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Houston native and actor Brandon J. Dirden returns to Boston in the much-talked about drama All the Way, from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, which chronicles President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office in 1964. 
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Why history? Why would a contemporary playwright turn to history as source material? Well, certainly there is a long tradition in the theater of doing so.
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Brandon J. Dirden’s debut tomorrow night as Martin Luther King Jr. in the American Repertory Theater’s “All the Way” may be the biggest role of his career. And it’s one the 39-year-old stage actor almost didn’t make time for.
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For award-winning director Bill Rauch ’84, returning to Harvard this summer was “emotional and wonderful.” 
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The American Repertory Theater announced today that the run of “All The Way,” directed by Bill Rauch, is sold out. 
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Michael McKean, who played the goofy greaser Lenny on "Laverne & Shirley," and the British rocker David St. Hubbins in "This Is Spinal Tap," started his career, as so many actors do, on the stage. 
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“Breaking Bad” viewers have yet to learn the fate of Walter White. 
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Jeremy Geidt, 83; actor and teacher was founding member of American Repertory Theater
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Since graduating from Harvard last year, Aucoin has been in constant motion, performing and conducting in Italy, working at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, writing a new opera for the American Repertory Theater, and serving as the composer in residence at the Peabody Essex Museum. Soon he’ll begin a two-year fellowship with the Chicago Symphony. During a rare break, Aucoin spoke with the Gazette about his life after Harvard.
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We’re all used to post-punk Brechtian cabaret by now (thanks, Amanda Palmer and Dresden Dolls!), but the Tiger Lillies, who played Oberon on Monday night, are another matter. This trio, formed in London in 1989, have been performing their songs and theatrical works over the course of more than 30 albums and in shows at clubs, theaters, and, in one instance, an abandoned prison. 
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