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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

In Defense of Stars

Charles McNulty offers a more measured alternative to the anti-Julia Roberts pile-on. I agree that commercial Broadway is hardly corrupted by such "boldface names" and that the star trainwrecks we've observed of late have been particularly bad pieces of casting of actors who might under other circumstances do well.

And, for the record, I saw the "Frasier Macbeth" of which he speaks. The curse of the Scottish Play has never struck so mercilessly.

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