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Stu Duncan:

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SDuncan_optStu had his first taste of show business in the summer of 1942, playing the villain in a Connecticut touring children's production of "Danny Dither." It was a musical, with composer Alex North at the helm. North went on to Hollywood where he became a prolific composer for movie scores, including "2001, A Space Odyssey;" "Spartacus" and "Streetcar Named Desire." In fact he was nominated 15 times for an Oscar. Duncan went on to the Navy (it was World War II, remember) and then to Princeton, followed by producing such off-Broadway shows as "Misalliance," "Long Day's Journey Into Night" and "Godspell." He co-produced Godspell with Edgar Lansbury (Angela's brother) and the two did the movie for Columbia Pictures. For the past quarter century he has been the theater critic for The Princeton Packet, covering a wide array of shows, from college and community to professional.