Dr. Givings (Michael Cerveris, center) regularly treats female patients like Mrs. Daldry (Maria Dizzia) for "hysteria" by inducing a "paroxysm" — what we would call an orgasm nowadays. Once accomplished by hand, the job has been made easier at the outset of Sarah Ruhl's comedy In The Next Room by the invention of the electromechanical vibrator. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Johnny Mercer's hometown of Savannah, Ga., dedicated a monument to him on what would have been his 100th birthday. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library hide caption

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Rehearsal for Opening Night at New York City Opera. Carol Rosegg hide caption

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Solo-performance pioneer Anna Deavere Smith set the standard for documentary theater in the 1990s; she's reached broader audiences with roles on TV's The West Wing and Nurse Jackie, and in films including Rachel Getting Married. Mary Ellen Mark hide caption

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Actor Michael McKean (as Arthur Przybyszewski) in Superior Donuts. hide caption

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