Born Ehrich Weiss, Harry Houdini, a rabbi's son, emigrated from Budapest to Appleton, Wis., in 1878. Courtesy of The National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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Happiness is a good rhyme: Stephen Sondheim's new memoir takes its title from a lyric that captures what songwriter Paul Simon -- in a New York Times review of the book -- describes as "that feeling of joy, the little squirt of dopamine hitting the brain" when an artist is at work. Courtesy of the author hide caption

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Anthony Perkins and Charmian Carr starred in Stephen Sondheim's 1966 made-for-TV musical, Evening Primrose, about people living in a department store after-hours. ABC/Photofest hide caption

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The Lady In Question: Cherry Jones, right, and Sally Hawkins learn a little more about each other than either can bear in Mrs. Warren's Profession. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Scott Shepherd plays an office worker who gets swept away by The Great Gatsby in Gatz. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Opera singer Eric Owens stars as Alberich in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Das Rheingold. Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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