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"The Taming of the Shrew" Meets The Spaghetti Western

This new production of Shakespeare's comedic battle of the sexes is a Wild West love story, including a "Blind Balladeer," whose original songs play off the show's themes.

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David Alan Grier's 'Sporting Life' On Broadway

The stand-up comedian and star of In Living Color was recently nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Sporting Life in the opera Porgy and Bess. "I think the character of Sporting Life is a salesman so he has to be flamboyant, the life of the party," he says.
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On Stage In Our Region

From "Xanadu" and Shakespeare to the "Music Man," we've got the picks of what's on this season, and what's coming up this summer.

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Audra McDonald: Shaping 'Bess' On Broadway

The actress is nominated for her fifth Tony Award for the Broadway musical Porgy and Bess. "There's very few quiet moments for Bess," she says. "They're all very big, very emotional. ... And to commit to that night after night after night is very difficult."
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Lean & Hungry Theater's Much Ado About Nothing

On Sunday, June 24 WAMU 88.5 and Lean & Hungry Theater, will present a special live-to-air broadcast of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing."

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Meet Arena Stage's 'Youth Wrangler'

Alexandria Wood serves as the shepherd, wrangler and cheerleader to child actors at D.C.'s Arena Stage.

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