Oliver Smith (1918–1994). Scenic design for Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Watercolor and pen and ink drawing. Music Division, Library of Congress hide caption

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Bill Nighy is starring a revival of David Hare's 1995 drama Skylight. "I adore it. It's probably my favorite play," he says. John Haynes/Philip Rinaldi Publicity hide caption

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Actor Mark Rylance, seen here as Thomas Cromwell in Masterpiece's Wolf Hall, views Cromwell as a survivor who knows how to manipulate power to his advantage. "He has the mind of a chess player," Rylance says. Giles Keyte/Playground & Company Pictures for Masterpiece/BBC hide caption

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In 1985, Gene Saks wins the Tony Award for best director of a play for his staging of Neil Simon's hit comedy Biloxi Blues, an autobiographical story of World War II. It was Saks' third Tony. Ron Frehm/Associated Press hide caption

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Soprano Catalina Cuervo, singing the role of Frida Kahlo, rehearses with bass baritone Ricardo Herrera, singing the role of Diego Rivera, on Feb. 21, 2015 at the Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit. Veronica Zaragovia/KUT hide caption

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Helen Mirren (in blue) plays Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience, a play that imagines the private conversations between the queen and her prime ministers. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown hide caption

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David also co-created the NBC series Seinfeld. That show's character George Costanza is loosely based on David. Thos Robinson/Getty Images for The New Yorker hide caption

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This scene from the 1958 film Gigi shows stars Louis Jourdan sitting across from Leslie Caron, with Maurice Chevalier standing to the front of them. Anonymous/Associated Press/MGM hide caption

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