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    DANCE DIARY: Career Step

    The Next Step Gala, which benefits Career Transition For Dancers, recently took place at the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. The evening was a tribute to the late philanthropist Howard Gilman, who supported dance, medical research, and the protection of endangered species and the

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    WGA Calls for Copyright, Creative Control at 51st Awards

    Intended as a celebration of outstanding achievement, the 51st Annual Writers Guild Awards (WGA, East) last week emerged as a forum for advocates seeking return of writers' copyrights and greater creative control, specifically in

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    Spreading the Word: Garnering Publicity for Your Play or Project

    Though this week's feature focuses on new-play development, I'm going to jump way ahead in the playwright's overall scheme and talk about the art of gathering press for a

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    A Day at Fringe U: P.R. and Marketing Off-Off-Broadway

    For theatre professionals, an important unsung resource provided by the recent New York City Fringe Festival was Fringe U. Produced in association with PAR (Performing Arts Resources), Fringe U is the "thinking/talking" component of Fringe NYC.

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    Back Stage West's Actorfest '99: A Day for Actors

    Saturday, April 17, 1999; 9 a.m. to 4

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    "HIGH SOCIETY"

    Ray Ragenious (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for Crazed, a digital film. Shoot starts Feb. in Las Vegas. Copy and credit provided. There is deferred pay.

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    "Ragtime' Actor Files NYC Claim

    Alton Fitzpatrick White, the current Coalhouse Walker in "Ragtime," has filed a "notice of claim" with the City of New York in connection with his false arrest in July by New York police in the vestibule of his Harlem apartment building, and the subsequent violation of his

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    ON LOCATION: The Sopranos

    HBO Gets Married

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    Performers, Take Note:

    The theatres and play development groups listed are a rich source of potential work for actors. Many maintain troupes which perform the work of several playwrights during the course of a year. Others maintain talent files which are open to directors, playwrights, and potential producers.

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    RANDOM SIGHTINGS: Dysfunction Junction

    900 Oneonta was a play that had to be written. David Beaird had to write it. 900 Oneonta-not just the play, but the story of how it finally arrived onstage at the Odyssey-qualifies as some kind of