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    FREE- FOR- ALL EVENTS

    Throughout the summer, Back Stage will be listing events around New York that are free and open to the public, and what follows is a partial listing of events in the five boroughs for the week of Aug. 13-19. We would love to hear about other freebies, although we are ...

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    A Preview of Back Stage's Fall Season

    It was almost 90 degrees one day last month and I walked into Bloomingdale's. All the summer clothes were pushed aside, on sale, and on racks, and taking centerstage were the designers' new fall/winter collections. It just seemed so out of place. These designers were at their drawing ...

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    THE CRAFT: Mechanics of Movement - Laban Theory can help actors suit the action to the word.

    We've probably all heard of Laban Movement Theory, a system of studying the mechanics of human movement. For actors, it can help us connect up our external movement and our internal impulses-especially useful in creating characters. But although it's taught at various training centers and universities in the ...

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR: Petula Clark - This Is Her Song

    When she was told that no less than Julie Harris thought her Norma in Sunset Boulevard the best she'd seen onstage, Petula Clark seemed both pleased and humbly astonished, saying, "What a wonderful thing to say, and coming from her, my God! She came to see me in London ...

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    Outer Critics Circle Makes "Contact"

    "Contact" received five awards from the Outer Critics Circle which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season, it was announced by press release on Mon., May 1. The dance play was judged a musical by the Circle despite the fact that all of its music is taped. A similar decision ...

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    'Cats' Lawsuit Will Go to Jury

    A federal judge is allowing "Cats" 's makeup artist to sue the megashow's producers for copyright infringement and more

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    Actor Orbach Sues eBay

    (BPI) Online auctioneer eBay is the target of a suit filed Monday by actor Jerry Orbach, seeking unspecified damages for displaying his Social Security number on the Internet. The number appeared in an ad by a used book and document dealer putting up two of Orbach's contracts for