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    West End Story: American Actors Abound in London

    While Broadway seems perpetually inundated with Brits, especially since the English actors seem to be the ones dominating awards categories and reaping the prizes in recent seasons, London's commercial West End, and even its hallowed subsidized stages, such as the Royal National Theatre, are welcoming their American cousins in ...

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    PLAYWRIGHTS' CORNER - Coming Together and Falling Apart

    A space at Second City in Chicago. Michael Gellman is teaching an improv class. He's set up an exercise in which two actors, in a setting suggested by others in the class, are supposed to discover the dynamics of their relationship through a minute of non-verbal activity.

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    IMPORTANT NOTICE: CASTING DEADLINE WILL CHANGE

    Beginning next week, the deadline for all casting notices submitted to Back Stage West/Drama-Logue will be Monday at 6 p.m. if sent by fax or mail for that Thursday's issue. In other words, the casting deadline for the issue of Thursday, Aug. 6 will be Monday, Aug ...

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    Equity Health Plan Improves: Lower Deductible, Shorter Waits for Eligibility Highlight Changes

    Members of Actors' Equity Association's health plan are seeing improvements to their benefits and the eligibility waiting period. The positives include a lower major-medical deductible and elimination of mandatory second opinions for

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    Promoting Your Project: Mailing Post cards Or Flyers?

    Not only do they seem to be the wave of the future, but also they make better fans on a hot day. Promotional postcards of varying shapes and sizes, with multiple photos and four-color art, or simple, straightforward messages with minimal graphics and text are popping up in mailboxes

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR: Camryn Manheim - Shattering Performance

    In the Hollywood stable of performers, there are the no-talents who want everyone to believe that they are the talented ones. There are the actors who are so dedicated to their "art" that they make life hell for everyone else. There are the unstable artists who are busting their butts ...

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    SAG-AFTRA East Okays Film-TV Pact Masur Meets NY Members May 5 on Contract Controversy

    Two of the nation's major performers' unions have completed the second of four steps needed to approve a new, controversial film-TV contract.

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    Regional Roundup

    CONNECTICUT - Hard on the heels of Artistic Director Arvin Brown's resignation from the Long Wharf Theatre in May comes the farewell of M. Edgar Rosenblum. For 26 years the executive director of the New Haven theatre, Rosenblum now has the same title at Circle In The Square in New ...

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    "SOMETHING ABOUT JIM"

    Katherine Day (prod.) is accepting submissions for Something about Jim, a 35mm comic adventure of four friends. Shoots Apr. 15. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is some pay.