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Bernadette Peters is the latest in a long line of Broadway stars to play the title role in Hello, Dolly! Julieta Cervantes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bernadette Peters On Fulfilling The Red Dress Of 'Hello, Dolly!'

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Seventeen Broadway theaters are now using technology that allows deaf and hearing-impaired patrons to see closed captions on their smartphones. Unlike the white smartphone background seen here, the GalaPro app screen is dark. Caiaimage/Sam Edwards/Getty Images hide caption

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It's OK To Look At Your Phone At A Broadway Show, If Your Hearing Is Impaired

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On Broadway, Daniel Breaker shines as Alexander Hamilton's greatest rival, Aaron Burr. In the kitchen, he also creates a stir, sir. But whether acting or cooking, both require perseverance and experimentation. Joan Marcus/Hamilton Uptown LLC hide caption

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Eve Ensler stars in the new one-woman show In The Body Of The World, an adaptation of her eponymous memoir. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A New Monologue For Eve Ensler, Re-Enacting Life With Cancer

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New Oral History Captures The Magic Of 'Angels In America'

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Kelsey Grammer onstage in the Los Angeles Opera production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. Ken Howard/Courtesy of the Los Angeles Opera hide caption

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Frasier At The Opera: Kelsey Grammer Stars In 'Candide'

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A trio of illustrations from the cocktail book Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Ophelia, King Henry VIII and King Lear. The Folger Shakespeare Library / James Monaco hide caption

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In the play The Homecoming Queen, Kelechi (played by Mfoniso Udofia) is a best-selling novelist who returns to her native village in Nigeria for the first time since leaving for the U.S. 15 years earlier. Ahron R. Foster hide caption

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Mark Rylance (center) plays King Phillipe V in the new play Farinelli And The King. In this scene, opera star Iestyn Davies (left) plays the titular singer whose voice nurses the king back to health. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The True Story Of A Spanish Royal And The Very High Voice That Healed Him

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Lin-Manuel Miranda On Disney, Mixtapes And Why He Won't Try To Top 'Hamilton'

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Illustrator Maira Kalman Moving To The Stage With Choreographer John Heginbotham

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From The Book Of Esther To Larry David: The History Of Jewish Comedy (Rebroadcast)

In Tracy Letts' new play The Minutes, a city council meeting takes a turn for the worse when a town's founding myth is questioned. Michael Brosilow/Courtesy of Steppenwolf Theatre Company hide caption

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A Play About Politics For (But Not About) The Age Of Trump

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Danny Skinner portrays Patrick Star and Ethan Slater is SpongeBob SquarePants in SpongeBob SquarePants, the musical. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown hide caption

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SpongeBob's Bikini Bottom On Broadway — And In Danger

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