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    The Cherry Orchard

    Anton Chekhov labeled his last play, "The Cherry Orchard," a comedy, but very few American productions achieve this goal.

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    'The Color Purple' Heading to Broadway

    "The Color Purple," a musical version of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, is coming to Broadway.

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    amount of time," Lenox continues. "It's even more challenging to express all those unspoken things—Mrs. Muller's baggage about race, and homosexuality, and her husband's relationship with their son."

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    WGA Accepting '03 Script Noms

    Submissions are now being accepted for the 2003 Writers Guild Television and Radio Awards, the WGA said Tuesday.

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    Ackerman Inks Pact at WBTV

    Emmy-winning comedy director-producer Andy Ackerman has signed a two-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television.

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    Herbert Surface, 74, Actor

    Herbert Surface, a Long Island-based actor who previously worked on Broadway, died of a heart attack Thurs., June 26, at his home in Glen Cove, L.I. He was 74.

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    IATSE Chief: Recall a 'Travesty'

    The day before the California Labor Federation is scheduled to hold a crucial strategic meeting, IATSE president Thomas Short blasted California's upcoming recall election, calling it a "true breakdown of the democratic process."

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    Love Letters

    In its new incarnation at the intimate Duplex, A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" shines as if new-minted, allowing one to see charms that were previously unrecognized.

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    Spotlight on Commercial Casting

    This year, Back Stage's spotlight on commercial casting focuses on change: How the style, form, and content of advertisements are changing, how the qualities an actor needs to be cast in them are changing, and how the ad market itself is changing the very way ads are bought and ...

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    The Duchess a.k.a. Wallis Simpson

    Seventeen years after her death, Wallis Simpson remains an enigma.