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    Etta Murfitt & Will Kemp

    They play larger-than-life 1950s American types, denizens of an auto repair shop in a sweltering town: He plays Angelo, a sweet boy seduced by a rugged drifter named Luca, framed for murder, imprisoned, and seeking retribution at any cost; she's Rita, his sweetheart and the town's emotional caretaker ...

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    Emmy Roundtable: Drama Actresses

    What if all the actresses wore the same modest outfit to the Emmys? Glenn Close's suggestion prompted unanimous mock agreement. "Let's do it!" agreed Sandra Oh.

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    Military Staging

    Director, writer, and classical scholar Bryan Doerries' New York–based company, Theater of War, was tapped by the Pentagon last November to receive $3.7 million in order to visit 50 military sites nationwide.

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    From the 'Heart'

    Hyphenate John Lithgow takes his one-man show "Stories by Heart," on the road.

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    Mabel Normand

    To cross genres and eras a bit, imagine the impish, doe-eyed beauty of Audrey Tautou in Amélie, mixed with the strong-willed zaniness of Lucille Ball, that constant catalyst for chaos.

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    Illuminating Art

    Randy Sean Schulman doesn't speak on stage during his new play "Luminous Birch," but he spoke with Back Stage before the play's opening night April 3.

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    A Dish Best Served Cold

    Filmmaker Joe Maggio spins a tale of revenge in 'Bitter Feast.'

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    Behind the Mask

    It's been a typical fractured rehearsal day for John Vickery, who plays Scar, the villain of The Lion King, directed by Julie Taymor. He settled somewhat wearily into a seat at the Pantages Theatre, now being painstakingly restored by Disney for its stage production of the most successful movie ...

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    Catching Up With...: Michael Mayer

    Everything's coming up frantic for self-assured director Michael Mayer these days—but frantic in a good way, if one considers a skyrocketing career and rapturous critical acclaim good things. In recent years he has helmed high-profile stage projects on Broadway and Off-Broadway, often simultaneously, while somehow finding time to ...

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    The Solidarity of Sorrow

    Nicole Kidman reveals how her performance in "Rabbit Hole" affected her mind, body, and dreams.