Jordan Gelber plays Buddy the Elf in Elf on Broadway. The limited-run production may not turn a profit immediately, but producers have a multipronged strategy for making money. Joan Marcus/The Hartman Group hide caption

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Former IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Nafissatou Diallo, who accused him of sexual assult. Lawyers for both sides will appear in court on Monday in Diallo's civil suit against Strauss-Kahn. Allan Tannenbaum/Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Left to right: Actors Cleavant Derricks (as Sylvester), Warner Miller (as Cephas) and Larry Marshall (as Monroe) star in Pullman Porter Blues. Kevin Rosinbum/Arena Stage hide caption

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The cast and creative team of Sans Objet learned the hard way that a 2,800-pound robot can be a bit of a diva: Because he's run by a computer program, he never forgets his blocking. Algae Bory hide caption

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Jessica Chastain makes her Broadway debut as Catherine Sloper in The Heiress. Chastain says she was moved by the arc of her character's story — initially defined by the men in her life, but ultimately finding strength in herself. (c) 2012 Joan Marcus hide caption

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The cast rehearses a scene from Jack Kerouac's only play, The Beat Generation. Courtesy of the Merrimack Repertory Theater hide caption

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Mary Bridget Davies as Janis Joplin and Sabrina Elayne Carten as Blues Singer in the Cleveland Play House production of One Night with Janis Joplin. Janet Macoska/Arena Stage hide caption

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