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Nathan Lane Goes Off-Broadway

Nathan Lane Goes Off-Broadway

By Michael Kuchwara

New York (AP) -- So what are you doing on your summer vacation, Nathan Lane? The actor who will star in a Broadway revival of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" this fall has stepped into "Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams," a new Terrence McNally play opening Aug. 18 at off-Broadway's Primary Stages.

The Tony-winning star of "The Producers" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" replaces Peter Frechette who departed because of a scheduling conflict. Also in the cast are Marian Seldes, Michael Countryman, Patricia Kalember, Darren Pettie, R.E. Rodgers and Miriam Shor. The director is Michael Morris.

"Dedication" concerns a couple, played by Lane and Kalember, who run a children's theater in upstate New York. Preview performances begin July 26 for a run through Sept. 18.

Lane, who recently finished filming the movie version of "The Producers," currently is scheduled to appear in "Dedication" through Sept. 4, but may extend until the end of the engagement. Rehearsals for "The Odd Couple," which also stars Matthew Broderick, begin Sept. 6.


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