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    NEW YORK NOTES: Under the Wire

    The Gotham theatre scene is now in the grips of award fever. The Tony and Drama Desk nominations were announced with their usual accompanying furor. Half of Broadway was incensed that Kevin Spacey did not receive a Drama Desk nomination for The Iceman Cometh, while the other half was screaming ...

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    Talking Up

    Apparently there's nothing the matter with kids today. In fact they're nearly running the show at Laguna Playhouse's Youth Theatre production of And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank, by James Sill, playing this weekend.

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    SAG Drive Expands

    The Screen Actors Guild's (SAG) administration, with a top priority this year of quelling runaway production, is taking the fight directly to its 100,000 grassroots

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR: David Pichette - Good Hair Days

    Though he's currently alternating in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in A Contemporary Theatre's A Christmas Carol, veteran Seattle actor David Pichette has no reason to say humbug to the wealth and diversity of roles he has enjoyed in area theatres throughout the last decade, and certainly the ...

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    Bistro Bits - The Gentlemen Are Heard From

    ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT HAS BECOME ONE of the most prominent male singers on the cabaret scene. I will be very honest. While everyone was heaping praise on him, I had reservations. Though I admired his technical skills and his showmanship, I was troubled by a plastic quality, a slickness that ...

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    ROTH'S WRATH: Britain's bad boy is still angry, but he wants it to mean something.

    Tim Roth's first film was Made in Britain, but he spent many years erasing that label. A journeyman actor who journeyed to the States at the turn of the decade to take the independent film scene by storm as Tarantino's bad boy of choice, the slight and slippery ...

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    AND THE NOMINEES SHOULD BE... Back Stage West names the nominees for an Academy Award that ought to exist

    As we celebrate our third year of honoring the best achievements in feature casting, it should be noted that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences recently turned down the Casting Society of America's appeal to have an Oscar category recognizing the area of

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    OUT OF TOWN: "C" Notes

    Current productions "Collected Stories" and "Cymbeline" show that while some plays are always worth another look, others are

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    LONDON CALLING - Mad Cows and Englishmen

    "Mad Cows on Shaftesbury Avenue?" The idea of crazed bovines causing a dip in West End attendances has gripped the British press in recent weeks. Following reports that some tourist organizations were revising their forecasts of overseas visitor numbers in the wake of the renewed IRA bombing campaign, the press ...

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