(Charles Isherwood’s article appeared in The New York Time, 4/26.)

Here’s some unusual tabloid fodder: Anne Hathaway has joined the Air Force!

Well, no, not really. But that Oscar-winning actor gives a fiercely good performance as a cocky pilot raining bombs down on Iraq and Afghanistan in the solo play “Grounded,” by George Brant. Nor is Ms. Hathaway the only A-lister involved in the production, which opened on Sunday at the Public Theater. The show has been staged by Julie Taymor, the Tony-winning film and theater director whose reputation has latterly been somewhat dented by the folly that was “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.”


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