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    Talking Heads

    We get star power plus three. Add Alan Bennett's British talent, and it's plus four. Add four more talking heads in the collection staged in groups of three, and it's a bouquet of monologues with star power of eight

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    Libidoff

    Amid the elephant's-eye-high corn of this cartoon-style comedy by Dawson Moore lies the seed of a genuine comic idea.

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    Broadway Show League

    The Broadway Show League played its fourth week of games on Thurs., June 6 (due to rainouts, this is actually the sixth week of the season). The scores were:

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    New Dramatists Selects Playwrights-in-Residence

    New Dramatists, a New York City-based playwrights' organization, has just announced seven new resident playwrights for the incoming class of 2009. The residency lasts seven years.

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    Looking For Louie

    "Looking for Louie," presented by and at Stages Theatre Center, 1540 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood. Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m., Mon. 8 p.m. July 22-Aug. 26. $12-15. (323) 465-1010.

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    In 'Two Thousand Years,' the auteur tackles ethnicity, religion, and politics.

    Mike Leigh describes his play Two Thousand Years as his "coming out." It's the first time, after all, he has focused on Jewishness in his work—specifically, a secular British Jewish family that comically, and sometimes not so comically, grapples with its feelings toward Israel and what it means ...

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    Indecency Bill Waits for Congress

    Lawmakers left the Capitol for Memorial Day vacation without taking final action on legislation exponentially increasing fines for broadcasting indecent content.

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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.