Theodore Hardeen (right) poses with brother Harry Houdini around 1901. Although Hardeen was the less-famous brother, he was also a magician and escape artist who continued to perform Houdini's routines after his death.

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Houdini Relative Unlocks Some Family Secrets

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'Chinglish' Opens On Broadway

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Ari Graynor (left) and Steve Guttenberg star in Woody Allen's "Honeymoon Hotel." It is one of three one-act comedies that make up Relatively Speaking, directed by John Tuturro.

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On Broadway, John Turturro Offers Three For One

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Soprano Anna Netrebko, right, portrays Anne Boleyn in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Anna Bolena in New York. The Met raised $182 million in in donations in its last fundraising year.

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Arts Giving Is Up, But Hold The Applause

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'Hamlet' On An Elevator? The Bard Gets A New Venue

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According to actress Rita Moreno, who played Anita in the film, Jerome Robbins' challenging choreography made the filming of West Side Story a grueling experience: "I think most dancers ... [worked] so bloody hard that the only way to live through some of the physical torture was just to, you know, employ your sense of humor."

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'West Side Story' Film Still Pretty, And Witty, At 50

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'Man' Of Some Importance: Actor Frank Langella (left, with Adam Driver) anchors the Roundabout Theatre Company's Man and Boy, about a highflying financier whose empire hangs by a thread.

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Frank Langella On Acting, Aging And Being Very Bad

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Award-Winning Performer Leslie Uggams Shares Wisdom

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Audra McDonald: Say Yes To Yourself

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Catherine Foster, Sahr Ngaujah and Nicole de Weever perform Bill T. Jones' choreography in Fela! Monique Carboni hide caption

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Bill T. Jones Takes Broadway Hit 'Fela!' On Tour

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While actor Hal Holbrook is best known for his portrayal of Mark Twain, he has starred in scores of films and television programs. Ana Gilbert hide caption

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Hal Holbrook On The Road To Becoming 'Mark Twain'

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'Angels In America,' 20 Years Later

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'Porgy And Bess,' Adapted For Modern Times

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Dressy And Juicy: Jan Maxwell plays socialite and former showgirl Phyllis Rogers Stone, one of four deeply unhappy characters at the show's center. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Broadway's 'Follies,' Sounding As Sumptuous As Ever

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