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    Bea Arthur to Headline 'Threepenny' for Fund

    Many original cast members of the legendary 1954 production of "The Threepenny Opera" will reunite for a one-night-only performance to benefit the Actors' Fund of America Mon., Dec. 18. Bea Arthur, Charlotte Rae, William Duell and Jo Sullivan Loesser are among the original cast members who will perform a concert ...

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    Ad Spending in 2001 Down But Not Out

    (BPI) Advertising spending in the United States will grow at a slower rate next year, but fears of a downturn are exaggerated, Universal McCann forecaster Robert Coen said.

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    WGA, Producers Open Pact Talks

    After months of internal meetings and jousting in the press, the Writers Guild of America sat down with producers Monday to bargain a new feature-film and television contract.

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    kids for kids project

    The Kids for Kids Project, a national charitable organization that uses music and dance to teach about inclusion and tolerance, is seeking Equity and non-Equity immediate replacements for its 2001 national touring season of "A Generation for Change." All persons auditioning should be eight to 14 with prior professional musical ...

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    Casting Director Reiner Dies at 72

    Mark Reiner, a longtime New York casting director, died at Cabrini Hospice Dec. 21. The cause of death was cancer, which unexpectedly spread from his prostate into his bloodstream and into his brain.

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    TV or Not TV: Network Stars Come to B'way

    The casting of television stars in Broadway shows, once a comparative rarity, has become a noticeable trend and now shows signs of becoming the rule. As with most decisions in show business, it has as much to do with business as show: Producers attempting to sell their shows in the ...

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    Culturefinder Frees the Dot-org Trapped in the Body of a Dot-com

    New Yorkers who want tickets to a Broadway or Off-Broadway show simply visit the TKTS booth, or stop by the box office, or make a quick call to whatever number is listed in the Times or the Voice. For people living west of the Hudson, it isn't so easy ...

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    independent feature

    Casting for b/w "Guffman"-esque independent feature film shooting mid-Jan. in NYC. Seeking brilliant or highly medicated improv professionals with extensive formal improv training a la Second City. No pay, but meals, credit, and videocopy provided. Writer states: "Ignore your instincts" and send pix & resumes by Nov. 20 to ...

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    Word Up! Theatrefolk Snag Grammy Noms

    The 43rd annual Grammy nominees announced last week included works read by some of acting's most respected names, including James Earl Jones, Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, and Susan Sarandon.