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Venus in Fur (play)

Clive Owen and Sam Rockwell hit Broadway in 'Old Times' and 'Fool for Love' with different results

Clive Owen and Sam Rockwell hit Broadway in 'Old Times' and 'Fool for Love' with different results

Funny the way success renders yesterday's avant-garde palatable to today's mainstream.

Harold Pinter and Sam Shepard, once bewildering to theatergoers addicted to stories with a beginning, middle and end, now have become part of Broadway's luxury-gift basket.

At Roundabout Theatre Company's American Airlines Theatre, Pinter's enigmatic 1971 three-character play "Old Times" has been dusted off as a vehicle for Clive Owen to make his Broadway debut alongside two other British actors, the luminous stage star Eve Best and Kelly Reilly, who's having quite a good showing in her first Broadway outing.

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