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SAG-AFTRA Analysis; Actress Marian Mercer Dies

NayaBack Stage explains and analyzes the possible SAG-AFTRA merger.

• Marian Mercer, who won a Tony Award for portraying a character that appeared in only two scenes in the 1960s musical "Promises, Promises," died on April 27. She was 75 years old. Read her obituary at Playbill.

• On Wednesday, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) requested that major studios release data from their early launch of premium-priced VOD, Los Angeles Times reported. The Wrap previously said that the studios intended on keeping these results private.

• "Glee Live! In Concert!" series will be filmed this summer for a 3-D movie called "Glee Live! 3D!" that will be released in theaters on Aug. 12 and run for two weeks. Check it out at The New York Times. Also, Entertainment Weekly reported that"Glee" cast member Naya Rivera, who portrays a closeted high schooler, will host the GLAAD Media Awards on May 14  .

• Frank Langella will return to Broadway in Terrence Rattigan's play "Man and Boy." Read the story at Playbill.

• Jackie Cooper, executive, director, and veteran television and film actor who famously portrayed Perry White in the four Christopher Reeve "Superman" films, has died. He was 88 years old. Read his obituary at The New York Times

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