Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Broadway Grosses: Alive and Kicking

After recent dismal figures, many tourist-friendly Broadway musicals were the recipients of five-figure jumps last week. Oklahoma!, hot on the heels of the announcement that it would close F…

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Broadway Grosses: Feb. 3-9

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DVDs: Looking Into the Heart of an Artichoke by Ken Mandelbaum

ALL ABOUT EVE (20th Century-Fox )

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MovieMistakes.com: Chicago

Ten mistakes spotted so far. Have you caught any others?
And it's not "Billy Flint," folks...

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In The New York Times, a Picture of the TKTS Booth Is Worth a Thousand Words

The lead image of the New York Times' front page Tuesday Feb. 11 showed three police officers with machine guns in their hands, standing in front of the TKTS discount tickets booth at Duffy …

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B'WAY SOLDIERING ON

Many shows see gains despite cold, alert
Despite frigid weather and anorange alert over the weekend, most Broadway shows greeted February with improved box office. Throw a lousy economy into that nasty brew, and biz could almost be called robust. Almost.

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City's Arts Budget Being Cut in Money Pinch by ROBIN POGREBIN

New York City's cultural offerings have been seriously diminished, and experts say this is only the beginning.

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Archerd: Son seeks honorary Oscar for Glenn Ford by Army Archerd

Angela Lansbury says she will join the Gordon Davidson-directed Actors Fund (benefit) reading of "The Wisdom of Eve" March 30 at the Ahmanson, with a cast including Tim Curry, Blythe Danner, Victor Garber, Melissa Manchester and Carl Reiner.
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Shakespeare's Globe Spinning to America by Robert Hofler

Gender-bending Bard play to hit at least 6 cities

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SUBS TO GET A PIECE OF THEATER'S ACTION

Company turns subscribers into investors
The opportunity to invest in theater and film is about to get a lot more affordable. A membership-only theater and film company, Playhouse Pictures Studios, is taking over the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood to stage plays and develop them as touring productions and/or films.

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Orbach deemed actor of the highest 'Order' by PATRICIA O'HAIRE

"If you get a Lifetime Achievement Award, does that mean you're getting old?" asks Jerry Orbach, best known these days as the cynical, sleepy-eyed Det. Lennie Briscoe from the TV series "Law…

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Strike up the career! by Ann Oldenburg

Monaghan gets big break in Music Man.

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Theater in Review by LAWRENCE VAN GELDER

"A Pure Gospel Valentine" heaps devotional and soulful song over a wisp of story line; "Twinkle Twinkle Little Fish" is the latest charmer to set the New Victory Theater aglow.

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CABARET REVIEW | 'BING SINGS WHILST BREGMAN SWINGS!'

A Centennial Celebration of All Things Crosby by STEPHEN HOLDEN
The cabaret world has seldom seen a revue that piles on the hyperbole as indiscriminately as a centennial celebration of Bing Crosby at the Firebird Upstairs Supper Club.

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Black and white BY PETER FILICHIA

New play takes a brutally honest look at race relations

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Comedy puts on its 'Sunday' best BY MICHAEL SOMMERS

A cleverly written new comedy regarding middle-class gay life, "The Last Sunday in June" mixes lots of laughter with sharp insights into relationships today.

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A day of Press Releases:


    DAVID LANSBURY DEPARTS "LIFE X 3"
    After a week of rehearsal, by mutual agreement between the production and the actor, David Lansbury has withdrawn amicably from the Broadway production of LIFE X 3. Mr. Lansbury is currently appearing in the New York stage in The Comedians, which runs through the end of this month.

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    BRENT SPINER TO STAR IN "LIFE X 3"
    Brent Spiner has joined the company of the Broadway-bound LIFE X 3 in the role Hubert. Spiner will star with the previously announced Helen Hunt, John Turturro and Linda Emond.

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Mr. Spiner's Broadway credits include 1776, Big River, The Three Musketeers, Sunday in the Park with George and A History of American Film. His Off-Broadway credits include The Seagull, Leave it to Beaver is Dead, New Jerusalem and Table Settings.

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The nominations for the 75th annual Academy Awards were just announced, and Chicago did pretty well, netting 13 of them. They were:

  • Best Art Direction: John Myhre (Art Direction) and Gord Sim (Set Decoration)
  • Best Cinematography: Dion Beebe
  • Best Costume Design: Colleen Atwood
  • Best Film Editing: Martin Walsh
  • Best Original Song: "I Move On" by John Kander and Fred Ebb
  • Best Sound: Michael Minkler, Dominick Tavella and David Lee
  • Best Supporting Actress, Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • Best Supporting Actress, Queen Latifah
  • Best Supporting Actor, John C. Reilly
  • Best Actress, Renee Zellweger
  • Best Director, Rob Marshall
  • Best Adapted Screenplay, Bill Condon
  • Best Picture
Strangely, Richard Gere was not nominated for his role as Billy Flynn. Other surprises, non-Chicago related: Christopher Walken in Catch Me If You Can and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers for Best Picture. It should be exciting when the awards are announced in late March! For a complete list of all the nominations, visit Oscars.com.

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