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Blue Star Theatres Expands To More D.C. Area Locations

A program that aims to make the theater a bit more cost-affordable for veterans and military families is expanding its coverage.

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A 'Caesar' With An African Accent

The plays of William Shakespeare are known for their enduring universality, so the Royal Shakespeare Company's new production of Julius Caesar -- set in a chaotic African dictatorship, with an all-black cast — makes a certain sense.
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Was Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. An Ordinary Guy?

The Mountaintop is an award-winning play about the night Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. died. But some critics don't love playwright Katori Hall's portrayal of the civil rights icon as a regular guy. Hall tells host Michel Martin why she found it important to focus on the man, not the myth.
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'Sleep Rock Thy Brain' Play Uses Science As Inspiration

The Humana Festival of New American Plays is a major event in the theater world. More than 400 plays by some of the world's top playwrights have made their world premieres there since Actors Theatre of Louisville founded it in 1976. And every year Actors Theatre commissions a play specifically for the company's apprentice actors. This year's apprentice show, Sleep Rock Thy Brain, is a suite of three one-acts that all use brain research and stage flying effects to explore the experience of sleep and dreams.
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Playwright-Priest Pens Play About Faith and Family

Bill Cain isn't just an award-winning playwright; he's also a Jesuit priest. And he brings the two together in "How To Write a New Book for the Bible," making its East Coast premiere at Maryland's Round House Theatre.

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Nora Ephron's 'Lucky Guy' And Tom Hanks Make Their Broadway Debuts

Lucky Guy is one of the spring theater season's most highly anticipated plays. It stars Hanks, in his first Broadway performance, as tabloid journalist Mike McAlary. Director George Wolfe calls Ephron's last play "a love poem to journalism."

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