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Broadway season features Sting, Jackman and Peter Pan

In this publicity image courtesy if Joan Marcus, actor Hugh Jackman, is seen with Emily Tyra, left, Lara Seibert, second from right, and Kearran Giovanni in "Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway," in New York. The show opened Thursday at the Broadhurst Theatre. AP

The 2014-’15 Broadway season has something for everyone—a musical by Sting, a magician-filled SUV, the incomparable Hugh Jackman, the equally regal Helen Mirren, a musical set in a funeral parlor and not one, but two Gyllenhaals.

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Mark Ruffalo hits his thespic stride

ANTHONY Mackie and Mark Ruffalo      photo: George Pimentel

Mark Ruffalo is transforming. With a string of films, from the lauded AIDS drama, “The Normal Heart,” to the musical rebirth tale, “Begin Again,” to the upcoming wrestling drama, “Foxcatcher,” the man many know as the Hulk has muscled together a shape-shifting string of roles.

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Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role — as a UN Messenger of Peace.

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China detains famed film director for prostitution

Chinese film director Wang Quan'an  AP FILE PHOTO

Beijing police say they have detained film director Wang Quan’an on a charge of prostitution.

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Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Tony Auth dies at 72

Tony Auth

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth, whose sharp and creative commentary appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 40 years, died of cancer on Sunday. He was 72.

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