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    Broadway Alliance Extends in Heavy Contract Season

    The demands of a contract-heavy season have led the League of American Theatres and Producers and the theatrical unions to extend the current Broadway Alliance contract until December 29 of this year. The contract had officially expired in

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    Border Radio

    Ric Salinas is having an LATC flashback. This affliction, endemic to many West Coast theatre artists who had the chance to work at the Los Angeles Theatre Center before it lost its city funding as a fully producing entity in 1991, usually strikes when someone is lamenting the lack of ...

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    Soap Workshop

    Actor's Arena will sponsor a workshop by L.A. soap opera casting director Gwenn Hillier, as well as a free seminar on "How to Become a Working Bi-Coastal Actor,"on Tues., Aug. 20, in midtown Manhattan. Hillier works with Mark Teschner on an Emmy Award-winning soap opera taped in ...

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    Actors'Taxes

    The More Things ChangeIt's tax time once more, and here you are again wondering how you're going to get through it. You've been following this column now for a couple of years and you think you've got it down pretty good. Everything should sail through as

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    "Rent" Dramaturg Loses Royalties Suit

    "Rent" dramaturg Lynn Thomson's suit against the Larson estate for a share in the show's royalties met with defeat on Wed., July 23, in Manhattan Federal Court. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan ruled that the plaintiff had failed to prove that both she and composer Jonathan Larson had intended ...

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    KIDS ON STAGE AND SCREEN: Growing Up in Show Business - Great Beginnings: Advice From the Pros on Starting Your Child in Show Biz

    Has this recently happened to you? Having taken your kids to see a show, do they now think and talk about nothing but performing? Do they mimic commercials, film, videos, and CDs? Will they grab any opportunity to perform for family, friends, neighbors, or in school and local productions? After ...

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    Finding the Right Class

    In the realm of the nuts and bolts, the majority of the teachers that Back Stage West consulted for this issue were in agreement on advice for actors in search of a

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    Launching a New 'Ship of Fools': Stanley Tucci Takes the Helm

    "Nice, Ken. Excellent, cast. Dead on," calls "Ship of Fools" actor-director-writer (and now producer), Stanley Tucci from behind a video screen. He's rehearsing a tight Steadicam shot of an ocean liner's observation deck, with cinematographer Ken Kelsch and performers Alfred Molina and Allison Janney (Broadway's "Molly Sweeney ...

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