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    "Sweeney" Slashes Competition in Conn.

    Goodspeed Opera House took a gamble on "Sweeney Todd" and it paid off, at least in terms of awards from the Connecticut Critics Circle. The dark Stephen Sondheim musical, a departure from the Goodspeed's tippy-tappy revivals, ran off with acclaim as Outstanding Production of a Musical as well as ...

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    "ONCE UPON A WOLF"

    Andrea Wilson (dir.) will hold auditions for Once Upon a Wolf. Rehearsals start Feb. 24. Performances run Apr. 28-May 26 at Granada Theatre. There is no pay.

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR: John C. McGinley - Written in Stone

    When I was 16, I saw Platoon for the first time. The movie made an indelible impression on me, and so did a young actor in the film. Though a small part of a film filled with moving performances, it was the character of Sgt. O'Neill, the wise-cracking and ...

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    FREE-FOR-ALL

    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 July 29-Aug. 5. We would love to hear about other freebies, although we ...

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    Is Accepting Corp. Arts Sponsorship Selling Out? Panel Explores Non-Profits vs. "Good Buys'

    "Boy, if a company like American Airlines came to me and said they wanted to put its name on a theatre, a place that represents risk, adventure, and controversial ideas, I'd say God love "em and, baby, let's sign the checks

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    Congress to See Runaway Bill: SAG, DGA Collaborate with Congressmen To Protect All U.S. Filmmaking

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES-SAG and the DGA are working on federal legislation designed to stem the flow of runaway

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    Shurin Studio

    Sande Shurin has renamed her studio "Sande Shurin Acting Studio NY/LA" with the opening of a West Coast studio in Los Angeles. L.A. classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm at The Complex Theatre, 16472 Santa Monica Blvd., and are taught by Mark Kassen and Tony ...

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    OPEN CALL, "RAGTIME"

    Browne Zukow Associates will hold a non-required open call for Ragtime, the musical. Rehearsals start Sept. 25. Performances run Sept. 26-Oct. 29 at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. There is pay for non-Equity performers.

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    DANCE DIARY - Book Review: Tallchief Centerstage

    After reading Maria Tallchief's autobiography, Maria Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina--written with Larry Kaplan--we can chalk up another victory for those scientists who claim that children born to disparate parents turn out to be the most

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    PLAYWRIGHTS' CORNERBy Jeffrey SweetSwitch

    In a corner of my library I have a small blue book dating from 1916 called The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations, by someone named Georges Polti. In it, he affirms that all of the plots of all of the narratives ever composed may be reduced to the three dozen he isolates ...