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A poster advertising "The Phantom of the Opera" is displayed on the shuttered Majestic Theatre in New York on March 12, 2020. Broadway's longest-running show is scheduled to close in February 2023. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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San Francisco Opera prompter Matthew Piatt sits in the prompter's box at the War Memorial Opera House. Chloe Veltman/NPR/Chloe Veltman/NPR hide caption

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The hidden world of an opera prompter

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Oleksandr Shapoval volunteered to fight after the Russia invasion. The National Opera of Ukraine says he was killed on the battlefield. National Opera of Ukraine hide caption

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Ukrainian ballet dancer Oleksandr Shapoval is killed on the battlefield

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Members of the English punk band the Sex Pistols. From left: Lead singer and songwriter John Joseph Lydon a.k.a. Johnny Rotten, drummer Paul Cook, bass guitarist John Simon Ritchie a.k.a. Sid Vicious and guitarist Steve Jones. Mirrorpix/John Mead/Mirrorpix/Getty Images hide caption

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British pop music has a fraught relationship with Queen Elizabeth

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Hear all of Lee Cataluna’s monologue, “Things My Mother Told Me”

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Julia Ruth poses in the Cyr wheel. Rob Riingen/Julia Ruth hide caption

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Short Wave Goes To The Circus

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Comedians Brian Bahe, Maz Jobrani and Aparna Nancherla. Brian Bahe, Storm Santos and Aparna Nancherla hide caption

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Comedians Ziwe, Joel Kim Booster and Anjelah Johnson-Reyes. Myles Loftin/SHOWTIME, Taylor Miller and East 2 West Collective hide caption

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Mary Rodgers and Jesse Green, co-authors of Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers Courtesy of the Rodgers-Beaty-Guettel family; Earl Wilson/New York Times hide caption

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Published 8 years after her death, Mary Rodgers' memoir is a true tell-all book

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Artist Tunde Olaniran's 'Made a Universe' opens a portal at a Detroit museum

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The Heart of Afghanistan project is Ahmad Fanoos on vocals & harmonium, his sons Elham on piano and Mehran on violin, with Hamid Habibzada on tabla. Sachyn Mital/Sachyn Mital hide caption

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Thousands of Afghan artists are still trying to flee the Taliban

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Patience (Talise Trevigne, right) comforts Castor (Reginald Smith Jr.) after his breakdown over the crush of dept and his search for a solution as other family members look on. Philip Groshong/Cincinnati Opera hide caption

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'Castor and Patience' opera explores systematic barriers to Black land ownership

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Brandi Carlile (right) introduces Joni Mitchell for a special Joni Jam at the 2022 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park, R.I., on Sunday. Carlin Stiehl for Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Jaquel Spivey and the cast of "A Strange Loop" perform at the 75th annual Tony Awards on June 12 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption

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Joshua Henry (left) and Gavin Creel in Into the Woods. Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman hide caption

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'Into the Woods' returns to Broadway

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Amir Arison (left) and Eris Sirakian in The Kite Runner. Joan Marcus hide caption

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'The Kite Runner' brings life in Afghanistan to Broadway

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