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    ACTOR'S ACTOR

    Expanding"I really approach the work like work," said actress Diane Venora when asked if she ever gets nervous about performing opposite such heavy hitters as Al Pacino in Heat, Anthony Hopkins in Surviving Picasso, or Richard Gere and Bruce Willis in the upcoming The Jackal. "I've got to ...

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    The Clowns at the Big Apple's Core

    There's nothing dark about the three gentle clowns in the Big Apple Circus' latest offering, "The Medicine Show"--at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center, Oct. 24-Jan. 12. Indeed, they're at the opposite end of the spectrum: fundamentally benign, if silly and designed to amuse children of all

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    Poitier to Receive SAG Lifetime Award

    Academy Award-winning actor Sidney Poitier has been selected as the 36th recipient of the Screen Actors Guild's highest honor-the Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian

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    New York Public Library Gets "Priceless' Rudolf Nureyev Collection

    A comprehensive collection comprising hundreds of videotapes, films, and audiotapes, documenting the life and career of the legendary dancer Rudolf Nureyev, has been given to the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing

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    Bistro Bits - Once in a Lifetime

    I AN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT TURN, VETERAN performer-songwriter Anthony Newley, at 64, has made his New York cabaret debut at Rainbow & Stars. God, can this man sing. And, I don't mean that technically. Qualitatively, his raspy voice, with its almost farcical vibrato, is nothing spectacular. But when he sings, you ...

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    Commercial Casting DirectorsList Compiled by Scott Proudfit

    The following is a list of independent casting directors in the New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles areas who cast for commercials. Casting directors request that all initial contact must be made through the mail. Do not call or visit their

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    Broadway Group Honors Giuliani

    Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was honored on Jan. 23 by the Broadway Association, the first time the 87-year-old civic organization has so recognized a sitting

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    ATW Performance Seminar

    Broadway actors got their first breakthrough jobs through open calls. Ann Duquesnay was cast in "Bubbling Brown Sugar" after reading in the trades about an open call. With no formal training or credits, she learned that "Life can be a good teacher too." She told her audience at the seminar ...