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'Little Dancer' Musical Imagines The Story Behind Degas' Mysterious Muse

Ballerina Marie Van Goethem started modeling for Edgar Degas around 1878 and inspired his statue Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. But history lost track of her after she left the Paris Opera.
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El Teatro Campesino's Mission Remains As Its Stages Grow

The California theater company was born on the picket lines of the United Farm Workers Movement; its mission is to dramatize the struggles of everyday people and bring the stories to a wider audience.
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Play, Ball: A Theatrical Look At The 'Beauty And Brutality' Of Football

In the new play Colossal, a former football player, paralyzed after taking a bad hit during a game, reflects on his glory days and his struggles as a gay man in the macho culture of football.
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Broadway Veteran Marian Seldes Dies At 86

Seldes was a distinctive presence on Broadway performing in the works of Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett and Edward Albee among others. She won a Tony Award in 1965.
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The Unadaptable 'Curious Incident' Gets A Stage Adaptation

Author Mark Haddon never imagined The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time would work as a play — he judged his writing by its unadaptability. But now it is one, and critics are loving it.
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Tony Award Winner Geoffrey Holder Dies At 84

A legend of the dance world has died. The multi-talented Geoffrey Holder was also an actor and a visual artist. He died Sunday of complications from pneumonia. He was 84.
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Seeing Neurological Patients As Characters, Not Case Studies

Legendary theater director Peter Brook is working on a new play centered on people with unusual conditions — like synesthesia, extraordinary memory or the inability to sense their own bodies.
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Star-Studded Broadway Show Opens, But 'It's Only A Play'

It's Only a Play is a comedy about a theater crew and critic joking together while awaiting reviews. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with co-stars F. Murray Abraham and Megan Mullally about the production.
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Signature Theatre Celebrates 25 Years of Dramatic Rule-Breaking

For 25 years, Signature Theatre has sought to produce risky new works and lesser-known or forgotten musicals and plays.
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For This Job, You Need A Creepy Voice And A Fabulous Scream

Halloween may seem like it's a long ways away, but haunted houses around the country are already getting ready, and they are looking for aspiring actors who can make the hair on your neck stand up.

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