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    Shaw's Second Sex

    For an actress with an affinity for classics of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, one of the most pleasurable challenges, along with tackling the flawed heroines of Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov, must be to play one of George Bernard Shaw's smart, loquacious, thoroughly modern Millies.

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    One-Stop Workshop

    When "Other Desert Cities" opens in December at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in New York, it will signal the return of Jon Robin Baitz.

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    Brotherly Love

    It's likely that John Benjamin Hickey flown completely under your radar, despite roles in "Law & Order" and many other TV shows, as well as big-screen appearances in megahits.

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    Mark Wahlberg on Why Making 'The Fighter' Became an Obsession

    The actor says he trained for four years, eight to 10 hours a day, not knowing whether the film would even get made.

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    Going for the Gold

    Jeremy Piven knows agents, as anyone who has seen his ferocious, take-no-prisoners, Emmy-nominated performance on HBO's Entourage can attest. Piven embodies the fast-talking, Viagra-swilling überagent Ari Gold with an accuracy that is frequently frightening and consistently entertaining. It's also a persona most actors are probably all too familiar ...

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    Gavin Creel Tunes In to the '60s

    Funny how things happen. Gavin Creel moves to New York a decade ago as a kid out college, toils for a few years, and then boom: a lead role in 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' and a Tony nomination for best actor.

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    Play It Now, "Sam"

    Every now and then a true original comes along. This time it's in the form of Cory McAbee, whose second feature, "Stingray Sam," could be described as a musical Western set in space.

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    The Way We Were

    "Acting is such a test of self-confidence when there isn't such a thing as a contract," reflected studio system veteran Marsha Hunt, who acted under contract for 20 years, from 1935 through the 1950s.

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    Crossing the Line

    "She could be abrasive. She could scare the shit out of people," a former student of the late Uta Hagen told Back Stage West columnist Jean Schiffman. Though famous for her tough-love techniques, Hagen had a reputation for also treating her students as colleagues and never putting them down. Hagen ...

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    Almost Famous

    The first thing you should know about Billy Crudup is that he has no intentions of selling out.