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NEW YORK — Actress Kate Burton has an addiction — she can’t stop wearing corsets. She received two Tony nominations this year for her roles in "Hedda Gabler" and "The Elephant Man" — wearing corsets in both — and on...

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During rehearsals, Mamet dropped in for three days and helped Burton find just the right pitch. "He uses the language so you’re speaking like Gwendolyn in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ one moment and then you’re talking like Ethel Merman the next," says Burton, who noted that Mamet offered her a piece of advice on her delivery: "‘Tell it to the marines.’"

"I said, ‘So, Mae West?’" adds Burton. "He said, ‘That’s good.’"

Burton’s next scheduled project is "A Little Night Music" at the City Opera. But she won’t stray too far from more familiar territory.

"Back in a corset," she says. "Again."
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