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Plays

Betty Comden, 1917 - 2006

"New York, New York,
a helluva town
The Bronx is up and the Battery's down
The people ride in a hole in the ground
New York, New York, it's a helluva town."

Yavilah McCoy in "The Colors of Water"

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Yavilah McCoy in The Colors of Water, a theatrical performance about her African-American family's journey in Jewish living.
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Yavilah McCoy in The Colors of Water, a theatrical performance about her African-American family's journey in Jewish living.

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Mary Livingstone.
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