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Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in The Tragedy of Macbeth, directed by Joel Coen. Alison Rosa/A24/Apple TV+ hide caption

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Mackenzie Davis in a scene from Station Eleven. Ian Watson/HBO Max hide caption

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Cecily Strong is putting her personal spin on a celebrated one-woman show at The Shed in New York City this month. Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC hide caption

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Cecily Strong finds 'Signs of Intelligent Life' in a celebrated one-woman show

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The Broadway cast of Come From Away had to cancel a week's performances before Christmas due to a COVID-19 outbreak. When it returned, eight out of the 12 actors in the show were substitutes. Matthew Murphy/© 2021 "Come From Away" on Broadway hide caption

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With COVID outbreaks, Broadway's understudies take center stage

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Rita Moreno, whose portrayal of Anita in the 1961 West Side Story earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, attends the premiere of the 2021 remake. VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Looking back on the original 'West Side Story' and its impact on Nuyorican identity

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Shola Adewusi (foreground) and the company in rehearsal for Merry Wives. When the show first began its run, the audiences were mostly white. Then, the organization piloted Black theater nights, says the Public Theater's artistic director, Oskar Eustis. "And we had two nights in which the Delacorte was 98 percent Black audiences, 1500 people a night." Joan Marcus/Courtesy of the Public Theater hide caption

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Here's how theater directors have reimagined their work during the pandemic

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Jaquel Spivey performs as Usher in A Strange Loop at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington D.C. Teresa Castracane/Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Association with Playwrights Horizons and Page 73 Productions hide caption

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A Pulitzer winner at the worst possible time, 'A Strange Loop' is Broadway-bound

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Mel Brooks (shown here in 1984) calls comedy his "delicious refuge" from the world: "I hide in humor and comedy. I love it." Larry Ellis/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Mel Brooks says his only regret as a comedian is the jokes he didn't tell

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Brandon Michael Hall, LaChanze and Chuck Cooper in Roundabout Theatre Company's Trouble in Mind. Joan Marcus/Roundabout Theatre Company hide caption

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A prescient play about race in America has its long-overdue Broadway premiere

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Stephen Sondheim poses in April 1976. R. Jones/Getty Images hide caption

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'Fresh Air' remembers Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim (Part 1)

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Costume designer William Ivey Long, then chairman of the American Theatre Wing, speaks at the Tony Awards nominations ceremony in 2014. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images hide caption

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A prominent Broadway costume designer is accused of sexual abuse

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Little Amal delights crowds of onlookers in Coventry, UK, on Oct. 27, 2020. Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images hide caption

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Puppet of a Syrian girl walks the path of refugees to offer hope for the future

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Billy Porter attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. "Fabulous and serious can go hand in hand. I am proof positive of that," he says. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Billy Porter makes peace with himself: 'I set myself free, honey. No more secrets'

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Will Cobbs and Pete Simpson play FBI agents interrogating Emily Davis's Reality Winner, in Is This a Room. Chad Batka hide caption

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This new Broadway play doesn't have a script — but it does have a transcript

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A performer was killed Saturday during a performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, pictured here in a May 2020 photo. YURI KADOBNOV/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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