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    Drama Desks Honor On & Off-B'waynations with 10 each.The awards are presented by the Drama Desk, an organization of theatre critics, Reporter wordss, and editors.

    Unlike the Tony Awards, which only honor Broadway shows, the DDs consider productions from Broadway and Off-Broadway in all categories. Thus "Big" and "Rent" will be competing for Outstanding Musical with the now-closed OB offerings "Floyd Collins" and "Bed and Sofa," as well as Main Stem tuners "Bring in 'Da ...

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    Backlot Buzz : New York Sundancers

    If actor Sam Rockwell, currently starring Off-Broadway in "Goose-Pimples," was dubbed this year's 'Parker Posey' for appearing in three films simultaneously at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival ("Jerry and Tom," Saul Rubinek's Tarantino-esque black comedy; "Safe Men," a screwball comedy about the mob by New York University grad ...

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    Don't Leave Home Without It:

    What Keeps Four Performers Happy on the Road Don't Leave Home Without

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    "Titanic" Ices Golden Globe Competition

    In a repeat of last season's Tony awards, a vehicle about the sinking of the Titanic scuttled the competition and swept the Golden Globe Awards, presented Sun., Jan. 18 in a televised ceremony. "Titanic," a multi-million-dollar epic, unrelated to the Broadway musical except in subject matter, won prize for ...

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    Face to FaceCumming to the "Cabaret" Alan Cumming Chills as Emcee

    If Alan Cumming wins the Tony Sunday night, it'll be the crowning award in a series including the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards. His stellar turn in "Cabaret" has made him a New York sensation--and it's all the more stunning to the Scottish-born 33-year-old performer "who ...

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    ACTORFEST 2000 ANCHOR SEMINARS

    ACTORFEST is like a living issue of Back Stage West: On the exhibit floor, our advertisers will introduce and explain their services-from headshot photography to acting schools, from demo reels to online casting services-and you in turn get an excellent opportunity to comparison-shop.

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    Alliance Supports Film/TV

    Forty organizations‹representing the cream of the city's production community‹have joined forces to "help maintain, increase, and expedite film and video production" both in New York City and throughout the

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    INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Women and Will

    Women and Will: Actresses Find New Ways to Work With the

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    NABET Seeks ABC Pact, NLRB Appeal

    Having agreed to return to work at ABC television, the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) has turned its attention to ratifying a network contract, and appealing to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concerning wages lost during the 74-day lock-out