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    From "Ragtime" to Riches: Jason Graae finds comic gold in Forbidden Broadway's lampoons.

    Actor/singer Jason Graae once played a leprechaun in a Lucky Charms commercial, a role befitting an actor with such a mischievous sense of humor. The versatile Graae has garnered both critical and audience acclaim for a roster of widely diverse roles, ranging from the valiant Harry Houdini in Los ...

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    AEA Shut Out at Universal - Performers Vote Against Union Representation

    By a vote of 129-97, live performers at Universal Studios Escape have rejected attempts to designate Actors' Equity Association as their collective bargaining representative. Performers at the Orlando theme park voted against union protection in an election conducted last Friday by the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) Tampa field

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    Good Coverage Insuring a New York Show

    "When we were in the London audience of 'Phantom,' I became aware of a man sitting next to me who may have been in his 90s," recalls Margery Boyar, co-manager of the Theatrical Division at J & H, Marsh & McLennan's Arts and Entertainment Group. "When the chandelier dropped, swooping down ...

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    TNA Names New Executive Director

    Theatre for a New Audience has named Jaan W. Whitehead as its first executive director. Whitehead will begin in the post on Sept.

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    New York State Filmmaking Rises

    A dramatic rise in shootings in New York over the past year has led to congratulations from Gov. George Pataki. But the activity doesn't involve crime. The gov is celebrating an increase filming in the State of New York, and a rise in jobs as a result.

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    Cast Changes

    On March 2, "Cabaret" said "Wilkommen" to two new faces. On Tuesday, Boyd Gaines took over the role of Clifford Bradshaw. Gaines was last seen in the Roundabout productions of "She Loves Me" and "Company." Also on that date, Mary McCormack, took over for Jennifer Jason Leigh as Sally Bowles.

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    Sexual Politics: Words...

    "What we're seeing now-and it's reflected in the women's plays-are women redefining what feminism is and what they

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    Durst Wins Times Square Dismissal

    Douglas Durst, developer of the new Four Times Square tower, confirmed to Back Stage Tuesday that he had won a significant legal victory over dozens of area businesses forced to close last July after a personnel hoist collapsed during construction on the 48-story

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    "State Fair," Davidson Set Non-Union Tour

    Negotiations have broken down between producers of the upcoming tour of "State Fair" and Actors' Equity. The tour will go forth on a non-Equity basis, and its star, John Davidson, will have to resign from the