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Natasha Lowe subs for Lane in ‘Sweet Bird’

Chicago actress Natasha Lowe, acclaimed for her portrayal of Blanche DuBois in the David Cromer-directed revival of “A Streetcar Named Desire” at Writers’ Theatre several seasons back, filled in for film star Diane Lane at Wednesday’s matinee performance of Tennessee Williams’ “Sweet Bird of Youth” (another Cromer-directed show) at the Goodman Theatre. Lane has been suffering from laryngitis, was expected to return to the show for Wednesday evening’s performance, and to finish the run, which ends Sunday.

“Many of our patrons are Writers’ Theatre subscribers,” said Denise Schneider, publicity director at the Goodman. “And when they were called to be given the news about Natasha they said they were excited to see her.”

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