Taking on her third role in the long-running revival of the musical Chicago, Bebe Neuwirth (left) plays prison matron Mama Morton. Amra-Faye Wright currently plays Velma Kelly — the part for which Neuwirth won a Tony Award in 1997. Jeremy Daniel/ hide caption

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Neuwirth Returns To Broadway, With More 'Class' Than Ever

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The late science fiction author H. G. Wells, shown here in 1944, is the ostensible time-traveling host of the Dead Authors Podcast. Comedian Paul F. Tompkins plays the role at the Upright Citizens' Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Bringing 'Dead Authors' To Life For Book-Smart Comedy

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner plays Dr. John Prentice in Arena Stage's production of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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Don't Call Him Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner On Life After 'Cosby'

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Reeve Carney (right) handed off the lead role in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark to successor Justin Matthew Sargent in September 2013. The show closes Jan. 4, and the Smithsonian Institution announced today that it's acquiring Carney's costume. Rob Kim/Getty Images hide caption

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Broadway's 'Spider-Man' Musical Turns Off The Lights At Last

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Malcolm Jamal Warner On Growing Up On 'The Cosby Show'

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Peter O'Toole was nominated for an Academy Award for his title role in Lawrence of Arabia. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment hide caption

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Peter O'Toole, A Life Even Larger Than 'Lawrence'

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Anthony Rapp (left) and Adam Pascal perform a scene from the New York Theatre Workshop production of Rent in 1996. Joan Marcus/AP hide caption

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Draining The Daring From A High School Production Of 'Rent'

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In a New Play, Trusty Sidekick Is a Supercomputer

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Original 'Dreamgirl' Jennifer Holliday: 'I'm Not Going Nowhere'

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The life and work of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim is examined in Six by Sondheim, a documentary from James Lapine, who also directed several of Sondheim's shows. Jerry Jackson/HBO hide caption

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Delightful 'Six By Sondheim' Leaves You Wanting Six More

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Sondheim, shown here in 1974, won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Sunday in the Park with George. He has also received eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy awards and a Kennedy Center Honor. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'On Sondheim': The Musical-Theater Legend At 80

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Seven In One Blow, which plays at New York City's Axis Theater, is one of many recurring holiday-season productions across the U.S. that bring a distinctly local flavor and history to bear. Dixie Sheridan/ hide caption

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At STREB Action Lab, Dance and Physics Collide

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Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen play Vladimir and Estragon in Waiting for Godot, one of two 20th-century classics they're doing in repertory this season on Broadway. Joan Marcus/ hide caption

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A Couple Of Knights (And Matinees) On Broadway

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