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    Hundreds Expected For Arts Day In Albany

    Between 300 and 400 pro-arts New Yorkers are expected to gather in Albany on Tues., March 4, for the annual Arts Day, when statewide forces rally and urge legislators to increase arts

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    Upright Citizens Brigade hosts month of female comedians.

    Upright Citizens Brigade's month of female comedy runs through July 31. Tickets are $5–$8 per show; various dates and times. UCB is located at 5919 Franklin Ave., L.A. For more information, call (323) 908-8702 or visit www.ucbtheatre.com.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF

    The first week of the 2007–08 TV season has left industry observers concerned about the absence of a breakout series. On Madison Avenue and Wall Street, estimates of the first week of the season varied from the harsh to the wait-and-see. Bank of America said in a research report ...

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    Letters

    [In response to the Our View "Et Tu, Affleck?," Back Stage Dec. 6, 2007]

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    Voight Signs on for Villainous Role on '24'

    In his first series role in 40 years, Jon Voight has signed on as a recurring character on the upcoming seventh season of "24."

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    British Playwright Simon Gray Dead at 71

    British writer Simon Gray, author of literate, bittersweet plays and acerbic diaries, has died at 71, his publisher said Thursday.

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    Chris Noth Joins Cast of 'Farragut North'

    Television's Mr. Big is going off-Broadway. Chris Noth will appear in the world premiere of "Farragut North," Beau Willimon's play of political intrigue.

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    Regional Roundup

    ed a mesmerizing assembly of characters whose wistfulness, laughter, and suffering echo our own. There's talk that the show will play New York after a summer run at London's Barbican Centre.

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    Ott Named Seattle Rep Artistic Director

    Sharon Ott, who has led the Berkeley Repertory Theatre for the past 12 years, has been named the new Seattle Repertory Theatre artistic director. She will assume her role in July 1997, succeeding Daniel

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    Actors' Fund Benefit Attracts Dozens of Stars

    The Actors' Fund of America will pull out the stops Mon., June 12 for a benefit concert to raise money for its Catastrophic Care Program and the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. Many of the theatre's biggest stars have agreed to perform at the one-night-only "First You Dream" event, to ...