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    PLACES, PLEASE: The Stage Manager's Job in the Theatre

    When a performance goes well it all looks so easy to the audience. Even in the most elaborate Broadway musical, scenery whirls out of view, the lighting changes, performers make their entrances and exits, oh so "effortlessly." No one knows that fact better than the people in charge of making ...

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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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    AT YOUR SERVICE

    The following list is a sampling from hundreds of service organizations supporting the arts in the New York City boroughs. The organizations featured here focus on service to individuals and small groups involved in theatre, dance, music, and the media. This partial listing, edited with a few additions by Back ...

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    Equity Extends Biz Pact

    Actors' Equity Association's National Business Theatre Contract, which expired at the end of August 1999, has been extended to August 31, 2000 with a 3.5% across the board salary

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    NASAA: Arts Agencies Reap Record Year

    During a time when the funding pot seems to be drying up, state governments this past year awarded their arts agencies their highest total dollar amount in

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    ACTORS' DIALOGUE: Jon Cryer & Ben Daniels

    Controversy and compelling theatre frequently go hand in hand. Case in point: the Odyssey Theatre's holdover production of writer/director David Beaird's 900 Oneonta, which in its U.S. premiere continues to draw large and responsive audiences, following a critical reception that was largely rapturous but scarcely unanimous ...

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    Take Hart

    John Hart, the noted New York headshot photographer whose course at NYU's School of Continuing Education, "Taking Pictures of People," was sold out last spring, will be offering the same course again this fall. Hart is the author of 50 Portrait Lighting Techniques and Professional Headshots. His NYU course ...