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    Arts Journalism Fellows Selected

    The National Arts Journalism Program, funded by a $3.2 million grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts, has announced its 1996-97 fellows. They include: Julia Klein, arts reporter (Philadelphia Inquirer); Cheryl Kushner, entertainment editor (Cleveland's The Plain Dealer); Douglas McLennan, arts writer (Tacoma's News Tribune); John Horn, entertainment ...

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    ATPAM Votes Option to Strike Nederlander

    A vote by the members of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM) has given the union's board the authority to call a strike against the Nederlander

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    A Life in the Theatre: Recalling 20 Years of Back Stage

    Let me open by wishing all of you a very happy New Year. And, begging a bit of self-indulgence, wishing myself a hearty congratulations! Friday, January 3, 1997, marks my 20th year as editor of Back Stage. Twenty years may seem like a long time in one position, but you ...

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    Encores! Scores a Fund Via Weisslers

    Barry and Fran Weissler, producers of the current revival of "Chicago"-- the first City Center Encores! production to transfer to Broadway--have created a fund to ensure that that show won't be the last unearthed musical to benefit from the popular

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    ATCA Names Top Dramatists of 2001

    Who says American theatre critics are impossible to please? Okay, it's true that nearly everyone says so—but the latest action by the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) may take the edge off that charge.

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    Equity, Williams Face OffThe British Alternative: U.K. Acting Schools Are OK!

    Actors' Equity Association continues to dog the non-union tour of "The Sound of Music" starring Barry Williams. Equity members and supporters have appeared near the performing venues along the tour to hand out informational handbills and educate theatregoers about the controversy. Protesters have appeared outside the tour's stops in ...

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    ATA to SAG: We're Ready To Bargain

    The Association of Talent Agents' (ATA) executive director—while popping a criticizing whip—has told the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) that agents are ready to bargain. Meanwhile, ATA's attorney wants to meet with SAG's counsel to straighten out legal interpretations of the actors-agents franchise agreement.

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    Anthony Edwards

    It's a tribute to multiple Emmy winner Dennis Franz that he can make acting look so easy, not to mention that he turned anger-prone, occasionally racist police detective Andy Sipowicz into a sympathetic protagonist. Although Sipowicz has softened somewhat over the years, Franz has never pulled back from investigating ...

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    DEATHWATCH

    This is a play that wants to disturb, disrupt. Brutal, cramped, confined to the rages and revelations of three prisoners, this is a prison-cell world containing an unrelenting effusion of despair and abuse, where hierarchies shift the minute one comprehends them. A play written to keep an audience in uncertain ...