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’33 Variations,’ ‘Becky Shaw’ open tonight in LA with Jane Fonda, Marsha Mason

February 9, 2011

Their average age is 70 – and Jane Fonda and Marsha Mason each open on separate stages tonight in Los Angeles. Two-time Oscar winner Fonda stars in “33 Variations” at the Music Center, while Mason, who never won despite four Academy Award nods, appears this week at the Skirball Center for L.A. Theatre Works in “Becky Shaw.” Both are fairly new works.

Moises Kaufman’s “33 Variations” premiered on Broadway in 2009 and received five Tony nominations, including a Best Actress nod for Fonda. She plays a musicologist intent on discovering Ludwig van Beethoven’s obsession in his final years with another composer’s very mediocre waltz.

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