New York Rep. Anthony Weiner announces his resignation from Congress in the wake of a sexting scandal on June 16, 2011. His speech that day was incorporated into the play The Weiner Monologues. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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David Hyde Pierce (center), Julia Murney and Frankie Seratch star in The Landing, a new musical from Broadway veteran John Kander, who co-wrote it with Greg Pierce. David Hyde Pierce previously starred in one of the latter collaborations between Kander and his late songwriting partner, Fred Ebb — the 2006 musical Curtains. Carol Rosegg hide caption

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Sesame Street music director Bill Sherman with Elmo and Zoe on the set. Sherman won a Tony Award for In the Heights in 2008 and has recruited Broadway peers to compose for the children's show. Howard Sherman for NPR hide caption

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John Grisham has more than 275 million books in print. Bob Krasner hide caption

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The Sonic Transducers are a Rocky Horror shadow cast located in Washington D.C. Brendan Passell/Courtesy Leandra Lynn hide caption

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In 1965, Muhammad Ali and Lincoln Perry (Stepin Fetchit) teamed up in pursuit of a legendary boxing technique: the anchor punch. Courtesy of New York Theatre Workshop hide caption

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In the play Amanda (Jones), is devoted to finding a "gentleman caller" for her daughter and so Tom (Quinto) brings one home (Smith). Michael J. Lutch/ hide caption

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In a Broadway transfer of the American Repertory Theatre's acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie, Cherry Jones plays Amanda, mother to the very troubled Laura (Celia Keenan-Bolger). The play cemented Tennessee Williams' reputation as an American original when it premiered in 1945. Michael J. Lutch/ hide caption

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McCraney in rehearsal for The Brother/Sister Plays at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, where he's a member of the ensemble. Mark Campbell/Steppenwolf Theatre hide caption

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Daniel Craig, at right, is probably best known as the current incarnation of James Bond. He's in rehearsal now for a Broadway production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal, alongside Rafe Spall and Rachel Weisz — who plays his wife, and is that in real life, too. Brigitte Lacombe/ hide caption

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Who's That Masked Marge? Jennifer R. Morris (left), with Sam Breslin Wright, Gibson Frazier, Colleen Werthmann and Susannah Flood, in the third act of Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, a Simpsons-inspired fantasia of loss and remembrance by Anne Washburn. Joan Marcus/Playwrights Horizons hide caption

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Talk Of The Town: Mia Vallet and Joe Tippett star in Ashville, the newest of the five-show Hill Town Plays cycle from playwright Lucy Thurber. Currently being staged by a consortium of New York theater companies, it's just one of several large-scale stage projects on schedules this fall. Sandra Coudert hide caption

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Patina Miller portrays Leading Player in the Broadway revival of Pippin. Joan Marcus hide caption

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