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    'Dame' Benefit Brings in the

    'Dame' Benefit Brings in the Stars

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    Making Their Own Opportunities: Women's Theatres in New York

    Thirty years ago, New York boasted only a handful of women's theatres. Over the following decade, companies came and went, but the numbers remained the same. Recently, however, the Big Apple's women's theatres have proliferated so much that including them all in one article is no longer ...

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    Glenna Syse, emeritus theatre critic for the

    Glenna Syse, emeritus theatre critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, died Sun, March 4, of a brain tumor. She was 73.

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    Noted Broadway, film, and cabaret performer and

    Noted Broadway, film, and cabaret performer and songwriter Portia Nelson died Tuesday at her home in New York City after a long illness. She was reported to be 80.

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    Contests for Teen Dramatists

    The number of programs for young dramatists across America continues to grow, providing help and encouragement to budding playwrights at virtually every step along the path. Three playwriting contests in New York, Los Angeles, and Alabama in coming weeks will give several young writers an opportunity to get their works ...

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    Bush Keeps NEA at $105M

    Within his vast $1.96 trillion, 207-page budget blueprint presented last week to Congress, President George W. Bush mentions that he wants to keep the National Endowment for the Arts' funding just where it is: at $105 million.

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    At the New Federal Theatre, It's Good to be King

    Thirty years ago, when Woodie King Jr. founded the New Federal Theatre (NFT) on the Lower East Side, he was a virtually unknown out-of-town African-American actor-director-producer-writer who was, as he told Back Stage in an interview this week, "young enough not to know all the problems and impediments, and to ...

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    From Producer to Playwright: Always Looking for Fun

    Contrary to received wisdom, boasting a track record as a successful Broadway producer is no door-opener, at least, not if said producer wants to try his hand at playwriting and directing.

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    Sunset Scripts: West Coast Contest Welcomes All Tuners

    The California-based musical theatre group Broadway on Sunset (BoS) is now encouraging lyricists, composers, and librettists to submit new musicals to its First Look competition before May 1. Songs from selected finalists will be performed in a cabaret-style revue during the second annual West Coast Musical Theatre Conference in September ...

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