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'The New One' Follows Comedian Mike Birbiglia's Journey To Parenthood

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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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U.K. Sets 'Tartuffe' In Birmingham's Pakistani Muslim Community

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Playwright Sarah Jones Takes On The Sex Industry In 'Sell/Buy/Date'

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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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From Injury To Recovery, A Ballet Dancer Fought To Retire On Her Own Terms

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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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Remembering Dancer And Choreographer Arthur Mitchell

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