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Earnestly funny

Considering that Alan Ayckbourn may be the most staged living English playwright besides Shakespeare, as some accounts declare, why isn't he produced more often in American theaters?
2nd Story fulfills its Comic Potential
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 05, 2010
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Still crazy after all these years

Since Dorothy Parker died, in 1967, Carrie Fisher is probably the most hilarious screwed-up person alive.  
The Force is with Carrie Fisher in her one-woman show Wishful Drinking
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 15, 2008
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Opera superstar 101

Domingo put his arm around Martínez and whirled her around the stage, asking the audience to sing in their stead.

At 67, Plácido Dominingo makes his Boston concert Debut


By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 17, 2008