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    More Hollywood Remakes Cast Minorities

    When Jackie Gleason was growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s, many of his neighbors were Irish and working-class. Today, the residents remain mostly working-class, but almost all are black.

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    Having an Organized Career

    Keeping track of the various components of our acting lives is one of the most challenging things we can do. To one extent or another, most actors keep a date book for auditions, save receipts for tax-deductible expenses, and remind themselves to send post cards.

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    Mulroney Files for Divorce from Keener

    Dermot Mulroney has filed for divorce, seeking to end his nearly 17-year marriage to Catherine Keener.

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    Lions Gate Runs with 'Skinwalkers'

    Lions Gate Films has snapped up North American rights and plans a wide release for "Skinwalkers," a contemporary werewolf action-thriller to be directed by James Isaac.

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    Indie Film Players Reshape Entertainment Biz

    Change is in the air. Seismic change. Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner are pioneering new ways of releasing movies and home videos.

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    Sing Out, Louise, but Watch the Feedback!

    From flatness to finances, there are many considerations in deciding to mike singers these days, despite huge commercial halls and loud electronic accompaniment. Back Stage West asked a group of notable musical theatre artists for, well, feedback about the growing reliance on electronic augmentation to tell a story in song ...

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    Disconnect

    Rob Ackerman's "Disconnect," a play about couples, is an oddly discombobulated mess, with thin characterizations, implausible dialogue, and an inconsistent tone veering from naturalism to surrealism.

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    Residencies Announced for Five Scribes

    New Dramatists has announced the names of five individuals who will receive seven-year residencies with the organization.

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    The Cider House Rules

    Peter Parnell's dramatization of John Irving's staggering novel is a monumental undertaking.

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    Committee Considers Tony Eligibility

    Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines: The race for the 2004 Tony Awards is shifting into high gear. The Tony Awards' administration committee, which determines what productions and performers are eligible for nomination in which categories and why, is set to meet on Thurs., Jan. 8.