A worker unveils posters Tuesday for the coming season of New York's Metropolitan Opera. The Met's fall schedule could be in jeopardy if failed labor negotiations result in a lockout Friday. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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On The Eve Of A Possible Lockout, Met Opera Talks Remain Contentious

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Bryn Terfel as Wotan in the Met's production of Wagner's Ring cycle, one of the productions that has been criticized by some as too costly. Ken Howard /Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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War Of Words At Met Opera May Signal Shutdown

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Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers of a lockout if a contract deal isn't settled by July 31. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images hide caption

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Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers

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Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies At 89

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A scene from the 1994 London revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Robbie Jack/Corbis hide caption

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Even Broadway Has Its B-Sides: The Lost Songs Of Sheldon Harnick

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Glenn Dicterow joined the New York Philharmonic as its concertmaster in 1980. He has performed as its soloist every year since. Chris Lee/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New York Philharmonic's Lead Fiddler Rests His Bow

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McDonald, Cranston Big Winners At 68th Tony Awards

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Wigs play an especially important role in the drama Casa Valentina. The play features Reed Birney (standing) as Charlotte, one of several male characters who spend their weekends dressing and living as women. Matthew Murphy hide caption

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While Broadway Sings Its Praise, The Wigmaker Remains Unsung

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Music collective Bang on a Can All-Stars is one of the musical partners sharing a bill with the New York Philharmonic during the Biennial. Konstantin Sergeyev/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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State Of The Art: New York Philharmonic's Biennial

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Singer Idina Menzel (center) and Frozen songwriters Bobby Lopez (left) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez pose with gold records in February. Since then, the movie's soundtrack has sold over 1.5 million more copies. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney hide caption

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Well Into Spring, 'Frozen' Soundtrack Keeps The Charts Cool

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Daniel Radcliffe (right) plays Billy, in a scene with Pat Shortt as Johnnypateenmike, in the Broadway production of Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan. Johan Persson /Michael Grandage Company hide caption

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Daniel Radcliffe's 'Crippled' Role Reaches Out To The Remote

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In the new play The Library, Chloë Grace Moretz is a teen who survives a school shooting, only to discover she's been accused of aiding the shooter. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Conflicting Tales Of A School Shooting In 'The Library'

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Ten years after first directing A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway, Kenny Leon is back with a new rendition of the play, starring Denzel Washington and Sophie Okonedo. (Also pictured, from left: David Cromer, Bryce Clyde Jenkins, LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Anika Noni Rose). Courtesy of Rinaldi PR hide caption

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Broadway Director Kenny Leon Opens Theater Doors To New Audiences

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Andy Karl stars in the musical adaptation of Rocky, the story of an underdog boxer who gets a shot at the world championship. "You have to honor, I think, the integrity of what the original film is, but not be constrained by it," says Rocky producer Bill Taylor. Matthew Murphey/Polk & Co. hide caption

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Road Between Broadway And Hollywood Isn't A One-Way Street

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ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento, member Katy Perry and president Paul Williams at the 2012 Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Hollywood, Calif. Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup hide caption

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Collecting Money For Songwriters, A 100-Year Tug Of War

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