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Stephen Sondheim in 1974, the year after the premiere of his A Little Night Music, which includes "Send in the Clowns." Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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Stephen Sondheim On Piano Jazz

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The Book of Mormon features music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone and plays at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City. John Marcus/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stephen Colbert and Martha Plimpton perform a song from Company on stage during the 65th annual Tony Awards. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images hide caption

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Stephen Colbert: A 'Company' Man On Broadway

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Danny Burstein, as Buddy Plummer, performs "Buddy's Blues," the high-energy song-and-dance number at the end of Follies, with Jenifer Foote (left) and Kiira Schmidt. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Buddying Up To 'Follies' Star Danny Burstein

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Kerry Ingram is one of four young actresses portraying the title role in Matilda the Musical. Manual Harlan/Playbill hide caption

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There's Something About 'Matilda'

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In the Broadway play Other Desert Cities, Brooke (played by Rachel Griffiths) forces her family to confront the truth behind her brother's suicide. Joan Marcus/Lincoln Center Publicity hide caption

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A Homecoming For Rachel Griffiths On Broadway

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In Once, based on the cult-favorite Irish indie movie, a guy (Steve Kazee) and a girl (Cristin Milioti) fall in love during a whirlwind week of songwriting in Dublin. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Alan Rickman: From Severus Snape To 'Seminar'

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