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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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    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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    John Cameron Mitchell: From Hedwig to Head

    When your first film as a director, writer, and star is the hit of Sundance and snags you countless awards and accolades, what do you do for an encore? If you're John Cameron Mitchell, you hold an open casting call for actors to participate in a workshop for a ...

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    From Muggle to Magician

    Second-banana roles seem the most thankless. They also don't necessarily help an actor get the girls. But 14-year-old Rupert Grint, handsome and charming in person, is for now relegated to be known the world over as the rather ungainly, rather unlucky, but heart-of-gold Ron Weasley, best friend and young ...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    '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.