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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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Emmy Nominations For 'Transparent,' Tatiana Maslany Showcase New Talent

Nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday. The field of contenders shows a welcome turn toward recognizing new talent and new sources for TV.
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In The Writer's Room, One Woman Quietly Makes Late Night History

Robin Thede's wide-ranging career has included stints in both journalism and comedy. Now, at The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, she's the first black woman to work as a head writer in late night TV.
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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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Pot Politics: The Marijuana Business Comes To Washington

"We're going to be making sure that [members of Congress] know their constituents care about this stuff," said one industry representative.
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Judicial Differences Take Center Stage In 'Scalia V. Ginsburg'

The opera Scalia/Ginsburg debuts this weekend at the Castleton Festival in Virginia. The story originally aired on July 10, 2013 on All Things Considered.
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The Mornin' Ain't So Beautiful For This Dark 'Oklahoma!' Production

In upstate New York, an experimental staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic sets a key scene in total darkness and adds coldblooded murder to the plot.
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USA's 'Mr. Robot,' HBO's 'Ballers' Among Picks For Best Summer TV Series

A flood of some 120 series, both new and returning, are coming to TV sets this summer. So, how to choose which ones to binge-watch by the pool? Our TV critic picks his four favorite new shows.
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Misty Copeland Seeks To Inspire Other African-American Dancers

Misty Copeland is the American Ballet Theater's first female African-American principal dancer. She discusses her book, Firebird. (This piece initially aired on Sept. 9, 2014 on Morning Edition).

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