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Boston Globe: “The aim of ‘All Things Equal’ is to do Ruth Bader Ginsburg justice”


By all accounts, the actor Michelle Azar doesn’t just portray the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg in “All Things Equal” … She becomes her.

So she’s a lifelong feminist, right?

“Quite the opposite, actually,” Azar admitted recently, on the phone from her home in Los Angeles. She came to the play, she said, from a man’s world. Her father was born in Iraq. His mother had been sold into marriage at age 12.

“He told me I was going to be married by 16,” Azar said.

The show is the latest from Tony winner Rupert Holmes, the one-time pop star who made a splash on Broadway with his theatrical debut, the musical “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (1985). The creator of nearly 20 plays in all, he scored another hit with 2003′s “Say Goodnight, Gracie,” a one-man show starring Frank Gorshin as George Burns.

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