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This Week on Stage: 'Sex With Strangers' with Anna Gunn, Dee Snider's puppet Bard

Anna Gunn could very well win her second consecutive Emmy for Breaking Bad in about three weeks on the West Coast—but right now, she’s laying down some East Coast roots in Sex With Strangers, a new drama directed by David Schwimmer. The role is only the actress’s second major New York City stage part (she was in the supporting cast of The Rehearsal opposite Frances Conroy and Roger Rees back on Broadway in 1996), but the reviews for her and costar Billy Magnussen (soon to be seen in the long-awaited film of James Lapine/Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods; by the way, have you seen that spiffy trailer yet?), like the one we’ll provide you below, indicate she’ll get more love from theatergoers than Skyler White ever did as a character.

In other news, 2014 marks a banner year in which both Woody Allen and Mia Farrow scored Broadway shows. His self-penned Bullets Over Broadway will sleep with the fishes on Aug. 24, while Farrow begins a stint in A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters on Sept. 13, her first Broadway appearance since 1980’s Romantic Comedy. And no, I’m not counting her voice work in the megabomb Stephen Sondheim (him again!) play Getting Away With Murder. Letters will feature a rotating cast that will also include Brian Dennehy, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Anjelica Huston, Martin Sheen and Game of Thrones‘ Diana Rigg, so it’s kind of a choose-your-own-veteran actor-adventure. And speaking of adventures, this week offered a cornucopia of new ones Off Broadway, including a bloody puppet bacchanal presented by the frontman for Twisted Sister, a new play from a scribe of Girls and Looking on HBO, and the sterling return of one of NYC’s most-emerged playwrights.

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Diane Keaton on Woody Allen's sex abuse scandal: 'I believe my friend'

In February, Woody Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, wrote an open letter claiming that Allen had sexually abused her. In the letter, Farrow addressed a number of Allen’s colleagues by name, including his longtime collaborator Diane Keaton: “You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?”

While promoting her new book, Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, Keaton has finally given her take on the subject. In a recent interview with The Guardian, she explained her feelings toward Allen rather simply: “I love him.”

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Lena Dunham on Woody Allen: He nauseates me

When Lena Dunham’s first movie, Tiny Furniture, came out, many critics made favorable comparisons to Woody Allen’s films. But maybe there was something deeper to the fact that the film’s hipster-doofus jerk (Alex Karpovsky) reads Woody Allen’s book, Without Feathers. Turns out, Dunham hadn’t been a fan of Allen’s work for some time, and after Dylan Farrow’s explosive open-letter outlining allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather, Dunham has been extremely outspoken on the matter, especially on Twitter. Now, she tells Marc Maron on his WTF podcast that she’s “nauseated with [Allen].”

Maron was asking about Dunham’s upbringing as a child of two artists, and the actress brought up Allen as the most vivid example of not judging the art by its artist. “In the latest Woody Allen debate I’m decidedly pro-Dylan Farrow and decidedly disgusted with Woody Allen’s behavior,” she said. “But for me, when people go through his work and comb through it for references to child molestation, that’s not the f–king point.”

“I’m not gonna indict the work,” she continued. “I think that you can decide that you don’t want to support the work of somebody who has molested a child. That’s a completely appropriate choice. But going through it and saying, look, he’s told us in 57 ways that he rapes kids — that’s not the thing. The thing is to look at the actual evidence that exists in the world, which I think strongly suggests that Woody Allen is in the wrong. READ FULL STORY

Ronan Farrow masters the humblebrag on 'The Daily Show' -- VIDEO

Nobody likes a boaster. That’s why God (or self-conscious social media users) invented the humblebrag — a prideful statement couched in a layer of self-deprecation. (You’ll find exhibits A through infinity at Parks and Rec writer Harris Wittels’s eponymous Twitter account.)

Celebrities, particularly, are well-schooled in the art of the humblebrag. They want to seem cool and relatable and down-to-earth, but it’s impossible to keep up that appearance while simultaneously describing what their lives are actually like. After seeing Ronan Farrow’s appearance on last night’s Daily Show, though, I’m convinced that he is to humblebragging what Kanye West is to actual bragging.

Any way you slice it, Farrow’s got an impressive resume. In his 26 years of life, he’s already 1. graduated college at the age of 15, 2. graduated from Yale Law at the age of 21, 3. traveled to Darfur as a UNICEF spokesperson, 4. been a Special Adviser for Humanitarian and NGO Affairs for the Obama Administration, 5. been Director of the State Department’s Office of Global Youth Issues, and 6. snagged a Rhodes Scholarship. And, oh yeah, he’s also about to start hosting his own daily news show on MSNBC. Add in that Farrow has achieved all this despite a family life that’s been… unstable at best, and it’d be easy to forgive him a few straight-up boasts.

Ahh, but that’s not Ronan’s way! Check out how he tries to soften the blow of Jon Stewart’s praise:

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Mia and Ronan Farrow tweet about Woody Allen tribute at Golden Globes

Woody Allen’s tribute at the Golden Globes attracted many fans — most notably Diane Keaton, who sang the Girl Scout theme song mid-way through congratulating him. But not everyone was willing to celebrate the Oscar-winning director.

Ex Mia Farrow went the joking route while making clear she wouldn’t be watching, tweeting, “Time to grab some icecream & switch over to #GIRLS…Nite all.”

Ronan Farrow, Allen and Farrow’s biological child (Or is he?), went with some sharper comments: “Missed the Woody Allen tribute – did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?” (Mia Farrow then retweeted this message.) READ FULL STORY

Mia Farrow says son's father may be Frank Sinatra, not Woody Allen

Ronan Farrow’s ol’ blue eyes may provide a clue.

In an in-depth interview with Vanity Fair, Mia Farrow was asked if Ronan Farrow, long described as the only biological child of Farrow and Woody Allen, might actually be the son of on-and-off love Frank Sinatra. Farrow replied, “Possibly.” READ FULL STORY

On the scene at the Time 100 Gala red carpet

Lena Dunham, Joe Biden, and George Saunders — as well as Jimmy Fallon, Arianna Huffington, Dr. Oz, Christina Aguilera, and dozens more — gathered together to mingle with and honor one another at Time’s 100 Gala, celebrating its annual “100 Most Influential People in the World” issue. The mix made for some interesting red carpet conversation, as entertainers mixed with politicians and publishing figures. Most attendees agreed it was an honor to be in the same room as so many other luminaries. Michael Kors, who showed up with Olivia Munn and sunglasses, gave out fashion tips. Barbara Walters talked up the latest biography she’s loving. That and other tidbits from the carpet below.

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Ronan Farrow wishes Woody Allen 'happy brother-in-law's day'

Ronan Farrow, son of Mia and Woody Allen, has a complicated relationship with his estranged father, who infamously ended his relationship with Farrow to begin another with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi in 1992. But there’s no denying he inherited some of Allen’s wit, an attribute the 24-year-old didn’t hesitate to aim at his father during the recent holiday. “Happy father’s day,” he tweeted yesterday. “Or as they call it in my family, happy brother-in-law’s day.”

Zing. Or as his mother chimed in after retweeting his comment, “Boom.”

Ronan was only five years old when his parents’ scandalous public split occurred and Allen began publicly dating Soon-Yi Previn, then 21. He developed into an academic prodigy, graduating from college at 15 and earning a Rhodes scholarship while also working in the Obama administration.

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Mia Farrow: The Sweet Lowdown

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