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    A Simpler Plan: L.A.'s Equity 99-Seat Plan gets a makeover, and the early reviews are mixed.

    After 11 years with a union code that guaranteed them small per-performance stipends for working in theatres under 99 seats, Los Angeles actors are getting a new version of the Equity 99-Seat Plan, known more popularly as Equity

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    Musicians' Local Protests "Fever' Orchestra Size

    The Broadway theatre orchestra musicians' union, Local 802, was scheduled to protest the reduced, 16-member orchestra playing for "Saturday Night Fever" at the Minskoff Theatre, in a leaflet distribution to audience members outside the theatre at 7 pm on Nov. 10. The union contract for that theatre calls for 24 ...

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    Obituaries

    William Goodhart, 74,

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    8 Sure Ways of Capturing An Agent's

    I got a phone call earlier this week from a young woman just starting out in her acting career. She paid $450 to a so-called "agency" (located in the W. 20s) which advertised in The Village Voice. The "agency" promised to send her picture-resume to agents and casting directors, and ...

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    Paul Green Playwrights Prize Deadline Sept. 30

    The Paul Green Playwrights Prize is accepting submissions for the award that celebrates the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of "In Abraham's Bosom." The winner will receive a $500 award and possible production of the work by a consortium of North Carolina

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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

    PROVIDENCE, R - IIt's not a mess of pottage, exactly. But Alias Stage, a 16-year-old leader of Providence's lively "Off Trinity Rep" theatre scene, has just completed its name

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    NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES BROADWAY SHOWS

    Jean Ann Ryan (prod.) will hold auditions for Smokey Joe's Café, Guys and Dolls, and A Cameron Mackintosh Salute. Six-month contracts run on Norwegian Cruise Lines. There is pay.

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    LETTERS: A Few Weeks Ago

    Last week we listed a bit part we're casting in Back Stage West/Drama-Logue for the TV pilot The Aqua Girls (8/6/98). We have gone through Breakdown Services, Ltd. exclusively to cast the rest of the show, but since this is a nice part for a newer ...