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Playbill On-Line is offering live chat here on our website. You'll have the opportunity to post questions to theatre celebrities each week, and to chat with other theatre fans around the world each evening. To join in, you must download and install a piece of software (a plug-in) -- ichat -- which will take between five and fifteen minutes, depending on your computer. The download is completely free.Set your computer, put on a cast album, and get it over with. Once it's done, you'll never have to do it again, and you'll be able to talk live with theatre fans over the world -- courtesy of Playbill On-Line! Directions for various types of computers appear at the end of this story.

To take part in our chat you will need to get the ichat client (software). Before you can do this you will need to know:

1) What browser you are using; and
2) What platform (Macintosh, Windows 95, Windows 3.x, UNIX) you are running on. The chart below indicates what ichat client you will need to have depending on your browser and platform.

Operating System Browser Ichat Client
Windows 3.1 Netscape Plug-In+
Windows 3.1 All Others HTML*
Windows 95/NT Netscape Plug-in+ or
Java**
Windows 95/NT Explorer ActiveX++ or
Java**
Windows 95/NT All Others Java** or
HTML*
Mac/Power PC Netscape Plug-In+ or
Java**
Mac/Power PC All Others HTML*
UNIX Netscape Java** or
HTML*
UNIX All Others HTML*
OS/2 All Others HTML*


* -No additional software required. Simply use your browser + -Must be downloaded from ichat and installed

** -Requires no plug-in. Components will download when you go to our chat area

++ -Components will download when you go to our chat area. This may take 5-15 minutes

-- By Robert Viagas

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