In the play Amanda (Jones), is devoted to finding a "gentleman caller" for her daughter and so Tom (Quinto) brings one home (Smith). Michael J. Lutch/ hide caption

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In a Broadway transfer of the American Repertory Theatre's acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie, Cherry Jones plays Amanda, mother to the very troubled Laura (Celia Keenan-Bolger). The play cemented Tennessee Williams' reputation as an American original when it premiered in 1945. Michael J. Lutch/ hide caption

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McCraney in rehearsal for The Brother/Sister Plays at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, where he's a member of the ensemble. Mark Campbell/Steppenwolf Theatre hide caption

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Daniel Craig, at right, is probably best known as the current incarnation of James Bond. He's in rehearsal now for a Broadway production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal, alongside Rafe Spall and Rachel Weisz — who plays his wife, and is that in real life, too. Brigitte Lacombe/ hide caption

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Dean Obeidallah and Negin Farsad, co-directors of The Muslims Are Coming! Shereen Marisol Meraji/Code Switch hide caption

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Hannibal Buress looks at the world from a slightly skewed perspective — and often as not, his observations lead him down some convoluted comedic byways. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pamela Armstrong (left) as Alice Ford and Heather Johnson as Meg Page in New York City Opera's production of Falstaff. The so called people's opera may have to cancel its upcoming season if fundraising falls short. Carol Rosegg/New York City Opera hide caption

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Who's That Masked Marge? Jennifer R. Morris (left), with Sam Breslin Wright, Gibson Frazier, Colleen Werthmann and Susannah Flood, in the third act of Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, a Simpsons-inspired fantasia of loss and remembrance by Anne Washburn. Joan Marcus/Playwrights Horizons hide caption

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Talk Of The Town: Mia Vallet and Joe Tippett star in Ashville, the newest of the five-show Hill Town Plays cycle from playwright Lucy Thurber. Currently being staged by a consortium of New York theater companies, it's just one of several large-scale stage projects on schedules this fall. Sandra Coudert hide caption

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Patina Miller portrays Leading Player in the Broadway revival of Pippin. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Bread and Puppet Theater performs during a protest in New York in June 1982. AP hide caption

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