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    42nd Street Recovers from Collapsed Selwyn

    After the intial shock of the Dec. 30 collapse of the six-story Selwyn office building on 42nd Street, the area returned to normal rather quickly.

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    CORRECTIONS

    In last week's story and chart calculating the economics of the various proposed commercial contracts (Back Stage West, 9/7/00), at least one figure supplied by ad industry representative Ira Shepard has been questioned. Shepard assured BSW that the proposed 13-week buyout for any cable commercial aired more ...

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    THE BRITISH ALTERNATIVE: BEYOND LONDON

    Most Americans researching the British alternative for acting classes look no farther than London. In fact, some of the highest standards of teaching are to be found outside the capital. Over the course of several weeks, our London columnist, David McGillivray, visited four regional drama schools, gathering material for these ...

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    Auditions at a Glance

    Thursday, August

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    Black Stage West - August Wilson Convenes Town Hall on African-American Theatre

    When August Wilson gave his now-famous speech, "The Ground on Which I Stand," at the Theatre Communications Group's national conference in June of 1996, it was immediately controversial for his stated opposition to non-traditional

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    Ferraro Should Make Senate Race More NEA-Friendly

    With Geraldine Ferraro's entering the U.S. Senate race this week, New Yorkers saw the campaign fires immediately begin blazing. But, while the competition will probably become scorching before election's end, there's one issue candidates won't be torching each other with: the National Endowment for the ...

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    OPEN MIKES 101: Everything a singer should know before stepping onto those little local stages.

    When I moved to Los Angeles several years ago, I knew exactly three people. I needed contacts; I needed new friends; I needed to check out the performance venues in L.A., and I needed to keep my performance chops up. So on the nights when I wasn't proving ...

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    Samuel French Clerk Pleads Not Guilty

    Former Samuel French, Inc. clerk Christopher Standart has pleaded not guilty to charges of embezzling $55,000 from the theatrical publisher. He was arraigned in New York Supreme Court on Fri., July

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    Humble Beginnings: A report from the edge of the Edge of the World Festival.

    The Edge of the World Festival was touted as 50 shows in 20 venues over eight days. For me, it was 13 shows in four venues over five days. In terms of reviewing, I was in charge of, for lack of a better phrase,