Syria: The Trojan Women inserts current events into an ancient Greek tragedy, performed here in Amman, Jordan, in 2013. Lynn Alleva Lilley/Lynn Alleva Lilley hide caption

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Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman star as The Doctor and Clara Oswald on the BBC science fiction drama Doctor Who. Ray Burmiston/Ali/BBC America hide caption

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Kenrick "ICE" McDonald is an award-winning magician. He's also a Christian, and says reconciling his profession with his faith wasn't always easy. Courtesy of Kenrick "ICE" McDonald hide caption

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Matilda is currently being performed on both Broadway in New York, pictured here, and the West End in London. In New York, according to the Broadway League, the average ticket price for all shows just crossed $100 for the first time. Joan Marcus/AP/Boneau/Bryan-Brown hide caption

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Dutch actors perform during a dress rehearsal of the show HUIS at the 68th Avignon Theater Festival in France. The festival has been international since 1966 and today French performances make up only 20 percent of all acts. Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Barbra Streisand does a lot of singing on transit — over the course of Funny Girl, Funny Lady, Yentl and Hello Dolly (above) she sings aboard a train, a plane, a taxi a tugboat, and an ocean liner. 20th Century Fox/Chenault/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Michael Palin, left, and Terry Gilliam perform on the opening night of Monty Python Live (Mostly). The final performance of the reunion show, on Sunday, will be live-streamed at theaters around the world. Dave J Hogan/Getty Images hide caption

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Lizan Mitchell (left) as the wealthy and crotchety Carolyn and N.L. Graham as Veronika, her nurse, in the play Dead and Breathing. Seth Freeman hide caption

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"I don't think I'm gonna die tomorrow or even two weeks from now, or even ever," Stritch told NPR'S Scott Simon in 2014. "I just don't know ... who the hell knows what's gonna happen to them? Nobody! Isn't that comforting? Nobody has a clue. I like that we don't know. And I like that it's somebody else's decision, not mine." AP/Sundance Selects hide caption

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Elaine Stritch in her final engagement at the Cafe Carlyle in New York in 2013. Stritch bade farewell to New York with a series of concerts last spring; she died Thursday in Michigan. Walter McBride/The O M Co./AP hide caption

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Between Eli and Zarina (Greg Keller and Nadine Malouf), a family's Muslim faith undergoes rupture and renewal. Erin Baiano/Courtesy of Lincoln Center Theater hide caption

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