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    That's Entertainment!

    "Thunder Knocking on the Door," a comic blues musical (of all things), is unabashedly light. Some might say daffy; others might say folkloric. Perhaps it's a little of both.

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    Pryce to Star in London's 'Sylvia'

    Jonathan Pryce will star in the London production of "The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?" -- Edward Albee's Tony-winning play -- which opens Feb. 3 at the Almeida Theatre.

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    IMPROV GROUP SERVICE GUIDE - LA Theatresports

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    Panel split on film financing

    The panelists at a film finance seminar hosted Thursday by the Beverly Hills and Century City Chamber of Commerce Entertainment Industry Council sounded more like Charles Dickens with their "best of times, worst of times" attitude toward the current state of film finance rather than a bunch of producers downtrodden ...

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    Attention Seekers

    Today's cabaret is nothing if not diverse. For years now, the cabaret musical slate has all too often been dominated by redundant musical storytelling and pastiche production numbers borrowed from other acts. Well, that has slowly but steadily been changing (with mixed results), especially with the newer artists.

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    O'Neill Music Theater Confab Hears Silver Bells

    In the spring of 1978, officials at the Waterford, Conn.-based Eugene O'Neill Theater Center—including George C. White, then founder and president, and conductor/musical director Paulette Haupt—agreed to create a place where new musicals could be developed, much in the same way that the Center had ...

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    Lights Up or Out: Producers Weigh Sept. 11 Choices

    "We will definitely be playing two shows--matinee and evening--on Sept. 11," asserts Adam Epstein, one of the producers of "Hairspray."

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    Artios Noms Announced

    The 18th annual Artios Awards, to recognize outstanding achievement in casting by Casting Society of America members in film, theatre, and television, will be held on Oct. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in L.A., and at Caroline's in New York.

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    Unions Agree on Contract Proposals

    The Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists unanimously approved a package of contract proposals Jan. 18 for the upcoming TV/theatrical negotiations with the industry. No date has been set for talks to begin with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The contract ...

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    Tell Veronica

    "Tell Veronica," presented by TV Productions and at the Hudson Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. July 19-Aug. 26. $25. (323) 856-4200.