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In Curve of Departure, Mike Nussbaum portrays a grandfather who is confronting loss and decline. Michael Brosilow hide caption

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At 94, Mike Nussbaum Is The Oldest Working Stage Actor In Show Biz

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Melissa Villaseñor's talent for impersonation has helped to earn her appearances on Saturday Night Live, like this sketch from April 2018. She joins the show as a full cast member this fall. Alison Hale/NBC hide caption

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A Top Impressionist, Melissa Villaseñor Is Finding Her Own Voice On 'SNL'

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New York Philharmonic music director Jaap van Zweden performs at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center on Sept. 20, 2018 in New York City. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Struggle To Find Their Way

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National Sawdust is aiming to be the kind of institution that can do what the Metropolitan Opera or the New York Philharmonic does for mainstream artists. Vicente Muñoz/National Sawdust hide caption

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Ex-Sawdust Factory Is Transformed Into A NYC Musical Venue

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Remembering Dancer And Choreographer Arthur Mitchell

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Remembering Broadway Star Marin Mazzie

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In the current production of Be More Chill, an unpopular high school student named Jeremy (played by Will Roland, center) swallows a pill (which is actually a microcomputer) in order to be more, well, chill. The show moves to Broadway in early 2019. Maria Baranova/Courtesy of Be More Chill hide caption

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Broadway Is About To 'Be More Chill'

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A performance at the Metropolitan Theatrical awards in Mexico City. Gilda Villareal hide caption

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Foreign Actors On Mexico's Theater Stage Stir Resentment Behind The Scenes

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Choreographer Paul Taylor

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Paul Taylor, seen here directing the dance company that bears his name, left his major mark on the dance world as a choreographer. Paul B. Goode/Courtesy of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation hide caption

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Paul Taylor, Giant Of Modern Dance, Has Died

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Play Gives Woman At The Center Of Emmett Till's Murder Case A Voice

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High Fashion Meets Southern Hospitality

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