Diverse Coalition Fights FCC Plan To Sell Wireless Airwaves

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Daniel Breaker, a Juilliard-trained actor who's earned praise for roles as varied as Donkey in Shrek the Musical and the protagonist Youth in Passing Strange, gets to play a king in a new musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost. Tammy Shell/The Public Theater hide caption

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'Love's Labours,' Tuned Up And Playing In The Park

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Conductor Valery Gergiev leads the National Youth Orchestra through its first rehearsal with the maestro, at Purchase College outside New York City. Chris Lee hide caption

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From Carnegie Hall, A Youth Orchestra That's A National First

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Beloved veteran Cicely Tyson has a solid shot at the best actress award at Sunday night's ceremony; her performance in Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful has drawn critical praise and audience applause. Joan Marcus/ hide caption

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Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and the ensemble of Cinderella — one of the Broadway season's more lavish musicals, whose costume designer, William Ivey Long, is nominated for his sixth Tony Award. Carol Rosegg/ hide caption

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Clothes Make The Man (And The Woman, And The Show) On Broadway

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New Plays Turn Passive Audience Members Into Participants

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His statue may be a Theater District landmark now, but George M. Cohan caused no small amount of trouble for Actors' Equity early in its history. The union marks its 100th anniversary this year. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Equity At 100: More Than Just A Broadway Baby

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Audra McDonald's new album, Go Back Home, marks a return to her roots in musical theater. Autumn de Wilde/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Audra McDonald, A Broadway Star Gone Roaming, Comes Home

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The role of the Leading Player (Patina Miller) becomes a kind of circus ringmaster in the new Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's 1972 musical Pippin. Joan Marcus hide caption

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'Pippin' Revival Is A Circus Of A Show

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Patterson Joseph plays Brutus, the friend whose betrayal wounds Caesar most — and whose suicide caps off the play's second act. Richard Termine/BAM hide caption

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A 'Caesar' With An African Accent

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The Broadway cast of Matilda the Musical, including Olivier Award-winning actor Bertie Carvel as the barbaric headmistress Miss Trunchbull. Joan Marcus hide caption

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'Matilda' Brings Beloved Book To Broadway

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Willemjin Verkaik is the latest leading lady to play Elphaba, the misunderstood green girl who grows up to become the Wicked Witch of the West in Broadway's long-running Wicked. She has also played the role in Dutch and German in Europe. Bankhoff-Mogenburg hide caption

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On Broadway, Old Shows And New Tricks

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Struggling shoe-factory owner Charlie (Stark Sands, left) is inspired by drag queen Lola (Billy Porter) to make high-quality high-heeled boots for men who perform as women in the Broadway adaptation of the cult film Kinky Boots. O and M Co. hide caption

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'Kinky Boots' Walk Cyndi Lauper To Broadway

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Nora Ephron's final play, Lucky Guy, tells the story of controversial New York columnist Mike McAlary, played by Tom Hanks. (Also pictured: Peter Gerety as John Cotter). Boneau / Bryan-Brown hide caption

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Nora Ephron's 'Lucky Guy' And Tom Hanks Make Their Broadway Debuts

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Jazz composer Maria Schneider (left) and soprano Dawn Upshaw collaborated on the new album Winter Morning Walks. Jimmy & Dena Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Singing The Praises Of Pre-Dawn Walks

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