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    Holiday Wishes

    'Malcolm in the Middle' star Bryan Cranston tells us what he's thankful for.

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    Bottom Line Evicted by NYU

    A Manhattan Civil Court judge has ruled in favor of New York University in its eviction proceedings against the Bottom Line, the venerable music venue that has hosted such acts as Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash and Miles Davis over the last 30 years.

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    Santasia Reloaded

    "Santasia Reloaded--A Holiday Comedy," presented by and at the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre, 11006 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri.-Sat. 8:30 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. Dec. 5-28. $10. (818) 907-7242.

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    Colorado Company Makes It to New York and Forges Identity

    When a theatre company produces a play based on a movie-especially a classic-the obvious question is why not just see the original?

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    Dance in the Dark

    It's hard to believe it was only a year ago that Oscar producers Richard and Lili Zanuck publicly justified their decision to eliminate dance on the 2000 Academy Awards show by insinuating that viewers aren't interested in dance anymore. During the ensuing media fray, Katie Couric of The ...

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    Only the Sound

    "Only the Sound," Jenny Laird's new play that has just opened at the Chicago Dramatists, is the honest, rural memoir of Nathan, who suffers from a form of multiple sclerosis he inherited from his mother.

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    Playwright-Mentor Projects Taking Root

    Where is help when the young playwright needs it most? The answer can be found in mentor-playwright programs, which are becoming increasingly popular tools for theatre groups developing new plays and playwrights.

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    Music Men and Women Join 'Music Man' Boycott

    The planned national tour of "The Music Man" scheduled to open in Des Moines, Iowa, this October is having its share of trouble. Although the production will re-create Susan Stroman's direction and choreography from the revival that opened on the Main Stem last season, and is billed as a ...

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    Bright Ideas

    It is Genevra Bradley (Seana Kofoed) who says to her husband, Joshua (Paul Fitzgerald), "If there's one thing I learned from Martha Stewart -- you do not poison a guest."

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    SAG Names Pisano CEO

    The Screen Actors Guild has named A. Robert Pisano, a former senior executive at Paramount Pictures Corporation and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., as the union's new national executive director/chief executive officer.