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Andrew Lloyd Webber Says Music Empowers In 'School Of Rock'

The composer teamed up with Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey, to create the new rock musical adaptation of the 2003 movie.
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Anna Deavere Smith Wants Playgoers To Do What They Can To Counter Violence

Through powerful monologues, Anna Deavere Smith has tackled race riots, integration and health care. In Notes from the Field, she's using her characters to explore the school-to-prison pipeline.
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New Exhibit Remembers Shakespeare's Silent Soirée

Forget the Merry Wives of Windsor, NPR's Scott Simon recalls a time when Shakespeare spent the night with a groupie.
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NBC Raises Its Musical Game With 'The Wiz Live'

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says NBC's production of The Wiz was "fully and fearlessly filled with blackness."
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 3, 2015

Adults and children alike can enjoy two shows: one about a spelling contest and another based on famous children's books.

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'Invisible Thread' Is More Than A Musical About Uganda

Based on co-writer Griffin Matthews' experiences in the country, Invisible Thread explores the connection between an American gay couple and a group of Ugandan orphans.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 2, 2015

What can go wrong, often will. But that’s life, isn’t it? Two plays explore the human experience through different lenses.

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Nonprofit Roundabout Is A Regional Theater Right On Broadway

For 50 years the Roundabout has survived by presenting revivals of plays and musicals that other theaters won't. Though rates are meager, it still manages to attract major stars for its productions.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 12, 2015

This week, cats make it to the big screen, but probably still hate us. Amphibians also get their moment in the spotlight.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 11, 2015

Winter is coming. But a play and museum exhibit will help you imagine yourself in beautiful gardens.

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