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

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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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Danny Rahim, left, Vincent Ebrahim, kneeling, and Nabil Elouahabi perform in Monologue. John Haynes/Tricycle Theatre hide caption

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Miss Daisy Rides Again: Vanessa Redgrave returns to Broadway to take on a character Jessica Tandy made famous on film. Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New to Broadway this season is the U.K. production of La Bete, set in 17th century France and starring Mark Rylance and David Hyde Pierce. Courtesy The Hartman Group hide caption

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Canadian singer Lindsay Sutherland Boal started out in opera before turning to cabaret. Andrew Alexander hide caption

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