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    ACTOR'S ACTOR: Ian Hart - Dodging Clich

    A fluke. Pure luck. That's how British character actor Ian Hart describes his first exposure to acting. The Liverpool native, who at 15 was more interested in seeing The Clash play live than anything else, happened to be following a friend around after school when he found himself in ...

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    ACTORS WE LOVE - Nicole Sullivan: Gorgeously Inappropriate

    A syrupy sweet smile and big doe eyes can get you far in this business, and a mini-skirt doesn't hurt either. In addition to these, Nicole Sullivan walked into the MADtv audition with talent, which definitely got her the job. It is precisely her talent and inimitable creativity that ...

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    Hoffa: Teamsters to Back Locked-Out NABET

    Teamster President James P. Hoffa, recently elected to run the union once led by his father, has pledged support for NABET broadcast technicians. He announced his stand on Tues., Dec 15, outside the ABC television network's Washington, D.C.

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    OVATIONS: Insider House - Ovations Honor Great Men and Women of the Theatre, Nos. 1-26

    There's no people like show people, and nothing proves it like their awards shows. The Tonys, for instance, are an annual feast of insider indulgence and gypsy glamour, and now the Ovations, though only five years old as a competitive awards show, is settling into a comfortable niche as ...

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    BISTRO BITS: Joie de Vivre

    Barbara Brussell is making her Algonquin Oak Room debut through June 3 with her new show "I Wish You Love," deftly directed by Scott Barnes. With brilliant musical director Christopher Marlowe at the piano and bassist Steve La Spina, Brussell charms the room with show tunes, trenchant ballads, and songs ...

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    NABET Seeks ABC Pact, NLRB Appeal

    Having agreed to return to work at ABC television, the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) has turned its attention to ratifying a network contract, and appealing to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concerning wages lost during the 74-day lock-out

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    Cutthroat Benefit: UK "Sweeney' Fails to Aid AIDS Charity

    The musical featured nearly a dozen grisly onstage murders, but that's not what Len Cariou means when he says a recent benefit performance of "Sweeney Todd" in London was "a horror show." Instead, he's referring to the way the producer allegedly failed to pay the performers, director, or ...

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    THE CRAFT: To Smell, Perchance To Feel

    The daily dedication required for sense memory work may be daunting, but some actors find the payoff to be the only true life in

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