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    Despite Closure Rumors, Philly's Prince Announces New Season

    Following a comment at a screening Monday, Marjorie Samoff has been unable to squash persistent rumors that the financially troubled Philadelphia theater will soon close.

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    THR, L.A. Mayor to Host Oscar Bash

    The Hollywood Reporter, in partnership with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, jointly will host the inaugural red carpet Nominees' Night at Getty House -- the mayoral residence -- on Thursday, March 4.

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    Ray Charles Musical Set for Broadway in November

    A musical celebrating Ray Charles is headed for Broadway this fall. "Unchain My Heart" will open Nov. 7 with preview performances beginning Oct. 8.

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    Cynthia Nixon Among GLAAD Award Winners

    Joy Behar, Cynthia Nixon and the ABC drama series "Brothers & Sisters" are among this year's recipients of media awards from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

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    An Evening With... "Glee"

    On Sat.., April 24th in Los Angeles, Back Stage presents An Evening With... "Glee" featuring an advance screening of the episode "Home" followed by Q&A with cast member Chris Colfer.

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    TALENT BEAT

    Warner Bros. started shooting The Incredible Mr. Limpet, a live action and animated film, in L.A. in Oct. Cstg. Marci

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    Judge Clears Path for Director's Rights Trial

    The question of whether stage directors can claim their work as copyrightable intellectual property has come one step closer to trial. A federal judge in Florida has denied a motion by Boca Raton's Caldwell Theatre Company and its artistic director Michael Hall to dismiss a complaint by director Joe

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    Italian-American Typing Pool

    The Guild of Italian American Actors (GIAA), will host an open panel discussion on stereotypes in casting, Wed., Nov. 17, at 6:30 pm, at the Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Ave. Admis-sion is free. Panelists include actor and screenwriter Victor Colicchio; Louis Ambrosio, president, Ambrosio-Johnston Man-agement; and writer-producer-director Joseph ...

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    SAG-AFTRA Reveals Pact Talks Info

    Press leaks in the supposed secret negotiations on a new theatrical-TV contract have led to two actions: 1) As a means of amends, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP) joined hands last weekend at a public banquet of crow; 2) SAG-AFTRA have provided members with highlights ...