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Kyle Jean-Baptiste, Actor in ‘Les Misérables,’ Dies in Fall

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste, Actor in ‘Les Misérables,’ Dies in Fall
Mr. Jean-Baptiste, 21, was the first African-American actor to play the iconic lead role of Jean Valjean in the popular Broadway musical.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Offers Stories That Are More Personal, Less Political

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Offers Stories That Are More Personal, Less Political
Intimate struggles — autism, depression, cancer — were significant themes among the theater offerings at this festival.

Georgia Engel, a ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Sidekick, Takes a Star Turn

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Georgia Engel, a ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Sidekick, Takes a Star Turn
Ms. Engel, best known for Georgette on the 1970s sitcom, returns to the stage in the play “John,” which features her in her first leading role.

Theater Review: Review: ‘A Delicate Ship’ Plumbs the What-ifs of Love and Heartbreak

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Theater Review: Review: ‘A Delicate Ship’ Plumbs the What-ifs of Love and Heartbreak
Two men tussle, verbally and philosophically, for the affections of a woman in Anna Ziegler’s memory play about the fragile dynamics of relationships.

ArtsBeat: Injured ‘Wicked’ Actress Seeks Evidence in Court

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A member of the “Wicked” ensemble who fell from a rope during a performance is asking a court to order the show to preserve evidence of what happened to her.