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Mike Nichols Warns 'Death' May Be His Final Curtain

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In Porgy and Bess, David Alan Grier plays the drug dealer Sporting Life, a role closely associated with Sammy Davis Jr. and Cab Calloway. Courtesy of the American Repertory Theater hide caption

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David Alan Grier's 'Sporting Life' On Broadway

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Nikki M. James says she grew up listening to Andrew Lloyd Webber and admits she's seen Rent more than 30 times. Joan Marcus /Boneau/Bryan-Brown, INC. hide caption

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Nikki M. James: Rhymes With Musical

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Audra McDonald: Shaping 'Bess' On Broadway

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What Inspires Singer Simone

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A Test Of Hearts, Minds And 'Hands On A Hardbody'

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When It Comes To War, Humor Helps Us Survive

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In Once, based on the cult-favorite Irish indie movie, a guy (Steve Kazee) and a girl (Cristin Milioti) fall in love during a whirlwind week of songwriting in Dublin. The show has earned 11 Tony nominations, including two for its leads. Joan Marcus hide caption

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In Nice Work If You Can Get It, Matthew Broderick plays Jimmy Winter, a New York playboy of the Prohibition era. The show is at the Imperial Theatre. Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan-Brown hide caption

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Managing The Gershwins' Lucrative Musical Legacy

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Sen. Joseph Cantwell, played by Eric McCormack (left), is an ambitious striver who throws mud at his rival, Secretary William Russell, played by John Larroquette, who debates whether to use some dirt of his own in The Best Man. Joan Marcus/ hide caption

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Broadway's 'Best Man': John Larroquette

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Stanley (Blair Underwood) and his sister-in-law, Blanche DuBois (Nicole Ari Parker), spar while Stanley's wife, Stella (Daphne Rubin-Vega), sits outside. Ken Howard/ hide caption

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Blair Underwood On Stanley, Stella And 'Streetcar'

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Adapted from The Servant of Two Masters, the new comedy One Man, Two Guvnors follows the "always famished and easily confused" Francis Henshall (James Corden, left), who must combat his own befuddlement while keeping both of his employers — a local gangster and criminal-in-hiding Stanley Stubbers (Oliver Chris) — from meeting. Tristram Kenton/ hide caption

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London Smash 'Two Guvnors' Comes To Broadway

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The Challenges Of Reviving A Legendary Theatre

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