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    Drama Desks Share Wealth

    The voters for this year's Drama Desk Awards decided to split the spoils, distributing their accolades among 14 different productions. Doubt, the Pulitzer Prize–winning drama about a priest accused of sexual abuse, and The Light in the Piazza, a romantic musical concerning a mother and daughter touring 1950s ...

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    NEWS IN BRIEF

    Simon Cowell, the brutally honest judge on Fox television's smash hit American Idol, said last week that he will open auditions next month for a new TV talent contest he is bringing to rival network NBC. Cowell insists that Fox has nothing to fear from his latest venture, a ...

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    Drama Dispatch: June 6, 2005: Tony Tidbits

    Temperatures soar as celebs dish at this year's Tonys. The 2005 Tonys are now a part of history and they probably go down as the hottest on record. No, not sexiest but "hottest," as in the one with the highest temperature.

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    Naive No More, Mol Takes on Pinup 'Page'

    Call it a tale of two women: both young and pretty and naive about a business that can chew up starlets and spit them out fast.

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    A Voice Is Not an Act

    Ruminating over the debatable importance of exceptional singing in cabaret preoccupied me a couple of nights recently when I dropped in on four singers in a row who wouldn't win raves for their polished chanting. The one who impressed me most was Sally Stark. I sat through the whole ...

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    Post 'Friends'

    The past year has seen a wealth of much-publicized change in the life and career of Jennifer Aniston. The curtain came down on her NBC comedy series 'Friends.'

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    SAG, AFTRA Oppose Canadian TV Lockout

    The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) have gone public with their support of the Canadian Media Guild, whose members have been locked out for the last four weeks by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The guild represents announcers and others who ...

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    Kennedy, Guirgis Win Laura Pels Awards

    Playwrights Adrienne Kennedy and Stephen Adly Guirgis won the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation awards for drama on Monday.

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    Franchise Sequels Send DVD Biz Direct to Bank

    With the DVD business no maturing, Hollywood studios are looking to the nontheatrical and direct-to-video arenas to boost the bottom line. Indeed, the latest studio estimates are that only 35% of the DVD business comes from new feature films, putting the onus on home video executives to feed their own ...

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    My Children! My Africa!

    The setting for this taut drama is a small township classroom in South Africa before 1990, when apartheid was in full force.