As the star of The Diary of a Madman, Geoffrey Rush discovered threads of modern absurdism in Nikolai Gogol's writing. Heidrun Lohr/Brooklyn Academy of Music hide caption

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At BAM, A Raft Of Classics, Shipped In From Overseas

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The surreal Terwilliker Institute, featuring a 5,000-key piano, is the backdrop of Seuss' zany cult classic. Columbia Pictures hide caption

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'5000 Fingers' Sings Again: A Seuss Rarity Revisited

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Academy students work three days a week, 30 weeks a year, on the very highest musical level and performing on one of Carnegie’s stages with the likes of conductor Sir Simon Rattle. Jennifer Taylor hide caption

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Juilliard, Carnegie Join Together To Teach More Than Music

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George Li, one of the newest Young Concert Artists, is only 15 years old. Christian Steiner hide caption

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Organization Still Minting Young Classical Musicians After 50 Years

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A stained glass window in the Notre Dame de la Paix (Our Lady of Peace) basilica in Yamoussourkro, Ivory Coast. Sia Kambou/Getty Images hide caption

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Kent Tritle: One Man, Three Messiahs

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More Woes For Broadway's 'Spider Man'

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Broadway's 'Spider-Man,' Tangled Up In Twitter

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Since becoming music director of the Atlanta Symphony, Robert Spano has been an advocate of new music. Angela Morris hide caption

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Robert Spano, Champion Of New Music

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The Manganiyar Seduction opens by slowly lighting up a stack of boxes in which 36 musicians play a variety of Indian instruments. Roysten Abel hide caption

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From Northern India, A Singular Sufi 'Seduction'

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Pepa Marcos (played by Sherie Rene Scott) mourns the loss of her boyfriend in the presence of a taxi driver (played by Danny Burstein). Paul Kolnik hide caption

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Almodovar Meets Broadway In 'Women On The Verge'

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Dream Team: Fred Ebb (from left) and John Kander contributed a trunk full of striking shows and indelible tunes -- including Cabaret, Chicago and that cabaret-and-karaoke inevitability "New York, New York" -- to the American songbook. Ebb died in 2004, before work on The Scottsboro Boys was complete. Andrew Kent/Getty Images hide caption

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'Scottsboro Boys' Tell Their Own Story On Broadway

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On her new album, Silver & Ash, singer-songwriter Clare Burson sought to recreate the emotions her grandmother experienced as a child in Nazi Germany. Erica Beckman hide caption

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Clare Burson: Songs Of A Haunted Past

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Scott Shepherd plays an office worker who gets swept away by The Great Gatsby in Gatz. Joan Marcus hide caption

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'Great Gatsby' Onstage, With A White-Collar Twist

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Opera singer Eric Owens stars as Alberich in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Das Rheingold. Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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Eric Owens: Singing Grendel, Death And A Troll

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