Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Trim the Tree and Light the Menorah! by: Michael Buckley

Five Broadway stars share their holiday plans and memories along with New Year's wishes.

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The Joy of Christmas Has Arrived for Jersey Theatergoers by Bob Rendell

A Christmas Carol, A Child's Christmas in Wales and The Lying Kind.

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Off-B'way's Naked Boys Singing! in Final Weeks

Although no exact closing date has been announced, the show is only expected to last at The Actor's Playhouse for another month or so.

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Ratings Descend for Last Half of HBO's Angels in America

The numbers were down 30 percent from the Dec. 7 debut airing of the first part which pulled in a solid cable audience of 4.2 million.

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Jenifer Estess, Who Fought Lou Gehrig's Disease, Dies at 40 by DOUGLAS MARTIN

Jenifer Estess was a theatrical producer who set up a foundation for research into Lou Gehrig's disease after she learned she had it.

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Production sources said Binder is planning to surround Combs with theater veterans, including two-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, who has been offered the role of Ruth, Walter Lee's wife.
Actually, she's won three Tonys...

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Dreyfuss to open 'Sly Fox' here

Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss is heading to Boston for the pre-Broadway run of "Sly Fox."

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The Producers... reproduced by Luke Leitch

They make an unlikely duo: the Hollywood star and the British comedian.
But today it was announced that Richard Dreyfuss and Lee Evans are to star in a West End version of huge Broadway hit The Producers.

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The Sputtering Theater Season by Frank Rizzo

Broadway Failures, Sudden Cast Departures, Unhappy Stars

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Putting a Guy Into a Frock Takes Teamwork by JESSE McKINLEY

"I Am My Own Wife," the one-man show now on Broadway about an East German transvestite, is the result of a 10-year collaboration among author, director and actor.

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He Is His Own Producer, and Much More by JESSE McKINLEY

Dig into the Playbill for "I Am My Own Wife," and you'll find the kind of biography you don't see often. "Anthony Marshall (Producer)," it reads, "is an investment adviser, author, former in…

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Peter Filichia's Diary

The stars (and Filichia!) come out for Mame Dennis's annual holiday party.

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Mirren blooms without baring all by Donna Freydkin

Nothing breaks the ice with a renowned British stage actress like a tte--tte about breasts.

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'Shrew' and Sequel at Kennedy Center by CARL HARTMAN, Associated Press Writer

Petruchio, who starved his spitfire bride into submission in Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," gets his comeuppance in the rarely performed sequel that debuts Wednesday at the John F.…

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The Musical of Musicals

Reviewed By: David Finkle
This one will probably appeal to the ticket-buyer who races to the first preview of Never Gonna Dance and then files an intermission report on

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Dinner With Demons

Reviewed By: David Finkle

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Serving Up a Solo Turkey for 'Dinner' by Gordon Cox

Sadly, though, the audience is never given the opportunity to sample Reynolds' handiwork. But that's not the only reason "Dinner With Demons" makes for an unsatisfying meal.

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It's an interesting concept - gustatory pleasure as instrument of forgiveness - and makes for a curious, intriguing show.

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Waiting for the bell to ring BY PETER FILICHIA

Most plays start at 8 p.m. and end by 10 p.m. But "Educating Rita," now at the Bickford Theatre in Morris Township, begins at 8 -- and then starts its second act at 10.

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The Kennedy Assassination as the Root of America's Ills by BRUCE WEBER
Mr. Reddin's intentions in "Frame 312" lean ambitiously toward social commentary, but only the outline of his vision is clear.

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