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    'Lennon' Cancels Boston Show to Retool

    "Lennon," the new musical celebrating the life and songs of John Lennon, has canceled its Boston tryout to retool for the show's Broadway opening, still scheduled for July 28.

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    'Doubt' Routs Lortels; 'Spelling Bee' Also Scores

    For two decades, the Lucille Lortel Awards have saluted superlative work Off-Broadway, and the 20th annual honors were distributed on Mon., May 2.

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    Video-Game Talks Extend

    A potential strike by actors against several leading video game companies was averted last Friday when negotiations were extended for a third time.

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    EdgeFest 2005 Picks up Steam

    The upcoming annual Edge of the World Theatre Festival (EdgeFest), Oct. 6-23, has announced that all performances will take place at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., in downtown L.A.

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    Reynolds Foundation Pledges $50M for Vegas Performing Arts Center

    In what could be interpreted as the strongest sign yet that Las Vegas no longer sees itself as just Sin City but as a growing center for legitimate theatre, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has pledged $50 million over the next six years toward the construction of a world-class performing ...

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    Obituaries

    Trude Rittmann, 96, Broadway Arranger

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    Birthday Girl

    "Birthday Girl," presented by and at the Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. (Also Sun. 7 p.m., Feb. 20). Feb. 17-Mar. 19. $15. (310) 656-8070, ext. 10.

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    Premieres Highlight 7th Method Fest

    "Steal Me," a family drama directed by Melissa Painter, will open the seventh annual Method Fest independent film festival April 1 at Edwards Grand Palace Stadium 6 Cinemas in Calabasas, Calif.

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    Equity President Honored with Edwin Forrest Award

    Patrick Quinn, president of Actors' Equity Association, was presented with the 2005 Edwin Forrest Award on March 12 at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia.

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    Video Game Pacts Eyed

    The Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists are in the midst of extended talks on new interactive media agreements. The unions and a group of video game publishers have prolonged the current pacts to April 15. AFTRA noted in a recent message to its ...