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Mixing humor and hope

Gay playwright Paul Rudnick explores what lies ahead in 'The New Century'

Paul Rudnick says the theater has always been a great home for genuine diversity, such as his gay-themed plays. Paul Rudnick says the theater has always been a great home for genuine diversity, such as his gay-themed plays. (Michael Mahoney, Hat Head Studios)
By Megan Tench
Globe Staff / January 18, 2009

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The way Paul Rudnick tells it, he was a born "theater rat," eagerly clapping at Broadway openings since childhood. Now 51, the playwright, screenwriter, and novelist - best known for "Jeffrey" and "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told" - still turns to theater in search of humor and hope. His comedy "The New Century" opens tonight at the Boston Center ... (Full article: 1543 words)

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