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Billy Crudup, Playing Female in 'Stage Beauty'

NPR's Noah Adams speaks with actor Billy Crudup, star of the new film Stage Beauty. He plays a 17th-century British stage actor who has made a career out of portraying female characters, until a new law allowing women to perform puts him out of work.

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Noah Adams, long-time co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, brings more than three decades of radio experience to his current job as a contributing correspondent for NPR's National Desk., focusing on the low-wage workforce, farm issues, and the Katrina aftermath. Now based in Ohio, he travels extensively for his reporting assignments, a position he's held since 2003.