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    Jig Saw

    Kicking off "Permanent Visitor: A Festival Celebrating Dawn Powell in New York" is "Jig Saw," her 1934 Broadway comedy. The good news is that a new generation will have a chance to experience this 20th-century satirist and social critic. The bad news is that "Jig Saw" has dated badly as ...

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    Harden to Announce Oscar Nominees

    Marcia Gay Harden, who won the supporting-actress Oscar last year, will help announce nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards.

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    NLRB Reopens Williams' Non-Union Tour Case

    The National Labor Relations Board has reopened its investigation involving Actors' Equity Associa-tion's fining of actor Barry Williams for starring in a non-union tour of "The Sound of Music

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    Swingtime Canteen

    "Swingtime Canteen," presented by McCoy Rigby Entertainment at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2:30 & 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-17. $35. (714) 994-6310.

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    Copyright Permission

    You believe your favorite novel should be adapted into a musical and you want to be the first one with permission to transfer the page to the stage. You are writing a book and want to include a portion of a story written by another author in your book. You ...

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    Friend or Foe

    I recently started working with a manager. She has gotten me some great auditions for some high-profile films. Afterwards, she gave me brutally honest feedback from the casting directors. Part of me feels like I'm new to this level of auditioning, but I don't want to alienate casting ...

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    Obituaries

    Sara Anderson, 55, NTCP CoordinatorSara Anderson, Artist Files Coordinator for the Non-Traditional Casting Project (NTCP) from 1993-1999, passed away Nov. 23. The cause of death was cancer. Anderson was 55.

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    choose that material very carefully. Her patter

    choose that material very carefully. Her patter set up her songs with economy and precision: giving us the information, for instance, that Frank Sinatra (with two other writers) penned "I'm a Fool to Want You" for Ava Gardner served as a lead-in to the song. Taken together, this bright-voiced ...

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    Bright Lights, Desert City

    Coming off a banner fiscal year, Las Vegas is positioning itself to be a location Hollywood can't do without.

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