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    Holiday Tree Lighting

    Eartha Kitt ("Nine") and two-time Tony Award winner John Lithgow ("The Retreat From Moscow") will be joined by cast members of virtually every Broadway and Off-Broadway show to celebrate the holiday season when they flip the switch to light the 2003 Broadway Holiday Tree. The annual festivities will take place ...

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    Randy Quaid Counts 'Days' for Sci Fi

    Randy Quaid has been tapped to star opposite Timothy Hutton in the upcoming Sci Fi Channel miniseries "Five Days to Midnight."

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    SAG Pushes for Consolidation

    When Melissa Gilbert, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) national president, ran for re-election earlier this year, she vowed to continue efforts at merging with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

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    Stampede Theatre Festival: 52 New Performances

    The third annual Stampede Theatre Festival, running from Jan. 8 to Feb. 8 at Midtown's Trilogy Theatre (341 West 44th St.), will be presenting a month-long offering of new works that are decidedly downtown in sensibility. The festival is being produced by Feed the Herd, a company that had ...

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    Back Stage publishes reviews of over 400 NYC

    Back Stage publishes reviews of over 400 NYC theatrical productions every year. Because of space limitations, it can sometimes take a while for a review to see print, so make sure you check our website at www.backstage.com, where all reviews are posted the same week they are filed.

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    ...Left The Building

    "...Left the Building," presented by See-Sharp Productions at the Gardner Stages, 1501 N. Gardner, Hollywood. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-Dec. 20. $12. (323) 960-7665.

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    Rent

    "Rent," presented by InTour, LLC at the Wilshire Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. Tue.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 & 8 p.m., Sun. 1 & 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9-21. $20-69.50. Also at the Grove of Anaheim, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim. Mon.-Tue. 8 p.m ...

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    Rap

    "Rap," presented by AppleArts and BirthWrite Productions at the Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave., Hollywood. Thu.-Fri. 8 p.m. Nov. 20-Dec. 27. $12. (310) 869-1701.

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    Fueling the Creative Process

    Once again, the American Theatre Wing corralled top theatrical professionals for a dynamic three days of seminars. Last week, Back Stage covered the Playwright/Director/Choreographer and Performance panels. This week, we take a look at the Production and Design Seminars. The series took place on Oct. 28-30 at the ...

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    Major Dilemma, Gift of Gab

    Dear Jack: I am a sophomore in college, and I am thinking about majoring in theatre. What are the advantages and disadvantages of that majoring?