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Actor Mark Rylance, seen here as Thomas Cromwell in Masterpiece's Wolf Hall, views Cromwell as a survivor who knows how to manipulate power to his advantage. "He has the mind of a chess player," Rylance says. Giles Keyte/Playground & Company Pictures for Masterpiece/BBC hide caption

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'Wolf Hall' On Stage And TV Means More Makeovers For Henry VIII's 'Pit Bull'

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In 1985, Gene Saks wins the Tony Award for best director of a play for his staging of Neil Simon's hit comedy Biloxi Blues, an autobiographical story of World War II. It was Saks' third Tony. Ron Frehm/Associated Press hide caption

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William Electric Black Tackles Gun Violence In 5 Ambitious Plays

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Soprano Catalina Cuervo, singing the role of Frida Kahlo, rehearses with bass baritone Ricardo Herrera, singing the role of Diego Rivera, on Feb. 21, 2015 at the Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit. Veronica Zaragovia/KUT hide caption

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Detroit's 'Frida' Aims To Build Latino Audiences For Opera

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Terrence Howard (center) stars in Empire with (from left): Jussie Smollett, Serayah McNeill, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Gray, Grace Gealey, Trai Byers and Kaitlin Doubleday. Chuck Hodes/Fox TV hide caption

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Mai Tai Sing dances with her husband, Wilbur Tai Sing, in 1942. Courtesy DeepFocus Productions Inc. hide caption

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These Nightclub Entertainers Paved The Way For Asian-Americans In Showbiz

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Helen Mirren (in blue) plays Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience, a play that imagines the private conversations between the queen and her prime ministers. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown hide caption

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Helen Mirren Extends Her Elizabethan Reign In 'The Audience'

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Dame Edna Everage — a character created by Australian comedian Barry Humphries — models a hat based on the Sydney Opera House. She is currently performing Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye: The Farewell Tour. Wesley/Getty Images hide caption

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After 60 Years Of Fabulousness, Dame Edna Embarks On Her Farewell Tour

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"Numbers are beautiful." - Clayton Cameron Ryan Lash/TED hide caption

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What Are The Mathematics of Jazz?

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David also co-created the NBC series Seinfeld. That show's character George Costanza is loosely based on David. Thos Robinson/Getty Images for The New Yorker hide caption

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Larry David's First Time On Broadway: 'It's Not So Easy!'

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Dean Winters, left, and Josh Duhamel are not your father's mismatched buddy cops, on the new CBS show Battle Creek. CBS hide caption

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'Battle Creek' Tries To Shake Up CBS' Cop Show Formula

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