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'Fresh Air' Celebrates Broadway Legend Stephen Sondheim (Part 2)

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Broadway Playwright Terrence McNally

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Roger Allam as Prospero in William Shakespeare's The Tempest directed by Jeremy Herrin at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. Robbie Jack/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Wanted: Stories With Happily Ever Afters - Here's Where To Start Looking

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Honored Playwright Terrence McNally Dies Of Coronavirus At Age 81

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With Concert Canceled, California Students Perform Together From Home

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Coach Elie Rwirangira conducts a basketball lesson through a live-streaming session at YBDL Campus in Shanghai, China on March 12. Many people and companies are providing free online classes to stay fit. Aly Song/Reuters hide caption

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On Thursday afternoon, New York's Metropolitan Opera announced it was canceling all performances through the end of its 2019-20 season, which was to run through May 9. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The current production of Riverdance was updated for its 25th anniversary. But performances have been postponed for the rest of the month because of the coronavirus pandemic. Jack Hartin hide caption

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'Riverdance' Turns 25, But Has Put The Celebration On Hold — For Now

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Laura Benanti performs in Washington in 2015. She recently asked high school students to send her videos of their musical theater performances after many of them were canceled. Paul Morigi/Getty Images hide caption

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A Broadway Star And #SunshineSongs Bring High School Musical Theater To Small Screens

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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, photographed in New York on Aug. 19, 2007. The artist, best known for their work in the groups Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, died on March 14, 2020. Neville Elder/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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An empty Lincoln Center will be a much more common sight over the coming weeks; all its constituent organizations have all closed temporarily due to coronavirus worries. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for IMG hide caption

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Performing Arts And Cultural Organizations Close Their Doors Due To Coronavirus

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