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Broadway Director Kenny Leon Opens Theater Doors To New Audiences

Leon says he likes to attract diverse audiences, so different cultures rub together in the crowd. This spring, he's directing a revival of A Raisin in the Sun and a new musical inspired by Tupac.
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The Inimitable Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

The 5-foot-3 dynamo poured his uncanny energy into a lifetime of roles alongside Hollywood's biggest stars. Rooney, whose sunny portrayals of youth earned him an honorary Oscar, died Sunday.
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History And Faith Collide On Stage In 'Camp David'

The new play recounts two tense weeks at the mountain retreat as President Jimmy Carter helped broker a peace between Israeli prime minister Menachim Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat.
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The Ides Of March Madness: 'Who's Gonna Stop Prospero?'

A bracket pitting Shakespeare's plays against each other led stage actor Paul O'Brien of Charleston, S.C., to break down the matchups.
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From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation

While Breaking Bad fans were watching him portray Walt in the series' final episodes, Cranston was already reinventing himself — playing Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way.
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At 81, Playwright Athol Fugard Looks Back On Aging And Apartheid

"It is under the pressure of desperation that extraordinary things can happen in a human life," says the South African playwright. Fugard staged an interracial play in Johannesburg in 1961.
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Young Playwrights' Theater's 2014 New Play Festival

Student writers try out their voices with a group of professional actors, dramaturges and directors in a three-night event.

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They Cast Whom?! Actor Choices To Offend Every Racial Sensibility

Should an actor's ethnicity match a character's ethnicity? Does it matter, or does it not? Whatever your line of thinking, you're probably irked by these recent casting developments.
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On The Coast: Chincoteague Island Gets Very First Theater Company

Long known for its wild ponies, Chincoteague Island now has another distinctive feature: it's very own theater company.

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Deepwater, Center-Stage: Disaster Through Survivors' Eyes

Spill tells the story of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Eve Troeh of WWNO reports that the playwright, who helped create The Laramie Project, crafted the drama from interviews with real participants.

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