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In The Wolves, characters are known only by their jersey numbers. Playwright Sarah DeLappe says she wanted to portray them "not as daughters, not as girlfriends, not as sexual objects, but as athletes." Julieta Cervantes/Courtesy of Lincoln Center Theater hide caption

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Like A War Movie, But 'On A Planet Of Teenage Girls'

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Three Generations Of Actresses On How Ageism Affects Women In Hollywood

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Katrina Lenk's and Tony Shalhoub's characters have an almost-romance in The Band's Visit. Matthew Murphy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Broadway's 'The Band's Visit' Tells A Story Of Common Ground Between Cultures

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Jonathan Groff plays an FBI agent and criminal profiler in the Netflix series Mindhunter. Patrick Harbron/Netflix hide caption

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'Mindhunter' Actor Jonathan Groff On His Most Life-Altering Roles

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While in the film "Circle of Life" is sung by a voice off-screen, Rafiki takes on the opening number in the The Lion King musical. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Bold Experiment Turned Broadway Hit, 'Lion King' Continues To Thrill — And Heal

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Sakdiyah Ma'ruf is a comedian in Indonesia. Now she is breaking ground as a stand-up comedian who wears a hijab while openly mocking religious fundamentalists. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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She Watched Bootleg Episodes Of Seinfeld, Now The Indonesian Comic Performs Stand-Up

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Denise Gough as Emma, an actress who goes into rehab after coming unhinged onstage, in People, Places & Things. Gough won an Olivier award for the role during the play's London run. Teddy Wolfe hide caption

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'People, Places & Things' Is A Clear-Eyed Look At Addiction

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In A Climate Of Fear, A Comedian Remembers What Makes Her Brave

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Film 'Te Ata' Tells Real Life Story Of Prolific Native American Performer

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Johnny Fox hugs a fan at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. This fall, Fox has made a triumphant comeback even as he battles with health issues. Mark Mitton/NPR hide caption

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Sword Swallower Makes Triumphant Return As He Battles Severe Health Issues

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Palestinian Play 'The Siege' Finally Gets U.S. Premiere

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Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest performs onstage at FYF Fest in July in Los Angeles. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for FYF hide caption

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Q-Tip Says His New Kennedy Center Role Helps 'Institutionalize Hip-Hop'

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