Reeve Carney (left) as Peter Parker and Jennifer Damiano as Mary Jane Watson on the Spider-Man set at the Foxwoods Theatre. Carney previously starred in Taymor's film The Tempest; Damiano earned a Tony nomination in 2009 for her performance in Next to Normal. Jacob Cohl hide caption

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At Long Last, Curtain To Rise On 'Spider-Man'

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Nina Arianda plays Billie Dawn, a showgirl accompanying a corrupt tycoon to Washington, D.C., in the Broadway revival of Born Yesterday. Carol Rosegg hide caption

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A Rising Talent Finds Inspiration In A Theater Vet

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With A Little Help, Violin Students Get To Carnegie Hall

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'Priscilla' Plays Canned Music; Union Claims Desertion

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The Broadway cast of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, from left: Lee Pace, Ellen Barkin, Wayne Alan Wilcox, Patrick Breen, Jim Parsons, Joe Mantello, John Benjamin Hickey, Luke Macfarlane, Richard Topol and Mark Harelik. Joan Marcus hide caption

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'The Normal Heart,' Still Pumping Love And Fury

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Donnacha Dennehy: Crashing Through Cultures

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Full Circle: Stiller, who played Artie's son in a 1986 production of The House of Blue Leaves, has now, 25 years later, grown into the role of middle-aged Artie. Joan Marcus hide caption

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For Ben Stiller, 'House Of Blue Leaves' Is Home

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Aaron Tveit stars in the musical adaptation as Frank Abagnale Jr., a real-life counterfeiter and imposter who spent most of the 1960s on the run from the FBI. Joan Marcus/The Hartman Group hide caption

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'Catch Me If You Can' Takes Flight On Broadway

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Eric Whitacre auditioned thousands of singers across the globe to perform his work virtually. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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They've Never Met, But 2,051 Singers Perform Together

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Not a toy: J. Pierrepont Finch (Daniel Radcliffe, left) is an ex-window washer climbing the corporate ladder at the World Wide Wicket Company — where the seductive Hedy LaRue (Tammy Blanchard) is just one of the temptations on the road to success. Ari Mintz/ hide caption

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Daniel Radcliffe Suits Up For 'How To Succeed'

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Williams, as the ghost of a captive tiger, grapples with existential quandaries in his Baghdad Zoo cage. Carol Rosegg/ hide caption

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Robin Williams Brings Baghdad's 'Tiger' To Broadway

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In 1969, Lanford Wilson co-founded the Circle Repertory Company, where many of his works had their premieres. The theater was a New York landmark until it closed in 1996. Marty Reichenthal/Associated Press hide caption

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For Lanford Wilson, The Plays Were Always Personal

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Two Houses, Both Alike: In a scene that fuses two moments across two centuries, 19th-century math prodigy Thomasina (Bel Powley, left) and her tutor Septimus (Tom Riley) flank the central table of Arcadia's set, joined in the center by the present-day Valentine (Raul Esparza) and Hannah (Lia Williams). Carol Rosegg hide caption

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A Second Run For Stoppard's Duality-Driven 'Arcadia'

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Big Changes For Beleaguered 'Spider-Man'

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