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    Ali MacGraw to Make Broadway Debut

    Ali MacGraw will make her Broadway debut in "Festen," the London hit that will also star Larry Bryggman, Michael Hayden and Julianna Margulies

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    Play Journal Treats Theatre as Literature

    "We were driving around Providence in my '89 Tercel," recalls playwright Sally Oswald, "talking about what we'd be doing in five years." To which fellow playwright and Brown University graduate Jordan Harrison replied, "Why not do it now?"

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    Into the Unknown

    Countless acting coaches advise to "act only if you have to." No one exemplifies this more than Carl Louis. The 22-year-old had no intention of being an actor when he graduated from high school. "I don't come from an artsy family," he says. "They encouraged me to choose a ...

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    A Worried and Depressed Man

    Playwright Janusz Glowacki won't go so far as to say that Chekhov's "The Three Sisters" is ripe for satire, despite the over-the-top parody in his "The Fourth Sister."

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    'Busking Bonanza': New Ways to Sell Your Show

    In an attempt to entertain audiences, have fun, and promote this fall's Off-Off-Broadway offerings, a new summer festival, dubbed "The Busking Bonanza," will be launched in Union Square Park on June 8, July 20, and Aug. 17 from 12-3 pm.

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    From Verse to Worse

    The West End right now is going from verse to worse. Though, on the one hand, it is encouraging to find the likes of King Lear (with Timothy West in the title role at the Old Vic) and Chekhov's The Three Sisters (including Kristin Scott Thomas as the middle ...

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    TV Academies Bury Hatchet

    A peace accord between the long-feuding Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was hailed Thursday as a "monumental step" that erases 30 years of antagonism between the West Coast- and East Coast-based bodies.

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    To Itemize or Not to Itemize

    Last week we touched upon whether to choose the standard deduction or itemized deductions when preparing your taxes. Today, let's get to specifics. The standard deduction is available to all taxpayers. For single persons, the deduction for 2003 is $4,750. For couples filing jointly, the deduction is $9 ...

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    Candide in Concert

    From the first bracing notes of Leonard Bernstein's overly familiar overture, one knew that, musically, "Candide" would be in accomplished hands.

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    NEA Seeking Medal Nominations

    The National Endowment for the Arts will accept nominations for the 2004 National Medal of Arts online until April 2. Annually a vast number of nominations are submitted from citizens across the country for consideration by the National Council on the Arts, the endowment's advisory council. The council is ...