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The Public Theater in New York has been closed since March 12, but is still producing plays on Zoom, radio and film. "Just because conditions are hard, it doesn't let us off the hook; it doesn't free us of the obligation to try to fulfill our mission," says artistic director Oskar Eustis. Aislinn Weidele/The Public Theater hide caption

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What Will The Future Of Theater Look Like? 'Our Artists Are Going To Lead Us'

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With theaters across the country closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Playbill has had to pivot quickly. "We find ourselves incredibly fortunate to be associated with this ridiculously fantastic art form that we miss oh, so much," says Playbill Vice President Alex Birsh. Dean Greer/Playbill hide caption

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With Theaters Still Closed, 136-Year-Old 'Playbill' Does A Quick Online Pivot

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V Unbeatable, the dance troup from Mumbia that won the top prize on America's Got Talent: The Champions this year, are pictured with (left to right) Alesha Dixon, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Terry Crews and Simon Cowell. Trae Patton/NBC hide caption

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The cast of the Beijing People's Art Theatre production of A Raisin in the Sun rehearse onstage this past August. Amy Cheng/NPR hide caption

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First Chinese-Language Production Of 'A Raisin In The Sun' Is Staged In Beijing

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Louisville Ballet Dancers Return To Work For A Season Like None Other

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In his role as superhero Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman became the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first film headlined by a Black actor. Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Dies Of Cancer At Age 43

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Phelelani Ndakrokra completes an aerial act at a Zip Zap circus show in Cape Town, South Africa. Aurélie Marrier d'Unienville and Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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The inside of xBk, Tobi Parks' music venue in Des Moines, Iowa. Without help, hers and thousands of other small, independent spaces across the country are at risk of closing. Tobi Parks hide caption

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Independent Venues Face Bleak Future Without Aid

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and members of the hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme perform at the Greenwich House Theater. Bryant Fisher/Hulu hide caption

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'We Are Freestyle Love Supreme' Is An Accidental 'Hamilton' Cast Origin Story

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On Site Opera Offers Live Performances Over The Phone For Just 1 Person At A Time

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