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    ACTORS' TAXES- How Can This Be?

    We in this consultants' office get absolutely no enjoyment out of having to tell a client at the end of our meeting that he owes, and owes big-time. What bothers us the most is when the actor had no clue that he would end up in this situation. It came ...

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    Performers Sail Into the Season: A Look at Performing in the Cruise Industry

    Cruise creators aim for the perfect floating environment. One cruise line even draws on the talents of the whole world: Its officers are quintessentially British; Filipinos and Pakistanis, admired for their domestic and mechanical prowess, are room stewards and take care of maintenance. Of course, the dining staff is

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    Musical "Flight" Wins 1999 Stanley Award

    "Flight," a new musical based on the life of millionaire-adventurer-recluse Howard Hughes, with music by James Scully and book and lyrics by Steve and Elise Seyfried, has won the 1999 Stanley Drama Award.

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    Cruise Line Panel--Don't Miss the Boat!

    "Hit the Deck!", a panel discussion on performing opportunities aboard cruise lines, will be presented by Back Stage on Wed., June 11, at Danny's Grand Sea Palace, 346 W. 46th

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    Ivo van Hove: A Dutch Director Does O'Neill

    Depending on viewpoint, director Ivo van Hove's "More Stately Mansions," opening at the New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW), Oct. 7, is either a profound re-examination of Eugene O'Neill's play or a Mel Brooks sendup of radical theatre, circa late-1960s. With its ad-hoc mixture of styles and sensibilities--from ...

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    Musical Notes: Getting Cast in Today's Musicals - P.S.

    More on Auditions, from Tara Rubin, Casting Director, Johnson-Liff

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    Play Rights: Wise Words on Guarding Your Work

    Anyone who has written for the stage obviously hopes to see his or her vision come to life on the stage. However, since theatre is a collaborative process, there are many different opportunities for that creative vision to go awry. A director might miss the point of the play, actors ...

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    Spreading the Word: Garnering Publicity for Your Play or Project

    For those of you who weren't tuned in to this column last week, my focus was on a panel that I moderated this past June titled, "Getting Your Play Press: Advice From the Pros." Panelists included five top press agents: Jim Baldassare, Diane Judge, David Rothenberg, Susan L. Schulman ...

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