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2 plays have reason to crow on Broadway this week

In this image released by The O+M Company, Megan Mullally, left, and Nathan Lane appear during a performance of "It's Only A Play," in New York. Terrence McNally’s comedy starring Lane, Mullally, Matthew Broderick and Stockard Channing, recouped its $3.9 million capitalization on Wednesday. (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — Two star-driven Broadway plays this week got early Christmas presents when they announced they’d recouped their respective investments.

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Deaths and sex allegations rock the comedy world

In this May 15, 2014 file photo, Joan Rivers attends the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment 2014 Upfront at the Javits Center in New York. For comedians, there was very little to laugh about in 2014. Three pioneering comic legends died - David Brenner, Rivers and Robin Williams.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — For comedians, there was very little to laugh about in 2014.

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Musical of ‘School of Rock’ heading to Broadway

In this April 4, 2014 file photo, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber announces the new "Jesus Christ Superstar" North American arena tour at a press conference in New York. Producers said Thursday that a musical version of the 2003 Jack Black movie "School of Rock" will start in November, with an opening set for Dec. 6. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater will write new music to be added to some songs featured in the movie. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Rockers, rejoice: The Broadway musical “Rock of Ages” may be going, but get ready for “The School of Rock.”

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The AP picks its Top 10 theater of 2014

This file image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Neil Patrick Harris in a scene from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," at the Belasco Theatre in New York.  (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s best-in-theater list includes a musical with multiple murders, another with a cross-dressing German, one that’s set in a decadent Berlin nightclub, the revival of an America masterpiece and we celebrate someone who broke an important barrier. Our Top 10 list of the best in theater in 2014:

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Broadway seeks a new Carole King with open auditions

NEW YORK (AP) — If you think you can sing “It’s Too Late” and “So Far Away” like Carole King, some Broadway producers would like to hear from you.

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