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    Oliviers Cite 'Poppins,' 'Producers'

    The nominations for the 2005 Laurence Olivier Awards are dominated by the "Big Three" musicals that opened here in the fall: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's collaboration on a stage version of the film "Mary Poppins" (nine nominations), the Broadway import "The Producers" (eight nominations), and Andrew Lloyd Webber's ...

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    Get Out!

    Concerns of performers of color and performers with disabilities were at the forefront of last week's panel discussion "The Invisible American," presented by Screen Actors Guild's Affirmative Action/Diversity Department and Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committee (EEOC).

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    The Gods Are Pounding My Head! (aka Lumberjack Messiah)

    Avant-garde maestro Richard Foreman has stated that "The Gods Are Pounding My Head!" will be the last in the series of full-length theatrical efforts.

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    Lortel Foundation Bestows Small-Theatre Grants

    The Lucille Lortel Foundation is continuing its effort to provide that kind of philanthropy to small and midsize theatres.

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    Slapstick Shakespeare

    The Compleat Works of Willm Shkspr (abridged) is performed January 28 to February 13 at the Summerlin Library Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive (at the end northeast end of Town Center Drive and CROSSWAY). Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m ...

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    DGA Bows to Eastwood, 'Baby'

    Clint Eastwood was named best director of a feature film for Warner Bros. Pictures' "Million Dollar Baby" at the 57th annual Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards, an honor that tends to predict who will win the Oscar in that category.

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    Mamet Live

    "Like Errol Flynn, I've decided to mend my wicked, wicked ways and go back to the theatre," said David Mamet. The auteur was speaking on Jan. 27 to a packed audience at UCLA's Royce Hall as part of UCLA Live's Spoken Word series, which seeks to bring ...

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    New Musicals Are Sought; ASCAP Deadline Approaches

    The ASCAP Foundation is seeking new musicals for its annual Musical Theatre Workshop in New York. Directed by Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked," "Godspell," "Pippin"), the workshop offers musical theatre writers the chance to present selections from their original works in progress for professional critiques by prominent producers ...

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    AFTRA/NY Offers Image Panel

    The New York Local of AFTRA is sponsoring a panel discussion on "Projecting the Real You -- The Importance of Image" on Wed., Jan. 19, at 6 p.m.

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    Marvin and Mel

    "Marvin and Mel," presented by Catrina Honadle Kopell & Leonardo Players, Salvy Maleki, Dan Hirsch and in association with and at the Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. (Fri. Dec. 31, 7 & 9 p.m.) Oct. 29-Jan. 9. $10-25. (323) 856-4200.