THAT OLD FEELING Paul Gross and Kim Cattrall enjoy a cozy breakfast in Noel Coward's "Private Lives."
TAKE our quiz about the latest Broadway revival of "Private Lives" and its sophisticated stars, Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross.
1. Noel Coward's "Private Lives" is about a divorced couple who run into each other when both are honeymooning with their new spouses at a hotel in
"PRIVATE LIVES" QUIZZY FACT: The play was first performed in London in 1930, starring Laurence Olivier, Gertrude Lawrence, Adrianne Allen and Coward himself.
(2) In his review of "Private Lives" for The New York Times, Ben Brantley compared Paul Gross's good looks to those of
(a) Cary Grant
(b) George Clooney
(c) Colin Donnell
(d) Dudley Do-Right
KIM CATTRALL QUIZZY FACT: She's 55 and was born in Liverpool, England.
(3) On "Sex and the City," Kim Cattrall's character Samantha was
(a) A promiscuous public relations woman
(b) A randy real estate lawyer
(c) A lusty art gallery employee
(d) A sex columnist who takes her work home
PAUL GROSS QUIZZY FACT: He's 52 and is married to Martha Burns, a Canadian actress who appeared with him in the TV series "Slings and Arrows."
(4) In Gross's Times interview with Sarah Lyall, he said all of the following things except
(a) "Acting is acting, whether there's a camera pointed at you or not."
(b) "Private Lives" is "indelibly camp."
(c) "My wife is very jealous of Kim."
(d) "I really don't like directors very much."
KIM CATTRALL QUIZZY FACT NO. 2: She made her Broadway debut in 1986 in "Wild Honey," with Ian McKellen and Kate Burton.
(5) The last Broadway revival of "Private Lives" starred
(a) Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
(b) Joan Collins and Simon Jones
(c) Lindsay Duncan and Alan Rickman
(d) Lindsay Lohan and Ron Kardashian
PAUL GROSS QUIZZY FACT NO. 2: He's best known in Canada for his two television series, "Due South," in which he plays a Mountie, and the aforementioned "Slings and Arrows."
(6) The worst film Cattrall ever appeared in was
(a) "Live Nude Girls"
(b) "The Bonfire of the Vanities"
(c) "Sex and the City II"
NOEL COWARD QUIZZY FACT: He died in 1973 at Fire Fly, his home in Jamaica, at the age of 73.
(7) Most of Coward's most famous plays were written after "Private Lives," but not
(a) "Blithe Spirit"
(b) "Design for Living"
(d) "Hay Fever"
Private Lives, by Noel Coward, directed by Richard Eyre, Music Box Theater, 239 West 45th Street, (212) 239-6200, telecharge.com. Opening night: Nov. 6, 2011. Closing: Feb. 5, 2012.
READ MORE ABOUT 'PRIVATE LIVES' AND ITS STARS
"An Enduring Marriage of Wit and Lust," Ben Brantley, The New York Times, Nov. 18, 2011
"The Mountie Puts On His Tuxedo," Sarah Lyall, The New York Times, Nov. 3, 2011
Kim Cattrall's Wikipedia entry
Paul Gross's Wikipedia entry
The "Private Lives" Wikipedia entry
WHAT'S YOUR SCORE?
Give yourself 15 points for each correct answer. If you get all the Paul Gross questions right, you are either a true believer or Canadian.
1. (b) The hotel is in Deauville, France. In Act II, the action moves to an apartment in Paris.
2. (d) Dudley Do-Right. But he said it in a nice way.
3. (a) Samantha gives great P.R. The other occupations belong to the other "Sex and the City" characters: Miranda, Charlotte and Carrie.
4. (c) He didn't mention what the wife thought about Cattrall.
5. (c) It was Rickman and Duncan in 2002.
6. (a), (b), (c) or (d). But give yourself five extra points for (d), just for knowing that she was in "Porky's."
7. (d) "Hay Fever," a comedy about a country-house weekend, was first produced in 1925.
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