There was a time, not too long ago, when the name Neil Simon was as close to a guarantee of a Broadway hit as any other. With an unprecedented string of hits—often running simultaneously—Simon was synonymous with stage comedy. His critical reputation grew with his autobiographical trilogy that began with “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” but apparently the urge to just make ‘em laugh wasn’t completely squelched. Hence, “Rumors,” his 1988 high-energy farce about four couples trying to put the lid on a possible scandal. Tarkington Feb. 3-18 Details
“The Black Dahlia”
Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre offers the world premiere of this show, built around the famed unsolved murder case from 1947. Here, the story, which has been fictionalized in the past by James Ellroy, John Gregory Dunne, and others, is given a film noir treatment by choreographer Hancock and his dancers.Feb. 4-19 The Academy of GHDT Details
This month’s stops include “Radiant City: Paintings 2000-2017” by Tom Sachs at the Herron Gallery, “Red,” a multiple-artist show at the Stutz Gallery, and the grand opening of the Full Circle Nine Gallery at the Circle City Industrial Complex. Feb. 3 Various locations Details
Also this week
Comedian Chris D’Elia plays the Egyptian Room Feb. 3.
Under the Streetlamp brings its harmonies to Clowes Hall Feb. 3.
John Nelson, music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra from 1976-87, returns to conduct a concert featuring Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme from Paganini” Feb. 2-4.
Cereal Cinema screens “Tron,” Feb. 4 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Country hitmaker Sara Evans plays the Palladium Feb. 3. Five Irish Tenors follow on Feb. 4.
The Martin Gallery of Fine Art opens at the Indiana Design Center Feb. 2.