As the star of The Diary of a Madman, Geoffrey Rush discovered threads of modern absurdism in Nikolai Gogol's writing. Heidrun Lohr/Brooklyn Academy of Music hide caption

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At BAM, A Raft Of Classics, Shipped In From Overseas
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Shirley Jones Sings For Richard Rodgers
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Spiderman Takes A Time-Out Before Broadway
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Remembering Ellen Stewart, Giant Of N.Y. Theater
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Green Day formed in 1987 with frontman Billie Joe Armstrong (right), bassist Mike Dirnt (left) and drummer Tre Cool (center). Marina Chavez hide caption

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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Takes Broadway
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At a juvenile detention center in Cape Town, South Africa, a theater company runs a crash course teaching inmates speech and acting, culminating in the production of a Shakespearean play. Its most recent production was of Hamlet. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Bringing The Bard Behind Bars In South Africa
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'Spider-Man' Actor Reflects On His Injury
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The George Family's Most Spectacular Flop
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In Frankie & Alice, Rashad plays the mother of Halle Berry's character, who suffers from a multiple personality disorder. Sergei Bachlakov hide caption

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Phylicia Rashad Probes 'Dimensions Of Motherhood'
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More Woes For Broadway's 'Spider Man'
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Political Theater Is No Laughing Matter In Belarus
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A Final Lesson On The Meaning Of Christmas (Carols)
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Not the end of the line? Though the Scottsboro Boys -- including Joshua Henry (center), with Julius Thomas III (left), Josh Breckenridge and Kendrick Jones -- found only a short welcome on Broadway, there's already talk that their musicalized adventures might become a feature film. Paul Kolnik hide caption

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