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Philip Marlowe soon will be back on the case.
The sleuth of such classic Raymond Chandler novels as "The Big Sleep" and "The Long Goodbye" will return in a new novel by John Banville.
Henry Holt and Co. announced Tuesday that the book, currently untitled, is scheduled for release next year, according to the Associated Press. It has been authorized by the estate of Chandler, who died in 1959, and will be set in Marlowe's fictional Bay City.
Mr. Banville, 66, is an Irish author and Man Booker Prize winner. He will write under the pen name Benjamin Black, which he has used for previous crime novels. His current Benjamin Black novel, "Vengeance," came out Tuesday.
Other writers who have featured Marlowe include Robert B. Parker, Sara Peretsky and Max Allan Collins.
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill taking concerts to Vegas
Country music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are heading to Las Vegas.
They will be doing a 10-weekend run of shows at the Venetian starting Dec. 7.
The show is called "Soul2Soul," named after their hugely successful co-headlining tours in 2000 and 2006. The Vegas shows will mark the first time in six years that Mr. McGraw and Miss Hill have performed a full concert together in the United States.
Pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday and open to the general public Monday.
Mr. McGraw and Miss Hill have sold more than 70 million albums and charted more than 40 No. 1 hits between them.
'Green Mile' actor still in hospital after heart attack
"The Green Mile" star Michael Clarke Duncan remains hospitalized in Los Angeles more than three weeks after suffering a heart attack.
Publicist Joy Fehily said in a brief email statement Monday that the 54-year-old actor "was just moved from the intensive care unit, but remains hospitalized" following his July 13 heart attack.
"His family are firm believers in the power of prayer and have asked that you keep him in yours during this time," the statement said. No further information was available on Mr. Duncan's condition.
Besides "The Green Mile," the actor's film credits include "The Scorpion King," "Armageddon," "Breakfast of Champions," "The Whole Nine Yards" and "Sin City."
Judith Light to star in new Broadway play
Judith Light, newly armed with a Tony Award, will be returning to Broadway in a new play by Richard Greenberg.
The Manhattan Theatre Club said Tuesday that the former "Who's the Boss?" actress will star alongside Jessica Hecht in "The Assembled Parties." Lynne Meadow will direct.
Previews for the drama about an affluent Jewish family in Manhattan begin March 19 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on 47th Street, with an opening set for April 17.
Mr. Greenberg's other plays include "Take Me Out" and "Three Days of Rain."
This summer, Miss Light won a best-featured-actress-in-a-play Tony for "Other Desert Cities," and she was nominated for "Lombardi." Miss Hecht recently was seen on Broadway starring opposite Jim Parsons in "Harvey."
'Scrubs'' McGinley joins 'Glengarry' revival cast
John C. McGinley, who played a lovable but scary doctor in the TV show "Scrubs," is joining Broadway's "Glengarry Glen Ross" opposite Al Pacino.
Producers of the David Mamet revival said Monday that Mr. McGinley will play Dave Moss alongside Mr. Pacino, Bobby Cannevale, David Harbour and Jeremy Shamos.
The revival marks the 30th anniversary of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the backbiting world of salesmen.
Mr. McGinley was last on Broadway in "Requiem for a Heavyweight" in 1985, and his film credits include "Wall Street," "Talk Radio," "Born on the Fourth of July," "Nixon" and "Any Given Sunday."
Previews of "Glengarry Glen Ross" will start on Oct. 16 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with opening night set for Nov. 11.
• Compiled from Web and wire reports
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