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    Jo Anne Worley Joins 'Drowsy Chaperone'

    "The Drowsy Chaperone" is about to be shaken up. No, not Beth Leavel, the Tony Award-winning actress who plays the title character in the hit musical now approaching its second year on Broadway.

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    IN CASTING DOCUMENT

    He will soon be seen in License to Wed, starring Robin Williams, and Nancy Drew.

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    Gore, Barrymore, 'Gates' Slated for Tribeca

    Al Gore will be the opening act at Tribeca, hosting the global warming-themed Short Films Program, Drew Barrymore will hit the fest later for her world premiere, and the curtain will fall on "The Gates."

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    'Christmas Story' Director Dies in Crash

    Film director Robert Clark, best known for the beloved holiday classic "A Christmas Story," and his son were killed Wednesday in a car wreck, the filmmaker's assistant and police said.

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    The Back Stage Garland Awards, announced in our

    The Back Stage Garland Awards, announced in our March 1 issue to recognize and reward excellence in Southern California theatre, were celebrated Monday night in a festive party—no announcements, no speeches. Statuettes were handed out to the winners, who included actors, producers, writers, directors, and designers. They and their ...

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    It's devastating when a great artist dies,

    It's devastating when a great artist dies, especially when he or she is young and it's unexpected. Fortunately, sometimes artists' families and friends carry out their legacies by assisting other artists. The Skinny was heartened to learn that friends of actor-filmmaker Adrienne Shelly, who was murdered in November ...

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    L.A. SAG Health Fair Scheduled for May

    Services offered will include preventative health screenings, nutrition and wellness information, body fat analysis, blood pressure and diabetes testing, and referrals to medical professionals for other services.

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    L.A. Auditions at a Glance

    Culled from the hundreds of casting and job notices listed daily on BackStage.com, below are this week's audition highlights for the West Coast, organized by the day the auditions are being held.

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    Hudson Makes Appearance at U.N. Ceremony

    Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson made a guest appearance Wednesday at an awards ceremony promoting women's achievements and paid tribute to her own female inspirations.