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Anne Hathaway plays a nameless drone pilot in Julie Taymor's latest directing project, Grounded. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of The Public Theater hide caption

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Director Julie Taymor Steers A 'Grounded' Portrait Of A Drone Pilot

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Inna Brayer (center) with students, Alex Volynsky (left) and Simone Lempert (right) at her dance studio in Brooklyn, New York. Alexandra Starr hide caption

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Why Russian-American Jews Are Ballroom Dance Leaders

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Voices In Your Head, from the University of Chicago, performs their competition set. In the front, you can see Kari Wei — she's the one with the pitch pipe around her neck. Joe Martinez Photography hide caption

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The Hard Work And Close Bonds Of Competitive College A Cappella

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Actors' Equity Implements $9 Minimum Wage For LA's Small Theaters

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Small South Carolina Newspaper Takes Home Top Pulitzer Prize

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Asad Ali, 63, was unemployed for four years when Pakistan clamped down on live music in 1977. He now plays the guitar for Sachal Studios Orchestra around the globe and in his hometown, Lahore. Courtesy of Mobeen Ansari hide caption

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Sydney Lucas as Small Alison and Michael Cerveris as her father in the new production of Fun Home. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Broadway Passes The Bechdel Test With 'Fun Home'

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German writer Günter Grass arrives at Günter Grass-Haus, a museum in Luebeck, Germany, for his 80th birthday celebration on Oct. 27, 2007. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Günter Grass, Who Confronted Germany's Past As Well As His Own, Dies At 87

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Edie Falco stars in Showtime's "Nurse Jackie." David M. Russell/Showtime hide caption

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'Nurse Jackie' Ends As TV's Most Honest Depiction Of Addiction

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As the new season of Game of Thrones begins, Tyrion Lannister (played by Peter Dinklage) is on the run after killing his manipulative father. HBO hide caption

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'Game Of Thrones' And 'Veep' Anchor HBO's Killer Sunday Lineup

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Oliver Smith (1918–1994). Scenic design for Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Watercolor and pen and ink drawing. Music Division, Library of Congress hide caption

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'Grand Illusion' Exhibit Lifts Curtain On The Secrets Of Setting The Stage

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Misty Copeland (left) and Brooklyn Mack play Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried in this year's Washington Ballet production of Swan Lake. It is the first time that two black dancers star in Swan Lake in a major American production. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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Who Gets To Dance In 'Swan Lake'? The Answer Is Changing

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Bill Nighy is starring a revival of David Hare's 1995 drama Skylight. "I adore it. It's probably my favorite play," he says. John Haynes/Philip Rinaldi Publicity hide caption

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Bill Nighy And David Hare Team Up Again In 'Skylight' Revival

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The times, they may be changing — but the cast of AMC's Mad Men find it difficult to change with them. Frank Ockenfels /AMC hide caption

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The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same As 'Mad Men' Winds Down

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