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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Broadway's Season Of Adventure

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Mark Rylance as Olivia (right) and Samuel Barnett as Viola in Twelfth Night. The Broadway production, which first played at London's Globe Theatre, is done in the Elizabethan tradition, with an all-male cast. Joan Marcus/ hide caption

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Here's A Wild Idea For Shakespeare: Do It His Way

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'We Will Rock You': A Bohemian Musical

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Condola Rashad stars opposite Orlando Bloom in the new Broadway production of Romeo & Juliet. Carol Rosegg hide caption

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Condola Rashad: A Fresh Face To The Classic 'Juliet'

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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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Anthony Weiner (The Myth, Not The Man) Takes The Stage

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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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For John Kander, A New 'Landing' At A Familiar Spot

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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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'A Time To' Revisit Clanton, Miss., In John Grisham's Latest

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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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'Fetch Clay, Make Man': Ali, Fetchit And The 'Anchor Punch'

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The Fat Lady Sings For New York City Opera

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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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A Minimalist 'Menagerie' That Packs Plenty Of Power

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