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    Test Flight

    The first time I saw Margaret Easley onstage was in July 2003, when I was reviewing a show at the ACME Comedy Theatre. As female actors don't always fare so well in the sketch medium, I was impressed by the women in the ensemble ofThe Sunday Show Reloaded; they ...

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    Fed Mulls Calling Nonprofits 'Political Committees'

    A larger question under review right now by the FEC involves so-called "section 527" organizations, which are explicitly set up to "[accept] contributions or [make] expenditures for political campaigns."

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    Sextuple Indemnity

    It is so annoying when a young playwright like Dayna M. Gross, with some catchy ideas, doesn't push them far enough to create more than a potentially interesting comedy.

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    Equity, League Break Off Talks

    The national council of Actors' Equity began meeting at 1 pm Tuesday to decide what action to take following the Sunday stalemate in talks on a new Production contract.

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    Cusack Gets Restraining Order Against Woman

    Actor John Cusack obtained a restraining order on Tuesday against a woman he claims has been stalking him.

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    The Hanging Man

    "The Hanging Man," Improbable Theatre and UCLA Live's International Theatre Festival at the Freud Playhouse, UCLA, Wed.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 & 8 p.m., Oct. 15-18. $45.30. (310) 825-2101.

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    Actors Recoup Bonus

    Producers of Broadway's "Hairspray" have provided a $1,000 recoupment bonus to each of 31 cast members and stage managers of the original show produced at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.

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    THE FINE PRINT

    hich clause of the Screen Actors Guild's motion picture and television contract triggers a lot of questions for SAG staff? "If I work on Monday and Thursday, do I get paid for Tuesday and Wednesday?" The answer is yes, you do get paid even if you don't work ...

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    A Short Look at Long Runs

    Long runs are one thing, physically demanding roles another. But what if the two are combined? How do you preserve your stamina and health? How do you decide when to call in sick? How do you know when it's time to quit?

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    Milestones for 'Family-friendly' TV: Primetime

    NBC dramas "Chuck" and "The Bionic Woman" and the CW drama "Life Is Wild" are the upcoming primetime series that have earned the seal of approval from the Family Friendly Programming Forum, which is marking two milestones in the fall.