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    Stumbling Ovations

    What are awards shows for? To gather ceremonially to honor and celebrate the best work in a given medium, and in the process to raise the public profile and prestige—dare we say, the glamor—of the medium.

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    Star

    With Samantha Swan's "Star," The Cygnet Theatre Company offers one of the more ambitious projects of the Fringe Festival.

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    Emmy Gives 'Wing' Third Term

    NBC, which dominated the primetime ratings race during the 2001-02 season, delivered an unexpectedly strong showing Sunday at the 54th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

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    Ohio Bound: Outdoor Confab Held in October

    Drama practitioners and enthusiasts from across the country will gather in Fairborn, Ohio, Oct. 21-24 for the 36th annual Conference on Outdoor Drama, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Institute of Outdoor

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    SAG Sends Warning to Agents and CDs

    The striking actors unions are threatening to crack down on talent agents who supply non-union actors to commercial producers during the unions' ongoing strike against the advertising industry. SAG has also put Hollywood's casting directors on notice that they face criminal prosecution if they continue to cast non-union actors ...

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    Obies Honor Off-B'way: 'Waste,' Eileen Heckart, 'Jitney' Cast & Director Among Winners

    The best of Off- and Off-Off-Broadway were honored at the 45th annual Obie Awards, presented by the Village Voice at Webster Hall on Mon., May 15. The Obies have no nominees and set categories. Former Obie winners Claudia Shear and Mary Testa who was subbing for an ailing Patrick Stewart ...

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    At the Razzies, It's a Bennifer Sweep

    And the Razzie goes to: "Gigli," "Gigli" and, oh yes, "Gigli." Plus another three for good measure.

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    In the Director's Chair

    "I think it's a long way from behind the camera to in front of it—those 2 or 3 feet," says actor Andrew McCarthy, who recently wrote and directed his first film, the accomplished 18-minute short News for the Church. And yet, as McCarthy illustrates, actors can make very ...

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    Cleveland Play House Mulls New Ways to Play

    The 88-year-old Cleveland Play House, one of the nation's oldest and largest regional theatre complexes, is in the throes of self-examination as it looks for ways to increase revenues, augment use of its four theatres and support spaces, and decrease the financial burden of maintaining its 300,000-square-foot facility.

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    Transposition

    "Transposition," a visually stunning performance piece under the direction of Dadi D. Pudumjee, gets the fall puppet festival at La MaMa off to a vivid start.