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Blindness is a sound and light show based on a book by José Saramago. Helen Maybanks/via Bodeau/Bryan-Brown hide caption

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Indoor Theater Slowly Resumes In A Socially Distanced Way In New York City

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Blues Alley Jazz in Washington, D.C., is livestreaming its performances, one of many clubs affected by the pandemic. Beloved jazz clubs in New York, Denver and New Orleans have closed. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A sign of the "Hamilton" marquee at New York City's Richard Rogers Theater on Mar. 12, 2021, commemorating Broadway's "lost year" and a hope to return to live performances by fall 2021. Bruce Glikas/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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Actor George Segal with a replica of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Feb. 14, 2017, in Los Angeles. The veteran actor died on Tuesday of complications from bypass surgery. Chris Pizzello/Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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Sasha Velour stars in The Island We Made, an opera composed by Angélica Negrón and filmed in a mid-century Staten Island house. Matthew Placek/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'The Island We Made': Lip-Sync Opera And High Drag Sing An Ode To Mothers

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Music venues, like the Metro in Chicago, have gone through a long and uncertain wait for aid passed by Congress in December. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Shuttered Venue Grants Are Coming In April, After A Long Wait

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Brandy Norwood and Whitney Houston play Cinderella and her fairy godmother in Disney's beloved production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Courtesy of Walt Disney/Storyline/Citadel/Kobal/Shutterstock hide caption

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Still A Shoe-In: The Charms Of 'Cinderella'

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When we spoke with Karyn Meek back in 2017, she was production stage manager for the Tony-nominated musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. She's now enrolled in online grad school. Meek says as a stage manager she's used to solving problems before they arise. The pandemic is "a problem that not only can I not solve — I can't even see what next week will be," she says. Jeff Lunden for NPR hide caption

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Where Are They Now? We Check In With Broadway Workers, Now Off Broadway

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Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City remains closed following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on Jan. 16, 2021. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption

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Abigail Barlow, left, and Emily Bear are the creative duo behind Bridgerton the musical. "We wanted to be able to tell a stand-alone story and still honor what was created in the books and the TV show," says Barlow. "But honestly, we want to bring something new to these characters as well." Igor Kasyanyuk hide caption

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Now Playing On TikTok: 'Bridgerton' The Musical

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Born in Toronto, Christopher Plummer made his name as a classical actor — performing Shakespeare at the Stratford Festival in Canada and the Royal Shakespeare Company in England. He began acting in films in the 1950s. Charles Sykes/AP hide caption

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Christopher Plummer, Star Of Stage, Screen, 'Sound Of Music,' Dies At 91

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"I've always wanted to just be an actor ... that's all I've ever wanted to be, playing different roles," Hal Holbrook told NPR in 2008. He is shown above in his New York apartment in February 1973. Jerry Mosey/AP hide caption

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Actor Hal Holbrook, Who Played Mark Twain Longer Than Twain Himself, Dies At 95

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Cicely Tyson portrays a former slave in the 1974 television movie The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. CBS Photo Archive/CBS via Getty Images hide caption

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Derek DelGaudio on stage during In & Of Itself, now streaming on Hulu. Matthew Murphy/Hulu hide caption

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Daphne Rubin-Vega played Mimi in Rent. "It was a lot of fun to actually be able to practically apply my research of partying ..." she says. "I knew these people. I knew this world." She's pictured above with Adam Pascal in New York Theatre Workshop's 1996 production of Rent. Joan Marcus hide caption

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13,150,080 Minutes: It's Been 25 Years Since The First Performance Of 'Rent'

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Kaili Turner, Morgan Van Dyne, Alexi Bolden and Gabriela Castillo receive SNL/Second City scholarships. Mindy Tucker; Stephanie Timpone, Karla Janette Figueroa; Ian Mclaren/SNL/The Second City hide caption

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Wendell Pierce says that live audiences always "let you know if you're on the right track." But filming this new production without a live audience, he said it heightened his focus "to tell the story as clearly as possible." Pierce is pictured above in Paris in October 2016. Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Wendell Pierce On Parenting, The Pandemic And Reckoning With The Past

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