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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LCT3's Claire Tow Theater is a two-story structure built on a steel truss that straddles the roof of Lincoln's Vivian Beaumont Theater. Before or after performances, theatergoers can mingle over drinks at a roofdeck bar that overlooks Lincoln Center and the surrounding neighborhood. Francis Dzikowski/ESTO/Courtesy of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture hide caption

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In New York, Two Big Arts Institutions Go Small

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Natalie Charle Ellis, Scott Richard Foster, Jenny Lee Stern and Marcus Stevens are part of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway troupe, which is returning to the stage after a three-year hiatus. Carol Rosegg/Forbidden Broadway hide caption

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Broadway Spoofers Return To 'Forbidden' Territory

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Jack Ashworth, Tina Chancey, Lisa Terry and Phillip Serna perform Sunday during the closing banquet of the weeklong conclave at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. Scott Mason hide caption

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Gathering Of The Viols: The 50th Annual Viola Da Gamba Conclave

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Academy Award-winning actress Celeste Holm was best known for roles in Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve and Oklahoma! AP hide caption

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'Oklahoma!' Actress Celeste Holm Dies At 95

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