People, Apr. 22, 1996


"Broadway" and "SAM SHEPARD play" are not words that normally belong together. After all, this is the edgy, reclusive intellectual who collaborated with Patti Smith, Bob Dylan and Wim Wenders. Ah, well, nothing lasts forever. Shepard's 1979 Pulitzer-prizewinning Buried Child will open April 30 on Broadway. "The play was never designed for Broadway," says Shepard. "It started in a 95-seat theater in San Francisco." But under the direction of another sometime film star, Gary Sinise, things changed. "It's a lot clearer now," the playwright says. "And the humor has been brought out." Fans of Shepard's chiseled appearance...

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