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    Restless Jester

    Actor and clown Bill Irwin arrives for an interview in American Conservatory Theater's conference room wearing a baseball cap and sweatshirt. Tall, rangy, and blue-eyed, his Irish lineage evident in his fair complexion and clean-cut features, he might be mistaken for a Little League coach but for the dog-eared ...

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    Singing in the Brain

    Director Keith Gordon had an interesting answer when asked to identify the genre of his new Paramount Classics film, The Singing Detective. "Let's see," he said. "It's a comedy, a drama, a surrealistic lip-sync rock-and-roll musical, an exercise in expressionism, an absurdist film-noir, and a naturalistic character study ...

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    The American Nightmare

    At the center "August: Osage County" is the battle between pill-popping matriarch Violet and her eldest daughter, Barbara, played on tour by Estelle Parsons and Shannon Cochran.

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    At 'Home' on Stage

    Performing the nine one-act plays of Horton Foote's "The Orphans' Home Cycle" is a daunting challenge. But five of the main actors wouldn't have it any other way.

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    Brave New World

    Writer-director James Cameron is keenly aware that many actors are concerned about this new technology and what it means for the future of their careers.

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    VIDEO: 'Porgy and Bess' Cast Discusses Reviving the Gershwin Classic

    The cast and creative team of the revival of "Porgy and Bess," which lands on Broadway in January, spoke with Back Stage about bringing the Gershwin classic to life.

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    Playing Dead

    Meaghan Rath enjoys being seen as a lonely ghost on 'Being Human,' the new series  adapted from the British show of the same name.

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    Filmmaker Jim Mickle Offers a New Take on Vampires

    Jim Mickle's "Stake Land" may ostensibly be yet another vampire movie, but it offers a refreshing approach to the increasingly worked-over genre.

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    Outside the Box

    Before BSW spoke with Paul Bettany, the charismatic and chameleonic English actor, someone at his management company told us, "Whatever you do, don't ask him about the lesbians and the cockroaches." If ever there was a story that needed to be heard, this surely had to be it. But ...

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    Suitable for Framing

    Samantha Morton and Djimon Hounsou have much more in common than meets the eye. Both have the kind of screen presence that is so intense they can disarm you in the smallest scene. They share the ability to play a deeply suffering character without a trace of sentimentality, with such ...