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Jacobs-Jenkins has written a trilogy of plays that explore race in America. Imogen Heath hide caption

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One Playwright's 'Obligation' To Confront Race And Identity In The U.S.

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Every Brilliant Thing, starring Jonny Donahoe, follows a son's efforts to fight his mother's deep depression. Matthew Murphy/Courtesy of O&M Co. hide caption

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One-Man Show Casts 'Brilliant' Light On Realities Of Suicide, Depression

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Side Show tells the true story of conjoined twins who go from a freak show to vaudeville and try, unsuccessfully, to find love along the way. "We just did not get enough bodies and butts in seats that translate into word of mouth," says Side Show producer Darren Bagert. Above (from left): Ryan Silverman, Emily Padgett, Erin Davie and Matthew Hydzik. Joan Marcus /O+M Co. hide caption

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How Broadway Is Losing Its 'Middle Ground'

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The rotunda at the historic Steinway Hall in Manhattan. The building will be torn down to build luxury condominiums. Steinway & Sons hide caption

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Steinway Bids Farewell To Its Historic Hall

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The Café Edison serves what might be called Jewish soul food — blintzes, matzoh ball soup and kasha varnishkes. Jeff Lunden hide caption

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Don't Let The Kasha Vanish: Diners Band Together To Save Café Edison

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Lyricist Adolph Green's Influence Remains 100 Years After His Birth

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"To utilize the chorus as the internal parts of characters ... is still fairly startling," says Stephen Sondheim. "The unsophistication of the writing, unfortunately, does it in." Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company hide caption

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Reviving 'Allegro': Even Rodgers And Hammerstein Had Flops

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Oratorio Tackles The Issue Of Leaks From 'The Source'

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Edgar Degas' Little Dancer Aged Fourteen is on display at the National Gallery of Art until Jan. 11. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon/ Courtesy of the National Gallery hide caption

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'Little Dancer' Musical Imagines The Story Behind Degas' Mysterious Muse

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Alex Sharp stars as 15-year-old Christopher in the theater adaptation of Mark Haddon's 2003 novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Courtesy of Joan Marcus hide caption

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The Unadaptable 'Curious Incident' Gets A Stage Adaptation

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Kathryn Hunter, Jared McNeill and Marcello Magni star in The Valley of Astonishment. Pascal Victor/ArtComArt hide caption

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Seeing Neurological Patients As Characters, Not Case Studies

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"The music's kind of oozing out of not just his hands, but his whole body," Boston Symphony managing director Mark Volpe says of the orchestra's new music director, Andris Nelsons. Marco Borggreve/Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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New Boston Symphony Music Director Andris Nelsons: 'It's Not A Job — It's Life'

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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's collaborative album is called Cheek To Cheek. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Go 'Cheek To Cheek' On New Album

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Björk's interdisciplinary project Biophilia was released on the Nonesuch label in 2011. Nonesuch hide caption

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Nonesuch At 50: A Record Label Without Borders

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The Metropolitan Opera has settled labor contracts with two of its largest unions. Jonathan Ticler/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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Met Opera Tentatively Settles With 2 Major Unions

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