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In Utah, 'Book Of Mormon' Strikes A Chord

The Tony Award-winning musical, The Book of Mormon, opened in Salt Lake City last week. The sendup of missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is getting a rousing reception.
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The Play's The Thing — High School Productions Down The Decades

Bob Mondello looks at the most-produced shows at high schools through seven decades and ponders what the choices made by drama teachers tell us.
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Workshop Helps Central American Youth Heal Through Theater

Bethesda's Imagination Stage is running a program aimed at young people who have fled violence in Central America — with the hope that they can vent their emotions after the extraordinary things they have seen on their journey.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 23, 2015

A playwright presents a new show about a middle-aged woman looking for a special activity partner. Two artists present abstract work.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 22, 2015

You can watch and hear local actors and musicians demonstrate their talents. Teenagers perform a Shakespeare play and D.C.-area bands hit the stage at a popular music venue.

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Theodore Bikel, Who Starred In Broadway's 'Fiddler On The Roof,' Dies

The actor and singer, who recorded 37 albums, has died at 91. Bikel took over the role of Tevye for more than 2,000 performances of Fiddler on the Roof.
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The National Theatre Prepares For A Buckswashling Show — All For Kids

D.C.'s National Theatre has entertained presidents and hosted theatrical stars. Now, a new collaboration with Imagination Stage will bring tens of thousands of kids to the grand, 1,700-seat house.
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'Dance Of The Cranes' To Enliven D.C. Sky During Fringe Festival

"Wow that's something that's really quite sublime," Brandon Vickerd says about the moment he was inspired to choreograph giant construction cranes and set the performance to music. The show is Wednesday at 8 p.m.

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Roger Rees, Welsh-Born Stage, Screen And TV Actor, Dies At 71

American audiences came to know him as the star of the adaptation of Charles Dickens' The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby on Broadway. He won a Tony Award in the title role.
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'Who Does That?!' Broadway Stars React To Badly Behaved Audiences

The Internet erupted this week in protest over the outrageous behavior of New York theater audiences and their mobile devices. Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone is taking matters into her own hands.

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