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    Spreading the Word: Garnering Publicity for Your Play or Project

    Though this week's feature focuses on new-play development, I'm going to jump way ahead in the playwright's overall scheme and talk about the art of gathering press for a

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    WGA Calls for Copyright, Creative Control at 51st Awards

    Intended as a celebration of outstanding achievement, the 51st Annual Writers Guild Awards (WGA, East) last week emerged as a forum for advocates seeking return of writers' copyrights and greater creative control, specifically in

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    DANCE DIARY: Career Step

    The Next Step Gala, which benefits Career Transition For Dancers, recently took place at the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. The evening was a tribute to the late philanthropist Howard Gilman, who supported dance, medical research, and the protection of endangered species and the

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    High Court: Marquez v. SAG

    On the first day of a its new term, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in an actress' lawsuit which could nationally impact collective bargaining agreements; refused to kill a copyright infringement lawsuit against Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber; and tossed out a suit by Fred Astaire's widow ...

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    STAGE AND SCREEN

    Off the Map - Performers in it for the long haul, find that their planned paths are rarely the real roads they

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    ON LOCATION: The Sopranos

    HBO Gets Married

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    "Ragtime' Actor Files NYC Claim

    Alton Fitzpatrick White, the current Coalhouse Walker in "Ragtime," has filed a "notice of claim" with the City of New York in connection with his false arrest in July by New York police in the vestibule of his Harlem apartment building, and the subsequent violation of his

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    "HIGH SOCIETY"

    Ray Ragenious (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for Crazed, a digital film. Shoot starts Feb. in Las Vegas. Copy and credit provided. There is deferred pay.

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    Livent's "Fosse" Slated for Chicago Ford

    Livent Inc. recently announced that their musical-hit "Fosse" will follow "Ragtime" as the second production at Chicago's Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre. Performances will begin Sept. 14, with tickets going on sale to the general public on April

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    NEWS : The Ivy Secures Roots

    Los Angeles' first lesbian-oriented theatre company, the Ivy Theatre, named in honor of lesbian activist Ivy Bottini, offered its inaugural production at the Los Angeles Theatre Center on July 10, playing to a capacity audience. According to the group's founders, literary director Mary Casey and artistic director Marian Jones ...