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    William Hammerstein Dies at 82

    William Hammerstein, director, producer and a member of the fourth generation of a family prominent in the American theater for more than a century, has died. He was 82.

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    Cabaret

    Despite the fact that it's about Nazis, corruption, and amorality, "Cabaret" is still generally thought of as razzle-dazzle, good-time entertainment.

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    Actor Goes To Market

    Actor's Actor: He's emerged as one of most intriguing leading men working today, largely on the strength of one role: that of the intense, uncompromising defense attorney Bobby Donnell on ABC's hit series The Practice. But as this in-depth one-on-one discussion with acting teacher John Ruskin will ...

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    STAGE AND SCREEN

    Break Down and Build Up - Performers who've found success often find self-doubt, addiction, and the need to give something back as

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    "Runaway' Fears Unfounded? L.A. Film-TV Industry Employment Hit Record High in '98

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES-Despite the recent wave of concern about the loss of U.S. jobs to runaway production, several key indicators show that employment in California's film and TV industry hit a record high in

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    Arts Journalism Fellows Selected

    The National Arts Journalism Program, funded by a $3.2 million grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts, has announced its 1996-97 fellows. They include: Julia Klein, arts reporter (Philadelphia Inquirer); Cheryl Kushner, entertainment editor (Cleveland's The Plain Dealer); Douglas McLennan, arts writer (Tacoma's News Tribune); John Horn, entertainment ...

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    ATPAM Votes Option to Strike Nederlander

    A vote by the members of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM) has given the union's board the authority to call a strike against the Nederlander

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    A Life in the Theatre: Recalling 20 Years of Back Stage

    Let me open by wishing all of you a very happy New Year. And, begging a bit of self-indulgence, wishing myself a hearty congratulations! Friday, January 3, 1997, marks my 20th year as editor of Back Stage. Twenty years may seem like a long time in one position, but you ...

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    Encores! Scores a Fund Via Weisslers

    Barry and Fran Weissler, producers of the current revival of "Chicago"-- the first City Center Encores! production to transfer to Broadway--have created a fund to ensure that that show won't be the last unearthed musical to benefit from the popular

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    ATCA Names Top Dramatists of 2001

    Who says American theatre critics are impossible to please? Okay, it's true that nearly everyone says so—but the latest action by the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) may take the edge off that charge.