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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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Actors' Equity Approves 2 Live Theater Performances In Western Massachusetts

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Nick Cordero attends the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions hide caption

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'Never Known A Kinder Person': Actor Nick Cordero Dies Of COVID-19 At 41

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London's Lyceum Theatre is wrapped in pink tape bearing the words "Missing Live Theatre," part of a campaign by a group of British stage designers. Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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A Theater Student Gets Supersized Attention After Superhero Video Goes Viral

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Leslie Odom Jr. originated the role of Aaron Burr on Broadway in Hamilton. Like the rest of the original cast, he's available to watch at home in the film, which arrives Friday on Disney+. Disney+ hide caption

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Phillipa Soo return as Alexander and Eliza Hamilton, the roles they played in the original Broadway production of Hamilton. A film production of the show, taped in 2016, debuts on Disney+ on Friday. Disney+ hide caption

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'The Past Isn't Done With Us,' Says 'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda

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The cast of Hamilton, including its composer and creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, center, receive a standing ovation in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Jan. 11, 2019. The musical is set to stream on Disney+ this week. Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Sees The 'Language Of Revolution' In 'Hamilton' And Today

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