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'One Night In Miami', More Than Clay Beats Liston

A new play tells the story of the night Cassius Clay, who changed his name to Muhammad Ali, beat Sonny Liston to take the world heavyweight title. It takes place in a hotel room after the fight where Clay, Sam Cooke, Malcolm X and Jim Brown talk about their lives, and their hopes for the future.
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Small Town Brings Big City Theater to Virginia's Eastern Shore

For more than 25 years, the North Street Playhouse has been challenging theatergoers in the town of Onancock on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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John Gallagher Jr. On 'Newsroom' Dialogue And Staging Green Day

In addition to playing a cable news producer on Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama, Gallagher is a Tony Award-winning Broadway performer. He tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about starring in a punk rock musical and rehearsing Sorkin's Newsroom scripts.
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Wallace Shawn: From 'Toy Story' Dino To Highbrow Playwright

Shawn has made a living playing comic, downtrodden characters like Rex, the green dinosaur in Toy Story. But in his free time, he has written a handful of intellectually demanding plays. New York's Public Theater is showcasing two of his works this year.
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Capital Fringe Festival

Now in its eighth year, the Capital Fringe Festival is underway, with more than 130 shows in venues across D.C. We get highlights from the festival and speak with some of the performers.

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'The Book Of Morman' Tickets Selling Fast In D.C.

Those who are ticketless and hoping to see the popular musical "The Book of Morman," may still have a chance.

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Puppets: The Next Big Thing In Theater?

Puppetry is showing up at theaters all over the Washington region, and it's not the sort you'd find at a kid's birthday party.

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Forum Theatre's 'The T Party' Celebrates D.C.'s Transgender Community

Gender transformation is the inspiration behind "The T Party": a world-premiere play opening this month at Silver Spring's Forum Theatre.

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Ballet Russes

Though few outside the ballet world here know his name,Serge Diaghilev revolutionized dance and music with the Ballet Russes, a radically modern dance company he created in the early 20th century.

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For Hannibal & Co., A Horrifying New Stage

One Los Angeles performer has played Dr. Hill in Re-Animator, Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs, and now Father Merrin in The Exorcist. Did we mention he sings opera, too?

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