BROADWAY BOUND: A troupe of Broadway actors, led by Sandy Duncan, launched a 14-city tour on Thursday called “New York Loves America,” outfitted in clothes donated by DKNY. The event kicked off in Manhattan at the Marriott Marquis and continues next in Miami on Saturday with a performance at the Bayside Marketplace at 12:30 p.m. The performances are free and open to the public and are intended as a thank-you to Americans who have supported New York City since Sept. 11. Further information on the tours is available at

OUT OF JAIL: Sam Alexander, the Dallas sales representative for Votre Nom, posted $2,500 in bond Tuesday and was released from Denton County Jail in Denton, Tex., according to an officer at the prison. Alexander, who last week was indicted by a grand jury for assault and aggravated sexual assault of his wife, Jennifer, was arrested Monday at the International Apparel Mart for violating an emergency protection order that bars him from approaching within 500 feet of the home he formerly shared with his wife.

LANDS’ END UP: Lands’ End said income for the nine-week period ended Dec. 22 rose 28.6 percent, to $43.6 million, or $1.45 a share, from $33.9 million, or $1.13 a share. Sales rose 8.1 percent, to $462.6 million, and 5 percent on a comp basis. The additional week in this holiday period represented $13 million in revenue and had no material impact on net income. The Dodgeville, Wis.-based cataloger also said it expects 2002 earnings per share in the range of $2.11 to $2.18, flying past consensus estimates of $1.99. Investors sent shares up 8.2 percent, to $9.30, on the New York Stock Exchange.

STYLISH TRIBUTE: Starting Monday, will run a week-long tribute to Yves Saint Laurent as part of its couture coverage. The feature will include nine of Saint Laurent’s most iconic designs, as well as a portrait gallery of the man himself.