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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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What Inspires Singer Simone

Actress and singer Lisa Celeste is better known by her stage name, Simone. She's the daughter of the late legendary singer Nina Simone, and she's appeared on Broadway in musicals such as Rent and Aida. As part of the series, In Your Ear, she shares the songs on her personal playlist.
Sunday, June 24, 2012

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."

NPR

A Test Of Hearts, Minds And 'Hands On A Hardbody'

The 1997 documentary Hands on a Hard Body followed the contestants in a Texas car dealership competition: Hopefuls had to keep one hand on a brand-new fully loaded truck, and the last person standing kept it. As Neda Ulaby reports, that surprisingly dramatic story is now being made into a musical.

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