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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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    "ROMEO & JULIET"

    Brian Spencer (dir.) will hold auditions for Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Prod. Dustin Leonard. Rehearsals start Sept. 10. Performances run Oct. 19-Nov. 18 at the Broadway Playhouse. There is pay.

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    CAL SHAKES

    Shana Cooper (cstg. dir.) will hold auditions for the California Shakespeare Festival. Season to include: Cymbeline, The Skin of Our Teeth, Romeo & Juliet, and Twelfth Night. Rehearsals start May 1. Performances run through Oct. 7 in Berkeley. There is pay.

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    IN SHORT

    SAG Awards Nomination Ballots Due Jan.