Fingering Shakespeare's First Drafts

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A Caribbean Take On Shakespeare's 'Much Ado'

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Turan's Book Spotlights Theater Producer Joe Papp

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Dr. Givings (Michael Cerveris, center) regularly treats female patients like Mrs. Daldry (Maria Dizzia) for "hysteria" by inducing a "paroxysm" — what we would call an orgasm nowadays. Once accomplished by hand, the job has been made easier at the outset of Sarah Ruhl's comedy In The Next Room by the invention of the electromechanical vibrator. Joan Marcus hide caption

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'The Vibrator Play': Why Yes, It Is About Exactly That

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One-Woman Show Explores Human Side Of Health Care

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Broadway theater producer Rocco Landesman is the 10th chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Michael Eastman hide caption

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Theater Producer Takes The Stage As New NEA Chair

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Lead Of Closed Broadway Revival On Experience

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'Finian's Rainbow' Arcs Over Broadway Again

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NBC News Anchor Brian Williams Plays 'Not My Job'

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Meng Jinghui is China's leading avant-garde theater director. His latest work, Murder in the Hanging Garden, is a musical — his first — and it addresses "the relentless grabbing for material goods and people's spiritual loss." Louisa Lim/NPR hide caption

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A Murder Mystery Musical Targets China's Yuppies

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Solo-performance pioneer Anna Deavere Smith set the standard for documentary theater in the 1990s; she's reached broader audiences with roles on TV's The West Wing and Nurse Jackie, and in films including Rachel Getting Married. Mary Ellen Mark hide caption

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Tales Of Suffering And Succor, Written On The Body

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'Ten Years Later,' The Matthew Shepard Story Retold

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Firesign Theater Reignites For 40th Birthday

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Charles Strouse's Big Scores, From 'Annie' To 'Birdie'

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Jude Law, Tackling Hamlet From The Inside Out

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