Friday, March 6, 2009

Jane Fonda Plays an ALS Patient on Broadway in "33 Variations"

There is a new play on Broadway called "33 Variations", starring Jane Fonda as a musicologist who has been diagnosed with ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease. I don't know too much about it, but I have plans to see it next week [with Louise, who works with Actors Equity]. I am anxious to see if they present the disease accurately, as well as how the character deals with the changes. I know that the ALS Association consulted with the cast, so an attempt was made at some authenticity. You can read an entry in Jane Fonda's blog about her thoughts regarding the role at this link.

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