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Syrian Artists Denied Visas, And A Voice In The U.S.

U.S. performances of Syria: The Trojan Women are postponed, but NPR's Scott Simon says when art stops at the border, American audiences are the ones who miss out.
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From Walter White To LBJ, Bryan Cranston Is A Master Of Transformation

While fans were watching him portray Walt in Breaking Bad's final episodes, Cranston was already reinventing himself — playing Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way. Originally broadcast March 27.
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Hollywood, Broadway Icon Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

Award-winning actress Lauren Bacall was Humphrey Bogart's partner on and off the screen. She was nominated for an Academy Award, won two Tony Awards and received an honorary Oscar in 2009.
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Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway?

In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
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Performer Rita Moreno's Famed Career Was 'Meant To Be'

Rita Moreno is the only Latina to have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. In this encore conversation, host Michel Martin speaks to her about the highlights and challenges of her long career.
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Audiences Get A Modern Look At A 19th Century Opera

Opera as seen through the lens of Google Glass? Wolf Trap is giving audiences the chance to mix technology with Bizet’s classic "Carmen" this month.
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This Year, Avignon Festival Is A Stage For Both Plays And Protest

The French theater event has long been a pillar of the performing arts world. But talk of changes to festival workers' off-season benefits has cast a shadow over this year's celebration.
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By Trolley, Train, Show Boat Or Surrey, These Musicals Will Move You

When we asked movie critic Bob Mondello to contribute to our Book Your Trip series, he immediately began humming show tunes. Spend six minutes listening to this story and you'll be singing along, too.
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At Monty Python Reunion Show, The Circus Makes One Last Flight

The British comedy troupe has reunited for what they say is the final time in Monty Python Live (Mostly). Fans around the world will watch the last show Sunday, either in London or via live stream.
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With Humor, 'Dead And Breathing' Dives Into End-Of-Life Struggles

Carolyn, 68, is ready to let go. Dying of cancer, she tries to get her nurse to assist in her suicide. Playwright Chisa Hutchinson drew on real-life inspirations for this dark comedy's characters.

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