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    Nonprofit arts groups generate $134 billion annually nods

    Nonprofit arts groups across the country generate more economic activity -- and tax revenues -- than previously thought, according to a comprehensive new study.

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    Manager Accused of Theft

    What does actor Jackie Gold have in common with a car found abandoned at the scene of an accident three weeks ago that crashed into several newspaper stands near the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and La Brea? Both appear to have been abandoned by talent manager Reycie Santayana of ...

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    Exorcist to Punisher

    Casting director Pam Dixon, who recently wrapped up work on Exorcist: The Beginning in Morocco, is plunging into work on the Artisan Entertainment production of The Punisher, another in a long line of Marvel comic-based films. Screenwriter/producer Jonathan Hensleigh (Armageddon, Jumanji) will make his directorial debut with this adaptation ...

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    That's Entertainment!

    "Thunder Knocking on the Door," a comic blues musical (of all things), is unabashedly light. Some might say daffy; others might say folkloric. Perhaps it's a little of both.

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    Pryce to Star in London's 'Sylvia'

    Jonathan Pryce will star in the London production of "The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?" -- Edward Albee's Tony-winning play -- which opens Feb. 3 at the Almeida Theatre.

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    Panel split on film financing

    The panelists at a film finance seminar hosted Thursday by the Beverly Hills and Century City Chamber of Commerce Entertainment Industry Council sounded more like Charles Dickens with their "best of times, worst of times" attitude toward the current state of film finance rather than a bunch of producers downtrodden ...

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    Attention Seekers

    Today's cabaret is nothing if not diverse. For years now, the cabaret musical slate has all too often been dominated by redundant musical storytelling and pastiche production numbers borrowed from other acts. Well, that has slowly but steadily been changing (with mixed results), especially with the newer artists.

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    O'Neill Music Theater Confab Hears Silver Bells

    In the spring of 1978, officials at the Waterford, Conn.-based Eugene O'Neill Theater Center—including George C. White, then founder and president, and conductor/musical director Paulette Haupt—agreed to create a place where new musicals could be developed, much in the same way that the Center had ...

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    Lights Up or Out: Producers Weigh Sept. 11 Choices

    "We will definitely be playing two shows--matinee and evening--on Sept. 11," asserts Adam Epstein, one of the producers of "Hairspray."