Wednesday, July 2nd

In addition to shlong-waving Harry Potter, a.k.a. Daniel Radcliffe, on the New York stage, we now have the National Theatre of Scotland production of Bacchae—a play first performed in 405 B.C.—starring wee sprite Alan Cumming as Dionysius, and a “Greek Chorus” of R&B soul divas. Theater is looking up.

[Bacchae, the Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, 8 p.m., www.lincolncenter.org]

mbryan@observer.com Wednesday, July 2nd