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    ABC to float musical Noah's Ark

    ABC has signed a deal with New York-based production company Creative Battery to develop a musical version of the biblical tale of Noah's Ark, only this time the 40 days and 40 nights are viewed from the perspective of the animals.

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    Eaker Speaks

    Back Stage Editor In Chief Sherry Eaker will discuss the reality of a career in the performing arts on Sat., Jan. 25, from 2-3 pm at Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Place, between Broadway & Lafayette

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    Correction

    In our Oct. 8 lead story on the Screen Actors Guild election, we listed the New York candidates by position. The nominating sources for the 10th national vice president seat were reversed. Avis Boone was nominated by independent petition, and Maureen Donnelly was nominated by SAG's nominating committee.

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    Parody

    The lights come up on me wearing a toga-like thing with vines painted on it. Under this I'm sporting a pair of green tights. On my head is some sort of vegetablish crown. I think my face is painted green, too.

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    SAG rivals split on ATA deal

    It did not take long for the tentative franchise agreement reached last week between the Screen Actors Guild and the Association of Talent Agents to become a political hot potato in SAG's rerun election battle between presidential candidates Melissa Gilbert and Valerie Harper.

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    'Fire' Event Fans Flames of Coney Island Spirit

    Coney Island USA has announced a gala benefit to be thrown in honor of the area's luminous and unique history.

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    No Progress in Strike Talks for Canadian Actors

    Canadian actors and producers made little apparent progress to avert a possible strike or lockout early in the new year after both sides resumed labor talks in Toronto on Tuesday.

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    Former Manager Sues WGAW

    A former trusts and estates manager for the WGA West filed a wrongful-termination suit Thursday against the guild, claiming that she was improperly fired after assisting in a U.S. Labor Department investigation into guild collection practices.

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    hohreh Aghdashloo exudes an effortless warmth and

    hohreh Aghdashloo exudes an effortless warmth and generosity of spirit that makes her a natural choice to play St. Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, in Catherine Hardwicke's new film The Nativity Story. "I guess I have a biblical face," the beautiful actor says with a laugh. "It ...

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    breakout talent

    ost kids can't wait to grow up. But Ricky Ashley wouldn't mind waiting just a bit longer. That's because at age 17, Ashley is alone on the opposite end of adolescence from his co-stars in 13, the latest musical by Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade), at ...