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    TCG Holds National Theatre Confab at Princeton

    Playwrights, actors, directors, critics, scholars, and administrators will convene in Princeton, N.J., June 26-30, for the Theatre Communications Group's 11th national

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    TCG Eyes State of Stage

    Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has issued a draft report of stage executives' and artists' concerns about nationwide challenges facing the not-for-profit theatre industry. The primary step in TCG's first effort in 10 years to "capture the state of the field," the report overviews major issues, including competition, stagnant production ...

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    A World of Gershwin

    The World Financial Center is presenting a series of free concerts as a centennial salute to composers Ira and George Gershwin. The Tony Corbiscello Big Band and guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli will headline "Gershwin Grooves" on Mon., April 21, at 6:30 pm. The following Monday, same time, same place, dance ...

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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