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Somi Kakoma and Lakisha May in Jaja's African Hair Braiding on Broadway Matthew Murphy/Manhattan Theatre Club hide caption

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Monday

A new album by pianist Inna Faliks features world premiere recordings of works by five composers. Rosalind Wong/Inna Faliks hide caption

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Pianist Inna Faliks traces musical odyssey from Soviet Ukraine via Faustian fantasy

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Friday

Broadway shows are more expensive than ever to make, but audiences aren't showing up

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Sunday

Playwright Paula Vogel is known not just for her work on Broadway — but for the generations of famous playwrights whose careers she has nurtured. Above, Jessica Lange in Paula Vogel's Mother Play. Joan Marcus/Second Stage hide caption

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In honor of Mother's Day, here's 'Mother Play' — which gestated for 40 years

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Thursday

Switzerland's Nemo rehearses "The Code" before the second semifinal. Jessica Gow/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty hide caption

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Eurovision 2024: Here are the songs with the best shot at glory

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Speranza Scappucci conducts singers on stage and the orchestra in the pit for the Washington National Opera's production of Turandot. Keren Carrión/NPR hide caption

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One of opera's greatest hits gets a new and happy ending in Washington

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Wednesday

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English actress Judi Dench at a dress rehearsal of 'Hamlet', making her London debut as Ophelia in 1957. Bob Haswell/Getty Images hide caption

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Judi Dench reflects on a career built around Shakespeare

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Thursday

Tuesday

'The Crown' creator Peter Morgan tackles Putin's Rise to Power in new play 'Patriots'

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Judi Dench on a career and friendship forged by Shakespeare

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Sunday

Conductor Andrew Davis, right, raises his arms as he takes a bow, accompanied by Renee Fleming, and Peter Rose, center, during the final dress rehearsal of Richard Strauss's Capriccio in the Metropolitan Opera at New York's Lincoln Center, March 25, 2011. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Saturday

'Cabaret' comes back to Broadway starring Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin

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Friday

To help the group feel like a band, Will Butler had them open for him in Brooklyn. Julieta Cervantes/Stereophonic hide caption

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A new play peers into a band's life, from the inside

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