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Opening Night of ‘God of Carnage’

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre and eSpace. March 22, 2009. By Bennett Marcus

You projectile vomit in the play. Is there a secret to projecting it? “There is, and it’s a state secret that I just can’t give away.” —Hope Davis

JAMES GANDOLFINI

EDIE FALCO

How does the vomiting work? “To master that, poor old Hope rehearsed in a waterproof suit for about six hours.” —MATTHEW WARCHUS, director

HUGH JACKMAN AND DEBORAH-LEE FURNESS

GEOFFREY RUSH

Do you think more film actors are coming to Broadway because of the economy? “We’ve had the worst year of our creative lives because of the writer’s strike last year. I think they’re here for the material and not for the dollars.” —JOEY PANTOLIANO

AMERICA FERRARA

AMBER TAMBLYN

You’re in a play now. How do you like doing eight shows a week? “It’s grueling, but you get used to it—as long as you have the daytime to yourself, get to go to the doctor in case you’re sick or anything like that. I kind of like the hours, to be honest.” —Colin Hanks

JEREMY IRONS

FRAN DRESCHER

What was the most difficult thing about translating this French play? “Translating it twice. We did it into English, and then we did it into American.” —Christopher Hampton

SARAH PAULSON

JOHN LITHGOW

Your dogs just launched a blog, The Daily Wag. How'd that go? “Oh, fantastic! Everybody wants to meet Francesca and Sharkey—F & S we call them now. They’re going to be on the Today show on Wednesday.” —Martha Stewart

EMILY MORTIMER AND ALESSANDRO NIVOLA

CHRISTOPHER MELONI

JENA MALONE

There seem to be more straight plays opening on Broadway. Do you think it's a trend? “I hope so, for me at least, because I don’t sing and dance too much.” —BOBBY CANNAVALE

TOMMY TUNE

DAVID HYDE-PIERCE

ALAN ALDA

ELAINE STRITCH

CALVIN KLEIN

Have you ever had it out with another parent? “No, but I’ve had it polite with another parent and it was ... hugely uncomfortable.” —MARCIA GAY HARDEN

KENNETH COLE

MAGGIE GRACE

What brings out the worst in you as a parent? “I turn into, like, a grizzly bear around my kids when we're getting jostled in public. It’s odd how automatically and immediately the protective nature sort of rears its ugly head.” —ERIC MABIUS

HARVEY WEINSTEIN

ADAM RAPP

Any mishaps with the projectile vomiting? “No. I mean, there is a little bit of a mechanical choreography that goes on, but so far so great. I hope you didn’t jinx us. Thank you so much for bringing it up.” —Jeff Daniels

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