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    CASTING NOTICE POLICY

    Casting deadlines are Tuesdays at 12noon for the issue which is on the newsstand on Thursday, but we strongly urge you to bring your notices to us by 4PM Monday. (Note: Back Stage will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday May

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    Lane, Broderick Prove Hard to Follow

    Can you bottle the magic of star performances, passing it on, for example, to actors faced with the daunting task of following Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in "The Producers"?

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    Mary Small Helps Singers Find Their Own Voices

    "Singers come to me with Whitney Houston or Barbra songs and I tell them, you can sing their songs, but not with them." So asserts Mary Small, the New York actress and voice teacher who tutors actors and singers in musical comedy, cabaret, and how to make a demo. "You ...

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    Lloyd Webber Crew Poised for Land Grab

    (The Stage) LONDON-Andrew Lloyd Webber's £87.5 million takeover of the Stoll Moss West End chain is the start of a massive expansion that will see his Really Useful Group battle with entertainment giants such as SFX for venues in the domestic, European, and American markets.

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    SAG AWARDS VOTER GUIDE: Film -- MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

    JEFF BRIDGES The Contender Jeff Bridges has a reputation as one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. Admirers, critics, and acting cohorts have called him the most under-appreciated actor of his generation. And, over the course of his career, Bridges has always remained low-key about his talent. Nevertheless, he may ...

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    Dance Funding Deadline Approaching

    Applications are being accepted for the third grant cycle of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) BUILD program, which will award approximately $100,000 to New York City-based dance companies with small and mid-sized budgets.

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    SAG: Minority Actors See Gains

    SAG's latest diversity study shows non-white performers made incremental gains during the past two years, mostly in supporting roles.

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    "SLIPPING"

    Francis Herrero (dir.) is accepting submissions for Slipping, a sync-sound 16mm dark, humorous film for Cal State Fullerton about a strange young man who becomes obsessed with a Buddha statue. Shoot starts Mar. Credit provided. There is no pay.

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    Schneider is currently the voice of most of the

    Schneider is currently the voice of most of the female characters on South Park, has taught accent reduction at the The Learning Tree University and worked as a librarian for Robert Easton.