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    Ohio Critics Bestow Honors

    The Central Ohio Theatre Critics Circle has presented its fourth-annual citations.

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    BIT PARTS : Shift in "Power"?

    Alan Arkin and Elaine May's newest collaboration, "Power Plays," is popular with critics and audiences. So Arkin and May are pulling a "power play" of their own. The two, who co-wrote and co-directed the production, as well as co-star, along with their respective offspring, will leave the show, reportedly ...

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    The 1997 Bistro Awards-- And the Winner Is

    A man who plays Marlene Dietrich; an all-female 15-piece swing jazz orchestra; a musical revue about a wandering troupe of cabaret performers in Finland, 1919. These are just a few of the 36 recipients of Back Stage's 1997 Bistro Awards--expressing the diversity of talent and ideas being showcased in ...

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    Was "Fever' Firing Retaliation?

    The dismissal of the "Saturday Night Fever" stage manager and the subsequent resignation of his three assistants last week appear to be grounds for an Actors' Equity investigation into the possibility of retaliation on the part of the show's producers. Perry Cline, the veteran stage manager of a dozen ...

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    CAL SHAKES

    Shana Cooper (cstg. dir.) will hold auditions for the California Shakespeare Festival. Season to include: Cymbeline, The Skin of Our Teeth, Romeo & Juliet, and Twelfth Night. Rehearsals start May 1. Performances run through Oct. 7 in Berkeley.

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    Biography on Stage: Interpretation or Imitation?

    Shortly before No"l Coward died in 1973, he asked his biographer Sheridan Morley-a British theatre critic and journalist-to write a second biography of him, one that would touch on certain facts that were discreetly missing from Morley's first, "A Talent to

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    EXTRAS (SAG TV)

    The following extras casting companies may also provide a registration and/or photo fee-based service to be included in their permanent files for consideration on all projects. But you should not be required to register in order to be considered for the particular projects advertised here. Alert "Back Stage West ...

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    Critic's Picks

    ¥ ACME Schmacme, presented by and at the ACME Comedy Theatre, 135 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood. Through July 25. (213)

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    DCA Funding for Only Two Months

    Larger arts organizations and some summer programs have received only two months of funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), while other arts groups remain in the dark about whether any monies will be forthcoming. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's withholding arts funds as a part of ...