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    "Ally McBeal" Star Chomps Popcorn and Cans Publicist

    Calista Flockhart, star of Fox Television's popular "Ally McBeal" series, has recently made some interesting moves with regard to managing her profile. These changes come at a time when two major stories are affecting Flockhart's

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    TALENT BEAT

    Peter Engel Productions is shooting One World, a pilot picked up by NBC for its Saturday morning lineup. Cstg. dir. Patricia

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    Jeffersons Cite Chi. Non-Equity Best

    The nominees for the Joseph Jefferson Awards' Citation Wing were announced on May 1 in Chicago. The Citations recognize the the best in professional, non-union theatre in the Windy City area. The Jeff Committee also presents separate, Equity-only awards. The Citation Awards will be presented on June 12 at the ...

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    DANCE DIARY

    Repertorio Espanol's Pride: Pilar

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    Bikel Reelected Four 'A's President

    Actor-singer Theodore Bikel has been elected to a fifth two-year term as president of the Associated Actors and Artistes of

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    Anti-NEA Senators Push To Scrap Agency

    Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) and other conservative senators took their best shot at ending the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) this week. The Senate was expected to vote on bills to scrap the agency by the week's

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    The Edinburgh Experience

    This was my fifth visit in a row to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The festival takes place for three weeks in August and last year celebrated its 50th anniversary. Why do I keep going back, you ask, especially when New York City recently played host to its own International Fringe ...

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    Stage Manager as Guru Reading the Director's Mind and Fulfilling the Vision

    What does a director want from a stage manager? "The stage manager should be able to read my mind," laughed Joel Bishoff, director of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," and of "Over the River." He was speaking as a member of the panel on "The Role of ...

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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

    In a move that comes as a surprise to most of Boston's theatre community, Peter Altman has announced his resignation as producing director of the Huntington Theatre Company, a position he has held since the company was founded in 1982. His resignation seems to be an amicable one. Altman ...

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    In Chicago, Actors Strike Ain't Toddlin'

    "The American labor movement started in Chicago," said Norm Woodel in a tone signifying that Chicago union actors are determined to carry on a sacred