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    Reasonable Resignation

    Dear Jackie: I began rehearsal for a play about a month ago. My boyfriend asked me to do it--he wrote and is directing it--then he broke up with me. We still live together. I tried to quit after a few rehearsals, but my ex convinced me not to.

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    Self-Starter

    Documentary filmmaker Julie Stevens uses the word "bittersweet" to sum up the experiences of Annie "orphans." She is referring to the hundreds of child performers who participated in the original Broadway show, served as replacements, or performed in one or more of its national tours from 1977 to 1983. Stevens ...

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    Review: Two

    A dispossessed rabbi asks a mysterious new pupil, "What is a Jew?" -- and the answer to this deceptively simple question drives the drama.

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    Not Afraid of Cross-Dressing

    Jefferson Mays is not concerned that playing a cross-dresser—not once, but twice—will typecast him out of a leading-man gig. Indeed, he doesn't think in those terms at all, insisting he's drawn to parts that intrigue him, regardless of how they may affect his career. "I don ...

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    Video Game Pacts Eyed

    SAG and AFTRA are in the midst of extended talks with a group of video game producers on new agreements covering interactive media.

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    Frankie

    The title character in Daniel Roberts' "Frankie" could be said to live a life of quiet desperation, except that he gets a bit noisy sometimes.

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    Fine print

    an a member of one actors' union work a nonunion job in another union's jurisdiction?

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    Lynch Set to Self-Release 'Empire'

    David Lynch has sworn off movie studios forever. "A conventional distributor is a heartache, and I'm finished with that," the director said.

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    Close friends and colleagues of writer-publicist

    Close friends and colleagues of writer-publicist Kim Garfield agree that the things that made her so widely admired were her consummate professionalism, her intense enthusiasm about her work, her kindhearted spirit, and her zany—often delightfully ornery—sense of humor. The theatrical lights of Los Angeles seemed to dim last ...

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    ICM Vet Newman Exits Agency

    Robert Newman, head of motion pictures at ICM and a 17-year veteran of the agency has left ICM to join Endeavor as a partner.