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Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club Considers Adding 1st Female Performers

Women auditioned for the Harvard musical theater group, Hasty Pudding, this weekend, which has never had a female member in the troop.
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Frank D. Gilroy Dies At 89

Gilroy also won a Tony Award and a Drama Critic's Circle Award for The Subject Was Roses, a play about a World War II veteran returning home from war. He died Saturday.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 10, 2015

A world premiere play opens in Bethesda and a short film festival returns to D.C.

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Lives Displaced By Central Park Take Center Stage In New Play

The land that became New York City's Central Park was once home to Manhattan's first-known community of African-American property owners. A new play explores how eminent domain forced them out.
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Women's Voices Theater Festival Highlights Dozens Of Female Playwrights

As D.C. gears up for what's being called the largest ever collaboration to produce original theater by female writers, two local playwrights discuss the climate for women in today's theater world.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 3, 2015

You can have a laugh while watching a 20th-century comedy, or see a new play … or dozens of them. 

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New Play On Incarceration Has The Fingerprints Of Real-Life Prisoners

Whorl Inside A Loop, a new play opening in New York, looks at six inmates in a medium security prison and the actress who agrees to teach them how to tell their stories — as she steals those stories for her own use. The play really did get its start behind bars.
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Larry David's First Time On Broadway: 'It's Not So Easy!'

The comedian wrote and stars in Fish in the Dark, a play about rivalries and dysfunction when a family patriarch dies. Originally broadcast March 5, 2015.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 27, 2015

You can go to a free dance party that won’t bother the neighbors or see a musical about learning the power of compassion.

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'Waitress' Serves Dark, Funny Fare With A Musical Twist (And A Side Of Pie)

The musical was adapted from a 2007 indie film starring Keri Russell. It follows a diner waitress who pours her churning emotions about her abusive marriage into creatively named pies.

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