The original Vienna production of a new musical based on the novel Rebecca didn't fall prey to the woes plaguing a planned New York staging. VBW hide caption

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In Ohio Impromptu, one of three short plays featured in Sounding Beckett, the silent character (Philip Goodwin, left, with Ted van Griethuysen) inspired music based on knocks and repetitions. Jeremy Tressler/Sounding Beckett hide caption

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LCT3's Claire Tow Theater is a two-story structure built on a steel truss that straddles the roof of Lincoln's Vivian Beaumont Theater. Before or after performances, theatergoers can mingle over drinks at a roofdeck bar that overlooks Lincoln Center and the surrounding neighborhood. Francis Dzikowski/ESTO/Courtesy of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture hide caption

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Natalie Charle Ellis, Scott Richard Foster, Jenny Lee Stern and Marcus Stevens are part of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway troupe, which is returning to the stage after a three-year hiatus. Carol Rosegg/Forbidden Broadway hide caption

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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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George Takei rehearses a scene from Allegiance, a new musical inspired by Takei's childhood in Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. Jeffrey Weiser/Courtesy of The Old Globe hide caption

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Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, arrives to announce his choice of running mate aboard the U.S.S. Wisconsin in Norfolk, Va., on Aug. 11. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Festival Theater in Stratford, Ontario, is the main venue for the town's annual Stratford Shakespeare Festival. The town lies on the Avon River — just like Shakespeare's British birthplace — and had schools named after Romeo and Juliet before the festival started in 1953. Richard Bain/Stratford Shakespeare Festival hide caption

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South African playwright Athol Fugard (center) with actors John Kani (left) and Winston Ntshona at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 1973. Getty Images / Hulton Archive hide caption

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"You've been condomized!" said Joy Lynn Alegarbes, of The Condom Project, which promoted safe sex at the 19th International AIDS Conference. The group handed out more than 850,000 condoms this week. Benjamin Morris/NPR hide caption

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