Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

Off a Broadway run, he's off-and-running back on TV
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He's got game. And now Bob Saget's got Broadway under his belt. Give that man a chair -- no, table that notion; he's already had one. Indeed, Elkins Park's pride and joie de vivre received great reviews for his recent role as "Man in Chair" during the closing end of "The Drowsy Chaperone" on Broadway. In a way, that was...
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Wild question: Which is a tougher crowd -- the West Bank or the Wild West? "Oh," chuckles Ari Sandler. "Certainly, the West Bank! That's a highly charged subject." And so is his career. Winning the Oscar for best live short last year, the good-looking director of "West Bank Story" had even better looking prospects after the award and accolades gave...
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Odds are theater-goers are able to pay with plastic to see Joan Rivers' autobiographical play now at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. And why not? Plastic's done well by her! Ironic that the woman whose hilarious high jinks and self-deprecating digs about her many matchups with plastic surgeons are, actually, the real thing. Validation on Valentine's Day? In a...
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Playwright brings it all home to Israel
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He is the "Two Thousand Years" man. But Mike Leigh -- despite the Yiddishkeit that soars throughout his new drama opening off-Broadway on Feb. 7 -- is no babbling Mel Brooks. He blazes society, not saddles. And "Two Thousand Years" enflames and entertains as it examines a muddled middle-class Jewish-geography of a family -- place them outside not so-cheerio England...
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A training film for mohels cutting their teeth in the business? "That's a possibility," muses Mitchell Lichtenstein. But, no, "Teeth," which he wrote, directed and co-produced, is more molar than mohel, and definitely not what the doctor ordered. The blackest of black comedies could give fans of "The Vagina Monologues" something to talk about between themselves. The heroine of this...
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