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Harry Lawrence Freeman, the Harlem Renaissance composer of the opera Voodoo. H. Lawrence Freeman Papers, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University hide caption

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Unearthed In A Library, 'Voodoo' Opera Rises Again

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Erik Jensen portrays rock critic Lester Bangs in the new one-man play How to Be a Rock Critic. Craig Schwartz hide caption

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'Lester, You Changed Our Lives': Channeling Bangs In 'How To Be a Rock Critic'

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Ron Moody, Who Played Fagin In 'Oliver!' Dies At 91

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'The Flick' Tells The Story Of The Movies, Off The Screen

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'Fun Home,' 'Curious Incident' Take Home Top Tony Honors

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Composer John Kander, 88, has received his 12th Tony nomination — this time for The Visit. "I really love the theater ..." he says. "This part, I hate; the idea that suddenly we're all put in a little sandbox where we're supposed to be very competitive with each other. And these are your friends!" Above, Chita Rivera and Michelle Veintimillia in The Visit. Thom Kaine/Courtesy of O+M Co. hide caption

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First-Time Tony Award Nominees Enjoy New Fame, But Keep Day Jobs

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'Gershwins And Me' Tells The Stories Behind 12 Songs

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Julie Andrews starred as flower girl Eliza Doolittle in the Broadway premiere of My Fair Lady. AP hide caption

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'My Fair Lady' Couldn't Actually Dance All Night, So These Songs Had To Go

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Athol Fugard Breaks Fences Around 'The Painted Rocks At Revolver Creek'

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