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    Close to Her Material

    Glenn Close opens the door of her hotel suite to greet me. "Hello, I'm Glenn," she says cheerfully, extending her hand to shake mine. She's understatedly dressed in jeans and a blouse. Beside the pleasant surprise of her soft, casual demeanor, I think to myself, "Glenn answers her ...

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    The Business of Showcase

    Actors' showcases tend to get a bad rap in Los Angeles. Audiences have tired of seeing the same scenes played out time and time again by struggling artists. There is one shining exception: Beverly Winwood Presents the Actors Showcase has enjoyed a healthy L.A. run of packed audiences for ...

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    Theatrical at Heart

    What on earth is it about ABBA? Is it the buoyancy of the music—its shameless, unadulterated pop-ness? The fanciful, shiny, out-there costumes? The beat? The fantastic fusion of the voices of the four members—Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and Agnetha Faltskog? Some people may scoff, but anyone ...

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    Amber Benson

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    Hammer Time

    For a young actor, could there be anything better than getting a role in a David Fincher movie written by Aaron Sorkin? If you're Armie Hammer, there is: getting two roles.

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    Sexaholix's Workaholic

    "I love when my work can be really dark and sad and really hilarious, when I hit all those notes. And I think I'm getting there," said actor/comedian John Leguizamo of his latest one-man show, Sexaholix... a love story, opening at the Ahmanson Theatre in Downtown L.A ...

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    Calling Card

    Actor Mark Setlock isn't really an employee of a high-falutin' New York City restaurant, he just plays one onstage. He plays that, plus about 30 of the most high-ego, low-I.Q. morons you'd never want to deal with, in his astoundingly successful one-man show Fully Committed.

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    Not So Elementary, Our Dear Holmes

    After spending hours trying to come up with a worthy introduction that would encapsulate the wildly varied career and larger-than-life personality of Rupert Holmes, I have to admit defeat.

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    An Open Brooks

    At the start of the musical The Producers, the audience meets Max Bialystock, a once great hit maker who is now only a legend in his own mind. Dubbing himself "the king of Broadway," Bialystock fondly remembers a time when "everything I touched would turn to gold." Now reduced to ...

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    Payne and Suffering

    Alexander Payne is batting a 1,000. His previous feature films—the abortion comedy Citizen Ruth, the political satire Election, and the bittersweet road trip About Schmidt—established the writer/director as a skilled storyteller who created showcase roles for actors. His simple, straightforward style celebrates the seemingly mundane, bringing ...