Keira Knightley feels having a child has changed the way she approaches her career — for the better.

That's one of the reasons the actress felt comfortable making her Broadway debut in the title role of "Thérèse Raquin."

"I think motherhood puts everything into perspective, I really do," Knightley said at the play's Broadway opening on Thursday.

Knightley and her husband became the parents of a little girl named Edie earlier this year. So when she returned to work, it was in a play she had passed on doing on numerous occasions.

"I've been offered it a bunch of times and I've always gone, 'Well, this is scary and this is really difficult,' " Knightley said. "I still find it terrifying, but why not give it a go," Knightley said.

Knightley stars in the title role of Emile Zola's melodrama as a detached wife who finds passion in the arms of another man, with disastrous consequences.

Martin Fröst cancels SPCO debut

A medical condition has forced Swedish clarinet star Martin Fröst to cancel his much-anticipated debut as a St. Paul Chamber Orchestra artistic partner. The SPCO says Fröst has withdrawn from all upcoming engagements through December due to Meniere's disease, a disorder of the inner ear that causes severe vertigo, nausea and tinnitus. Fröst also was to have accompanied the orchestra on a November tour to Asia, and to play concerts in February and March. The SPCO said only that it hopes to "welcome him back this spring when he is fully recovered." The Nov. 11-12 concerts would have been the American premiere of Fröst's Genesis Project — an ambitious mix of music from different centuries and styles highlighting the intersections of folk, early sacred and classical. Instead, the SPCO will now perform those dates with clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein playing Mozart's Clarinet Concerto. Fiterstein, a music professor at the University of Minnesota, also will join the SPCO on its Asian tour.

Graydon Royce

Nonstop Adele: NBC is booking Adele pretty much everywhere they can get her. The network said Friday that the singer will tape a concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall in November, to be shown in a one-hour prime-time special on Dec. 14. The Grammy Award-winner just released her new song "Hello" with a full album scheduled for release Nov. 20. Adele will also perform on "Saturday Night Live" on Nov. 21, the "Tonight" show on Nov. 23 and the "Today" show on Nov. 25.

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