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    National Leads Oliviers

    The Royal National Theatre—which led the nominations list for this year's Laurence Olivier Awards with 22 citations—won awards in eight categories, including the highest number of awards for a single production when half of those went to its revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons." The ...

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    PARTING GIFTS

    1951-1959 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 6 p.m. Feb. 23-Apr. 6.

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    Forbidden Broadway 2001: A Spoof Odyssey

    "Forbidden Broadway" is the theatrical equivalent of a floating crap game, with the emphasis very definitely on the crap. The ultimate insider show, this sly and slicing send-up of all things Broadway is in its 18th hilarious year.

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    AFTRA Wary of Strike Expenses

    The Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists are targeting early May, perhaps May 10, as a start to negotiations on a new feature-film and TV contract.

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    St. Lucy's Eyes

    "Saint Lucy's Eyes" starts with a thunderstorm, a teenage girl, and an old woman on a rain soaked night in 1968. What follows is riveting interplay between strong characters against a gripping historical background, featuring a tour de force performance by Ruby Dee.

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    NoCal Notes 5/10/01

    History Lessons, Standards Sing, Basically Broadway

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    AGMA Fired Up Over Firing

    The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) has issued a demand for arbitration to the Boston Ballet, a grievance accusing the dance company of discriminating against Russian-born ballet dancers by firing them.

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    Valenti Hopeful on Talks

    (BPI) MPAA president Jack Valenti was at Cannes last week, spreading the word that he is "jubilant, grateful, thank you God" for the settlement of the Writers Guild contract and "now more optimistic of a successful conclusion" to the Screen Actors Guild contract negotiations at the end of May.

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    Equity, League Clear the Air

    Legit actors can breathe easier. Their union, Actors' Equity Association, has brokered an agreement with the League of American Theatres and Producers over the levels of onstage smoke and fog effects. From now on, Broadway and touring shows under Equity-approved production contracts may not subject performers to levels of glycol-based ...

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    Jill Charles Memorial Service

    Jill Charles, co-founder and artistic director of the Dorset Theatre Festival in Dorset, Vt., will be honored on Tues. Aug. 7 at a memorial service.