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    Good Coverage Insuring a New York Show

    "When we were in the London audience of 'Phantom,' I became aware of a man sitting next to me who may have been in his 90s," recalls Margery Boyar, co-manager of the Theatrical Division at J & H, Marsh & McLennan's Arts and Entertainment Group. "When the chandelier dropped, swooping down ...

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    AEA Shut Out at Universal - Performers Vote Against Union Representation

    By a vote of 129-97, live performers at Universal Studios Escape have rejected attempts to designate Actors' Equity Association as their collective bargaining representative. Performers at the Orlando theme park voted against union protection in an election conducted last Friday by the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) Tampa field

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    From "Ragtime" to Riches: Jason Graae finds comic gold in Forbidden Broadway's lampoons.

    Actor/singer Jason Graae once played a leprechaun in a Lucky Charms commercial, a role befitting an actor with such a mischievous sense of humor. The versatile Graae has garnered both critical and audience acclaim for a roster of widely diverse roles, ranging from the valiant Harry Houdini in Los ...

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    BISTRO BITS

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    Stage West Closes But Springfield Mayor Is Seeking New Tenant

    Stage West, a theatre that has stood for 20 years in Springfield, Mass., closed its doors on May 24 after years of operating at a

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    MAC-HAYDN SEASON AND JOBBING

    Mac-Haydn Theatre, a 350-seat professional, non-Equity theatre in the round in Chatham, NY, is accepting resumes now for performers for its 29th season, May 29-Sept. 7. Resident company, limited jobbing. Shows are "Godspell," "Gigi," "Annie Get Your Gun," "La Cage Aux Folles," "State Fair," "How to Succeed," and "Oklahoma!" Seeking--Strong ...

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    Laughing Matters

    Listen Up THIS COLUMN IS DEDICATED to a few tips and helpful hints. Things that, at first glance, may seem simplistic, but for that very reason are easy to overlook. Some of them I overlooked myself when I was doing stand-up. Others I learned along the

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    Gypsy of Year-a Winning Year

    The 11th Annual Gypsy of The Year Competition raised a whopping $2,080,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), beating last year's record of $1,751,

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    Free Readings

    Starting Tues., Feb. 24, Applause Books will be presenting bi-monthly free readings open to the general public. The readings take place every other Tuesday at 7:30pm. Located at 211 W. 71st St., Applause will offer West Side Repertory Theatre's presentation of Niccolo Machiavelli's comedy "La Mandreagola" on ...

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    More NYC Musical Development Resources

    For all composers, lyricists, and librettists desiring development support, Back Stage has updated the following information from New York-based organizations that support and help to shape the work of those who write musicals. Many of these groups may be interested in receiving your submissions. Organizations that we may have inadvertently ...