A less-hyped but quite worthy musical comes to the same venue for two weeks starting Feb. 20. It’s “Waitress,” originally an endearingly quirky indie film by Adrienne Shelly, and given new life with a musical score by the equally quirky Sara Bareilles. It’s famously the first Broadway production with an all-female creative team, and its history with the Boston area goes back to 2015, when the show had its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge. Tickets for the current version are readily available — and won’t cost you a grand.
Not to be left out, the A.R.T. teams with another songwriter for this spring’s world premiere of “Jagged Little Pill,” based on the 1995 Alanis Morissette album, and playing May 5–June 30. You oughta know what the music will sound like, but how it will translate to live theater is the challenge. Some top talent is involved, including writer Diablo Cody of “Juno” fame. (Morissette isn’t expected to be onstage, though she’ll likely be in town to oversee.) If the show causes attendees to relive their first high school romances, they probably got it right.
A sweeping topic if there ever was one, “Art in the Age of the Internet” is the theme of an exhibit that opens Feb. 7 at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) and runs through May. The roster of artists spans the world and covers at least two generations, and the themes are equally wide-ranging. The exhibit will examine how internet has changed the culture around art — in its distribution, production, and reception — along with its impact on art forms themselves.