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Have 5 Hours To Spare? See Bolaño's Epic '2666' Onstage

Roberto Bolaño's posthumous novel 2666 weighs in at more than 900 pages — a challenging read, to say the least. Now Chicago's Goodman Theatre has adapted it as a 5 1/2 hour stage production.
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Pen-Pal Passion Is Revived In Broadway's 'She Loves Me'

A revival of the 1963 musical She Loves Me opens Thursday on Broadway. Director Scott Ellis and lyricist Sheldon Harnick (whose Fiddler on the Roof is also back on Broadway) join Fresh Air.
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'Zimerican' Playwright Danai Gurira Brings African Stories To American Stages

You may know Gurira as Michonne, the samurai sword-wielding zombie slayer on The Walking Dead. But she's also an award-winning playwright and this week, two of her works are opening in New York.
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'1984' On Stage: Big Brother Is Still Watching You

An award-winning London stage adaptation of 1984 has just transferred to the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. The actors say Orwell's dystopian novel remains ominously relevant today.
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The Era Of The Georgetown Salon: "The City of Conversation"

The fabled Georgetown salons of yore were where Beltway power players from both sides of the aisle gathered to schmooze and socialize. "The City of Conversation" at Arena Stage chronicles the decades-long decline of the salon and the political camaraderie that thrived at those elegant parties through the story of one powerful hostess and her family.

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As A Japanese Mountain Village Shrinks, So Do Its Prospects For Kabuki

For more than 300 years, children have performed kabuki, Japan's classical theater, in the village of Damine. But as residents age or leave for cities, Damine is running out of young performers.
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Family Drama Meets Existential Horror In 'The Humans'

On its surface, the play sounds pretty ordinary: A young woman and her boyfriend have her family over for Thanksgiving dinner. Then things start to get weird.
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Misty Copeland Achieves #SquadGoals In The Documentary 'A Ballerina's Tale'

Misty Copeland talks body image, ballet and blackness in the new PBS documentary A Ballerina's Tale.

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To Sorkin A Mockingbird: Screenwriter Will Adapt Novel For Broadway

How will Aaron Sorkin's rapid-fire dialogue fit with Harper Lee's tale of racism and justice in the South?
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At 82, Broadway 'Master Of Ceremonies' Joel Grey Says, 'Life Seems Full'

Grey explains how he brought his decadent Cabaret character to life on both the stage and screen, and reflects on coming out as gay after years of living closeted. His memoir is Master Of Ceremonies.

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