In plays like FOB, M. Butterfly and Chinglish, David Henry Hwang, seen here at a 2006 gala, touches on the obstacles that can stand between immigrants and the American dream. Amy Sussman/Getty Images hide caption

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Great Expectations, And Some Hope Of Meeting Them

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Author and screenwriter Nora Ephron died Tuesday in New York. She was 71. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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Ephron: From 'Silkwood' To 'Sally,' A Singular Voice

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Celebrated composer and lyricist Richard Adler has died at the age of 90. Bob Gomel/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Remembers Broadway's Richard Adler

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In The Connection, Leach (Warren Finnerty, right) and his friends wait around for their heroin fix, which eventually comes courtesy of Cowboy (Carl Lee). The controversial film was shut down in New York after two screenings in 1962. Milestone Film hide caption

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Shirley Clarke's 'Connection': Will It Click At Last?

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David Sonnier Jr., from Jeanerette, La., plays the Devil in Angola Prison's production of The Life of Jesus Christ. He was convicted of aggravated rape and is serving a life sentence. Deborah Luster/for NPR hide caption

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On This Stage, Jesus Is A Robber; The Devil's A Rapist

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Celebrated composer and lyricist Richard Adler has died at the age of 90. Bob Gomel/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Richard Adler, Broadway Composer And Lyricist, Dies

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Listen To Pop Culture Happy Hour

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Orlando (David Furr), Rosalind (Lily Rabe, right) and Celia (Renee Elise Goldsberry) in As You Like It. The Public Theater's production opens the 50th-anniversary season at New York's Delacorte Theater. Joan Marcus/The Public Theater hide caption

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50 Years Later, Still Free, Still Battling The Weather

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Archaeologists from the Museum of London Archaeology recently excavated the site of the 16th-century Curtain Theatre, where Shakespeare staged some of his plays. Museum of London Archaeology/AP hide caption

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The Stage On Which Juliet First Called Out For Romeo

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Mariah, at right, is the steel-spined matriarch of Porgy and Bess's Catfish Row. Actress NaTasha Yvette Williams, with Norm Lewis's Porgy and Bryonha Marie Parham's Serena, creats one of the show's pivotal moments without having to speak a word. Michael J. Lutch/ hide caption

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Three's company: M (Jason Butler Harner, left) and F (Amanda Quaid) spar over the affections of the paralyzingly uncertain John (Cory Michael Smith) in Mike Bartlett's The Cockfight Play. Joan Marcus/ hide caption

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Philip Seymour Hoffman (center) and Andrew Garfield (left) with Finn Wittrock and Linda Emond in the revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. The play received seven nominations in total. Brigitte Lacombe/New York Magazine hide caption

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The idea behind Ost's design was to keep the set out of the way of the storytelling --€” and of Newsies' kinetic ensemble. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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Behind The Stars, The Sets That Help Them Shine

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