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    Bai Ling: Free Spirit

    Like her character Tuptim in Anna and the King, Bai Ling ("White Spirit") is a blend of delicacy and defiance-a woman who expresses herself in poetic terms and always follows her heart. For Ling, a career in acting meant the opportunity to "free the different elements, different animals" inside her ...

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    SAG-Equity-AFTRA Agents

    The following agencies are franchised either with Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, or the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. They have been compiled from the most recent union lists, and are indicated (E) for Equity, (S) for SAG, and (A) for AFTRA. Agents should be contacted by ...

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    IT'S A WONDERFUL TOWN: Free Events All Around

    Wondering where you can see a movie, great jazz, or Shakespeare for free? Look no further, for Back Stage is embarking on its annual "Free-for-All" weekly listing, which will run on these pages through Labor

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    Samuel French Clerk Pleads Not Guilty

    Former Samuel French, Inc. clerk Christopher Standart has pleaded not guilty to charges of embezzling $55,000 from the theatrical publisher. He was arraigned in New York Supreme Court on Fri., July

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    OPEN MIKES 101: Everything a singer should know before stepping onto those little local stages.

    When I moved to Los Angeles several years ago, I knew exactly three people. I needed contacts; I needed new friends; I needed to check out the performance venues in L.A., and I needed to keep my performance chops up. So on the nights when I wasn't proving ...

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    CORRECTION

    Our apologies for a transcribing error in the June 26 issue. In our coverage of the "Truman Show" copyright infringement lawsuit, plaintiff Mark Dunn quoted from a New York Post article and we switched agent Lynn Pleshette's name with that of New York Post writer Sue Shapiro. Corrected, the ...

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    No "Compassion!" In St. Louis

    The New Theatre has been forced to cancel its season-ending production of "Love! Valour! Compassion!," scheduled to run May 3-9 at the Westport Playhouse. The Equity theatre could not find an alternative site, and some of those involved feel that the production's homelessness resulted, in part, from the play ...

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    Actors Studio M.F.A. Program Presents Second Repertory Season

    The Actors Studio M.F.A. program at the New School's School of Dramatic Arts will launch its second repertory season of thesis productions by the 56 actors, directors, and playwrights who will graduate this May. Performances, which are free to the public, will take place at the Circle ...

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    NAACP's Daytime Drama TV Diversity Hearing Spotlights Exec Revolts, Lawsuit Threats

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES-The NAACP's hearing on diversity in television Monday had all the intrigue of a primetime melodrama: a revolt by high-ranking network executives, a hero in the guise of the one network president who did show, passionate testimony from minorities on discrimination in Hollywood-all set against the tense ...

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    The SAG "Actor" awards will be held Mar. 11 at the

    The SAG "Actor" awards will be held Mar. 11 at the Shrine Auditorium and broadcast live on TNT.