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    Cabaret's Best Feted At 12th Annual Bistro Awards

    Back Stage honored the outstanding cabaret artists of 1996 at the 12th annual Bistro Awards, presented on March 3 at the Supper Club. The entertainers, chosen by "Bistro Bits" columnists Roy Sander and John Hoglund, were spotlighted in a three-hour ceremony featuring performances by the winners and a special presentation ...

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    Can College Dance Departments Prepare Students for the Future?

    Bill Clinton has certainly been clear about his eagerness to " build a bridge to the 21st Century." His campaign rhetoric this election year revolved around gliding positively into the next century with education leading the way. Nonetheless, Clinton's emphasis on "bridge-building," though an enticing attention-grabber, has not clearly underlined ...

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    Indonesia Releases Noted Playwright, Drained but Active

    The Indonesian government has freed activist playwright Ratna Sarumpaet following a sudden, warp-speed trial which allowed for no defense rebuttal. Considered the country's most noted woman dramatist, Sarumpaet had been jailed for more than two months for anti-government activity. Despite obvious exhaustion, she immediately began public speaking after her ...

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    Women Playwrights Worldwide Support Jailed Indonesian Artist

    In recent days, the international news media has been casting eyes on turmoil in Indonesia. The Asian country--with a population of 210 million--has witnessed riots and calls for the resignation of its 30-year leader, President

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    "Lawyers" in Session at the Emelin

    Kevin Conway and Keir Dullea star in an original new play, "Lawyers," by Henry G. Miller, which opens Thurs., May 28, for a three-week run at the Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck, NY. John Berry is the director. Produced by the Emelin in arrangement with Producer Arthur Cantor, the show will move ...

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    Three Revivals Top OCC Noms: "Amadeus,' "Kate,' and "Music Man' Lead the Parade

    The Outer Critics Circle favored revivals with "Amadeus," "Kiss Me, Kate," and "The Music Man" receiving the most nominations for its annual awards with eight each. The organization of critics for out-of-town newspapers, national publications, and other media beyond Broadway, announced nominations for its 50th annual awards on Mon., April ...

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    SAG's Net Assets $21 Million - Latest Report

    The Screen Actors Guild's (SAG) latest federal accounting report shows a union that broke even on income ($44 million) and expenses in the last fiscal year, and ended the period with net assets which grew from $18.6 million to $21.2

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    CORRECTIONS

    In Paul Birchall's review of the Epiphany Theatre production An Evening of Shakespeare (Back Stage West/Drama-Logue, 11/26/98), actresses were misidentified due to confusion about the show's double-casting. Lady Anne was in fact played by April Barnett, whose performance Birchall called "touching and wholly convincing"; the ...

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    SAG-AFTRA Issues Spot Pact Ballots; Members See Increases for TV, Radio

    This week, actors began receiving their ballots on the proposed new union commercials contracts, which offer key improvements in every area of payments for television and radio

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    SAG, MPAA Deadlock on Rights to Deceased

    Last-minute attempts to come up with a compromise on a controversial bill pending in the California Legislature have failed to convince the MPAA that the bill will not violate filmmakers' rights to depict deceased celebrities and historical figures without fear of being sued by the dead personalities' relatives. The legislation ...