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    Tribeca Film Festival Opens

    When Robert De Niro and his business partner, Jane Rosenthal, tossed around the idea years ago of staging a film festival, they envisioned something small and urban.

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    Outer Critics Circle Winners Announced

    Winners of the Outer Critics Circle awards were announced today, Monday, April 29. An awards ceremony will be held Thursday, May 23 at Sardi's.

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    Reps Torn

    The dead deal between the Screen Actors Guild and the Association of Talent Agents—recently shot down by a vote of Guild members—has drawn attention to the thin border between agents and managers, but does it invite more reps to cross it? Or does it mean the age-old battle ...

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    Win an Invite to Enid's Apartment!!

    We're inviting every BackStage.com member to Enid's apartment on SATURDAY MAY 25TH. Not a member? Answer the question below and you could win an invite

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    Boys and Girls

    Though long on that weary topic, "relationships," and short on cohesion, Tom Donaghy's "boysandgirls" is an engrossing if imperfect evening. The Playwrights Horizons production at the Duke on 42nd Street demonstrates Donaghy's sure ear for the overlapping Mamet-like speech rhythms of people who seek yet fear connections.

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    Cannes fest selections strike a balanced pose

    The 55th Festival de Cannes, which kicks off Wednesday with the world premiere of Woody Allen's "Hollywood Ending," finally appears to have struck a fair balance of traditional international auteur fare and movies from largely unknown territories, spiced with enough Hollywood product to inject some fizz into the proceedings.

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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.