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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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    NEW YORK NOTES: Ladies' Nights - Off-Broadway is currently host to a number of strong performances by members of the fairer sex.

    Several larger-than-life ladies are currently holding forth Off-Broadway-Marian Seldes as the English stage star Mrs. Patrick Campbell in Dear Liar at the Irish Repertory Theatre, Twiggy as musical comedy legend Gertrude Lawrence in If Love Were All at the Lucille Lortel, Priscilla Lopez as the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in ...

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR

    Emotional Makeup"In the 1950s, especially in Britian, people did not talk about their feelings," said English actress Julie Walters during a recent discussion of her darkly comic work in the film Intimate

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    Downtown Arts Festival Flies

    You want theatre? Dance? Music? You want poetry and fiction? Film and video? Digital media? Then hop to downtown N.Y.C. from Sept. 11 through 21 where you can catch more than 350 performances, exhibitions, and special presentations at the Downtown Arts Festival

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    BREAKOUT TALENT: Kirsten Dunst - Natural Transitions

    Few 17-year-olds can boast a 14-year career, not to mention one that has provided audiences with such an impressive variety of interesting work. But more remarkable than the longevity of Kirsten Dunst's career is the actress' almost seamless transition from child star into mature young actress. Though many child ...

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    Face to Face: Bill Russell Writes a "Side Show" for Broadway

    Loosely based on the kinky lives of the Hilton Sisters-- Siamese twins who made a splash on the vaudeville circuit in the 1930s--Broadway's "Side Show" is a dark, at moments Dickensian, treatment of the freak. It's a daring concept, to be played out on Oct. l6, when the ...

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    "Wise Guys'Off, "Ragtime' House for Sale

    "Wise Guys," Stephen Sond-heim's latest musical, with a libretto by John Weidman, will not open in April, as previously announced. The producers, Roger Berlind, Dodger Theatricals, Scott Rudin, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, confirmed the cancellation last week after completion of three weeks of work-in-progress presentations ...