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    Four Clowns and a Bench

    "Four Clowns and a Bench," presented by Jenine Smith in association with the Factory Theatre at the Ruby Theatre at the Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. July 10-Aug. 15. $15-20. (800) 595-4849.

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    Bumpy B'way: 'Dracula' Delayed, 'Little Shop' Shuts, 'Syncopation' Scrapped

    Summertime, and the livin' ain't easy on Broadway. In less than a week, one new musical announced its second postponement of previews, an already-running tuner set its closing date, and a third show, one of a handful of plays slated for the new season, fell out of sync with ...

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    Actors' Equity To Forge Ahead

    The council of Actors' Equity Assn. was set to meet Tuesday to decide what action to take after the abrupt collapse of contract negotiations over the weekend. The 80-member council was seeking to reopen negotiations or take some type of work action at the meeting. The union, representing about 21 ...

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    Congdon Conquers Confab

    While Tony Kushner was the nominal "star" of June's Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska, and Edward Albee's annual presence lends the event an important cachet, the darling of the 12th annual conference was inarguably Constance Congdon, whose playwriting workshops and short-play lab critiques inspired hundreds of ...

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    Tribeca Film Institute Launches New Initiative For Playwrights of Color

    In an effort to showcase promising works by playwrights of color, the New York City-based Tribeca Film Institute has launched a new program, dubbed Tribeca All Access Open Stage. The initiative, slated to make its debut Oct. 25 and run through Oct. 27, will help provide artists of color with ...

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    Tribeca Film Institute Launches New Initiative For Playwrights of Color

    In an effort to showcase promising works by playwrights of color, the New York City-based Tribeca Film Institute has launched a new program, dubbed Tribeca All Access Open Stage. The initiative, slated to make its debut Oct. 25 and run through Oct. 27, will help provide artists of color with ...

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    James Earl Jones to Star in 'Pond' Revival

    James Earl Jones and Diahann Carroll will star in a revival of "On Golden Pond," the play by Ernest Thompson that later became an Academy Award-winning movie starring Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn.

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    Three Leaders Honored

    At its annual meeting this week in Washington, D.C., Americans for the Arts presented the 2004 Selina Roberts Ottum Award to Lynn Barnett, executive director of the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council; the 2004 Michael Newton Award to Beauchamp Carr, executive vice president of the Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center ...

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    Bush Nominates Teachout

    President George W. Bush has nominated writer and critic Terry Teachout to serve on the National Council on the Arts.

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    Rosie's Cruise Line Gets Key West Welcome

    Rosie O'Donnell's new cruise line is getting a warm welcome in sunny Key West.