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    Theatre World Salutes NY Debuts

    While the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and various other awards celebrate new and veteran performers alike, the Theatre World Awards focus just on those thespians making outstanding and memorable Broadway and/or Off-Broadway debuts.

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    In 'Two Thousand Years,' the auteur tackles ethnicity, religion, and politics.

    Mike Leigh describes his play Two Thousand Years as his "coming out." It's the first time, after all, he has focused on Jewishness in his work—specifically, a secular British Jewish family that comically, and sometimes not so comically, grapples with its feelings toward Israel and what it means ...

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    Indecency Bill Waits for Congress

    Lawmakers left the Capitol for Memorial Day vacation without taking final action on legislation exponentially increasing fines for broadcasting indecent content.

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    NYC 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 East Coast, organized by the day the auditions are being held.

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    AWhat exactly does an agent do, and why should

    AWhat exactly does an agent do, and why should you want one? Five talent agents will explore these and other questions during a panel discussion at Actorfest, Back Stage's annual trade show, which will be held Sat., Oct. 13, at Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan.

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    Comings and Goings on N.Y. Theater Scene

    This weekend, while many (myself included) gather to watch new movies at the film festival in Telluride, Colo., the New York theater scene shrinks considerably.

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    Lehman, Lynskey in Gear to 'Drive' Pilot

    Kristin Lehman and Melanie Lynskey have been tapped to co-star in Fox's drama pilot "Drive."

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    Review: 'The Human Comedy'

    Traditionally, Barrington Stage Company's season-opening musical is one of the highlights of the Berkshires theatre season -- not so withThe Human Comedy.