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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)(Credit: Newsday / Ari Mintz)

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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.

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