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Jeah! We Mapped Out The 4 Basic Aspects Of Being A 'Bro'

In an effort to figure out whether the stereotype of the "bro" had a racial component to it, we mapped out the dimensions of bro-ness. Turns out it's a fairly nuanced landscape, but there's one celebrity who indisputably rules it all.
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Disruptive Broadway Audiences Master Stage Whisper

Cell phone rings. Loud talking. Candy wrappers crinkling. Even fights in the aisles. Have Broadway audiences gotten ruder?
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Clothes Make The Man (And The Woman, And The Show) On Broadway

Among the hopefuls who might take home trophies at this weekend's Tony Awards are costume designers William Ivey Long and Dominique Lemieux. Jeff Lunden talks to the two about their work on Cinderella and Pippin, two of the season's better-upholstered revivals.
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A Rock Star, A Novelist And A Super-Producer Write A Musical

No, it's not the setup to a joke. John Mellencamp, Stephen King and T-Bone Burnett are the creative team behind Ghosts of Darkland County, a stage show based on a true story of small-town tragedy.
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Looking Ahead To The Future Of Modern Dance With Bill T. Jones

This season, dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Over the years, Jones has created more than 140 works for the company and in 2010, the dance troupe merged with Dance Theater Workshop to create New York Live Arts.
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A 'Perfect Arrangement' In An Era Of Secrets

A world premiere in the sixth annual Source Festival tells the story of two seemingly picture-perfect 1950s couples who share a deep secret.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Secrets

This week we'll bring you stories of things you can make, keep, or even carry to the grave: secrets.

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Modern Movement: How The Ballets Russes Revolutionized Dance

In the early 1900s, the company shed the tutus and toeshoes and took a radically different approach to dance. A new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., explores how the Ballets Russes shocked audiences and married avant-garde music and art.
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New Plays Turn Passive Audience Members Into Participants

Several productions in New York's smaller theaters aren't content with providing passive experiences — the audience is asked to participate. Here Lies Love, a new David Byrne musical about Imelda Marcos at the Public Theater, is set in a disco and the audience moves around, from scene to scene, dancing all the while. Natasha, Pierre and the Comet of 1812, is an electronic pop opera based on a portion of Tolstoy's War and Peace, and is set in a Russian restaurant where audiences are served a meal and vodka as part of the performance. And the audience explores a run-down hotel in Sleep No More, a dance/theater experience based loosely on Macbeth, following actors up and down floors and into different rooms.
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Supernova Performance Art Festival

With a performance art festival in June, Rosslyn, Virginia hopes to add "arts destination" to its list of reasons to spend time in its corporate downtown spaces.

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