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In recent years, Dave Chappelle returned to stand-up comedy in force with a series of specials, released on Netflix. He will receive the Mark Twain Prize on Oct. 27, 2019. Lester Cohen/Netflix hide caption

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Remembering Jo Sullivan Loesser, Wife Of 'Guys And Dolls' Creator Frank Loesser

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Isabelle McCalla (left) and Caitlin Kinnunen star as Alyssa and Emma in The Prom. Deen van Meer/Polk & Co. hide caption

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At This Tony-Nominated 'Prom,' The Theme Is Acceptance

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Hadestown was nominated for 14 Tony Awards, including one for best musical and another for best leading actress in a musical (Eva Noblezada, center). The awards ceremony is scheduled for June 9. Matthew Murphy/Courtesy of Hadestown, The Musical hide caption

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Bertie Carvel (left) plays a young Rupert Murdoch in the play Ink, which chronicles the media mogul's early attempts to upend the insular world of British newspaper publishing. Also pictured: Bill Buell, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Stanton and Eden Marryshow. Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan-Brown hide caption

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'Ink' Goes Back In Time To Remember Murdoch Before He Was A Mogul

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Margaret Trudeau, once in the limelight as a socialite and Canada's first lady, is now set to present her own life story in the one-person show Certain Woman of an Age. Kirsten Miccoli/Courtesy of Second City hide caption

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Margaret Trudeau Takes Center Stage — This Time, On Purpose

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The comedian Brian Regan, pictured here in his Netflix special Nunchucks and Flamethrowers, has earned a reputation as a comic's comic. Jeffery Garland/Netflix hide caption

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Comedian Brian Regan Sees The Dinosaurs In Everyday Life

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Glenda Jackson plays the title role in Shakespeare's King Lear on Broadway. Jackson still gets nervous after decades on stage because she knows how "easy it is to act really badly, and how very, very hard it is to act well." Bridget Lacombe hide caption

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Glenda Jackson On Playing King Lear: Gender Barriers 'Crack' With Age

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L-R: Dancers Reid Bartelme, David Norsworthy and Sara Mearns perform in the Merce Cunningham centennial tribute Night of 100 Solos at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. The staging of the event often saw multiple dancers performing independent solo routines simultaneously. Stephanie Berger/Courtesy of Brooklyn Academy of Music hide caption

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100 Dances For 100 Years Of Merce Cunningham

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Students perform in Granite Bay High School's original production of Ranked. Yarcenia Garcia/Courtesy of Granite Bay High School hide caption

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A Dystopian High School Musical Foresaw The College Admissions Scandal

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Wizdom dancers perform at the Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C. Olivia Sun/NPR hide caption

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These NBA Dancers Spin, Shimmy And Twerk. And They're All 50 Or Older

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Simon Russell Beale, Ben Miles and Adam Godley portray multiple characters in The Lehman Trilogy, about the rise and fall of Lehman Brothers. Stephanie Berger hide caption

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Irrational Exuberance: Audiences Love Broadway Hit 'Greenspan'

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Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me opens on Broadway on Sunday. Joan Marcus/Matt Ross Public Relations hide caption

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Staging A Debate Over 'What The Constitution Means To Me'

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In Choir Boy, a gifted singer endures anti-gay bullying at his all-boys prep school. Matthew Murphy/Courtesy of Manhattan Theatre Club hide caption

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'Moonlight' Writer's Broadway Debut Stars A Queer, Black 'Choir Boy'

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In 'Choir Boy,' 'Moonlight' Writer Brings Prep School Coming-Of-Age Story To Broadway

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