Sunday, May 22, 2005 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DRAMA DESK AWARDS IS CELEBRATED
by ELLIS NASSOUR

Meet this year's nominees as Harvey Fierstein returns to host tonight's gala. Plus a look back at the Awards through the art of Sam Norkin.

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Colorblind Casting Roils 'Big River' By Ylan Q. Mui

Licensing Group Objects to Md. School's Musical

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Racial roles bar students from show By Dan Thanh Dang and David Zurawik

Cross casting in Twain show rejected by copyright holder

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Will shows hit the road?

To paraphrase an infamous Oscar speech, Broadway producers "really, really love" the road presenters. And wouldn't you know? This Broadway season, each and every one of the Tony-nommed tuner…

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All the world's his stage

As a member of the Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page has enjoyed global success, selling 10 million albums, but now the man, who has battled the lows of depression at the band's highest point, t…

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Maybe critics could draw the crowds with more 'Idol'-izing BY DOMINIC P. PAPATOLA

The fact that newsrooms around the country - including my own - are treating the show results as news honestly makes me want to barf.
Still, from the perspective of engaging people in the arts, this show - vacuous and insipid as it seems to non-fans - just might be onto something.

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Coming in with a Bang Bang By Jack Zink

Actors with South Florida roots taking the lead in Broadway shows.

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'HONOUR' BOUND by Sam Hurwitt

Since she landed in New York in 1973, Kathleen Chalfant has gravitated to new work the way some other actors stick to the classics.

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Basking in the shadow of a Doubt By EVERETT EVANS

One thing is certain: John Patrick Shanley's award-winning play is opening doors for the playwright

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You can count on him By Jennifer de Poyen

... to dig out the 'wealth of detail' in ordinary life; Kenneth Lonergan's 'Lobby Hero' comes to the Globe

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THEY'RE JUST PLAIN FOLKSY By BARBARA HOFFMAN

Their cabaret show's titled "No Standards" - which tells you what you won't hear Michael McKean and Annette O'Toole sing.

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Act I, Scene I: A Playwright Joins Yale By JESSE McKINLEY

Richard Nelson, one of the nation's most prolific playwrights, is taking on one of the most coveted jobs in theatrical academia as chairman of the playwriting department of the Yale School o…

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LIZ SMITH

WILDLY APPLAUDED by the audience for "Spamalot" last week was former First Lady Nancy Reagan on the arms of good friends Merv Griffin and Bernie Brillstein.

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Hey, Martin: Let's Fix That Short Supply of Good Films

Stephen Hunter asks: Martin Short, why are you so funny on the talk shows and why do your movies suck so bad?

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Two playwrights storm to the front By Ed Siegel

McDonagh and Shanley haunt and provoke

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Fringe demands 'Silence!'

Parody of 1991 Oscar-winning 'Lambs' to tune up fest

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Biz up; 'Wicked' $1.2m

Road grosses

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