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    An Open Brooks

    At the start of the musical The Producers, the audience meets Max Bialystock, a once great hit maker who is now only a legend in his own mind. Dubbing himself "the king of Broadway," Bialystock fondly remembers a time when "everything I touched would turn to gold." Now reduced to ...

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    Payne and Suffering

    Alexander Payne is batting a 1,000. His previous feature films—the abortion comedy Citizen Ruth, the political satire Election, and the bittersweet road trip About Schmidt—established the writer/director as a skilled storyteller who created showcase roles for actors. His simple, straightforward style celebrates the seemingly mundane, bringing ...

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    Ray of Light

    For months we've been hearing Oscar buzz surrounding Jamie Foxx and his work in Ray, the film biography of the late musician Ray Charles. Not to take anything away from the stellar Foxx, but those who have caught Taylor Hackford's biopic are also leaving the theatre with another ...

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    Family Matters

    The Royal Family is George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's 1927 sweetheart of a play about a multigenerational family of actors—ostensibly based on the Barrymores—deeply committed to their craft and ultimately devoted to one another. Among the many stellar elements of the production currently at the Ahmanson ...

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    Taking 'Flight'

    As self-important sci-fi author Ronald Chevalier in "Gentlemen Broncos," the Clement sports lacquered-to-perfection hair and an impressive array of leather vests and high-waisted pants.

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    Women's Ware

    In a career spanning almost 25 years, Clarkson has tackled a spectrum of roles on Broadway, on television, and in film.

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    Behind the Scenes with Henry Dittman

    In this week's edition of Behind the Scenes, Back Stage's film editor Jenelle Riley discusses upcoming movies with actor, host and writer Henry Dittman.

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    Emily Watson Breaks New Waves with 'Oranges and Sunshine'

    Emily takes on a relatively unknown real-life figure to recount a shameful part of British history. "Oranges and Sunshine" is based on social worker Margaret Humphreys' efforts to remedy the "child migration scheme."

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    Being 'Good'

    As Tate Donovan tells it, he's had a relatively smooth-sailing career in 20-plus years, never having had to take a day job.

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    Telling Details

    Robert Altman wants you to see his films twice. Not that he's vain, or out to top the repeat-business box office of Harry Potter. It's just that this fiercely independent auteur—who's been directing films, television, and theatre since 1951—views filmmaking as a kind of layering ...