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    THE ACTOR'S WAY: Family Affair - Commercial agent Leanna Levy describes the personal attention afforded actors who work with mid-sized agencies.

    Leanna Levy describes herself as a dinosaur in the commercial agency world. Aged to perfection would be more apt. For 30 years, Levy has been a commercial agent, almost 20 of them with her own agency. As the owner of the esteemed Cassell/Levy agency or C.L.I., Levy ...

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    Complete History of a Successful Play

    The story goes something like this: A production designer at Walt Disney Imagineering sees a colleague wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the title of a play he's somewhat familiar with, The Complete Works of Wm Shkspr

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    LOOK FOR THE UNION LABEL: The major performers' unions: how to join, what it'll cost you, and what you'll get.

    Face it: Throughout the centuries, society has had a love/hate relationship with actors. Successful performers are idolized, but you wouldn't want your daughter to marry a struggling one! Communicative storytelling is an ancient tradition, and although people hunger for it, respect for the actors who provide such diversion ...

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    "Caveman" Plaintiff Tells of Friendship Turned Foul

    "I worked with Rob Becker on staging, characterization, the writing cues, sound cues, lighting, and certainly in shaping the show, as a director does." So claims Peggy Klaus, who is asserting her rights as director of "Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman" in a lawsuit asking damages "believed to be ...

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    Apparel

    I find a lot of great stuff at Alice Underground Ltd., on 78th and Columbus. I found really good bargains on tuxedo pants and tuxedo jackets, shirts, sweaters--and often they have big bins of things for 5 and 10 dollars, like jeans and curtains that you can do fun stuff ...

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    Bistro Bits - Like Fine Wine

    ONE OF THE VIRTUES OF CABARET IS THAT, un-like in some other performing arts, age is not a drawback to success. If anything, the reverse is true. The distinguishing characteristic of cabaret singing is the interpretation and communication of lyrics; the more offstage experience an artist has, the richer those ...

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    SAG to Probe Vote Charges

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES-The Screen Actors Guild elections committee is looking into allegations of improper campaigning during the recent SAG

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    Thomas Hall to Exit San Diego's Old Globe

    Thomas Hall, who joined San Diego's Old Globe Theatre in 1978 and served as its managing director for 19 years, has announced he will end his tenure at the conclusion of the 1999

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    Correction

    In the Oct. 23 lead story "SAG Slate's Flyer Chided," we said that BPI Communications Inc.'s legal department contacted all eight candidates‹listed on a Screen Actors Guild/New York slate for the national board elections‹regarding the use of Back Stage's masthead on a campaign flyer ...