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    Equity Renews Eisenberg, Creates New Posts

    Actors' Equity Association's council has renewed long-time executive secretary Alan Eisenberg's contract for five years. Eisenberg has held the union's top post since

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    Mid-Coast CUES- Lyric Opera's Krainik to Retire

    Ardis Krainik, the brilliant general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago for 15 years, will retire next April 30 at the conclusion of Lyric Opera's 1997 fiscal year. Krainik, who underwent surgery last summer, cited reasons of health for her voluntary

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    BISTRO BITS

    'Da Noise, 'da Talent, 'da

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    Artists Eye Stage Smoke

    Actors' Equity Association and the musicians of Local 802 are both currently working to assure members' safety when they're exposed to Broadway stages' smoke and fog. Each union is combining its efforts with the League of American Theatres and

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    SAG/NY's Prez, Chair Discuss Nominees

    Last week, Back Stage published an article about seven actors running as an independent slate for the New York and national boards of Screen Actors Guild. We received several phone calls and letters from candidates responding to the article. To assure a balance, this week we'll discuss SAG/NY ...

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    DANCE DIARY - All-Balanchine, All-NYC Ballet

    During the first week of its winter season, New York City Ballet featured an all-Balanchine program consisting of "Ballo della Regina," "Kammermusik No. 2," "Sonatine," and "Brahms-Schoenberg

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    Liza Minnelli To Pinch-Hit On Broadway Again

    For the second time in her career, Liza Minnelli will pinch-hit for a major Broadway star when she takes over the title role of "Victor/Victoria" for four weeks, Jan. 7-Feb.

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    Stevenson Honored

    Isabelle Stevenson, president of the American Theatre Wing, has received the Elizabeth Chapin Award for Volunteers in the Arts. She was honored at the New Yorker for New York Awards annual benefit dinner gala on Feb. 12 at the grand ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria. The gala raises more than ...