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    After 35 Years Newman Takes Stage

    Paul Newman is returning to the stage for the first time in 35 years

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    Equity, 'Monty' Settle

    Actors' Equity Association has settled an audition-rule claim against the tour of "The Full Monty." Although the financial reward is small, the claim represents another sign of the union's escalated effort to control the national tour-production market.

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    55th Cannes Film Festival Winners

    Awards given Sunday at the 55th Cannes Film Festival, selected by a 9-member jury headed by U.S. director David Lynch:

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    Buy or Bye

    Santa Monica Playhouse has finally been given the opportunity to purchase the space it has rented for 40 years at 1211 4th Street in Santa Monica, but the catch is this: If the Playhouse isn't able to buy the place, the company may have to call it quits.

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    Grecian Earned

    Nia Vardalos has an enormous passion for her family and her Greek heritage, a strong drive to succeed in acting, and a gift for creating warmhearted comedy. Put this all together and you have My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Vardalos' hit 1997 solo stage vehicle, which has made a swift ...

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    TECHNIQUE: Emphasis on cold reading technique,

    TECHNIQUE: Emphasis on cold reading technique, script and character analysis and audition techniques. Learning to be real, believable, truthful and to make exciting choices.

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    MTV Announces Movie Award Nominations

    Hobbits and elves rule this year's MTV Movie Awards, with "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" receiving a leading six nominations.

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    Blue Surge

    Rebecca Gilman's "Blue Surge," her fourth play to be presented in New York in the last two years, may just be her best to date

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    The Exonerated

    "The Exonerated," presented by and at the Actors' Gang, 6209 Santa Monica Bl., Hollywood. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Apr. 19-June 16. $20-25 (Thursdays are pay what you can). (323) 465-0566 ext. 15.

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    Foote's 'Children' Honored

    Horton Foote's "The Carpetbag-ger's Children" has been selected by the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) to receive the 2002 American Theatre Critics/Steinberg New Play Award. The presentation took place on Sat., April 6, in a ceremony at the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Pamela Brown Auditorium during ...