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    There's the Story

    Initially, "There's the Story," the new play at the Blue Heron Arts Center, comes off as awkward and irritating.

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    TCG Travel Grant Deadline April 28

    Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, is offering—along with the International Theatre Institute (ITI)—a travel grant program, which will award over a two-year period $2,500 each to a total of 30 theatre professionals (artists, administrators, or educators).

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    Daily Dispatch: April 12, 2001: The 'No' Play; 'newyorkers'; 'The Book of Liz'

    The number of openings increases exponentially as the Tony and Drama Desk cut-off dates approach. Our intrepid critic squeezes in three shows in one exhausting day.

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    Two Brothers Who Are Not Brothers

    At some point during the second act of "Two Brothers Who Are Not Brothers," purgatory is discussed, which felt all too redundant while sitting through this new play by Paul Rawlings.

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    Dark Deceptions: The Séance Experience

    Todd Robbins' "Dark Deceptions" is ideal for people who go into haunted houses at carnivals for giggles.

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    Cooking the Books: A Recipe for Murder

    If you're in the mood to grab lunch and head for a matinee, playwright-composer Jacqueline Hankins is currently serving an engaging side of cabaret theatre to go with what your stomach craves.

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    Jimmy Carter was a Democrat

    In a curious news item from Jimmy Carter's trip to Cuba, a woman, leaning out her hotel window after spotting the former president, yelled, 'We love you, Jimmy Carter!' That's the spirit of Rinne Groff's 'Jimmy Carter was a Democrat,' which moved from P.S. 122 to ...

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    Actorfest Returns on Oct. 29

    Major casting directors, agents, and managers will join union representatives and Broadway and film actors at the 14th annual Actorfest, Back Stage's trade show for performing artists. Todd Thaler, Rob Decina, Michael Tucker, Phyllis Newman, and Shuler Hensley are just a few of the industry insiders who will offer ...

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    Chicago Aims at Broadway

    Producers Stuart Oken and Michael Leavitt have formed Elephant Eye Theatrical, a company dedicated to the development of new book musicals for Broadway.

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    Media Indecency Bill Up for Vote in House

    House approval of the legislation that would increase the fines broadcasters pay for airing indecent speech is expected to pass this week.