Theater: Cool Hand Comes to Town

Paul Newman is the big draw in Broadway's new Our Town, but he gives the play center stage

You can't see his blue eyes. Not even from the close-up seats they give to theater critics, much less a vantage point farther back in the house, where most folks have to sit. In fact, fans of Paul Newman the movie star may find little they recognize in his first appearance on Broadway in 38 years (and even longer, if you forget about 1964's Baby Want a Kiss, which most people have).

Like many other actors who have become Hollywood icons, Newman thinks he would have led a worthier life if he had done more theater. So he chose to...

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