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Tyler Ritter (center) stars in CBS's The McCarthys with, clockwise from top left, Jack McGee, Laurie Metcalf, Jimmy Dunn, Joey McIntyre and Kelen Coleman. Monty Brinton/CBS hide caption

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At 83, Dancer Carmen De Lavallade Looks Back At A Life Spent Onstage

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Debra Messing stars with Robert Klein in NBC's The Mysteries of Laura. Will Hart/NBC hide caption

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Winners And Losers Of The Fall TV Season Begin To Emerge

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Edgar Degas' Little Dancer Aged Fourteen is on display at the National Gallery of Art until Jan. 11. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon/ Courtesy of the National Gallery hide caption

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'Little Dancer' Musical Imagines The Story Behind Degas' Mysterious Muse

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Wendy Whelan, 47, principal dancer at the New York City Ballet, will retire Oct. 18 after 30 years with the institution. Erin Baiano for NPR hide caption

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Poetry In Motion: Prima Ballerina Retires After 3-Decade Career

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Neil Patrick Harris has hosted the Tony Awards four times. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images hide caption

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What's It Like To Be Neil Patrick Harris? He Gives You Options

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El Teatro Campesino's Mission Remains As Its Stages Grow

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Young Mike (Joseph Carlson) antagonizes Mike (Michael Patrick Thornton) during a physical therapy session with Jerry (James Whalen). Stan Barouh/Olney Theatre Center hide caption

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Play, Ball: A Theatrical Look At The 'Beauty And Brutality' Of Football

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Broadway Veteran Marian Seldes Dies At 86

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Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash on The CW's The Flash. Jack Rowand/The CW hide caption

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'The Flash' And 'Gotham' Succeed By Taking Comic Book Stories Seriously

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Tony Award Winner Geoffrey Holder Dies At 84

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Alex Sharp stars as 15-year-old Christopher in the theater adaptation of Mark Haddon's 2003 novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Courtesy of Joan Marcus hide caption

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The Unadaptable 'Curious Incident' Gets A Stage Adaptation

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