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    Royal Shakespeare Co. Plans Theater

    The Royal Shakespeare Company outlined plans Thursday for a $150 million new waterfront theater complex on the site of its 69-year-old theater by the river in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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    Politician Slams Runaway Production

    Rep. Diane Watson has asked MPAA chief Jack Valenti and his member companies to step in and thwart the trend of runaway film and television production to foreign locales.

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    Beach Radio

    "Beach Radio" supposedly takes place on the Jersey shore in 1989, but this boucy, silly musical seems more aligned with the naive innocence of the early '60s Funicello/Avalon pictures.

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    Official Guide to Actorfest 2004 - Casting Director "Focus Sessions"

    These are the folks with the power to get you hired on TV, in films, and in commercials: the casting directors. And short of getting an audition with them, this is the format in which you'd like to see them: up close, talking about what they look for and ...

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    NY Theatre Ballet Offers Neglected Classics

    New York Theatre Ballet has earned quite a reputation for its revivals of worthy classics that are seldom seen but rate attention, as well as for new ballets. On April 23 and 24, at Florence Gould Hall, in celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the company presented Frederick Ashton's ...

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    Known Quantities

    It's a luxury working with a familiar director--but first-time collaborations can be just as edifying.

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    DGA Tells SAG, WGA 'Don't Strike'

    The DGA president has shivered at the thought of a 2003 or 2004 walkout--not by directors, but by actors or writers--in her January report posted on the DGA website.

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    The Tragedy of King Lear

    "The Tragedy of King Lear," presented by and at the MET Theatre, 1089 N, Oxford Ave., Hollywood. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. Nov. 14-Dec. 20. $15. (323) 957-1152.

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    Book Nook

    Looking for some great gift ideas for actors? Back Stage West reviews the best new books coming out for the holidays.

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    Awards Season Companion

    Below is a compilation of this season's theatre awards and nominations announced so far. Click on a title to learn more about an award and it's picks for this year. This site wil be updated as more accolades are presented.