Expressing The King Of Pop With Music, Acrobatics

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Academy Award-winning actress Celeste Holm was best known for roles in Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve and Oklahoma! AP hide caption

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'Oklahoma!' Actress Celeste Holm Dies At 95

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Miracle!, a drag version of the Helen Keller drama The Miracle Worker created and directed by Dan Savage, is a highlight of the Intiman Theater's comeback summer festival in Seattle. Chris Bennion/Intiman Theater hide caption

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Seattle Theater Returns For A Shrunken Second Act

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Alan Cumming plays Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Banquo and many other characters in a one-man adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy set in a psychiatric ward. The show plays as part of the Lincoln Center Festival in New York through July 14. Manuel Harlan/Lincoln Center hide caption

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A One-Man Madhouse, With Murder On His Mind

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Translating South African Jokes For A U.S. Audience

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Mike Nichols' directing credits include Spamalot on Broadway, the movies Working Girl and The Birdcage, and HBO's Angels in America. Ida Astute/ hide caption

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Mike Nichols Warns 'Death' May Be His Final Curtain

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In plays like FOB, M. Butterfly and Chinglish, David Henry Hwang, seen here at a 2006 gala, touches on the obstacles that can stand between immigrants and the American dream. Amy Sussman/Getty Images hide caption

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Great Expectations, And Some Hope Of Meeting Them

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Author and screenwriter Nora Ephron died Tuesday in New York. She was 71. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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Ephron: From 'Silkwood' To 'Sally,' A Singular Voice

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Celebrated composer and lyricist Richard Adler has died at the age of 90. Bob Gomel/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Remembers Broadway's Richard Adler

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In The Connection, Leach (Warren Finnerty, right) and his friends wait around for their heroin fix, which eventually comes courtesy of Cowboy (Carl Lee). The controversial film was shut down in New York after two screenings in 1962. Milestone Film hide caption

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Shirley Clarke's 'Connection': Will It Click At Last?

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David Sonnier Jr., from Jeanerette, La., plays the Devil in Angola Prison's production of The Life of Jesus Christ. He was convicted of aggravated rape and is serving a life sentence. Deborah Luster/for NPR hide caption

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On This Stage, Jesus Is A Robber; The Devil's A Rapist

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Celebrated composer and lyricist Richard Adler has died at the age of 90. Bob Gomel/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Richard Adler, Broadway Composer And Lyricist, Dies

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Listen To Pop Culture Happy Hour

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Orlando (David Furr), Rosalind (Lily Rabe, right) and Celia (Renee Elise Goldsberry) in As You Like It. The Public Theater's production opens the 50th-anniversary season at New York's Delacorte Theater. Joan Marcus/The Public Theater hide caption

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50 Years Later, Still Free, Still Battling The Weather

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