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‘The Fantasticks’ breaks a color barrier

This image released by DDPR Public Relations shows Kevin R. Free as Bellomy in "The Fantasticks."  Free has taken over the role of Bellomy in "The Fantasticks," the first time a black man has played the role in the New York show's more than 20,000 performances over 54 years. (AP Photo/DDPR Public Relations, Graham Dougherty)

NEW YORK (AP) — Not long ago, Kevin R. Free went to an audition for a part in the longest running musical in history. He immediately felt weird.

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Julia Stiles goes ‘back to my roots’ _ the stage

This Aug. 19, 2013 file photo shows actress Julia Stiles attends a screening of "Closed Circuit" in New York. The Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-nominee stars in the one-act dark romantic comedy "Phoenix" by Scott Organ at the intimate Cherry Lane Theatre, which the actress calls "really charming and really romantic." (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Moving to a new home is said to be one of the most stressful events you can endure — up there with death and divorce — but Julia Stiles has just done it and looks radiant.

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Leonard Bernstein comes to life in New York

This July 8, 2014, photo shows Hershey Felder at the piano onstage at The Town Hall, where he will perform his one-man show about Leonard Bernstein called “Maestro Bernstein.” Felder has made a career of portraying composers as George Gershwin, Frederic Chopin and Ludwig van Beethoven. (AP Photo/Mark Kennedy)

NEW YORK (AP) — At about 10, Hershey Felder had to make a decision that would change his life: Pick acting or pick the piano. He chose to tickle the ivories.

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