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    Fully Committed

    "Fully Committed," presented by and at the Cygnet Theatre Company, 6663 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. (Sat. 2 p.m. Feb. 1, 15, & 29.) Jan. 23-Feb. 29. $22-$24. (619) 337-1525.

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    Boston Culture Commissioner Quits

    Catching the Boston arts community by surprise last week, Esther Kaplan, the city's commissioner of cultural affairs, turned in her resignation on Friday to Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who accepted it.

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    The First of the Firsts

    Ask an industry insider—or 20, as we did—where the concept of pilot season originated, and he or she may look at you as if you are asking why men have nipples. Pilot season has become such an accepted part of the industry that few have stopped to question ...

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    SAG, AFTRA Okay Proposals; Guild Pacts Pisano

    The joint boards of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) have unanimously approved the proposal package for a new feature film and television contract.

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    Chairwoman of American Theatre Wing Dies

    Isabelle Stevenson, board chairwoman and former president of the American Theatre Wing, which established the Tony Awards, has died after a short illness. She was 90.

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    Musical on Sammy Davis Jr. in the Works

    Auditions will be held in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles next month by producers casting a new musical about the life of entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.

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    'Avenue Q' Benefits Actor's Fund

    There will be a special "Avenue Q" performance to benefit the Actors' Fund of America on Thurs., Dec. 11, at 3 pm at the John Golden Theatre, 252 West 45th St.

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    Holiday Tree Lighting

    Eartha Kitt ("Nine") and two-time Tony Award winner John Lithgow ("The Retreat From Moscow") will be joined by cast members of virtually every Broadway and Off-Broadway show to celebrate the holiday season when they flip the switch to light the 2003 Broadway Holiday Tree. The annual festivities will take place ...

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    Randy Quaid Counts 'Days' for Sci Fi

    Randy Quaid has been tapped to star opposite Timothy Hutton in the upcoming Sci Fi Channel miniseries "Five Days to Midnight."

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    SAG Pushes for Consolidation

    When Melissa Gilbert, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) national president, ran for re-election earlier this year, she vowed to continue efforts at merging with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).