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    National Arts Forums Take Aim at Issues

    Americans for the Arts and the MetLife Foundation have announced a series of 20 national arts forums to take place from coast to coast during the remainder of 2005.

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    DanceBreak Application Deadline Nears

    Now in its fifth year, DanceBreak offers the next generation of Broadway choreographers the opportunity to showcase their work for directors, producers, artistic directors, and other industry leaders in the hope that collaborations will emerge and careers will take off.

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    Theatre, Now and Then

    Recently, playwright Edward Albee, actor Richard Thomas, and producers Elizabeth I. McCann and Martin Richards gathered at a midtown restaurant to talk. The freewheeling conversation covered the extraordinary cost of mounting a show, the evolving role of the producer, the need to develop young and multicultural audiences, and their own ...

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    21 Stories: A Broadway Tale

    "Stop it! Why does everything have to be a musical with you?" screams one character to another in "21 Stories: A Broadway Tale."

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    'Juggling, Rivalry, and Silliness'

    The headquarters of the Fringe looks like an unused basement. The concrete floor is brown, cracked and slanted; bits of gravel grind under foot. Fluorescent lights glare down on the makeshift box office. But branching out into all corners of lower Manhattan, the Fringe comes to life.

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    New Works, New Casting Prospects Flower in NYC Festival Season

    This year, between June and September, no fewer than 10 festivals will keep the city's stages abuzz with hundreds of new plays and musicals, solo works, variety acts, and performances that defy categorization. For actors it's an opportunity to see new work and, perhaps, be cast in a ...

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    Oh Those Swiss

    "Oh Those Swiss," presented by Brian Reddoch and Emily Watson at Tres Stage, 1523 N. La Brea, Ste. 208, Hollywood. Fri. 8:30 p.m., Mar. 4-Apr. 8. $10. OhThoseSwiss@yahoo.com.

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    AFTRA, Telemundo Negotiations Crumble

    Telemundo, one of the nation's largest Spanish-language networks, has ended negotiations with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. For more than six months, the network had participated in talks to unionize its entertainment programming. "It's one thing to engage in hard bargaining. That is the norm ...

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    In the wake of the July 7 terror attacks on the

    In the wake of the July 7 terror attacks on the London subway and bus network, the West End shut down operations for the first time since the Blitz of the Second World War, when bombs came from the air. But the show(s) must go on, and by the ...

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    Complexions

    "Enough is enough," said George Steinbrenner about his Yankee team flailing around in the American League cellar.