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Nikki Haley and Ivanka Trump greeting fellow theater patrons (© Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)

After 9/11 attack, Americans saw humanity at its best

A hit musical on Broadway sheds light on the goodwill directed toward Americans following the September 2001 terrorist attacks.
Michelle Obama onstage at microphone, gesturing (© AP Images)

A Broadway performance from Michelle Obama and friends

First lady Michelle Obama went to Broadway on September 19 and tapped some big voices to help deliver her push to get girls educated across the world.
Actors in costume standing line and holding hands (© AP Images)

This hip-hop, multiracial musical is smashing records and revolutionizing American views

The rap and hip-hop Broadway musical "Hamilton," about the life and death of Alexander Hamilton, first U.S. treasury secretary, won 11 Tony Awards.
Ayad Akhtar sitting with hands folded on table (© Nina Subin)

American playwright explores his Muslim roots

Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Ayad Akhtar first struggled to find success, then found his voice by incorporating his religion into his work.

Black America’s capital theater

If a single building could ever tell a story of the black urban experience in the U.S., it is the Howard Theatre in Washington. In...