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    Do you have an opinion on the NEA Shakespeare

    Do you have an opinion on the NEA Shakespeare tour?

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    Bill May Boost Foundation Grants

    A bill recently introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives—the "Charitable Giving Act of 2003"—will increase the federally mandated level of annual giving a foundation must disperse as a percentage of assets. The bill, H.R. 7, will achieve this by making the inclusion of administrative expenses ...

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    How We're Telling the Stories

    Erik Haagensen is an award-winning playwright-lyricist whose musicals have been seen Off-Broadway, in regional theatres, and in the U.K. He is also a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts master's program in writing musicals and Back Stage's copy chief. For possible inclusion in the ...

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    Can't Let Go

    Though Keith Reddin's 75-minute office comedy "Can't Let Go" has caused quite a stir due to the presence of Broadway star Rebecca Luker ("The Sound of Music"), what really works in this erratically funny play with music is the terrific work by the ensemble.

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    Jeff Awards at the Park West

    On Monday, June 9, the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee celebrated its 30th Citations Award ceremony at the Park West in Lincoln Park.

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    Buffy's Big Break

    With Buffy the Vampire Slayer signing off next week, creator Joss Whedon discusses the show's legacy and what his future might hold.

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    Specter and The Whole Shebang

    "Specter and The Whole Shebang," presented by and at the Met Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford Ave., Hollywood. Mon-Wed. 8 p.m. Apr. 28-May 21. $8-10. (323) 957-1152.

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    Feld Folds For a Year

    "I'm still healing," choreographer Eliot Feld told Back Stage after announcing a year-long suspension of his professional dance company, Ballet Tech. "People feel bad, people feel sorry, and some people feel it's a real loss. One sustains a dance company out of internal will, by insisting on its ...

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    Hamlet

    "Hamlet," presented by the Acting Shakespeare Company and New Leaf Theatre Company in association with Infinity Media at 2100 Square Feet, 5615 San Vicente Blvd., L.A. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 & 7 p.m. Apr. 25-May 18. $15. (866) 468-3399.

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    New Zagat Book Rates NY Theater Productions

    Theatergoers can buy some word-of-mouth about which Broadway shows are hot and which are not with the "NYC Theater Guide," which made its debut in bookstores on Monday.