Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

Jeffrey Tambor tamps time into more than a pipe dream in new comedy
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"Four score and seven years ago" goes the Gettysburg Address. Forget the seven years; four score is what John Mason (John Lithgow) and Jeffrey Pyne (Jeffrey Tambor) address these days. And since they've already handled the first three, it's the next "20 Good Years" that interest them the most. And they also interest NBC, which offers one for the ages...
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After a childhood shaken and stirred, the writer bonds with film fans
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Is it any wonder that fans of writer Anthony Horowitz have great expectations for the first film made of his teen super-spy Alex Rider? After all, the author's real-life history affords a glimpse into daring derring-do that helped him escape his own Dickens-like conundrums. Horowitz, whose "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker" breaks nationwide on Friday, Oct. 13, is a brainy Brit...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
When she was a senior at Wesleyan College in Connecticut, Karen Gross chose an unusual senior project. Instead of examining some arcane subject, she decided to write, produce and star in a play, complete with 11 characters. It was based on interviews that she'd done on the experiences of young women as travelers. "That project keyed into my interests in...
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David Crane has created a reunion of friends. But before "Friends" fans place an order with Gunther for a soy, unsweetened, decaf cappuccino -- hold the sarcasm -- Crane is not couching his chat in terms of Monica, Chandler, Ross -- or even Marcel the monkey. The names he's dropping are those dropping in for a grade-school reunion in "The...
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Brooklyn dodger? Nah, this guy welcomes the old hometown with open arms, fielding questions about the old neighborhood from audiences in what may be off-Broadway's only bilingual production. Yiddish is spoken here; so is pinching the cheeks. And the guy on stage is the ultimate pinch-hitter. Some actors enjoy ripping up their roots; he'd rather water them. Why not? It's...
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