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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."

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    Artios Noms Announced

    The 18th annual Artios Awards, to recognize outstanding achievement in casting by Casting Society of America members in film, theatre, and television, will be held on Oct. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in L.A., and at Caroline's in New York.

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    Unions Agree on Contract Proposals

    The Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists unanimously approved a package of contract proposals Jan. 18 for the upcoming TV/theatrical negotiations with the industry. No date has been set for talks to begin with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The contract ...

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    Tell Veronica

    "Tell Veronica," presented by TV Productions and at the Hudson Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. July 19-Aug. 26. $25. (323) 856-4200.

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    Reports: Jet Li Escapes Maldives Flooding

    Jet Li injured his foot as he protected his daughter from tsunami waves that flooded his hotel in the Maldives, Hong Kong newspapers reported Tuesday.

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    'Break-Up' Writers Fashion 'Tux'

    Jeremy Garelick and Jay Lavender, the screenwriters behind "The Break-Up," will make their directorial debut on "The Golden Tux."

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    League of Chicago Theatres Launches "Theater Thursdays"

    The League of Chicago Theatres has announced the launch of Theater Thursdays, a citywide promotion designed to make Thursday night "the" night for younger audiences.

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    Building an Empire

    At age 13, Christian Bale did what most actors spend their lives hoping to achieve: He won the lead in a Steven Spielberg movie. Now, 17 years later, one is astonished at the gravitas Bale maintained in scenes opposite seasoned co-stars John Malkovich and Miranda Richardson.