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Musical 'East Of The River' Examines A Gentrifying Anacostia

Alvin, played by LJ Moses, performs "We Can't Stop," during the musical East of the River at the Anacostia Arts Center Friday night.Eslah Attar/NPRhide caption

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Musical 'East Of The River' Examines A Gentrifying Anacostia

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A Father Feared For His Son's Life, So He Joined Him On The Street

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'Fall' Examines Playwright Arthur Miller's Secret Son

Actors Josh Stamberg (son of NPR's Susan Stamberg) and Joanne Kelly as Arthur Miller and Inge Morath in Fall.T. Charles Ericksonhide caption

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'Fall' Examines Playwright Arthur Miller's Secret Son

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'The Band's Visit' And Harry Potter Win Big At A Quieter Tony Awards

Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub perform "Omar Sharif" from The Band's Visit at the Tony Awards on Sunday night.John P. Filo/CBShide caption

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'The Band's Visit' And Harry Potter Win Big At A Quieter Tony Awards

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SAG-AFTRA And TV Networks Move To Eliminate Casting Couch

Harvey Weinstein (left) and his attorney Benjamin Brafman leave a New York court, where Weinstein pleaded not guilty Tuesday to rape and other abuse violations.Mark Lennihan/APhide caption

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A Campaign For 'Often The Hardest-Working People On Stage' — The Chorus

Though the musical Mean Girls is nominated for a dozen Tony Awards, no Tonys are given to Broadway choruses. Kamille Upshaw is pictured in the bright green jacket, right of center.Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan-Brownhide caption

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A Campaign For 'Often The Hardest-Working People On Stage' — The Chorus

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Parkland Drama Teacher Who Helped Save 65 To Receive Tony Award For Education

Melody Herzfeld helped save 65 students when gunfire broke out at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Ian Witlenhide caption

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Parkland Drama Teacher Who Helped Save 65 To Receive Tony Award For Education

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Parkland Drama Teacher To Receive Education Award At Tonys

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David Copperfield Found Negligent But Won't Pay For Injury During Magic Act

Although he is not financially responsible, illusionist David Copperfield still paid a steep price: His lawyers were unable to prevent the disclosure of secrets about the illusion in question, known as "Lucky #13."John Locher/APhide caption

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Repertorio Español Celebrates 50 Years With A World Premiere

Luz Nicolás stars in Exquisita Agonía by Nilo Cruz, which premieres in May at Repertorio Español.Michael Palma Mir/Sam Rudy Media Relationshide caption

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Repertorio Español Celebrates 50 Years With A World Premiere

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How Rodgers And Hammerstein Revolutionized Broadway

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Rita Moreno To 'My Gente': Be Proud Of Who You Are, And Don't Give Up

Rita Moreno attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4 in Hollywood, Calif.Frazer Harrison/Getty Imageshide caption

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Rita Moreno To 'My Gente': Be Proud Of Who You Are, And Don't Give Up

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From Prison To The London Stage: A 'MacBeth' Actor's Second Act

Nadia Albina as Gentlewoman, Anne-Marie Duff as Lady Macbeth and Michael Balogun as Doctor in Macbeth at the National Theatre in London.Brinkhoff Mögenburg /Courtesy of the National Theatrehide caption

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From Prison To The London Stage: A 'MacBeth' Actor's Second Act

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Kennedy Center Joins Institutions Stripping Bill Cosby Of Awards

Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Aug. 22, 2017. He was found guilty last month on three counts.Matt Rourke/APhide caption

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Condola Rashad Talks Joan Of Arc On Broadway

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'Jerome Robbins 100' Is A Centennial Celebration Of Timeless Choreography

Dancers from The American Ballet Theatre perform Robbins' ballet Fancy Free in 1946.Baron/Getty Imageshide caption

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'Jerome Robbins 100' Is A Centennial Celebration Of Timeless Choreography

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'Snow Child' Conveys Alaska's Wild Magic In Musical Form

Music is integral to Arena Stage's Snow Child, and actors sometimes join the house band on their own instruments.Maria Baranova-Suzukihide caption

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'Snow Child' Conveys Alaska's Wild Magic In Musical Form

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