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    2003-04 Obie Judges Selected

    The Village Voice has announced the judges for the 2004 Obie Awards, the premier honors for Off-Broadway. The honors were first distributed back in 1956, so that means the 2004-05 committee will be making its selections for the 50th annual presentation of the awards.

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    Equity Seals Pact at Ravinia

    Actors' Equity Association has negotiated its first-ever contract with the world-renowned Ravinia Festival, located in Highland Park, Ill., north of Chicago. Equity Central Regional Director Kathryn V. Lamkey and senior business representative Christine A. Provost negotiated the agreement for the upcoming presentation of "Sunday in the Park With George," directed ...

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    During RNC Week, Broadway Bottom Line Bottoms Out

    The Republicans came, the Republicans saw, the Republicans...well, they didn't quite conquer New York City so much as pay a high-security visit, and they didn't exactly "see" a whole lot, either, at least where Broadway shows are concerned. With the Republican National Convention in full force to ...

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    Direct Connection

    Director Daniel Sullivan is big on creating connections. Speak with him about his favorite directors, his favorite actors, his favorite moments in shows, and the term comes up repeatedly. His casting process, his rehearsal process, his enjoyment of his work relate to the many links he likes to join together.

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    Play7

    When you purchase an annual PLAY7 pass for $27, you can see as many L.A.-area plays as you want from the list of 25 member companies for only $7 per ticket.

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    SAG Slates Take Aim at Issues

    The two major slates vying for Screen Actors Guild national board of directors' seats have listed on their websites what they consider to be the major issues facing the guild.

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    WGAw Tapping Bernstein Mirrors SAG Exec Choice

    The nation's entertainment unions continue to turn to executives with legal and studio experience in their attempt to meld their labor efforts with "solid and practical business models."

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    The Comedy of Aerosmith

    "Of Mice and Men," presented by and at Pacific Resident Theatre, 707 Venice Blvd., Venice. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. July 22-Aug. 22. $20. (310) 822-8392.

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    Fringe Advance Sales Double 2003 Figures

    Advance sales for the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival are dramatically outpacing the statistics from 2003, Back Stage has learned.