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With "The Affair of the Stjålne Mesterværk," Jacob Boehm deftly threaded high cuisine throughout Akiva Fox’s immersive, atmospheric adaptation of Macbeth. Read more

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jay Leno, Ariana Grande, and dozens of other big personalities and can't-miss performers are coming in hot this fall. Read more

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From a refugee drama staged in a shipping container to a deconstructed "Swan Lake," these are the dance and theater works we can't wait to see. Read more

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Between the songs in "No Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone," the sensitive script crisply touches on formative biographical details. Read more

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In taking her Ibsen adaptation from stage to earbuds, the longtime Durham theater-maker had to rethink what to put in and what to leave out. Read more

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There's more thud and blunder than blood and thunder in this often-sparkling Raleigh Little Theatre production. Read more

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As promised upon its closing last year, Durham's venerable independent theater has returned as a funding organization, and it's seeding projects by a stellar array of local performers. Read more

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Last June, Simone's birthplace in Tryon, North Carolina, was declared a National Treasure. This August, a flurry of local events celebrate her and raise money for preservation efforts. Read more

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Theatre Raleigh's production thrives on composer Jason Robert Brown's sparkling settings and brisk, concise lyrics. Read more

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Greene, a minister as well as an emerging playwright, makes his debut at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem this week. Read more

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The actor and comedian might be most famous for his podcast, "WTF," but his screen roles and stand-up are close seconds. Read more

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Comedians aren’t typically known for their desire to grow. But Myq Kaplan, who debuts new material at Motorco this week, is willing to give it a try. Read more

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Smart shoppers paid $1.32 per show when they bought a $25 pass for the 2019 WTF Fringe. Is it too soon to make a down payment for next year’s edition? Read more

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Southern-fried funk was turned all the way up at The Carolina Theater, last week, in a performance by Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theater that traced the origins of the legend. Read more

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There are plenty of good podcasts about bad movies, but HDTGM? might be best at capturing the sheer bewilderment that a bad movie inflicts upon its viewers. Read more

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If "Live Tissue" is a trip—and it definitely is—it’s riddled with sudden drops, stops, and unexpected switchbacks, fusing high-velocity hip-hop and modern dance. Read more

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We can't even tell you about the most powerful, divisive part of "Don't Get Any Ideas, Little Lady," a piece seemingly designed to be indigestible by audiences and star ratings. Read more

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Robinson's lithe, commanding ensemble performed classic works like "Mourner's Bench" and spotlighted rising choreographers like Micaela Taylor. Read more

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Trained dancers and first-time performers with Parkinson's disease created an unforgettable experience in the ADF premiere of the new work by Culture Mill's co-founders. Read more

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There are usually ways in which a modern dance work is trying to fool you. In "Don't Get Any Ideas, Little Lady," Allie Pfeffer and Alyssa Noble are out for something realer and rawer. Read more

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    The Day

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    Renay Aumiller

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    Monét Noelle Marshall standing with members of her community

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    The Revolutionists

    Melanie Simmons in The Revolutionists at Raleigh Little Theatre

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    Curve of Departure