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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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George Takei Debuts On Broadway In 'Allegiance'

Inspired by Takei's own childhood experiences, the musical spotlights a dark era in American history: The internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
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Lea Salonga's Big Break(out): An Allergy Attack At The Audition

Tony Award winner Lea Salonga has long been a star on stage and screen. But she learned her grit and confidence years earlier — when she overcame allergy (and dog) attacks to win the role of Annie.
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A New Kind Of Tragic Prince In 'King Charles III'

Mike Bartlett's play King Charles III is a Shakespearean meditation on what might happen if Prince Charles became king — and caused a crisis by sticking to his principles rather than what's popular.
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Stephen Park On Playing A Code-Switching Character In Steinbeck's 'East Of Eden'

Park plays Lee, a Chinese servant with an interesting approach to getting by in America, in a new theatrical adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic.
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Jesse Eisenberg: "Bream Gives Me Hiccups"

The actor, playwright and writer on his new book of short stories.

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Annaleigh Ashford Barks Up The Right Tree On Broadway

The Masters of Sex actress is no stranger to Broadway; in fact, she's already won a Tony. Now she's in her first starring role, in Sylvia — and prepping by watching her pet, because she plays a dog.
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Dramatist David Hare Says, Like Many Writers, He's Driven By Doubt

"My ability to see what's going on in a room or analyze what's going on inside a person comes from my own doubts about what's going on inside myself," he says. Hare's memoir is The Blue Touch Paper.
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New Play Highlights The Women Of Edgar Allan Poe's Life

An unusual play is resurrecting the women from Edgar Allan Poe’s life and work. The site-specific piece is staged in the Maryland Historical Society’s Enoch Pratt House, a Baltimore landmark few people get to visit.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 28, 2015

You can hear a variety of musical styles performed by a versatile band, or fight off zombies while trying to survive in an immersive theater experience.

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