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    Actors, Directors See Marked Jump In Employment

    "Artists, as a group, participate in the economy in a way unparalleled by the rest of the work force," observe researchers Ann O. Kay and Stephyn G.W. Butcher. "Most workers are involved in creating the daily necessities of life. But artists are different. They participate in the creation of ...

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    New York City Opera Artists Authorize Strike

    The artists of the New York City Opera have voted to give the negotiating committee of their union, the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), the authorization to call a strike against City Opera. The vote comes just weeks before the opera's season-opening production of "Macbeth," scheduled to premiere ...

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    "Jesus Christ,' It Was Smoky!

    Holy smoke-or, at least, the smoke surrounding Jesus of Nazareth-has filled the Ford Center for the Performing Arts since "Jesus Christ, Superstar" held its first preview there Thurs., March 23. Although Actors' Equity Association claims there is no problem with the revival's use of the smoke, it has been ...

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    Karen Kondazian's The Actor's Way - No Acting, PleaseFor "Party of Five" casting director

    Patrick Rush,less acting is more, and truth books.Patrick Rush is the seventh of eight children and, like many of his siblings before him, was a child actor--though in his case, briefly. After two commercials and subsequent teasing by his classmates, he gave up acting at the age of ...

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    Bistro Bits - Hitting the Ground Running Literally

    I WAS OUT OF THE COUNTRY THE PAST FEW weeks, but not far away from cabaret. I caught Andrea Marcovicci at London's Pizza on the Park, where she recently completed a four-week run with David Lewis on piano. Her Jerome Kern evening was simply splendid. (She told me that ...

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    New German Voices

    A series of seven contemporary plays will be presented as staged readings by German Theater Abroad, Inc. (GTA), a non-profit theatrical production company. These plays, which have never been performed in New York, will be performed at the Cherry Lane Theatre, every Mon. evening until Nov. 30. The plays will ...

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    "Cats" Breaks Ground on Video - PolyGram Films in London For Mass Market

    The entertainment industry is witnessing a new groundbreaking. Seven-time Tony-winner "Cats," the longest-running Broadway musical and a worldwide phenomenon, is coming to home

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    Head Rolls at Graham

    The board of the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance-the umbrella organization that oversees the world-famous dance company, its school, and its junior troupe-has dismissed Artistic Director Ron Protas. That action has, for the moment, mollified the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), which filed a complaint against the dance ...