Shakespeare Companies Suffer Backlash After 'Julius Caesar' Controversy

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Sponsors Pull Support For 'Julius Caesar' That Seems To Depict Trump

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Karyn Meek, production stage manager for the Tony-nominated musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, describes stage managers as "the hub of the wheel." Jeff Lunden for NPR hide caption

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Stage Managers: You Can't See Them, But Couldn't See A Show Without Them

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Denée Benton stars in the multiple-nominee hit Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812. Chad Batka/Courtesy Matt Ross Public Relations hide caption

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'The Great Comet': 'Hits All Of The Checkmarks' Of A Broadway Experience

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Daniel Kyri plays Shedrick Yarkpai in the Goodman Theatre production of Objects in the Mirror. Liz Lauren/Goodman Theatre hide caption

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This Play Was Inspired By A Real Refugee's Shakespearean Dilemma

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Elizabeth Taylor, (from left) George Segal, Richard Burton and Sandy Dennis starred in the 1966 film adaptation of Edward Albee's play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? A theater director in Portland recently cast an African-American actor as Nick (Segal's role) — and found the Albee estate withheld rights to the play. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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Why A Theater Director Made A 'Color-Conscious Choice' In 'Virginia Woolf' Casting

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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee in 1965. Jack Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Who's Afraid Of A Diverse Cast?

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Groban wears a fat suit and a scruffy beard in his role as the generous but miserable Pierre. Chad Batka/Courtesy of Matt Ross PR hide caption

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Josh Groban Leaves Big Shoes To Fill In The Tony-Nominated 'Great Comet'

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Christy Altomare and Derek Klena star in the stage adaptation of the 1997 Fox animated film Anastasia. Matthew Murphy/Polk & Co. hide caption

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When It Comes To Family Musicals, Kids' Opinions Matter More Than Critics'

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Native Americans, The KKK And Keeping The 'Blood Pure'

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Adina Verson (right) and Katrina Lenk play, respectively, Rifkele, the brothel owner's daughter, and Menke, the woman she falls in the love with. Carol Rosegg/Courtesy of Sam Rudy Media Relations hide caption

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'Indecent': A Play About A Yiddish Play That Was Ahead Of Its Time

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Cynthia Nixon (left) and Laura Linney alternate playing the roles of Regina (left) and Birdie in The Little Foxes. Joan Marcus/Courtesy of Bonyeau/Bryan-Brown hide caption

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2 Stars Share The Stage, And The Roles, In 'Little Foxes'

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Corey Hawkins plays former U.S. Army Ranger Eric Carter in Fox's 24: Legacy. Guy D'Alema/FOX hide caption

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From D.C. Theater To '24': The Rise Of Actor Corey Hawkins

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Composer Tim Minchin Brings 'Groundhog Day' To Broadway

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'Smart People' Asks Hard Questions About Racism In America

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