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    David Wain Directs Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston in 'Wanderlust'

    The writer-producer-actor is going multi-platforms with shows on Cartoon Network, My Damn Channel, and on the big screen.

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    Laura Kenny Quite a Character

    If Laura Kenny had been around in 1930s and '40s Hollywood, it's a good bet that this mainstay of Seattle's theatre scene would have been cast in the kind of roles that kept Marjorie Main, Marie Dressler, Thelma Ritter, and other such successful character actresses in demand. As ...

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    'Acting-Shmacting'

    Rubinek is refreshingly straightforward. Though he is delighted to be playing Dr. Arthur "Artie" Nelson, the mysterious yet methodical Secret Service agent on Syfy's "Warehouse 13," he says much of the acting is "shmacting.

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    Moises Kaufman Finds Metaphor in Simon Gray's 'The Common Pursuit'

    Helming Roundabout Theatre production, experimental artist Moises Kaufman moves outside his comfort zone in tackling realistic play.

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    Labor Pains

    Giving birth to a character in a new show has long been one of Alice Ripley's ambitions.

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    Making Her Mark

    Beth Henley was depressed. The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright had reached that point in her life we all eventually come to, where we try to figure out the meaning of life and what the hell we're doing on this planet, anyway. Henley and a friend had been having dinner at ...

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    Shira Lazar: A Back Stage Exclusive

    "I love people, and the Internet happens to have the most people," says Shira Lazar. A web early adopter, she brings old-school journalistic chops to covering the world of new media.

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    Idris Elba Has Been a Gangster, a Gumshoe, and Now a God

    Idris Elba's casting in "Thor" prompted grumblings among fanboy purists. The actor is playing a character who was white in the Marvel comic.  "It is what it is," Elba says. "People are shallow."

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    More Than 'Skin' Deep

    Playing a biographical figure poses a host of challenges—most pointedly accuracy, or at least capturing the person's essence.

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    Clark Middleton & Christopher Thornton

    Actor Clark Middleton describes himself as "one ear short of being bionic." The proud owner of new hips, knees, and a shoulder—replaced due to rheumatoid arthritis—was just recovering from surgery a few years ago when playwright John Belluso handed him the script for his new piece, The Body ...