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At 82, Broadway 'Master Of Ceremonies' Joel Grey Says, 'Life Seems Full'

Grey explains how he brought his decadent Cabaret character to life on both the stage and screen, and reflects on coming out as gay after years of living closeted. His memoir is Master Of Ceremonies.
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'We're Mostly Republicans': New Hampshire Voters Explained By 'Our Town'

After NPR's Bob Mondello used The Music Man to help explain the Iowa caucuses, he wished there was a musical of Our Town so he could do the same for New Hampshire. It turns out there is one.
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At 42, Matthew Rushing Might Just Be The Peyton Manning Of Dance

Dancers typically retire at a relatively young age. Rushing, however, is still going strong — and he's about to kick off a 20-city tour.
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From Football To Opera: Singer Morris Robinson Takes Center Stage

Once Morris Robinson dreamed of fame on the football field. Now, he's moving audiences across the world with the power of his voice, and changing the face of opera.
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Helen Hayes Awards, The Tonys Of D.C. Theater, Announce Nominations

The small troupe Constellation Theatre Company racked up more than two dozen nominations for its popular production of the raunchy "Avenue Q."
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Young Theater Fans Find Their Tribe At The First Ever BroadwayCon

For one 14-year-old fan, BroadwayCon was a chance to meet people who understand her theater obsession. "We can share what we love," she says.
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British Theater Showcases Special Effects From The 18th Century

The Old Vic Theatre in Bristol, England, is celebrating its 250th anniversary. And the festivities involve bringing back some old theatrical tricks — including one number called the "Thunder Run."
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In 'Sweat,' Adapting To Change Is The Hardest Work Of All

Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage spent two years visiting Reading, Pa., to research her new play. Sweat explores how industrial decline affected workers in the former steel and textile town.
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'Glory Of The World' Is More Wacky Birthday Party Than Traditional Play

The play celebrates Catholic monk Thomas Merton's 100th birthday. But it isn't really about Merton — it's about human complexity, and at times the action resembles the film Animal House.
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'Fiddler' Songwriters Discuss Putting Themselves In The 'Soul Of The Characters'

Together Sheldon Harnick and the late Jerry Bock wrote the songs for the Broadway show Fiddler on the Roof. Both men spoke to Fresh Air in 2004; Harnick spoke to Fresh Air again in 2014.

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