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    ACT-Seattle Close to Funding Target

    Two months after bleak financial straits nearly forced its closure, A Contemporary Theatre of Seattle announced it has now raised half of the $1.5 million it needs to keep operating and to mount a 2003 season.

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    Play7

    When you purchase an annual PLAY7 pass for $27, you can see as many L.A.-area plays as you want from the list of 25 member companies for only $7 per ticket.

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    Paisner Named President of Int'l TV Academy

    Veteran global television executive Bruce Paisner has been elected president of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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    NBC Makes Dramatic Statement for Fall TV Schedule

    NBC on Monday unveiled a drama-heavy fall 2004 schedule that includes the launch of new programs on four nights next season plus the return of reality matchmaking vehicle "Average Joe."

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    Relaxation Technique John Cleese, still one of the funniest men alive, has learned to enjoy taking it easy.

    For an actor who has made a career largely out of playing uptight English gentlemen, John Cleese presents himself as surprisingly laid-back. Ensconced in a plush chair, his 6-foot-5 frame stretched onto an ottoman, Cleese is the picture of comfort. It suddenly makes sense that this is the man who ...

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    Noted Actors Support Bard for NEA

    The NEA is going to school on the nation's entertainment unions, forming a "Players' Guild" to support its new Shakespeare in American Communities initiative.

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    When you purchase an annual PLAY7 pass for $27,

    When you purchase an annual PLAY7 pass for $27, you can see as many L.A. plays as you want from the list of 22 member companies for only $7 per ticket. You can use the pass for any listed performance, but reservations are always recommended. This is a savings ...

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    OBITUARIES

    Elia Kazan (1909-2003)

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    Equity, Disney Still Talking

    Actors' Equity Association and the Walt Disney Company, which in August began negotiating a new Disney World Eastern agreement in Orlando, will soon resume talks following the cleanup from a very heavy hurricane season.

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    The Skinny

    Plenty of opportunities for the musically inclined in this week's Skinny. All you tone-deaf actors out there will have to sit this one out.