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Black, British And 'Brain Drained': Playwright Takes Charge In Baltimore

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The $42-million August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh is for sale because it can't pay its bills. Some are questioning why the Center was allowed to fail. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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Where Are The Heroes To Save Pittsburgh's African-American Center?

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Shy Jamaican boy Ziggy (Jobari Parker-Namdar) and his friend Nansi (Brittany Williams) are main characters in Three Little Birds, an off-Broadway musical driven by Bob Marley's infectious reggae songs — and created by his daughter Cedella Marley. Michael Horan/New Victory Theater hide caption

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A Reggae Romp For The Family, With Marley's Music At Heart

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Philip Seymour Hoffman On His Portrayal Of Willy Loman

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Fantasia Barrino, the American Idol winner who went on to play the lead role in Broadway's The Color Purple, was among the rotating roster of guest stars in After Midnight, a Broadway revue celebrating Harlem's legendary Cotton Club and the stars who performed there. Matthew Murphy/ hide caption

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'After Midnight,' And The Cotton Club Is Swinging Again

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Despite Scars Of War, Karachi Holds Onto Its Chutzpah

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Taking on her third role in the long-running revival of the musical Chicago, Bebe Neuwirth (left) plays prison matron Mama Morton. Amra-Faye Wright currently plays Velma Kelly — the part for which Neuwirth won a Tony Award in 1997. Jeremy Daniel/ hide caption

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Neuwirth Returns To Broadway, With More 'Class' Than Ever

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The late science fiction author H. G. Wells, shown here in 1944, is the ostensible time-traveling host of the Dead Authors Podcast. Comedian Paul F. Tompkins plays the role at the Upright Citizens' Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Bringing 'Dead Authors' To Life For Book-Smart Comedy

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner plays Dr. John Prentice in Arena Stage's production of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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Don't Call Him Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner On Life After 'Cosby'

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Reeve Carney (right) handed off the lead role in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark to successor Justin Matthew Sargent in September 2013. The show closes Jan. 4, and the Smithsonian Institution announced today that it's acquiring Carney's costume. Rob Kim/Getty Images hide caption

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Broadway's 'Spider-Man' Musical Turns Off The Lights At Last

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Malcolm Jamal Warner On Growing Up On 'The Cosby Show'

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Peter O'Toole was nominated for an Academy Award for his title role in Lawrence of Arabia. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment hide caption

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Peter O'Toole, A Life Even Larger Than 'Lawrence'

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Anthony Rapp (left) and Adam Pascal perform a scene from the New York Theatre Workshop production of Rent in 1996. Joan Marcus/AP hide caption

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Draining The Daring From A High School Production Of 'Rent'

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