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    THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

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    Creative Capitalist

    Going purely by the numbers, most theatre actors work at nonprofits. It doesn't alter the process: The director still commands the ship; the actors still propel it. But, to extend the metaphor, there's frequently another figure aboard whom actors should note: the artistic director.

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    Spot-Pact Talks Ignore Inflation

    Union and ad-industry negotiators on Wednesday were scheduled to resume talks on the embattled commercials contract. And now, amid financial figures proposed in the spring, comes this question: How well do both sides' wage-increase offers stand up under current reports of inflation eating away at salaries?

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    Kidman was Secretly Engaged Post-Cruise

    Nicole Kidman says she was engaged to a mystery man in between breaking up with Tom Cruise and marrying Keith Urban.

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    A.R.T./NY Awards 2000 Quinn Fund Grants

    The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./NY) awarded $42,000 in Nancy Quinn Fund grants to 40 theatres this month, bringing the cumulative total of those grants to $356,592 since 1993.

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    Cross-media pollination has flooded Broadway with

    Cross-media pollination has flooded Broadway with movies reinvented for the stage, but in a startling new step, one of those film-to-stage conversions is being reconfigured for yet another medium: television. The film Legally Blonde (2001), which jumped to the Broadway stage as a musical in April 2007, will be converted ...

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    Struggle Amnesia

    "She made her rise to fame all sound so easy. 'Well, I was doing this one show, and then I left that show to star inAida, got a Tony and married a pro football player.' I bet Miss Aida never had to 'pimp shrimp' in midtown."

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    Actors on the Street

    admire Morgan Freeman the most, because he started in the theatre like myself and got into film later in his career. Mr. Freeman is a brilliant actor and is totally captivating, even when he's not speaking. His are great footsteps to follow in."

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    Review: 'Much Ado About Nothing'

    Sets don't matter much at PushPush Theater: a few red curtains, something that looks like burlap, a lot of red-orange paint, and a beat-up wooden chair.

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    Farrellys Get 'Stupid' for NBC

    Filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly have joined forces with the producer of the U.S. version of "The Office" to bring the new British comedy "I'm With Stupid" to America.