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A 'Shinsai' To Aid Japan's Theater Community

The word carries "disaster" in its meaning, but this weekend it's the name for a series of stage benefits across the U.S. and around the globe, all to commemorate the first anniversary of the massive Tohoku earthquake and tsunami — and fund relief efforts for Japanese artists.
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Mike Nichols: 'Salesman' By Day, Artist Always

Director Mike Nichols' story can be traced from Nazi Germany to Hollywood and Broadway. Over more than 50 years in show business, he's done serious (The Graduate), he's done shtick (Spamalot) and now he's doing a revival. Nichols' production of Death of a Salesman opens March 15.
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Signature Theatre Presents World-Premiere Play Within A Play

Brother Russia, a new play at Signature Theater, is really a play within a play.

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The Theatrical Curtain Call: More Than Just Bows

Critic Bob Mondello remembers when there were great, eccentric, revealing, funny and just plain effective theatrical curtain calls.
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In 'Shatner's World,' Stories About Acting, Loss, Life

In his new one-man show, William Shatner talks about his childhood growing up in Montreal — and the ups and downs of creating iconic characters, from starship captain James T. Kirk to lawyer Denny Crane.
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American Capitalism, A Song And Dance Story

An experimental musical attempts to get at the tension between creation and violence: the love and ambivalence of Americans toward constant expansionism and growth. There's the atom bomb, mystic gods and more.
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'Galileo' Lives In A New Production

F. Murray Abraham stars in a new off-Broadway production of Bertolt Brecht's classic "Galileo." Brian Kulick, artistic director of the Classic Stage Company and the director of the play, discusses Galileo, (the scientist and the play) and tells why he thinks the themes in the work are still relevant today.

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