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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Stewart returns to Broadway in Mamet revival

NEW YORK -- Patrick Stewart will star in David Mamet's next Broadway production, a revival of ''A Life in the Theatre,'' opening this fall.

Producer Jeffrey Richards announced Tuesday that rehearsals will begin Aug. 23 for the play, first seen in Chicago in 1977 and then off-Broadway.

''A Life in the Theatre'' is a backstage tale about the relationship between an older performer and a younger performer. The other role is still to be cast. The director is Neil Pepe.

Stewart was last seen on Broadway in 2008, playing the title character in ''Macbeth.''

Judge finds accused Garner-Affleck stalker insane

LOS ANGELES -- A judge is sending a man arrested outside a school attended by Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's daughter to a state mental hospital.

Los Angeles County District Attorney's spokeswoman Jane Robison said Steven Burky pleaded no contest Tuesday to two counts of stalking the celebrity couple and their children.

Robison said a judge found the 37-year-old to be not guilty of the offenses by reason of insanity after a hearing. Burky was ordered to stay away from Garner, Affleck and their family for 10 years if he is released.

Burky was arrested in December outside a school attended by one of the couple's daughter, a violation of a civil restraining order Garner obtained in 2008.

Teacher who inspired 'Stand and Deliver' dies at 79

LOS ANGELES -- The math teacher at a tough East Los Angeles high school who inspired the movie ''Stand and Deliver,'' has died. He was 79.

A family friend said Jaime Escalante died Tuesday in Reno, Nev., where he was undergoing treatment for bladder cancer.

An immigrant from Bolivia, he transformed Garfield High School by motivating struggling students to tackle and excel at advanced math and science. The school had more Advanced Placement calculus students than all but three other public high schools in the country.

Edward James Olmos played Escalante in the film based on his story.