Marin Mazzie. (Photo by Jason Bell)
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On Broadway: Marin Mazzie Reignites the Role that Landed Dianne Wiest an Oscar

Some dames say “no” when they mean “yes.” Broadway grande dame Helen Sinclair, one of the main characters in Bullets Over Broadway, varies that bit a bit. She says “don’t speak” when she means “full steam ahead.” After inflaming the guy, she douses his passions with protestations of caution and civility and suggests they move to a higher plane. It’s that old stop-start school of foreplay that leaves the object of her affections dizzy with anticipation and confusion.

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