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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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    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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    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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    The Solidarity of Sorrow

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

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    A Dish Best Served Cold

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

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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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    Self-Employed

    by Laura Weinert

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    Inspiring Reads

    Aspiring actors look to books that are primers—how-tos about the craft and the business. Working actors look to books for other things: inspiration; a sense of community, of their place in the grand history of the art form; solutions to recurring acting problems; reassurance and entertainment.

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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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    Sam Lloyd: A Talent for Pain

    Sam Lloyd is the rare actor you can both laugh with and laugh at—and he doesn't mind. As the hapless, increasingly suicidal hospital attorney Ted Buckland on NBC's delightfully warped comedy Scrubs, Lloyd even makes depression funny. His Ted is that rare creation; a Mr. Cellophane who ...