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Collecting Money For Songwriters, A 100-Year Tug Of War
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Fantasia Barrino, the American Idol winner who went on to play the lead role in Broadway's The Color Purple, was among the rotating roster of guest stars in After Midnight, a Broadway revue celebrating Harlem's legendary Cotton Club and the stars who performed there. Matthew Murphy/ hide caption

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'After Midnight,' And The Cotton Club Is Swinging Again
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Left to right: Kamala Sankaram as Mukhtar Mai, Steve Gokool, Theodora Hanslowe, Leela Subramaniam, Kannan Vasudevan, Manu Narayan. Prototype Opera Festival hide caption

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Oppression To Opera: Could A Woman's Courage Change Pakistan?
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Reeve Carney (right) handed off the lead role in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark to successor Justin Matthew Sargent in September 2013. The show closes Jan. 4, and the Smithsonian Institution announced today that it's acquiring Carney's costume. Rob Kim/Getty Images hide caption

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Broadway's 'Spider-Man' Musical Turns Off The Lights At Last
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Some Steinway company representatives and employees — like Wally Boot, pictured here — have been working for the company for decades. Boot is the last person to touch every piano that leaves the factory in Queens, N.Y. Craig Warga/Bloomberg/Getty hide caption

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New Owner Promises Handmade Steinways For Years To Come
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Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen play Vladimir and Estragon in Waiting for Godot, one of two 20th-century classics they're doing in repertory this season on Broadway. Joan Marcus/ hide caption

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A Couple Of Knights (And Matinees) On Broadway
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Mark Rylance as Olivia (right) and Samuel Barnett as Viola in Twelfth Night. The Broadway production, which first played at London's Globe Theatre, is done in the Elizabethan tradition, with an all-male cast. Joan Marcus/ hide caption

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Here's A Wild Idea For Shakespeare: Do It His Way
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Composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, shown here conducting the New York Philharmonic orchestra in 1963, was a legend in American music. Letters to and from Bernstein have been compiled into The Leonard Bernstein Letters, a new book edited by Nigel Simeone. Express Newspapers/Getty Images hide caption

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Energetic, Intimate 'Letters' Reveal Private Leonard Bernstein
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David Hyde Pierce (center), Julia Murney and Frankie Seratch star in The Landing, a new musical from Broadway veteran John Kander, who co-wrote it with Greg Pierce. David Hyde Pierce previously starred in one of the latter collaborations between Kander and his late songwriting partner, Fred Ebb — the 2006 musical Curtains. Carol Rosegg hide caption

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For John Kander, A New 'Landing' At A Familiar Spot
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The New York City Opera let its final curtain fall Saturday night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in a production of Anna Nicole by Mark-Anthony Turnage. Stephanie Berger hide caption

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Chronicle Of A Death Foretold: New York City Opera Shuts Its Doors
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In a Broadway transfer of the American Repertory Theatre's acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie, Cherry Jones plays Amanda, mother to the very troubled Laura (Celia Keenan-Bolger). The play cemented Tennessee Williams' reputation as an American original when it premiered in 1945. Michael J. Lutch/ hide caption

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An American Masterpiece, And A 'Menagerie' Of Stars
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Pamela Armstrong (left) as Alice Ford and Heather Johnson as Meg Page in New York City Opera's production of Falstaff. The so called people's opera may have to cancel its upcoming season if fundraising falls short. Carol Rosegg/New York City Opera hide caption

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New York City's 'People's Opera' May Face Its Final Curtain
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Who's That Masked Marge? Jennifer R. Morris (left), with Sam Breslin Wright, Gibson Frazier, Colleen Werthmann and Susannah Flood, in the third act of Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, a Simpsons-inspired fantasia of loss and remembrance by Anne Washburn. Joan Marcus/Playwrights Horizons hide caption

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'Mr. Burns' And Friends, Surviving Long Past The End Times
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Diverse Coalition Fights FCC Plan To Sell Wireless Airwaves
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