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On Broadway, Daniel Breaker shines as Alexander Hamilton's greatest rival, Aaron Burr. In the kitchen, he also creates a stir, sir. But whether acting or cooking, both require perseverance and experimentation. Joan Marcus/Hamilton Uptown LLC hide caption

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Eve Ensler stars in the new one-woman show In The Body Of The World, an adaptation of her eponymous memoir. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A New Monologue For Eve Ensler, Re-Enacting Life With Cancer

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New Oral History Captures The Magic Of 'Angels In America'

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Kelsey Grammer onstage in the Los Angeles Opera production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. Ken Howard/Courtesy of the Los Angeles Opera hide caption

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Frasier At The Opera: Kelsey Grammer Stars In 'Candide'

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A trio of illustrations from the cocktail book Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Ophelia, King Henry VIII and King Lear. The Folger Shakespeare Library / James Monaco hide caption

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Dancers perform in Tabasco: A Burlesque Opera, a fiery show that makes its revival this week after being locked up for more than a century. Tom Grosscup/New Orleans Opera hide caption

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'Tabasco' Opera Makes Fiery Return In New Orleans

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In the play The Homecoming Queen, Kelechi (played by Mfoniso Udofia) is a best-selling novelist who returns to her native village in Nigeria for the first time since leaving for the U.S. 15 years earlier. Ahron R. Foster hide caption

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The Golden Globes And #MeToo

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Peter Martins Leaves New York City Ballet Amid Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

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Peter Martins attends the premiere of the AOL On original series "city.ballet." on Nov. 4, 2013 in New York. Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption

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Mark Rylance (center) plays King Phillipe V in the new play Farinelli And The King. In this scene, opera star Iestyn Davies (left) plays the titular singer whose voice nurses the king back to health. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The True Story Of A Spanish Royal And The Very High Voice That Healed Him

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Lin-Manuel Miranda On Disney, Mixtapes And Why He Won't Try To Top 'Hamilton'

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Illustrator Maira Kalman Moving To The Stage With Choreographer John Heginbotham

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Father Herring performs with dancers during Sitka's Nutcracker ballet in Alaska. BJordan hide caption

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'The Nutcracker' With An Alaskan Twist

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In Tracy Letts' new play The Minutes, a city council meeting takes a turn for the worse when a town's founding myth is questioned. Michael Brosilow/Courtesy of Steppenwolf Theatre Company hide caption

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A Play About Politics For (But Not About) The Age Of Trump

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In "Gardens Speak," visitors lie in graves 10 at a time, listening to recorded stories of those killed in the Syrian uprising. Tania El Khoury/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stories Of Syria's Uprising, And Its Backyard Funerals, In 'Gardens Speak'

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Danny Skinner portrays Patrick Star and Ethan Slater is SpongeBob SquarePants in SpongeBob SquarePants, the musical. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown hide caption

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SpongeBob's Bikini Bottom On Broadway — And In Danger

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Kennedy Center Celebrates Latest Honorees, But Without The First Family

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Cellos are lined up backstage at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra before a Nov. 8 rehearsal of Schubert's Ninth Symphony. The CITES Rosewood regulations have made some musicians apprehensive about taking instruments containing the wood across international borders. Meg Anderson/NPR hide caption

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The Tree That Rocked The Music Industry

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