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    Ms. Smith Goes to Washington

    The performance artist Anna Deavere Smith is continuing work on a performance piece and a book about the White House press corps and the presidency in the wake of a minor media flap caused by her presence on Air Force One.

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    NEWS - From Bad to Diverse SAG Prez Masur on the Guild's Minority Stats

    "We're not saying that Screen Actors Guild employment rates among ethnic minorities, seniors, or women have to reflect their precise numbers in the population," said SAG president Richard Masur in a recent intervew. "But we are concerned that these groups are not seeing themselves in a meaningful way--in some ...

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    LAUGHING MATTERS : Make Mine Group Steps

    I'M REALLY EXCITED at the number of performers who have been paying their dues for the past four or five years who are now starting to get their big breaks. Most of them I first saw in group shows or contests. I prefer group shows because they provide a ...

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    Curtain Closes On Costly "Capeman" Caper

    After 10 years of work, 59 previews, four directors, and umpteen bad notices, the Paul Simon musical, "The Capeman," has posted a closing notice. The show will leave the Marquis Theatre on March 28. The show's $11 million price tag makes it the most costly failure in Broadway

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    Oh, the Things We Do

    So this is me: an actor, living in a world supported by dreams that is hard to understand, harder to explain, and hardest—but far grander than all other options—to live in. It is a lifestyle fueled by the ridiculous. But for those of us in the know, it ...

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    Lars Hansen to Head Theatre

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    Actors We Love: John Allsopp - Edgy All-American

    An actor with All-American good looks and a nice-guy disposition is often envied by his colleagues because he gets first crack at those coveted leading-man roles. But an actor who has the aforementioned virtues, and can also knock off second-banana and character roles with equal aplomb, seems especially enviable. One ...

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    SUMMER EVENTS

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    DCA in Funding Struggle - Handcuffed by Mayor, Agency Still Reaching Out to Arts Groups

    New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA)‹shackled by a budget-cutting mayor who's battling a generous city council‹has been suffering its chains with grace, still trying to offer a limited helping hand to arts

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    Actors We Love: Maggie Cheung - Enigma Variations

    Though she has been discovered and re-discovered by Hong Kong and international audiences time and again, it seems that Maggie Cheung will never be fully revealed. As frenetically comic in the stylishly hyberbolic action films that made her home-town industry famous as she is dramatically compelling in foreign art-house fare ...