In this undated image released by JT PR, Billy Hayes, who spent five, brutal years behind bars after trying to smuggle hashish onto a plane in Istanbul, rehearses for his one-man show ,"Rising the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes." Hayes, now 67, has turned his ordeal, which was the basis of the 1978 film "Midnight Express," into a 70-minute stage show which comes to the Barrow Street Theatre in New York following a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (AP Photo/JT PR, Carol Rosegg)

NEW YORK (AP) — The other day, Billy Hayes was rehearsing a scene from his one-man show when he was interrupted by the director.

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