Identity Crisis: Shabana Azmi stars in playwright Girish Karnad's Kennedy Center production of Broken Images, about a Hindu short-story writer who wonders if she has betrayed her language and identity by writing an English best-seller. Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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Shabana Azmi, Acting On Her Convictions

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In Tony Oursler's $5, video elements show through holes in a $5 bill, making it look like Abraham Lincoln's eye and mouth are moving. Courtesy of America: Now and Here hide caption

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Art In 'America' Records The National Experience

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Preaching It: Ugandan villagers in The Book of Mormon (from left), Michael James Scott, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Rema Webb, Lawrence Stallings, Mala Nkenge Wilson and Darlesia Cearcy listen to missionary Josh Gad. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Scott Rudin On 'Book Of Mormon' And Edgy Humor

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'Priscilla' Plays Canned Music; Union Claims Desertion

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Bernadette Peters On Sondheim's 'Follies'

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Film Shows Slam Poets Are 'Louder Than A Bomb'

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The Broadway cast of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, from left: Lee Pace, Ellen Barkin, Wayne Alan Wilcox, Patrick Breen, Jim Parsons, Joe Mantello, John Benjamin Hickey, Luke Macfarlane, Richard Topol and Mark Harelik. Joan Marcus hide caption

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'The Normal Heart,' Still Pumping Love And Fury

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The Book of Mormon features music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone and plays at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City. John Marcus/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Book Of Mormon' Creators On Their Broadway Smash

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Arthur Laurents: Broadway Powerhouse Remembered

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Playwright Arthur Laurents (center) is shown with collaborators Richard Rodgers (seated) and Stephen Sondheim as they begin work on the new musical Do I Hear a Waltz? in New York City in December 1964. Laurents died on Thursday at age 93. AP hide caption

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Broadway Playwright Arthur Laurents Dies At 93

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Full Circle: Stiller, who played Artie's son in a 1986 production of The House of Blue Leaves, has now, 25 years later, grown into the role of middle-aged Artie. Joan Marcus hide caption

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For Ben Stiller, 'House Of Blue Leaves' Is Home

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Tweeted Verse Of The Day: April 20, 2011

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Tweeted Verse Of The Day: April 19, 2011

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