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There's no understudy for Al Pacino in David Mamet's new Broadway play "China Doll" – and nor could there be. No one else could possibly fit into the main character – a blustery, charming and venal political mover and shaker – like Pacino. And while the Oscar- and Tony-winner is impossible to stop watching – mostly because he never leaves the stage and also because the only other character is an assistant – the play itself is a meandering one-note character study of a doomed man.Pacino is, at this point in his career, unable to be anything but Pacino, equal parts "Hoo-ah!" from "Scent of a Woman" and the satanic figure in "Devil's Advocate".Pacino does a deft job of juggling them, using a Bluetooth headpiece.
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