Stephen Sondheim, seen here on September 15, 2010, spoke to Frank Rich on Monday night about everything from West Side Story to Glee. Henny Ray Abrams/FR151332 AP hide caption

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The Manganiyar Seduction opens by slowly lighting up a stack of boxes in which 36 musicians play a variety of Indian instruments. Roysten Abel hide caption

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Frank Loesser won the Academy Award for his song "Baby It's Cold Outside." Stroud/Express/Getty Images hide caption

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Wendy Wasserstein, author of plays including The Sisters Rosenzweig, An American Daughter and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Heidi Chronicles, died of cancer in 2006. She was 55. Gino Domenico/AP hide caption

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Paul Reubens, dressed in character as Pee-wee Herman, poses on stage after a performance of The Pee-wee Herman Show, on Broadway. Charles Sykes/AP Photo hide caption

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In For Colored Girls, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson, Kimberly Elise, Phylicia Rashad, Loretta Devine, Tessa Thompson and Thandie Newton (left to right) play a group of black women struggling to find their place in a harsh world. Lionsgate hide caption

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Actor Zero Mostel, who originated the role of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, poses with cast members after the play's opening performance on Sept. 22, 1964. AP Photo hide caption

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Pepa Marcos (played by Sherie Rene Scott) mourns the loss of her boyfriend in the presence of a taxi driver (played by Danny Burstein). Paul Kolnik hide caption

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