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    Script Scrap

    Dear Tombudsman: I am wondering about the most professional manner in which to decline a part in a project that has a very poorly written script. There are times when I have purposefully performed under par in order not to be considered for a part, but I would like to ...

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    Bay Resume

    Dear Tombudsman: I am moving to Los Angeles in September. Most of my credits are from relatively small theatre companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Should I list them as S.F. Bay credits, or is it better to keep that information off the resume?

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    NJ Performing Arts Center Plans Musical Series

    The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will present a new four-show musical and variety series beginning in December. Series subscriptions for "Annie," "West Side Story," and "Grease" will go on sale beginning Sun., Sept.

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    Livent Begins Construction on Lyric and Apollo

    Livent, Inc. announced it would begin interior demolition of 42nd Street's Apollo and Lyric theatres the week of Aug.

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    Panel to Set Final NEA Funds: Congress May Bring Agency $103 Million, But Clinton Could Veto

    Final funding approval for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is facing two more hurdles as the agency stands poised to receive an increased fiscal 2000 budget of $103 million. And the larger hurdle exists with the endowment's greatest supporter: President

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    Ovations Expand

    The more the merrier would seem to be the theme of this year's Ovation nominations, as Theatre LA announced this week its first batch of "multiple winner" nominees, as well as special awards that will recognize groups rather than individuals for their contributions to L.A. theatre.

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    The Uninvited Guest

    "The Uninvited Guest" depicts the shocking exposure of a father's sexual abuse of his children during the celebration of his anticipated Nobel Prize nomination.

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    There's the Story

    Initially, "There's the Story," the new play at the Blue Heron Arts Center, comes off as awkward and irritating.

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    TCG Travel Grant Deadline April 28

    Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, is offering—along with the International Theatre Institute (ITI)—a travel grant program, which will award over a two-year period $2,500 each to a total of 30 theatre professionals (artists, administrators, or educators).

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    Golden wake-up calls ring in awards season for nominees

    "I am a 10 o'clock-in-bed kind of girl," Nicole Kidman said.