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Here's A Wild Idea For Shakespeare: Do It His Way

In the new Broadway productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, imported from London's Globe Theatre, the director and actors put on the shows pretty much as the Bard would have staged them — with an all-male cast and everything.
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'We Will Rock You': A Bohemian Musical

A musical featuring songs by the British rock band Queen, about a post-rock 'n' roll world where half-remembered hits have a mythical force, is beginning its first North American tour. Queen guitarist Brian May says the show's anti-corporate message brings the power of rock back to the people.
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Lean & Hungry Theater: Julius Caesar

Lean & Hungry Theater presents William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m., in partnership with WAMU 88.5 at Artisphere. Betrayal, ambition, greed and revenge turn New York City into a war zone.
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Broadway-Bound Musical 'If/Then' Injects New Energy Into National Theatre

D.C.'s historic National Theatre is returning to its roots with the world premiere of "If/Then," a new musical that's heading to Broadway in spring 2014.

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Condola Rashad: A Fresh Face To The Classic 'Juliet'

The daughter of actress Phylicia Rashad stars opposite Orlando Bloom in a new Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet. Condola Rashad speaks with guest host Celeste Headlee about this new twist on the classic Shakespearean play.
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Anthony Weiner (The Myth, Not The Man) Takes The Stage

The former congressman's exploits have been turned into an off-off-Broadway play, The Weiner Monologues. The production uses only found text — articles, talk-show jokes, Weiner's own words, and so on — in its script.
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For John Kander, A New 'Landing' At A Familiar Spot

The 86-year-old Broadway titan — who co-wrote such hits as Cabaret and Chicago with the late Fred Ebb — is back with a new show and a new writing partner, 35-year-old Greg Pierce.
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"Love In Afghanistan" At Arena Stage

In this new play by Charles Randolph Wright, an American hip-hop star and an Afghan interpreter navigate romance in chaotic, war-torn Afghanistan.

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'A Time To' Revisit Clanton, Miss., In John Grisham's Latest

John Grisham is returning to the world of his first novel, A Time To Kill, with a new sequel called Sycamore Row. The book comes out at the same time as the stage adaptation of A Time to Kill opens on Broadway. NPR's Lynn Neary profiles Grisham, who says he loved writing the new book so much, he didn't want to hand it to the publisher.
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This Week On Metro Connection: Connections

From rappers and tappers to phones and food, we'll look at the ties that bind us, as we bring you a show about "Connections."

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