Tony Awards. Show times vary. Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617.547.8300.
BROADWAY IN BOSTON
Broadway in Boston presents the official touring productions of hit Broadway plays and musicals. Principal show times: Tu-Th 7:30 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 pm and 8 pm, Su 1 pm and 6:30 pm. Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St. 866.523.7469.
THE LYRIC STAGE COMPANY OF BOSTON
Artistic director Spiro Veloudos leads Boston’s oldest professional theater company, a mid-size organization that produces contemporary productions written by accomplished and emerging playwrights from Shaw to Mamet. Tickets start at $36. 140 Clarendon St., 617.585.5678.
Fresh, funny and set in a hair salon, this “whodunit” lets the audience match wits with the suspects to catch the killer in this hilarious murder mystery. Show times: Tu-F at 8 pm, Sa at 5 pm and 8 pm, Su at 3 pm and 7 pm; call for added shows. Tickets: $61. Stage II at The Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., 617.426.5225.