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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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    No Longer 'Chasing' Roles

    Jane Alexander and Lynn Cohen frankly admit they've never tackled roles like those in Tina Howe's new tragicomedy 'Chasing Manet'.

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    The Accidental Actor

    I don't know that I'm that interested in acting, to be honest with you. I started performing in plays when I was at university.

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    Marc Platt

    Marc Platt may not defy gravity, but he seems to dare the law of inertia.

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    Gil Cates

    These days, Gil Cates is among the best-known television producers and directors in the world, having had his hand on the Academy Awards broadcasts more than a dozen times.

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    Through the Looking Glass

    Besides laughing out loud when she read Christopher Durang's "Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them," Laura Benanti was turned on by the prospect of doing a straight play.

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    Illuminating Art

    Randy Sean Schulman doesn't speak on stage during his new play "Luminous Birch," but he spoke with Back Stage before the play's opening night April 3.

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    John Crowley Is Present

    John Crowley knew he'd face challenges in helming Peter Harness' "Is Anybody There?."

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    Comedy is Pain

    In person, Lennon is so polite and unassuming, it's difficult to believe he's that ubiquitous actor who has been stealing scenes through off-the-wall characters for years.

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    'Variations' on a Theme

    Colin Hanks and Samantha Mathis admit that the chance to appear on a Broadway stage with Jane Fonda was a major draw. So was performing in a work written and directed by Moisés Kaufman (Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde).