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    Stuff Happens

    "Stuff Happens," presented by Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. Tue.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2:30 & 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Jun. 5-Jul. 17. $34-52. (213) 628-2772.

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    Naomi Watts Celebrates IFC Center Opening

    Naomi Watts, along with John Sayles, Alfonso Cuaron and 400 movie-lovers, celebrated the grand opening of the Independent Film Channel's new independent cinema hub.

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    Comedy Best Bets 2005

    Once again, after a last-minute shower of April and May show invitations and tape submissions, here is our annual Back Stage Comedy Spotlight list of 10 standout standups. Choosing the list is actually an ongoing process; queries about next year will start to appear in our mail the day this ...

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    N.Y. Tax Incentives Generate $300 Million

    Film and television projects taking advantage of the "Made in NY" tax-incentive program credit have brought $300 million to the city and employed 6,000 locals since January.

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    50th Annual Obies Cite 'Engaged,' 'Glass,' 'Gabler'

    Theatre for a New Audience's revival of W.S. Gilbert's 1877 play Engaged, which opened at the Lucille Lortel Theatre just over a year ago, was heavily lauded when the 50th annual Village Voice Obie Awards were handed out May 16 at Webster Hall. Considered part of the ...

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    Docs Record Lives In the Theatre

    Two Tribeca Film Festival documentaries of special interest to the theatre community were "The Lady in Question Is Charles Busch" and "Special Thanks to Roy London." Both films deal with charismatic men of the stage and screen.

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    Obituaries

    John Michael O'Hare (1922–2005)

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    TDF/Astaires Honor Butz, Decline Other Categories

    For the second consecutive year, Theatre Development Fund's TDF/Astaire Awards, which celebrate excellence in dance on Broadway, have declined to offer a slate of nominees.

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    Altman Directing 'Prairie Home Companion'

    Robert Altman's next movie has a location.

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    Sports Films on Hollywood Winning Streak

    Listen up, sports fans. Whether you're into baseball, football, boxing, basketball, horses, soccer, bowling or even pinewood-derby racing, chances are a movie's coming about your favorite pastime.