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    ichael Douglas knew he was a part of something spe

    ichael Douglas knew he was a part of something special from the first day he showed up to work on Traffic, a film directed by Steven Soderbergh and based on Stephen Gaghan's original screenplay about the complicated and failing war on illegal drugs. Douglas arrived on the set, located ...

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    Sufferin' Southern Sissies

    Sufferin' Southern Sissies

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    Before Pulitzer, Edson Recalled "Wit" 's History

    Margaret Edson, whose play "Wit" was announced on April 12 as the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, recounted to Back Stage in the summer of 1997, a history of the developmental process that led to the current production of her drama at the Union Square Theatre.

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    "Broadway Bears" Bears $124,000

    The first-ever "Broadway Bears'' auction raised $124,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Feb. 15 at the Hudson

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    Script Deadlines

    The Turnip Theatre Company is now accepting submissions for its 5th Annual 15 Minute Play Festival, which runs Feb. 320, 1999. Submissions must be typed, no longer than 15 pages, and postmarked no later than Nov. 1. Winners will be notified by Dec. 15. Send your submissions to Turnip Theatre ...

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    Auditions at a Glance

    In order to help Back Stage readers better manage their time, we're providing this day-to-day calendar of walk-in auditions for the coming week.. Complete details appear on the pages indicated. For all mail-in, by appointment, and future casting, refer to the casting pages beginning below.

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    LETTERS

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    CORRECTION

    In last week's review of The Gingham Dog at the Actor's Circle Theatre (BSW, 5/25/00), the critic cited the wrong actress, Dawn Hillman, for the role of Barbara. The role was played on the night reviewed by Hillman's understudy, Brittany

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    "ROOFTOP CHARACTERS"

    Melanie Melnyk (dir.) is accepting submissions for Rooftop Characters, a video for LMU about Harry Potter meeting Peter Pan. Prod. Lisa Merz. Two-day shoot starts Feb. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    AGENCY UPDATE

    Hughes Moss Casting, Ltd. has changed its address to 1600 Broadway, Suite #703, N.Y.C.,