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Three Generations Of Actresses On How Ageism Affects Women In Hollywood

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While in the film "Circle of Life" is sung by a voice off-screen, Rafiki takes on the opening number in the The Lion King musical. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Bold Experiment Turned Broadway Hit, 'Lion King' Continues To Thrill — And Heal

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Sakdiyah Ma'ruf is a comedian in Indonesia. Now she is breaking ground as a stand-up comedian who wears a hijab while openly mocking religious fundamentalists. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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She Watched Bootleg Episodes Of Seinfeld, Now The Indonesian Comic Performs Stand-Up

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Denise Gough as Emma, an actress who goes into rehab after coming unhinged onstage, in People, Places & Things. Gough won an Olivier award for the role during the play's London run. Teddy Wolfe hide caption

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'People, Places & Things' Is A Clear-Eyed Look At Addiction

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In A Climate Of Fear, A Comedian Remembers What Makes Her Brave

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Film 'Te Ata' Tells Real Life Story Of Prolific Native American Performer

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Johnny Fox hugs a fan at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. This fall, Fox has made a triumphant comeback even as he battles with health issues. Mark Mitton/NPR hide caption

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Sword Swallower Makes Triumphant Return As He Battles Severe Health Issues

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Palestinian Play 'The Siege' Finally Gets U.S. Premiere

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Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest performs onstage at FYF Fest in July in Los Angeles. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for FYF hide caption

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Q-Tip Says His New Kennedy Center Role Helps 'Institutionalize Hip-Hop'

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In the musical KPOP, Ashley Park plays the Korean pop star Mwe, one of the show's emotional centers. Ben Arons/Courtesy of KPOP hide caption

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A New Musical — And Its Audience — Grapple With Asian Identity, Through K-Pop

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Bill Murray and Jan Vogler's album New Worlds is available Sept. 29. Peter Rigaud/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bill Murray And Jan Vogler Take Us To 'New Worlds' On Their New Theatrical Album

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Nia Vardalos stars in Tiny Beautiful Things, a stage adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's book of "Dear Sugar" advice columns. Joan Marcus/Public Theater hide caption

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'Beautiful Things' Revealed In Stage Adaptation Of Cheryl Strayed's Advice Column

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The Theater Development Fund In New York Takes Playing Dress-Up To Another Level

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"We don't read much Torah, but we've read every word Philip Roth ever wrote," says On the Media host Bob Garfield. "We don't necessarily even believe in God, but we believe deeply in lox and bagels." Adam Baker/Flickr hide caption

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'We Believe Deeply In Lox And Bagels': What It Means To Be A Secular Jew

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New York City Ballet Director of Costumes Marc Happel and Draper Kellie Sheehan conduct a costume fitting with soloist Indiana Woodward for Justin Peck's Pulcinella Variations, with costumes designed by Tsumori Chisato. Erin Baiano/Courtesy of New York City Ballet hide caption

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Above The Ballet, Where The Tutus Are Made

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Actress Nadine Malouf makes kubah as she tells stories about Syria's civil war in Oh My Sweet Land. Pavel Antonov /Blake Zidell & Associates hide caption

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In Kitchens Across New York, 'Oh My Sweet Land' Serves Up Stories Of Syria

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Sir Peter Hall ran the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. He's pictured above in London in July 1987. AP hide caption

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Director Peter Hall, A Champion Of British Theater, Dies At 86

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Casting Directors On Broadway Seek To Unionize

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