William Russell (John Larroquette, right), a blue-blooded, Harvard-educated former secretary of state, matches wits with rival presidential candidate Joe Cantwell (Eric McCormack), a scrappy conservative senator in the Broadway revival of The Best Man. Joan Marcus/ hide caption

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A Mud-Slinging Political Drama Returns To Broadway

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Prepping for a New York City Shinsai benefit, actors Angel Desai (left), Olivia Oguma, Paolo Montalban, Thom Sesma, Cindy Cheung and Johnny Wu rehearse songs from Pacific Overtures in a Lincoln Center studio. Erin Baiano/Lincoln Center Theater hide caption

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A 'Shinsai' To Aid Japan's Theater Community

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Molly Ranson plays the title role in the off-Broadway reworking of Carrie, directed by Stafford Arima and written by Lawrence D. Cohen, with lyrics by Dean Pitchford and music by Michael Gore. Joan Marcus/ hide caption

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'Carrie' Creators Resurrect A Legendary Flop

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Pascale Armand plays Jekesai, later christened as Ester, who's taken in by a black Catholic missionary when she flees an arranged marriage in 1890s Rhodesia. T. Charles Erickson/McCarter Theatre hide caption

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Colonial History, Through The Eyes Of The Colonized

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In a revival of Wit on Broadway, Cynthia Nixon plays Vivan Bearing, a brilliant John Donne scholar forced to consider her own mortality when she's diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Manhattan Theatre Club hide caption

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In Broadway's 'Wit,' A Documentary Of Our Demise

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'The Enchanted Island' A Mashup Of Classic Masters

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At 84, Barbara Cook Is 'Still A Work In Progress'

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In the Broadway play Other Desert Cities, Brooke (played by Rachel Griffiths) forces her family to confront the truth behind her brother's suicide. Joan Marcus/Lincoln Center Publicity hide caption

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A Homecoming For Rachel Griffiths On Broadway

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In Once, based on the cult-favorite Irish indie movie, a guy (Steve Kazee) and a girl (Cristin Milioti) fall in love during a whirlwind week of songwriting in Dublin. Joan Marcus hide caption

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'Once' And Again: A Love Story Gets A Second Life

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Ellen Taaffe Zwilich took her inspiration for the piece from Franz Schubert's famous Trout Quintet. Bill Keefrey hide caption

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A Carnegie Hall Debut, Inspired By Trout

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Triple-dog-dared: Jonathan Burke, George Wolffe, Nicholas Daniel Gonzalez and Adam Pelty re-create a much-loved scene from A Christmas Story in the new stage musical version. Carol Rosegg hide caption

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A 'Christmas Story' Musical? Sing Out, Ralphie!

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Hugh Jackman, Back On Broadway And Having A Blast

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The Book Club Play, revamped by author Karen Zacarias as part of her residency in the American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage, is a comedy about life, love and literature.The cast included (from left) Eric Messner, Kate Eastwood Norris, Tom Story, Ashlie Atkinson and Rachael Holmes. Stan Barouh/Arena Stage hide caption

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At Arena Stage, A Million-Dollar Toast To Playwrights

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'Chinglish' Opens On Broadway

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'The Mountaintop' Opens On Broadway

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