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    Playwright's Sidewalk for New York

    Lucille Lortel, the Queen of Off-Broadway, dedicates the Playwright's Sidewalk at an official ceremony in front of the Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St., on Mon., Oct. 26 at 6:45 pm. The city's first (and only to date) permanent tribute to the most important international playwrights whose ...

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    > May 19: Enchantment by Carson Kreitzer

    > May 19: Enchantment by Carson Kreitzer is about the lives of Freudian psychologist Bruno Bettelheim and Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who designs more-humane slaughterhouses.

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    Destronelli

    "Destronelli," presented by and at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m. Feb. 15-Mar. 30. $12-20. (323) 856-8611.

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    Albee Actors Speak Out

    As any Albee aficionado will tell you, the playwright's work is always a challenging and bracing experience for the audience. But we asked a few actors to share their feelings about performing in Albee's plays.

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    Alyson Hannigan: Discomfort Zone

    Many TV actors are justly accused of simply playing themselves (as if that's an easy assignment), and certainly the best TV writers tailor their long-running characters to their actors' strengths and weaknesses over the years. But Alyson Hannigan, who plays Willow, the lovable Wiccan sidekick to the title heroine ...

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    BITS & BITES

    "Victor/Victoria"'s Dark

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    Some Answers

    1. First off, any "no experience necessary" ad should be suspect. (Film casting directors sometimes look for untrained young children--but why would any other professional prefer novices to pros for quality work?) Call the Better Business Bureau to check out the agency. (Remember that a clean record may not be ...

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    The Cruelest Months

    Here's a challenge: to contact casting directors who are scrambling to start pilot season and ask them to take a moment to discuss what is great and not so great about pilot season. In assembling this piece, I encountered responses such as, "Can I get back to you after ...

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    ABC to float musical Noah's Ark

    ABC has signed a deal with New York-based production company Creative Battery to develop a musical version of the biblical tale of Noah's Ark, only this time the 40 days and 40 nights are viewed from the perspective of the animals.

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    Eaker Speaks

    Back Stage Editor In Chief Sherry Eaker will discuss the reality of a career in the performing arts on Sat., Jan. 25, from 2-3 pm at Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Place, between Broadway & Lafayette