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    1937 Williams Play to Preem in San Francisco... Nervy New Musical at Minneapolis' Mixed Blood Theatre... The Danish Play Dazzles in Toronto...

    Briefly revisiting the Bay Area's 2002 theatre season, certain shows stand out: the wonderfully original work, Adam Bock's Five Flights, presented by Encore Theatre; Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul; California Shakespeare Festival's revival of Chekhov's The Seagull; The New Conservatory ...

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    'Enron' Director Developing Drama for CBS

    CBS is developing a white-collar crime drama for next season with the writer-director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room."

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    Tai-Gu Tales: The Life of Mandala

    "Searching for the Essence of Life and Transcending Suffering in Images of the Human Body" was the heading on the playbill that led into the performance of "Tai-Gu Tales" at the Joyce.

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    Review: 'The Last Five Years'

    Red Herring Theatre Ensemble is known for Columbus area premieres of challenging plays, not musicals --The Last Five Yearscould change that.

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    Gone Nonunion, First Steps

    Dear Jackie: Now that casting directors will be part of a union, will they still be able to cast nonunion projects? So many now do. And are commercial casting directors also going to be joining the union?

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    SAG, Lawyers: GSAs 'Flawed'

    The Screen Actors Guild is concerned that the General Service Agreements actors currently sign with agents could allow agencies to take more commission than legally permitted.

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    NYC Coalition Urges Council To Reject DCA Fund Cuts

    The New York City Arts Coalition, a nonprofit arts advocacy network, citing a dramatic difference between increases in the city's budget over the last three years and Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed cut to the city's Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), is urging the City Council to reject ...

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    Depardieu's Proposed Retirement Rattles French

    French actor Gerard Depardieu's declaration that he is preparing to end his career has created a stir in the French film industry.

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    Creating Art in a Polarized World

    Theatre Communications Group last week brought together its largest conference ever, one explicitly acknowledging tough times for theatre artists in the conference's title—Creating the Future: Theatre in a Polarized World.

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    The Possession of Mrs. Jones

    "The Possession of Mrs. Jones," presented by Craig Poplar, Michelle Moretta, and Eden H. Wurmfeld at the Zephyr Theater, 7456 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. Sat. 7 & 10 p.m. Jun. 18. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 & 7 p.m. Jun. 23-Jul. 17. $25. (323) 960-7612.