Hoarders: Theater edition

The set for Woolly Mammoth’s “Appropriate” looks like a bomb made of junk exploded onstage. The dark comedy takes place in the antebellum mansion of a hoarder; after his death, his kids arrive to clean. And clean. And clean.

On the Spot: Maurice Hines

“Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life” is a tribute to Gregory Hines, who died in 2003, and a history of American tap dance — of which Maurice Hines has seen plenty.

Next stop: Broadway

It’s true, as the song says, that if you make it there you’ll make it anywhere, but sometimes it’s best to take a first nibble somewhere besides the Big Apple.