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    TNA Names New Executive Director

    Theatre for a New Audience has named Jaan W. Whitehead as its first executive director. Whitehead will begin in the post on Sept.

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    New York State Filmmaking Rises

    A dramatic rise in shootings in New York over the past year has led to congratulations from Gov. George Pataki. But the activity doesn't involve crime. The gov is celebrating an increase filming in the State of New York, and a rise in jobs as a result.

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    Cast Changes

    On March 2, "Cabaret" said "Wilkommen" to two new faces. On Tuesday, Boyd Gaines took over the role of Clifford Bradshaw. Gaines was last seen in the Roundabout productions of "She Loves Me" and "Company." Also on that date, Mary McCormack, took over for Jennifer Jason Leigh as Sally Bowles.

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    Sexual Politics: Words...

    "What we're seeing now-and it's reflected in the women's plays-are women redefining what feminism is and what they

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    >"Fighting the Clock." Twenty-four

    >"Fighting the Clock." Twenty-four artists, split into four random teams—a playwright, director, fight choreographer, and actors—create a 10- to 15-minute play in less than two days, with the results presented at this hourlong show. The playwrights will receive an object associated with Scotland that must be intrinsic to ...

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    "ROMEO & JULIET"

    Brian Spencer (dir.) will hold auditions for Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Prod. Dustin Leonard. Rehearsals start Sept. 10. Performances run Oct. 19-Nov. 18 at the Broadway Playhouse. There is pay.

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    Jolie to Play Widow of Journalist Daniel Pearl

    Actress Angelina Jolie will star in a movie as the widow of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, trade paper Daily Variety reported in its Thursday edition.

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    NYC Auditions at a Glance

    Culled from the hundreds of casting and job notices listed daily on BackStage.com, below are this week's audition highlights for the East Coast, organized by the day the auditions are being held.

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    TCG Declares 'Theater Is Alive'

    PHILADELPHIA—Theater Is Alive, a new initiative of Theatre Communications Group, will offer audiences a free night of theatre in three U.S. cities—Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Austin, Texas—on Oct. 20. The program was announced by Ben Cameron, TCG's executive director, and James Haskins, executive director of ...

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    Busy Hines finds 'Herbie,' 'Cool'

    After lensing three films during her summer break, Cheryl Hines has signed on for a couple more big-screen projects.