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Everybody Has A Prince Story (Or Should). Here Are Ours

These stories are good for sharing any day, but they must be shared today, in honor of The Purple One's passing.
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Snacking In Shakespeare's Time: What Theatregoers Ate At The Bard's Plays

There were no dress circle lounges nor mezzanine bars 400 years ago. Back then, audience snacked on cold nibbles and ready-made street food from vendors they passed on their way to the performance.
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Broadway's 'Hamilton' Makes Its Way Into NYC's High School Curriculum

The Broadway hit tells the story of the American Revolution with a multi-racial cast and hip-hop music. The point is to make American history a lot more exciting than how it's often taught in school.
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Child Migrants' Harrowing Journey Brought To Life On Stage

Shelter is a play based on interviews with Central American kids about the violence that drove them to migrate north, and the experience of living in limbo in the U.S. It opens this weekend.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Appear In 'Merchant Of Venice' Production

On stage this summer, the Supreme Court justice will be playing a judge in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. The production marks the 500 anniversary of the Jewish ghetto in Venice.
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'Dear Evan Hansen' Musical Takes On Teen Behavior, Tangled In Social Media

A musical by Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul opens Saturday in New York. "Dear Evan Hansen" is a comedy-drama about social anxiety and teen suicide in the age of social media.
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Shirley MacLaine: "Above The Line"

Oscar-winning actress and best-selling author Shirley MacLaine talks about her long career in film, making a new movie in the Canary Islands and the power of personal insights that can be pulled from our long-forgotten memories.

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Have 5 Hours To Spare? See Bolaño's Epic '2666' Onstage

Roberto Bolaño's posthumous novel 2666 weighs in at more than 900 pages — a challenging read, to say the least. Now Chicago's Goodman Theatre has adapted it as a 5 1/2 hour stage production.
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Pen-Pal Passion Is Revived In Broadway's 'She Loves Me'

A revival of the 1963 musical She Loves Me opens Thursday on Broadway. Director Scott Ellis and lyricist Sheldon Harnick (whose Fiddler on the Roof is also back on Broadway) join Fresh Air.
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'Zimerican' Playwright Danai Gurira Brings African Stories To American Stages

You may know Gurira as Michonne, the samurai sword-wielding zombie slayer on The Walking Dead. But she's also an award-winning playwright and this week, two of her works are opening in New York.

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