PHOTO CALL: Filmdom's Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson Catch Private Lives

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Photos by Aubrey Reuben

Hollywood came out to support one of their own — Alan Rickman — at the April 28 opening night at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Actor-director Tom Hanks was on hand with his wife Rita Wilson as was Emma Thompson, Rickman's co-star in "Sense and Sensibility" and film and theatre director Mike Nichols.

Private Lives finds Rickman and Duncan playing brittle, witty lovers who wreak havoc on the lives of the people around them. The play famously begins with the best-known balcony scene since Romeo and Juliet, as Elyot and Amanda, once husband and wife, meet unexpectedly on the first nights of their respective honeymoons. It only takes a few martinis and some potent cheap music from the hotel orchestra to send the couple speeding away from their new spouses and toward a flat in Paris. This Private Lives, a transfer from London's Albery Theatre, is directed by Howard Davies.

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