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The new Broadway adaptation of King Kong features a giant puppet which requires 15 people to operate. Joan Marcus hide caption

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'King Kong' On Broadway Is The 2,400-Pound Gorilla In The Room

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Glenn Close plays Isabelle (right), the mother of Joan of Arc (left, played by Grace van Patten), in the play Mother of the Maid. Joan Marcus/Public Theater hide caption

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She's Mom To A Headstrong Teen — Who Happens To Be Joan Of Arc

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The site-specific art installation called "WDCH Dreams" by media artist Refik Anadol is projected onto the undulating stainless steel facade of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall in Sept. 2018 in Los Angeles. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Rise Of The LA Philharmonic To 'America's Most Important Orchestra'

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In Curve of Departure, Mike Nussbaum portrays a grandfather who is confronting loss and decline. Michael Brosilow hide caption

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At 94, Mike Nussbaum Is The Oldest Working Stage Actor In Show Biz

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Melissa Villaseñor's talent for impersonation has helped to earn her appearances on Saturday Night Live, like this sketch from April 2018. She joins the show as a full cast member this fall. Alison Hale/NBC hide caption

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A Top Impressionist, Melissa Villaseñor Is Finding Her Own Voice On 'SNL'

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New York Philharmonic music director Jaap van Zweden performs at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center on Sept. 20, 2018 in New York City. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Struggle To Find Their Way

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National Sawdust is aiming to be the kind of institution that can do what the Metropolitan Opera or the New York Philharmonic does for mainstream artists. Vicente Muñoz/National Sawdust hide caption

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Ex-Sawdust Factory Is Transformed Into A NYC Musical Venue

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In the current production of Be More Chill, an unpopular high school student named Jeremy (played by Will Roland, center) swallows a pill (which is actually a microcomputer) in order to be more, well, chill. The show moves to Broadway in early 2019. Maria Baranova/Courtesy of Be More Chill hide caption

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Broadway Is About To 'Be More Chill'

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A performance at the Metropolitan Theatrical awards in Mexico City. Gilda Villareal hide caption

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Foreign Actors On Mexico's Theater Stage Stir Resentment Behind The Scenes

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Paul Taylor, seen here directing the dance company that bears his name, left his major mark on the dance world as a choreographer. Paul B. Goode/Courtesy of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation hide caption

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Paul Taylor, Giant Of Modern Dance, Has Died

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"Girls! Girls! Giii-iirls!" (Clockwise from top): Nancy McKeon as Jo, Mindy Cohn as Natalie, Charlotte Rae as Mrs. Garrett, Lisa Whelchel as Blair, Kim Fields Tootie. Frank Carroll/NBC via Getty Images hide caption

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This summer, the Santa Fe Opera's staging of "Dr. Atomic" features locals who have been affected by the U.S. government's 1945 atomic bomb test. Ken Howard for the Santa Fe Opera hide caption

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The 'Downwinders' From Atomic Testing Get Deserved Attention

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