Yannick Lebrun performs choreography from Robert Battle's Takademe. "Takademe is near and dear to me as one of my first creations," says Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. "It's a work I made in the tiny living room of my old apartment in Queens." Andrew Eccles /Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater hide caption

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Tony Gangi shows off some of the props featured in his sideshow review. Andrea Shea/WBUR hide caption

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William Shatner in Shatner's World: We Just Live In It on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. In the 90-minute show, Shatner illustrates some of his stories with photos and video clips. Joan Marcus/ hide caption

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Sondheim, shown here in 1974, won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Sunday in the Park with George. He has also received eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy awards and a Kennedy Center Honor. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Playwright David Henry Hwang, seen here at a 2006 gala at The Cherry Lane Theater, moderated the RepresentAsian roundtable Monday in New York. Amy Sussman/Getty Images hide caption

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Pascale Armand plays Jekesai, later christened as Ester, who's taken in by a black Catholic missionary when she flees an arranged marriage in 1890s Rhodesia. T. Charles Erickson/McCarter Theatre hide caption

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Actress Hillary Clemens portrays Yentl/Anshel in the new staging of Isaac Bashevis Singer's play at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Fla. Daniel Perales Studio hide caption

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In a revival of Wit on Broadway, Cynthia Nixon plays Vivan Bearing, a brilliant John Donne scholar forced to consider her own mortality when she's diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Manhattan Theatre Club hide caption

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Caius In Charge: Ralph Fiennes directs co-star Vanessa Redgrave in his big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare's Coriolanus. Larry D. Horricks/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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Damiano Ottavio Bigi and Clementine Deluy, both members of the Tanztheater Wuppertal under Pina Bausch, perform her choreography in Pina. IFC Films hide caption

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Eddie George, a former professional football player, plays the title role in the Nashville Shakespeare Festival's production of Julius Caesar. Jeff Frazier/Nashville Shakespeare Festival hide caption

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A Multimedia Production: The performance of The Intergalactic Nemesis involves (from left to right) three voice actors, a foley artist, a keyboardist and, overhead, art from the graphic novel on screen. Intergalactic Nemesis/The Robot Planet hide caption

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