For Female Magicians, The First Trick Is Being Accepted
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Fiona Shaw rehearses for her role as the Virgin Mary in The Testament of Mary. Irish novelist Colm Toibin's one-woman play opens April 22 at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theater. Hugo Glendinning/ hide caption

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'Testament Of Mary': A Familiar Mother, In First Person
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Catching Up With The World's Youngest Female Cannonball
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"Beauty is not just for the imagination. It's actually a way of altering human behavior for the better." — Bill Strickland TED hide caption

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Can Beauty Change A Life?
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Does Being Beautiful Make You Happy?
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Philosopher Denis Dutton suggests that humans are hard-wired to seek beauty. James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Are Some Things Universally Beautiful?
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A soldier with the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division on March 20, 2003, among the first troops to set foot in Iraq in that year's invasion. David P. Gilkey /Detroit Free Press/MCT hide caption

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Johanna Day as Margie and Andrew Long as Mike in the recent Arena Stage production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People. The childhood friends drift apart as their lives take on very different socioeconomic dimensions. Margot Schulman/Arena Stage hide caption

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Familiar Folks Make Up A Play's 'Good People'
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Adam Kantor and Betsy Woolfe star in the current off-Broadway revival of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years. The Hartman Group / Second Stage Theatre hide caption

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'The Last Five Years' Returns To New York
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Valisia LeKae, Sydney Morton and Ariana Debose play the Supremes in the show. Andrew Eccles hide caption

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For Berry Gordy, Broadway Is Memory Lane
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Branndin Laramore (from left), Brian Weddington, Lia Miller and Ernesto Moreta pose after a recent rehearsal for the Chicago finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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August Wilson's Words Get New Life In Monologue Contest
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Nellie McKay, David Shiner and Bill Irwin use old-time comedy, newfangled tricks and zany music to score laughs in their new theatrical revue, Old Hats. Joan Marcus hide caption

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For This Pair Of Clowns, 'Old Hats' Means New Laughs
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Laura Osnes appears in the title role of a new Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. Though her career began unconventionally, she's already had considerably conventional success. Carol Rosegg hide caption

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'Don't Underestimate The Guts' Of This Modern Leading Lady
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