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Canadian singer Lindsay Sutherland Boal started out in opera before turning to cabaret. Andrew Alexander hide caption

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Anthony Daniels poses with a C-3PO figurine and other Star Wars characters while promoting Star Wars in Concert. The British actor narrates the show. Eduardo Verdugo/AP hide caption

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Roman Baca not only choreographed the ballet Homecoming, he also danced in it. In the second movement, Baca (second from right) plays an Iraqi dad during a scene where the Marines have an altercation with an Iraqi family. Brian Krontz hide caption

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David Annen (left) and Paul Bhattacharjee play G.H. Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan, two mathematicians who inspired Simon McBurney's A Disappearing Number. Robbie Jack hide caption

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Miller played Sally, a waitress who became a Broadway sensation, in the 1929 film Sally. Warner Bros. hide caption

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In Charenton, the Marquis de Sade directs a play-within-a-play about the French Revolution, performed by inmates of the Charenton Asylum, including Antonieta, a young baker fixated on Marie Antoinette; Napoleoncito, a young actor fixated on Napoleon; and Juana, a girl who believes she is Joan of Arc. Diana Taylor/Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics hide caption

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How To Succeed In Showbiz: The Frank Loesser Story

Today marks the hundredth anniversary of the famed composer's birth. Loesser penned some of Broadway's best-known musicals, including Guys and Dolls.

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