People: Feb. 4, 2002

A LONG WAY FROM THE PRODUCERS

Who says charity chatter is boring? In October, journalism professor Anne Nelson was seated next to theater director Jim Simpson at a benefit. Nelson told him of her experience helping a fire captain write eulogies for firemen lost on Sept. 11. Simpson suggested she rework the meeting into a play. The result: The Guys, which Simpson is directing at his downtown theater, the Flea, starring his wife SIGOURNEY WEAVER and BILL MURRAY. The sight of two Hollywood stars sharing a tiny Tribeca stage will undoubtedly draw Manhattan crowds. And when Murray leaves in a few...

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