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Scene & Heard: No day off for Jane Fonda
Scene & Heard: No day off for Jane Fonda

As the star of "33 Variations" at the Ahmanson Theatre, Jane Fonda has been performing six days a week, twice a day on weekends. Instead of relaxing on her day off, she spent Monday discussing her life, career and current play with Michael Ritchie, artistic director of the Center Theatre Group, at a gathering of CTG's Artistic Director's Circle. "Jane woke up this morning with laryngitis," Ritchie said. "She could have easily bailed on the entire evening and all of us would have understood. In fact, she should have bailed, but she didn't — and it shows the tenor of who the woman is." Ritchie called the affair "a peek behind the...

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