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'On Sondheim': The Musical-Theater Legend At 80

The New York Times calls Stephen Sondheim the "greatest and perhaps best-known artist in American musical theater." Sondheim composed the music and lyrics for, among others, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Company. In 2010 he joined Fresh Air to discuss his career in musical theater.
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D.C. Theater Schools See Spike in Enrollment

Both the Theatre Lab School for the Dramatic Arts and The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts say they've seen a spike in enrollment since 2008; we'll explore why.

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"Woody Sez": A Musical On The Life Of Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie's folk anthems are iconic American music. We learn about a new musical, now at Theater J, that explores Guthrie's life and music.

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A Couple Of Knights (And Matinees) On Broadway

Friends, X-Men, notables of the British Empire: Now Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have teamed up again on Broadway this season, performing two classic plays in repertory — Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Harold Pinter's No Man's Land.
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Broadway's Season Of Adventure

It's an exciting theater season on Broadway. NPR's Trey Graham saw five shows in three days, including Twelfth Night, Richard III and Fun Home. He shares his winter picks with host Scott Simon.
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Here's A Wild Idea For Shakespeare: Do It His Way

In the new Broadway productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, imported from London's Globe Theatre, the director and actors put on the shows pretty much as the Bard would have staged them — with an all-male cast and everything.
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'We Will Rock You': A Bohemian Musical

A musical featuring songs by the British rock band Queen, about a post-rock 'n' roll world where half-remembered hits have a mythical force, is beginning its first North American tour. Queen guitarist Brian May says the show's anti-corporate message brings the power of rock back to the people.
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Lean & Hungry Theater: Julius Caesar

Lean & Hungry Theater presents William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m., in partnership with WAMU 88.5 at Artisphere. Betrayal, ambition, greed and revenge turn New York City into a war zone.
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Broadway-Bound Musical 'If/Then' Injects New Energy Into National Theatre

D.C.'s historic National Theatre is returning to its roots with the world premiere of "If/Then," a new musical that's heading to Broadway in spring 2014.

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Condola Rashad: A Fresh Face To The Classic 'Juliet'

The daughter of actress Phylicia Rashad stars opposite Orlando Bloom in a new Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet. Condola Rashad speaks with guest host Celeste Headlee about this new twist on the classic Shakespearean play.

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