Natalie Portman, shown in Los Angeles on Nov. 13, stars in a new take on the often used cinematic theme of ballerinas undone by stress. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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Sharon Adams, 40, plays a bell tree during a recent rehearsal of the interPLAY orchestra, which is made up of 60 adults with and without disabilities. Adams struggles with a learning disability and can read "a little." She has been a member of interPLAY for 15 years. Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

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Stephen Sondheim, seen here on September 15, 2010, spoke to Frank Rich on Monday night about everything from West Side Story to Glee. Henny Ray Abrams/FR151332 AP hide caption

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The Manganiyar Seduction opens by slowly lighting up a stack of boxes in which 36 musicians play a variety of Indian instruments. Roysten Abel hide caption

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Frank Loesser won the Academy Award for his song "Baby It's Cold Outside." Stroud/Express/Getty Images hide caption

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Wendy Wasserstein, author of plays including The Sisters Rosenzweig, An American Daughter and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Heidi Chronicles, died of cancer in 2006. She was 55. Gino Domenico/AP hide caption

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Paul Reubens, dressed in character as Pee-wee Herman, poses on stage after a performance of The Pee-wee Herman Show, on Broadway. Charles Sykes/AP Photo hide caption

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Dancers of the American Ballet Theatre perform last week at the Karl Marx Theater in Havana. The first performance of the New York-based ABT in Cuba in 50 years is part of a gradual thawing of cultural ties between the United States and Cuba. Sven Creutzmann/Mambo Photo/Getty Images hide caption

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