Playwright Lisa Kron performs her new work, The Veri**on Play. It's a bitter satire on the tangles of automated customer service. Alan Simons hide caption

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Customer Service Nightmares, Now Onstage

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Stella And Stanley Shouting Contest

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Puppeteer Basil Twist poses with Ballerina, the marionette at the center of a tragic love triangle in his adaptation of Petrushka. Doriane Raiman/NPR hide caption

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Basil Twist: A Genius, With Many A String Attached

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How were William Shakespeare's words pronounced more than 400 years ago? A new recording from the British Library aims to replicate the authentic accent of Shakespeare's day. Above, a depiction of the dramatist at work in his study, by A.H. Payne. Edward Gooch/Getty Images hide caption

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Shakespeare's Accent: How Did The Bard Really Sound?

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George Gershwin's most famous works include Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and the opera Porgy and Bess. Warner Archives hide caption

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A Gershwin Biopic That Ain't Necessarily So True

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'A Salesman' Lives On In Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Isabella Dawis plays the protective 12-year-old Edith in the Mu Performing Arts production of Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them, by Rey Pamatmat. Michal Daniel/Mu Performing Arts hide caption

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'Edith Can Shoot' (And Knit A Family Together)

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Prepping for a New York City Shinsai benefit, actors Angel Desai (left), Olivia Oguma, Paolo Montalban, Thom Sesma, Cindy Cheung and Johnny Wu rehearse songs from Pacific Overtures in a Lincoln Center studio. Erin Baiano/Lincoln Center Theater hide caption

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A 'Shinsai' To Aid Japan's Theater Community

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In the course of his career, director Mike Nichols has won Emmy Awards, Tony Awards, an Oscar and a Grammy. Matt Sayles/AP hide caption

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Mike Nichols: 'Salesman' By Day, Artist Always

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'Audacious' Black Ballerinas Had To Be On Point

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In his solo show, Shatner shares stories about his childhood, his father, and his lengthy acting career. Joan Marcus hide caption

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In 'Shatner's World,' Stories About Acting, Loss, Life

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The cast of the 2006 revival of A Chorus Line. Donald Bowers/Getty Images hide caption

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The Theatrical Curtain Call: More Than Just Bows

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Zumba dance classes are all the rage, but some critics say the fitness craze shouldn't be considered Latin dance. Christopher Futcher/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Zumba Is A Hit, But Is It Latin?

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American Capitalism, A Song And Dance Story

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'Galileo' Lives In A New Production

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