Williams, as the ghost of a captive tiger, grapples with existential quandaries in his Baghdad Zoo cage. Carol Rosegg/ hide caption

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David Harewood and Lorraine Burroughs star in London's West End production of The Mountaintop, which is expected to open with a new cast on Broadway this fall. Tristram Kenton hide caption

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Tennessee Williams, born 100 years ago March 26, changed the course of American theater with titanic, intensely human dramas including The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire. Central Press/Getty Images hide caption

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In 1969, Lanford Wilson co-founded the Circle Repertory Company, where many of his works had their premieres. The theater was a New York landmark until it closed in 1996. Marty Reichenthal/Associated Press hide caption

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Will Swenson is back on Broadway with a starring role in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, a new jukebox musical adapted from the 1994 film about three friends who cross the Australian Outback in a tour bus. Joan Marcus/ hide caption

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Two Houses, Both Alike: In a scene that fuses two moments across two centuries, 19th-century math prodigy Thomasina (Bel Powley, left) and her tutor Septimus (Tom Riley) flank the central table of Arcadia's set, joined in the center by the present-day Valentine (Raul Esparza) and Hannah (Lia Williams). Carol Rosegg hide caption

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In this Jan. 13, 2011 photo, cast members of the Broadway play That Championship Season, from left, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth, Brian Cox, seated, Kiefer Sutherland and Jason Patric pose for a portrait in New York. Jason DeCrow/Associated Press hide caption

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J. Howard Marshall, played by Alan Oke, is seen dead on the floor as Anna Nicole Smith, played by Eva-Maria Westbroek, looks on in horror. Bill Cooper/The Royal Opera hide caption

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