Andrew Lloyd-Webber and playwright-comedian Ben Elton are collaborating on a new musical about football, based on the true story of IRA hunger-striker Bobby Sands. The Beautiful Game is planned for an autumn 2000 West End premiere. Playbill


An Inspector General’s report has concluded that 53 radio and television stations in the Public Broadcasting Service and National Public Radio systems have swapped donor lists with political organizations. This news as Ervin Duggan — PBS’ president and chief executive officer for five years — announced he was stepping down. Philanthropy News Network
     PLUS: Read the IG’s report