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Lansbury headed to Broadway

From the Associated Press

Game, match and it’s all set. After an absence of more than two decades, Angela Lansbury will return to Broadway this season to co-star with Marian Seldes in “Deuce,” a new play by Terrence McNally (“Master Class,” “Love! Valour! Compassion!”), directed by Michael Blakemore. Lansbury and Seldes will play retired tennis players who meet again at the U.S. Open. The production will begin previews in April and premiere May 6 at the Music Box Theatre, said production spokesman Jim Byk on Monday. Lansbury, 81, a four-time Tony winner for her work in “Mame,” “Dear World,” a revival of “Gypsy” and “Sweeney Todd,” made her last Broadway appearance in a short-lived revival of “Mame” in 1984. It was then that Lansbury, whose film career includes such movie classics as “Gaslight,” “The Harvey Girls” and “The Manchurian Candidate,” went to television for a long run as Jessica Fletcher in the CBS mystery series “Murder, She Wrote.”


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