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A Father Feared For His Son's Life, So He Joined Him On The Street

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Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub perform "Omar Sharif" from The Band's Visit at the Tony Awards on Sunday night. John P. Filo/CBS hide caption

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'The Band's Visit' And Harry Potter Win Big At A Quieter Tony Awards

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Harvey Weinstein (left) and his attorney Benjamin Brafman leave a New York court, where Weinstein pleaded not guilty Tuesday to rape and other abuse violations. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Though the musical Mean Girls is nominated for a dozen Tony Awards, no Tonys are given to Broadway choruses. Kamille Upshaw is pictured in the bright green jacket, right of center. Joan Marcus/Boneau/Bryan-Brown hide caption

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A Campaign For 'Often The Hardest-Working People On Stage' — The Chorus

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Melody Herzfeld helped save 65 students when gunfire broke out at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Ian Witlen hide caption

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Parkland Drama Teacher Who Helped Save 65 To Receive Tony Award For Education

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Parkland Drama Teacher To Receive Education Award At Tonys

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Although he is not financially responsible, illusionist David Copperfield still paid a steep price: His lawyers were unable to prevent the disclosure of secrets about the illusion in question, known as "Lucky #13." John Locher/AP hide caption

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Luz Nicolás stars in Exquisita Agonía by Nilo Cruz, which premieres in May at Repertorio Español. Michael Palma Mir/Sam Rudy Media Relations hide caption

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Repertorio Español Celebrates 50 Years With A World Premiere

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How Rodgers And Hammerstein Revolutionized Broadway

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Rita Moreno attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4 in Hollywood, Calif. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Rita Moreno To 'My Gente': Be Proud Of Who You Are, And Don't Give Up

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Nadia Albina as Gentlewoman, Anne-Marie Duff as Lady Macbeth and Michael Balogun as Doctor in Macbeth at the National Theatre in London. Brinkhoff Mögenburg /Courtesy of the National Theatre hide caption

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From Prison To The London Stage: A 'MacBeth' Actor's Second Act

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Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Aug. 22, 2017. He was found guilty last month on three counts. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Condola Rashad Talks Joan Of Arc On Broadway

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Dancers from The American Ballet Theatre perform Robbins' ballet Fancy Free in 1946. Baron/Getty Images hide caption

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'Jerome Robbins 100' Is A Centennial Celebration Of Timeless Choreography

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Music is integral to Arena Stage's Snow Child, and actors sometimes join the house band on their own instruments. Maria Baranova-Suzuki hide caption

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'Snow Child' Conveys Alaska's Wild Magic In Musical Form

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Saudi women jog in the streets of Jeddah in March. The government is encouraging greater participation by women in sports. Amer Hilabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Culture Shock Within Their Own Country': Saudis Come To Grips With Swift Changes

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Actor Leslie Odom Jr. attends the 2018 Tony Awards Nominations Announcement on May 1, 2018. in New York City. Jenny Anderson/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Talking 'Hamilton' And 'Failing Up' With Leslie Odom Jr.

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Actors rehearse a dance scene for the 1968 London production of the musical Hair. Larry Ellis/Getty Images hide caption

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'Hair' At 50: Going Gray, But Its Youthful Optimism Remains Bouncy And Full-Bodied

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Actors Leslie Odom Jr. and Katharine McPhee announced the nominations for the 2018 Tony Awards on Tuesday in New York City. Jenny Anderson/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions hide caption

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Puerto Rican Comedy Troupe Aims To Lift Up Spirits Of Those Living On, Off The Island

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