Hugh Panaro is The Phantom and Sierra Boggess is Christine in the 25th anniversary cast of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Joan Marcus hide caption

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25 Years Strong, 'Phantom Of The Opera' Kills And Kills Again
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Jimmy Van Heusen with Frank Sinatra in the 1950s. Van Heusen wrote dozens of songs for the crooner and became Sinatra's close friend and confidant. Courtesy of Burns Media Productions hide caption

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The Composer Who Tested Fighter Planes And Partied With Sinatra
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In Rob Ashford's new production of the classic play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Scarlett Johansson plays an earthier version of restless sex kitten Maggie. Joan Marcus/ hide caption

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A Cooler Roof For A New 'Cat'
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Liza Colon-Zayas plays a troubled character named Odessa Ortiz, who finds her better self online. She's pictured above with Bill Heck, as Fountainhead. Richard Termine/ hide caption

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A Vet's Haunted Homecoming In 'Water By The Spoonful'
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Jordan Gelber plays Buddy the Elf in Elf on Broadway. The limited-run production may not turn a profit immediately, but producers have a multipronged strategy for making money. Joan Marcus/The Hartman Group hide caption

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Broadway's Profit-Turning, Crowd-Pleasing Christmas Story
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To mark the group's 25th anniversary, Anonymous 4 commissioned the new piece love fail from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. Chris Carroll/Brooklyn Academy of Music hide caption

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Anonymous 4 Marks A Milestone Year, Together And Alone
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A garden serves as the stage in the opera. Zhang Yi hide caption

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The Peony Pavilion: A Vivid Dream In A Garden
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Kathie Lee Gifford Takes Evangelism To Broadway
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Flanked by composer Leonard Slatkin and soprano Jessye Norman, John Williams takes a bow during his 80th-birthday celebration at Tanglewood in August. Stu Rosner hide caption

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John Williams' Inevitable Themes
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Sandy Pulls Curtain Over N.Y. Art Scene
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Superstorm Sandy starting hitting New York on Monday. By Wednesday, life had returned to the Time Square theater district. John Lamparski/Getty Images hide caption

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Broadway To Sandy: The Show Is Back On
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Jessica Chastain makes her Broadway debut as Catherine Sloper in The Heiress. Chastain says she was moved by the arc of her character's story — initially defined by the men in her life, but ultimately finding strength in herself. (c) 2012 Joan Marcus hide caption

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Star-Studded 'Heiress' Considers A Woman's Worth
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Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra. Ryan Donnell hide caption

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Philadelphia Orchestra Reboots With New Music Director
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The Minnesota Orchestra is one of many orchestras around the country dealing with labor disputes. Greg Helgeson hide caption

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During Lockout Season, Orchestra Musicians Grapple With Their Future
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In Ohio Impromptu, one of three short plays featured in Sounding Beckett, the silent character (Philip Goodwin, left, with Ted van Griethuysen) inspired music based on knocks and repetitions. Jeremy Tressler/Sounding Beckett hide caption

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Shorts Inspire Music In 'Sounding Beckett' Trilogy
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