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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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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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Julian Bass went viral for his superhero video with special effects. Julian Bass/Screenshot by NPR 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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