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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson poses during a visit to Kansas City, Mo. (Oct. 2, 2005)

August Wilson's The Pittsburgh Cycle

All 10 August Wilson plays will be recorded for New York Public Radio. The readings, open to the public, include lots of big-name Wilson specialists, including Phylicia Rashad, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Leslie Uggams, S. Epatha Merkerson. Many are returning to roles they originated.

August Wilson's
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August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean," the Pulitzer-prize winning playwright's play set in the Hill district of 1904 Pittsburgh, stars Phylicia Rashad, left, John Earl Jelks and LisaGay Hamilton, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. ( Nov. 24, 2004)

Brandon Dirden (Boy Willie), Chuck Cooper (Wining
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Brandon Dirden (Boy Willie), Chuck Cooper (Wining Boy), Jason Dirden ( Lymon) play a scene from August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson" at the Pershing Square Signature Center. (2012)

Paul Butler and Carl Lumbly appear in August
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Paul Butler and Carl Lumbly appear in August Wilson's "Jitney" at the Second Stage Theatre. (Undated)

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Chad L. Coleman and Amari Rose LeighSTAR in
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Chad L. Coleman and Amari Rose LeighSTAR in August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," at the Belasco Theatre. (April, 2009)

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, left, Keith David and Michele Shay
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Ruben Santiago-Hudson, left, Keith David and Michele Shay (above) star in August Wilson's "Seven Guitars". (Undated)

Brian Stokes Mitchell and Leslie Uggams play a
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Brian Stokes Mitchell and Leslie Uggams play a scene from "King Hedley II." (2001)

Arthur French, Frankie Faison, Ed Wheeler and January
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Arthur French, Frankie Faison, Ed Wheeler and January Lavoy star in August Wilson's " Two Trains Running" at the Signature Theatre. (Nov. 5, 2006)

Barry Shabaka Henley, left, and Kim Staunton take
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Barry Shabaka Henley, left, and Kim Staunton take part in Delroy Lindo's production of "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2008)

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Denzel Washington, who won a Tony award for
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Denzel Washington, who won a Tony award for his performance as Troy Maxson, and Stephen McKinley Henderson star in the Broadway revival of "Fences" at the Cort Theatre. (April 26, 2010)

Charles Dutton and Whoopi Goldberg star in the
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Charles Dutton and Whoopi Goldberg star in the Broadway revival of August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at the Royale Theatre. (2003)

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