Stockard Channing Shrugs Off Pain in Return to Broadway

Back on stage in "Other Desert Cities"

By Access Hollywood
|  Saturday, Nov 26, 2011  |  Updated 7:24 PM PDT
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Stockard Channing Shrugs Off Pain in Return to Broadway

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In this undated theater publicity image released by Philip Rinaldi Publicity, Stockard Channing, left, and Stacy Keach are shown in a scene from "Other Desert Cities," in New York.

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Stockard Channing has made a speedy — some might say miraculous — return to Broadway.

The 67-year-old Tony Award winner performed in "Other Desert Cities" on Friday night and plans to continue in the show despite undergoing arthroscopic surgery on her right knee less than a week ago.

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Channing felt her knee collapse backstage after the Nov. 18 show and missed seven performances. She plans to perform in Saturday night's show and Sunday's matinee. An understudy performed Saturday's matinee and will do Wednesday's matinee.

The Jon Robin Baitz play, about a dysfunctional family wrestling with a deep secret, opened Nov. 3.

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In an interview Friday before her return, Channing said: "This is maybe stupid. I don't know. But if it doesn't blow up or get painful, I'm doing the right thing."

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