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|Proof Of Paltrow's Prowess
- Gwyneth is a hit in award-winning play
GWYNETH PALTROW has helped sell out preview performances of David Auburn's Tony Award-winning Proof and looks like doing the same for the play's official run.
Queues outside the Covent Garden venue form every day from 10.30am when the box office opens. Proof runs until June 15 at the Donmar Warehouse as part of artistic director Sam Mendes' American Imports season.
Director John Madden builds on his experience directing Paltrow in the Oscar-winning Shakespeare in Love. He has stiff competition from Lawrence Boswell, currently directing Hollywood star Madonna in Up For Grabs. But, judging by the superstar's ill-feted track record on the silver screen, Paltrow looks set to beat Madonna as West End queen.
Best known for her roles in films like Sliding Doors and Emma, Paltrow plays the curious Catherine in Auburn's play of fathers and daughters. In the wake of her dad's death Catherine worries that his madness as well as his genius may have been inherited. With a Miramax film of Proof in the pipeline, the play itself promises a more positive legacy.