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There's Something About 'Matilda'

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda the Musical, based on the beloved children's book by Roald Dahl, is taking London by storm.
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A Homecoming For Rachel Griffiths On Broadway

The Australian actress known in the U.S. for her role on HBO's Six Feet Under returns to her roots as a stage actress in Other Desert Cities. "Theater was where I began," she says.
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Dorfman on Havel: One Playwright Remembers Another

Former Czech President Vaclav Havel died Sunday. The dissident playwright who led the 1989 Velvet Revolution against the communist regime is remembered for artfully weaving theater and politics. Fellow dissident playwright Ariel Dorfman shares how Havel inspired him and how he will be remembered.
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A New Twist On A Holiday Classic: Wonderful Life

A bell rings, an angel gets its wings, and one man performs all the roles from It's a Wonderful Life in a world-premiere show at Hub Theatre in Fairfax, Va.
Friday, January 20, 2012

Necessary Sacrifices

This play at Ford's Theatre explores momentous encounters between two great men: Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln.

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'Once' And Again: A Love Story Gets A Second Life

Once, the 2007 film about a street musician and Czech immigrant who pen songs during an unforgettable week in Dublin, is now an off-Broadway musical. John Tiffany, the acclaimed director of Black Watch, collaborates with Irish playwright Enda Walsh to tell the emotionally charged love story.
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'Shakespeare On Demand' In Kabul

Tyrus Lemerande's one man show, Shakespeare on Demand has played to packed houses and won rave reviews internationally. Those audiences were filled with coalition troops, international diplomats and others working on a base in Afghanistan, where Lemerande's been deployed for the last six months. Host Scott Simon talks with Lemerande, a Navy Reserve officer and Shakespearian actor.

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