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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
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Trudie Styler to star in production of Chekhov's 'The Seagull'

Trudie Styler to star in production of Chekhov's 'The Seagull'

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Actress and producer Trudie Styler is to star in a New York stage production of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull," producers announced.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
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Weaver, Pierce to headline Chekhov mashup

Weaver, Pierce to headline Chekhov mashup

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce are to star in the New York production of Christopher Durang's play "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."
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Olympia Dukakis to play King Lear

Olympia Dukakis to play King Lear

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- Actress Olympia Dukakis is to play King Lear in a New York reading of Shakespeare's tragedy directed by Austin Pendleton to benefit Hero Theatre.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.
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Sarsgaard, Thomas set for 'Seagull'

Sarsgaard, Thomas set for 'Seagull'

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- Peter Sarsgaard and Kristin Scott Thomas have signed on to star in a new version of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" in New York, the play's representatives said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008.
By United Press International

Vacuum-bomb warning

MOSCOW, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Russia has tested the world's most powerful vacuum bomb on the eve of the sixth anniversary of the horrendous Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
ANDREI KISLYAKOV, UPI Outside View Commentator

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Jan. 29, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2006 with 336 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2005 with 336 to follow.
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Czechs like fictional man as top citizen

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Czechs are choosing their all-time greatest citizen, real or imaginary, the Prague Post reported Friday. Despite actual heroes like St. Wenceslas and Franz Kafka, the current leader in the popular poll is Jara Cimrman, a fictional character who first appe

Tokyo unveils monument to Anton Chekhov

TOKYO, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A monument to Russian playwright Anton Chekhov was unveiled in Tokyo Tuesday to mark the centenary of Chekhov's death, the Novosti news agency reported.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2004 with 337 to follow.
By United Press International

Ancient drama about war speaks to our time

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- You can hear the audience at a performance of Aeschylus' 2,500-year-old play, "The Persians," draw in its communal breath when one of the characters speaks movi
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'Zanna, Don't!' lovable musical about love

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- "Zanna, Don't!," a new Off-Broadway musical, is a thoroughly delightful concept about love in an upside down world performed by the most electric cast of newcomers since "Rent" established itself on Broadway.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Feature: Hollywood celebrates 'The Method'

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood actors will celebrate movies that emphasize acting and story over spectacle and special effects over the next week, at the 5th annual Method Fest.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Blood test could help purge tuberculosis

OXFORD, England, April 3 (UPI) -- Mounting evidence suggests that medical scientists armed with a rapid new blood test may be able to eradicate the ancient threat of tuberculosis once and for all by hunting down reserves of the microbe hiding dormant in billions of people worldwide.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2003 with 336 to follow.
By United Press International

Turgenev's ' Fool' lights up Broadway

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- The 19th century Russian novelist-dramatist Ivan Turgenev may be best known in the theater for "A Month in the Country," but one of his long forgotten plays, "F
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2002 with 336 to follow.
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