Real life father and daughter Jonathan and Phoebe Pryce as Shakespeare's Jewish moneylender Shylock and his daughter Jessica, in a new production of The Merchant of Venice. Robbie Jack/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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New 'Merchant Of Venice' Recasts Shylock As A Sympathetic Everyman

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Hadestown — a retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus -- is one of two off-Broadway shows director Rachel Chavkin has running right now. Above, from left, Shaina Taub, Lulu Fall, Damon Daunno, Nabiyah Be, Amber Gray, Chris Sullivan and Jessie Shelton. Joan Marcus/Matt Ross Public Relations hide caption

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Rachel Chavkin Loves Chaos, And With 3 Shows In The Works, It Shows

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Remembering Hollywood 'Ghost Singer' Marni Nixon

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Soprano Marni Nixon, shown above in June 1988, was dubbed "The Ghostess with the Mostest" in Time magazine. "Bad rhyme, but that sort of stuck," she said. Jack Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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'Ghost' Soprano Marni Nixon, Who Voiced Blockbuster Musicals, Dies At 86

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Iraqi Dancer's Dreams Cut Short By Terrorism

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'The Phantom Of The Empire': You Guessed It, Musical And Star Wars Combined

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Hard Cider, Chamber Pots And Leeches: Living Like A Founding Father

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A Tribute To The Late American Composer Eubie Blake

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In District Merchants, Akeem Davis plays Lance, a freed slave who has a crisis of conscience when he learns his boss, Shylock, may have been involved in the slave trade. Teresa Wood/Courtesy of the Folger Theatre hide caption

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This Shakespeare Reconstruction Sets 'Merchant' In Post-Civil War D.C.

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Broadway Chanteuse Barbara Cook: 'My First Memories Are Of Singing'

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A Grisly, Humorous Dissection Of Morality In 'Anatomy Theatre'

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Lin-Manuel Miranda accepts the award for best book of a musical for Hamilton at the 70th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions hide caption

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On A Dark Day, The Tonys Double Down On Joy — And Pride

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Hamilton Wins 11 Tonys Out Of Its 16 Nominations

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Michelle Gonzalez has been an usher for 11 years. She's the newly elected shop steward at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, home of the musical Waitress. Jeff Lunden/NPR hide caption

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May I Help You Find Your Seat? We Sat Down With Broadway's Longtime Ushers

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