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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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    Back on the Radar

    Caroline Dhavernas, best known for playing quirky slacker Jaye Tyler on the short-lived 2004 Fox dramedy "Wonderfalls," soured on the small screen after the series was canceled. She has apparently changed her mind.

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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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    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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    'Potted Potter' Morphs J.K. Rowling's Beloved Novels Into 70 Zany Minutes

    Actors-writers Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner have a blast with Hogwarts wizardry, Quidditch, and audience interaction at the Little Shubert.

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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.

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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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    Barney Cheng: Hollywood Beginning

    Barney Cheng is in shock. People have been telling him he's the highlight of Woody Allen's latest film, Hollywood Ending, in which he plays to perfection Chou, a naïve Chinese-American translator hired to help a director (played by Allen) communicate with his non-English-speaking cinematographer (a scenario inspired by ...

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    Once Is Not Enough

    It takes a special kind of gypsy to move from a longtime New York City residence to a ranch in Texas one week, then to headline at a cabaret in SoCal the next. And no one would be more at home doing so than Betty Buckley is.