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    Real Men

    Lord knows this modest effort isn't theatre on the scale of the Taper, but director/playwright James Andrew Oster's unpretentiously sweet and intimate family drama evidences a pleasantly heartfelt and admirably sincere mood that larger shows would be proud to possess

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    Headley Not Ruling Out Broadway

    Even though Heather Headley has traded in her Broadway career for a recording career, she isn't ruling out a return in the future.

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    Seriously Funny

    After years of stealing scenes, David Cross hits the top. And he's not afraid to get ugly.

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    Ears on a Beatle

    Like so many current productions, "Ears on a Beatle" is a stronger showcase for acting and directing than playwriting.

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    Buena Vista Stages a Comeback

    The Walt Disney Co. spent the first half of the year as embattled as the defenders of "The Alamo."

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    Life During Wartime

    "Life During Wartime," presented by and at Company of Angels Theatre, 2106 Hyperion Ave., Silverlake. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m. May 14-June 19. $12-15. (323) 883-1717.

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    FROM THE EDITOR

    Dear Reader: I've been watching Jennifer Coolidge's career blossom over my 10 years with Back Stage West, and this week, I am so proud to have her grace our cover. I discovered Jennifer on the small stage of The Groundlings, where she made me laugh out loud and ...

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    A Dog's Life

    "A Dog's Life," presented by Write Act Repertory Company at the Write Act Theatre, 6128 Yucca St., Hollywood. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m. Aug. 5-Sept. 11. $10-15. (323) 860-8894.

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    Thousands: Keep Broadway 'On Record'

    In a display that once again shows the power of grassroots, two former members of Howard Dean's presidential campaign—Joe Drymala and Ryan Davis, each with a background in the theatre—are turning their attention to the plight of the original cast album.

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    The Laramie Project

    "The Laramie Project," presented by Integrity Productions and the Celebration Theatre in association with Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Projects at the Celebration Theatre, 7051-B Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. Sun. 2 p.m. Apr. 18-May 23. $20. (323) 957-1884.