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    La Lupe: My Life, My Destiny

    Victoria Lupe Yoli was a poor kid from Cuba whose dad wanted her to be a teacher.

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    Critic's Picks

    ¥ Accidental Death of an Anarchist, presented by New Crime Productions at the Evidence Room, 3542 Hayden Ave., Culver City. Through Dec. 20. (310)

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    CASTING NOTICE POLICY

    Casting deadlines are Tuesdays at 12noon for the issue which is on the newsstand on Thursday, but we strongly urge you to bring your notices to us by 4PM Monday. (Note: Back Stage will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday May

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    Lane, Broderick Prove Hard to Follow

    Can you bottle the magic of star performances, passing it on, for example, to actors faced with the daunting task of following Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in "The Producers"?

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    Mary Small Helps Singers Find Their Own Voices

    "Singers come to me with Whitney Houston or Barbra songs and I tell them, you can sing their songs, but not with them." So asserts Mary Small, the New York actress and voice teacher who tutors actors and singers in musical comedy, cabaret, and how to make a demo. "You ...

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    Lloyd Webber Crew Poised for Land Grab

    (The Stage) LONDON-Andrew Lloyd Webber's £87.5 million takeover of the Stoll Moss West End chain is the start of a massive expansion that will see his Really Useful Group battle with entertainment giants such as SFX for venues in the domestic, European, and American markets.

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    SAG AWARDS VOTER GUIDE: Film -- MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

    JEFF BRIDGES The Contender Jeff Bridges has a reputation as one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. Admirers, critics, and acting cohorts have called him the most under-appreciated actor of his generation. And, over the course of his career, Bridges has always remained low-key about his talent. Nevertheless, he may ...

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    B'way, OB Square Off in Drama League Noms

    There was no shortage of critically acclaimed Broadway and Off-Broadway shows this year, and the nominations for the 70th annual Drama League Awards reflect that abundance. At the same time, in what seems to be a significant departure for the esteemed not-for-profit organization, several high-profile productions were left off this ...

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    SAG's Daniels: Back to Table, New Proposals

    In a conversation last week at his modest Studio City home, a sober but unbowed William Daniels—the Screen Actors Guild's national president—reflected on the commercial contract strike that began May 1. It will likely stretch at least until mid-October, if the next round of talks with the ...

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